Freelance Art Director
Partnering with agencies, products, and teams with a discerning vision for smart creative and a drive to elevate their ideas.
2015 – 2016
Media Arts Lab
Art Director at MAL for Good
Art Direction, design, and conceptual development for MFG projects, including Laureen Powell Jobs' XQ Super School Initiative. Oversaw the creative on all things digital, including the XQ website. Created and managed an out of home campaign for the political convention cities (Cleveland and Philly). Played an integral part in the concept and design of a nation wide bus tour.
2013 – 2015
B-Reel Los Angeles
Design and art direction of many digital projects for clients including Google, Facebook, HP, Yahoo, EA, Kraft Foods, and 20th Century Fox. Responsibilities included conceptual development, art direction, design, UX, client presentations, digital production and treatment writing. Played a key role in Goole's Project Fi brand design and visual development, as well as the initial Art Direction of the EA booth at the 2013 E3 Event. Here's a little interview with me in 2014. I also worked on the concept, character and environmental design of Stupid Big Hands, a VR experiment for Cardboard.
2011 – 2013
Responsible for concept development, design and supporting research on TV and transmedia projects for IBM, Cisco, Absolut, Honda, and Fiat. Worked on numerous client pitches, which included companies such as Clorox, Coke, CoxTV, Fiat, Honda, IBM, Kleenex, Nike, Safeway, Scottrade, Subway, and Verizon. Was a key designer on Mirada’s IBM Think Exhibit at the Lincoln Center in New York, which won an ADC Gold Cube in the Interactive category. Assisted the directors with visual design, and larger-picture concept development. Played a key role in the design and development of the IBM Watson TV spot, as well as the Fiat ‘Get Ready’ campaign.
Logan and Sons
Responsible for concept development, design and art direction on TV ad projects for Taco Bell, digital watchface design and production for Motorola, as well as several client pitches.
2010 – 2011
Junior Art Director
In charge of overseeing the creative. Directed, designed, and produced a corporate ID and website for a bi- coastal investment bank called Eureka. Responsibilities included brand strategy, client presentations, and all design and production on the style guide and the website. Oversaw design on smaller web projects as well.
2008 – 2010
Design and web production for South Coast Plaza, Charlotte Russe, A Common Thread, and Forum Snowboards. Editorial layouts, advertisements, and print preflighting for Long Beach Magazine on 13 consecutive issues. Brand identity for Carden Academy.
California State University Long Beach
Graphic Design BFA, 2010
CSULB GPA: 3.81, Presidents list, Phi Kappa Phi International Honors Society, Magna Cum Laude
Involved in a rigorous design educational regimen consisting of classes in lettering and typography, visual communication design, independent practice, motion graphics, advertising concept development, and web design.