Creative Designer / Art Director

Creative Production + Design Management

About Me

Creative designer specializing in marketing and advertising communications, with 10 years of experience (including 5 years agency experience) creating digital and print design solutions. Credentials include a Bachelors of Science degree in Advertising and certification in Web Design & Development.

I understand how design and marketing work together to accomplish business goals. I have experience creating a wide range of visual design solutions including web sites, billboards, videos, digital ads, merchandise and more. I manage design projects from concept to completion and keep them aligned to marketing objectives.

I’ve had a passion for art, business, and psychology since I was a kid. I get to use all those in the work I do and I love it.

Services

I use a multidisciplinary skill set to tackle a range of creative needs for your organization.
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Branding

Brand strategy, logo design, corporate identity, brand guidelines.

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Art Direction

Creative strategy, project management, design teams, production.

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Digital Ads

Static & animated display ads, native ads, email design, search engine ads.

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Motion + Video

Motion graphics animation, video production, video editing + post-production.

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Photography

Photo production, photo editing, product photography, compositing.

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Print Production

Print design, offset printing, large format, pre-press, packaging, merchandise.

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Social Media

Content design, static ads, video ads, Instant Experiences, Stories, custom filters.

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Web Design

UX, landing pages, eCommerce, responsive design, SEO, WordPress + more.

Portfolio

A collection of work I've created for a variety of clients.
AT&T
Social, Motion, Display, Native
Sprint
Social, Motion, Display, Native
UCLA Extension
Motion, Print, Social
TLF
Branding, Identity, Logo
IT
Key Art, Print, Outdoor, Display
Hemp Brand Reviews
Web Design, Development

Experience

My employment history and a summary of responsibilities in each role.
  • Digital Content Designer - Centerfield Media
    Playa Vista, CA - January 2018 to Present

    Producing image ads and video ads for direct-response social media marketing. Producing static and HTML5 animated display ads. Creative project management and production from start to finish. Implementing data-driven creative strategy. Facebook Instant Experience production. Video production, editing, and scriptwriting. Brand guidelines compliance and managing asset libraries. Managing multiple projects and freelancers at once. Collaborating with creatives and managers across teams.
  • Jr. Designer / Production Artist - UCLA Extension
    Westwood, CA - April 2017 to October 2017

    Supported the production of quarterly course catalogs in print and digital format. Designed display ads, motion graphics, logo titles, event banners, and social media content graphics. Worked collaboratively with marketing managers, production managers, senior designers, and a creative director. Implementing creative direction and working within brand guidelines. Photo retouching, stock photography sourcing, and managing asset libraries. Trafficking project approvals.
  • Graphic Designer - The Art Institutes
    Los Angeles, CA - April 2015 to March 2017

    Produced digital and print communications materials for administrative departments at two campuses: Santa Monica and North Hollywood. Projects include event flyers and signage, social media graphics, printing artwork for campus beautification, quarterly presentations, graduation programs and tickets, and informational booklets.
  • Graphic Design Intern - LAGRANT COMMUNICATIONS
    Los Angeles, CA - May 2014 to October 2014

    Produced print and digital collateral materials for ad campaigns. Projects include flyers, social media graphics, media kits, infographics, billboards and brochures. Rebranded their sister organization, The LAGRANT Foundation, with a new logo and corporate identity package. Photo retouching and front-end web design.
  • Graphic Web Designer / Production Manager - Global Creative Studios
    Tarzana, CA - February 2011 to January 2014

    Lead print production department with design, project management, and order processing and fulfillment. Produced print and digital marketing materials including business cards, mailers, logo designs, billboards, social media graphics, email designs, and promotional items. Front-end web design and mobile website development. Photography production and retouching. Client-facing and vendor-facing responsibilities. Worked collaboratively with designers and managers. Trafficking project approvals.
  • Graphic Design Intern - Mediaskare Entertainment
    North Hollywood, CA - September 2009 to December 2009

    Assistant to the Creative Director, supporting creative production for the label's musical artists. Projects include album artwork, t-shirts, animated banners, social media graphics, light HTML and CSS coding, flyers and posters.
  • Freelancer / Principal - Valdivia Design
    January 2009 to Present

    Freelance creative services including graphic design, web design, video production, social media ads, print production and more. Clients include schools, event organizers, agency owners, musicians, tattoo artists, small business owners, clothing brands and more.

Contact

Please get in touch if you would like to work together.
  • 818.675.3931
  • email@nickvaldivia.com