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  • Bob Burks

    Senior Art Director

    Oceanside, CA

Born and raised in Southern California, Bob grew up living an active outdoor lifestyle. For many years he has made surfing, fishing and playing music key elements in his life. His design style reflects these pastimes and influences his work. He obtained his foundation skills at the Art Institute of California, San Diego earning a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design. After college he worked as a freelance designer and with several agencies gaining experience with a wide variety of clients. Bob is currently the Senior Art Director at SDA Creative and always looks forward to taking on the next design challenge. When not designing, Bob enjoys spending time with his wife and son.

Work Samples

  • Advertising

  • Print

  • Packaging

Work History

WORK EXPERIENCE Senior Art Director: SDA Creative Inc.: 2006 - present Designed and coordinated projects both in print and online for companies such as Hobie Cat, Mikasa Sports USA, Air Combat USA, WaterWays Surf Adventures, Kombi Winter Sports Apparel, Bertolini Sanctuary Seating, and Surf Expo Action Sports Trade Show. Other responsibilities included art direction for photo shoots, branding campaigns from concept through completion, vendor relations including press checks, networking and client presentations. Freelance Web Programmer: Studio 2055 Graphic Design Agency: 2005 All aspects of website programming for SZPR Marketing website and all aspects of website programming for Richard Dowdy website. Freelance Graphic Designer: Red Cab Design Agency: 2005 Designed logo for the Boys and Girls Club of Carlsbad fund raising event and also designed the ad campaign for Bidshift Software. In-House Graphic Designer and Freelance Designer: Flowers Group Advertising Agency: 2005 Designed the logo for the Channel Islands Harbor 50th Anniversary and also the logo for the 2005 Tall Ships Festival. Production of the Hot Products Watersports Catalog and Palacio Hospitality Hotels print advertisements and collateral. Other responsibilities included design and production for a variety of projects, illustrations, and print production. Freelance Designer and Website Programmer: Epidemik Clothing: 2005 Designed and developed Epidemik Clothing website from concept to final site construction including production of Flash intro movie. Designed apparel graphics for the Spring 2005 line of clothing. Designed and produced printed collateral and catalog. SOFTWARE Advanced Adobe InDesign Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe Bridge Intermediate Flash Dreamweaver HTML CSS Javascript Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint EDUCATION Bachelor of Science Degree in Graphic Design Art Institute of California, San Diego: 2004


  • The Art Institute of California, San Diego

    • Bachelors of Science Graphic Design
    • 2001 - 2003