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Charles "Blake" McWhirter
Interactive Art Director | Creative Director
Los Angeles, CA
Motivated Art Director / Creative Director, well versed in broadcast, print, and interactive design.
Maintaining constant vigilance towards trends, fashion, music, art, and technology.
A creative agenda infused with technology, defining processes that inform, nurture,
and promote creativity.
Specialties: Design Management and Methods, Innovation, Art Direction, Design Education, Creative Consulting, Brand Strategy, Exploration and Trending, Concept Presentation, Interactive Production Design, User Interface Design, Style Guides and Toolkits for Software Development, Design Patterns and Workflow, Design Principles Documentation, Behavioral Modeling, Rapid Prototyping, Interactive Production Design, Transmedia Strategy, Design, and Creative Direction.
The King's Speech Second Screen UI
Music Genre Motion Study
Flat Color Tablet Entertainment UI
Senior Visual Designer (consultant)
- Oct 2012 - Jul 2013 (9 months)
Currently at Technicolor (Interactive Art Direction)
Consulting and Art Direction for interactive projects.
Focused on entertainment and media consumption.
UI Design Language and Documentation for desktop, tablet, and mobile development.
Trend and Style consultation for interactive media.
Multi-platform software design and content creation.
Interactive design volunteer for The Valley Film Festival.
Interactive Design Consultant at Technicolor.
Senior Visual Designer
- Dec 2009 - Apr 2012 (2 years 4 months)
UI/UX for Web, Desktop, Television, Mobile, and Tablets.
Brand Strategy and Style Guides for multiple product UI.
Visual Design and Creative Direction for User Interface.
Design Principles and documentation for multiple projects.
Trend and Style research for interactive projects.
- Disney Consumer Products
- Apr 2007 - Nov 2009 (2 years 7 months)
Design and Development lead for Disney Consumer Products Immersive Brand Strategy applications.
Creative lead for multidisciplinary team achieving completion of projects on time and within budget.
Interactive Design Consultant
- NBC / Interactive Design Consultant
- Sep 2006 - Apr 2007 (7 months)
Art Direction for Rich Media, Microsites, and Social Network Projects.
Television series and season premiere Rich Media Advertising.
- Warner Bros. Studios
- Dec 2000 - Oct 2006 (5 years 10 months)
Award winning theatrical web design, and mobile interface design.
Television series / special event websites, online activities, and viral marketing campaigns.
- Mar 1999 - Jan 2000 (10 months)
Directed new media product branding, design, and development, focused on high-level concept.
Interactive websites, micro-sites, and content distribution for entertainment and media properties.
Video Finishing Artist
- New Wave Entertainment
- Mar 1998 - Jan 1999 (10 months)
HQ post production and video finishing.
Title treatments and motion graphics for television promotions.
- Adrienne Weiss Corporation
- Jan 1997 - Mar 1998 (1 year 2 months)
Brand Strategy and high fidelity presentations for client revues.
Executed detailed Visual Language, and Concept Creation for media and entertainment venues.
- Apr 1986 - Jun 1996 (10 years 2 months)
Art Director for WGNO 26 Brand Environment and Identity Package.
Motion Graphics and Show Titling.
Set Design, Lighting and Preproduction for local community affairs, sports, and entertainment programming.
Ringling College of Art and Design
- Associates Graphic Design / Illustration / Photography
- 1979 - 1983
Wenatchee Valley College
- General Studies / Art
- 1978 - 1979
University of Washington
- General Studies / Drafting / Art
- 1977 - 1978