ivan.jimenez AT mac.com // Los Angeles, CA // Available for product design, graphics, photography. Currently with "Alien of extraordinary ability" working Visa category in the U.S.A as designer awarded by USCIS. Passionate pioneer in the urban culture and action sports industry with proven record of successful national and european initiatives, team success and individual drive and passion. Marketing specialist in the young culture of our time, proven creative leader and influencer.

Work Samples

  • DOWNTOWN Brand Collection 2

  • DOWNTOWN NY Brand Identity

  • LOKO Brand C1

Work History

  • Creative Director

    • Unsuns Agency
    • Jan 2013 - Present (1 year 9 months)

    -Creative direction for Los Angeles fashion driven agency.
    -Development of seasonal collections and graphical direction.
    -Responsible from idea and concept to final production.
    -Photography editor and main creative lead on visual projects.
    -Creation of concepts and marketing plans for clients and inhouse brands.

  • Brand Manager/ Art director

    • Skulls
    • Mar 2011 - Present (3 years 7 months)

    -Creation of 6 yearly collections, special edition designs and appealing products along with global marketing campaigns.

    -Creation of 365 global consumer engagement plans and actions.

    -Design and photography of the limited ed. SKULLS lookbook for the japanese market (June'12).

    -Currently sold in the USA, Canada, UK, Spain, France, Germany, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Sweden, Switzerland and New Zealand.

    -Brand with more than 19.000 combined followers on social media.

  • Photographer

    • Freelance Marketing / Professional Photography
    • Oct 2000 - Present (14 years)

    -Freelance photographer specialized on urban photography and portraits.
    -Editorial and content driven work.
    -Experience on global campaigns, media and advertisement.
    -Film and digital photography experience.

    * Experience with european, national and global brands and magazines/sites.
    * Available in the U.S.

  • Brand Manager/ Art director

    • Downtown NY
    • Apr 2012 - Jan 2013 (9 months)

    -Art direction and product design (Apparel and accesories).

    -Creation of brand marketing / Influencer point person & product elevation through global assets. I.E: Nicole Kay Clark (Ford Agency model), Toni Clark (USA)...

    -Content creation for global media (PR).

    -Creation of concepts and 365 plan to attract consumers worldwide.

    -Brand sold globally with HQ in New York and Los Angeles.

  • Brand Manager Iberia

    • Nike
    • Sep 2007 - Mar 2011 (3 years 6 months)

    -Brand Manager for Action Sports category for the Iberian market (Spain and Portugal).
    -Budget and control of 1 Nike category. Events, advertisement, sports marketing and PR to elevate the brands in the market.
    -Head of team of brand connections, retail marketing, sports marketing and PR for the action sports related projects.
    -Creation of sports marketing team (Surf, BMX and Snow) and athletes recruitment.
    -Responisble for seeding and influencers network creation in the AS channel + wider reach.
    -Media (Online & digital) communications point person.
    -Creation and development of marketing plans (Brand connections, retail marketing & sports marketing) as 365 support to the brand.
    -”One Way” surf movie producer: Spanish Nike 6.0 surf team in winter in NYC. Concept, production book and Dvd documentary as retail marketing tool (2008). Project own website: www.oneway6.com
    -”This is Qatar” skateboard documentary producer: Spanish Nike SB team in winter in Qatar. Concept, production documentary and digital promotion (2009).
    -Concept and vision for spanish market Shop in Shop program (retail marketing support) for action sports brand 6.0. Responsible for the first european shop in shop for the brand Nike 6.0 (Corte Ingles department store).
    -Marketing special executions for surf and snow media for special “sports moments” or “brand moment”, like launch of new Nike 6.0 logo (june 2009). Special print, digital and sports marketing program and plan to support consumer awarness.
    -European lead for the creation, execution and planning of “6.0 BCN BMX pro” championship in Barcelona, july 2010. Coordination and lead of team to develop first pan-european BMX championship in Barcelona with international riders and media.
    -European lead for the creation, execution and planning of “STAND BY Barcelona” championship in Barcelona, july 2010.BMX street video championship with international riders and media.

  • Specialty sales rep & Marketing Exec.

    • Nike
    • Nov 2004 - Sep 2007 (2 years 10 months)

    -Planning, launch and establishment of NIKE SB in Spain and Portugal.
    -Sales for the spanish and portugese market in core accounts
    -Brand Marketing: Digital, print, vert media, sports marketing.
    -Scouting and recruitment of atheletes for the brand as national team.
    -Creation of client list from scratch.
    -Creation of sales plan for every fiscal year.
    -Creation of photo and video shooting for core media.
    -Creation of international and national tours with dedicated media and athletes.

  • Ivan Jimenez

    • Freelance
    • Jan 1998 - Nov 2005 (7 years 10 months)

    -Photographer and article editor.
    -Contributor (photography and articles) for the following magazines: Thrasher (USA), Transworld (Japan), SLAP (USA), Vapors (USA), DOGWAY (Spain), STRENGTH (USA), Erosion (Spain), Sugar (France), Munster Skateboarding (Germany) and many more.
    -Regular contributor on thrashermagazine.com (2005-2006)
    -Photographer for global brand campaigns for: Axion Brand (USA), DECA Skateboards (USA), Monkey Business (USA), DVS/Matix (USA), Tensor Trucks (USA), Ezekiel (USA) ...
    -Photographer for LATINO JAM (USA) music label. Photography of 3 Cd covers.
    -Photographer for MANUAL Wheels catalog, Spain (2003)
    -Bennetton (Italy) brand photographer (Killer Loop campaign), 2003.

  • Specialty Consultant

    • Nike
    • Jan 2004 - Nov 2004 (10 months)

    -Specialty consultant prior the launch of Nike SB brand in Iberia.
    -Hired as freelance influencer to seed, give visibility and connect spanish athletes with Nike SB.
    -PR duties to expand visibility of Nike SB footwear in the niche skateboard market of Spain and Portugal.
    -One of the first 5 european persons to be hired as Nike SB consultant.

  • Graphic artist/Photographer

    • Monkey Business Inc
    • May 2000 - Sep 2000 (4 months)

    -Catalogs for ASR San Diego
    -Design for Marco Romero pro griptape logo
    -Web design for brand website
    -Web graphics and flash banners
    -Photography for global brand campaign for pro griptape series.
    -Product photography

Education

  • University of Buckingham

    • MBA Marketing
    • 2012 - 2012

    NYC

  • European School of Economics, NYC

    • Certificate International marketing
    • 2011 - 2012

    University of Buckinham (UK) affiliate.

  • Llotja Escola de Disseny

    • Post Graduate Graphic Design Commercial design and drawing
    • 1997 - 2000

Specialties

Awards

Miszapas.es Hat designer of the year 2012

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