S Joshua Elkin has a decade of experience creating print and digital advertising, website and application design and creative team management for Fortune 500 clients at top-tier creative agencies in New York and Los Angeles. Offering a range of skills featuring digital and print art direction and illustration, Josh is an expert in Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Animate (Flash) and InVision with expert knowledge of reproduction techniques for both print and digital production as well as and client-facing creative presentations and pitches. Josh has been the creative lead on key enterprise web applications, national print and digital advertising campaigns, brand identity, interactive spaces including prototypes, animation and illustration for National Geographic Channels, FOX, Levi’s, ALDO, Victoria’s Secret, NYSE Euronext and Genentech.

Work Samples

  • Brand Identity Designer & Illustrator

  • UI / UX Design Specialist

  • E-commerce Art Director

Work History

  • Creative Director

    • Markt
    • New York, NY
    • Mar 2017 - Present (5 months)

    Partnering with the client, I created the brand identity and logo from concept to final art. Then I created the look and feel, layout, design and prototype for the mobile application start-up.

  • Creative Director & Designer

    Offering independent creative direction, brand identity, creative writing, layout & design, illustration, motion & development, responsive web design & advertising, UI/UX, prototyping & development.

  • UI/UX Design Specialist

    • National Geographic, FOX IT
    • Apr 2015 - Sep 2016 (1 year 5 months)

    Enterprise application design team leader conducting fact gathering meetings, white boards, wireframes, concept, design, prototype. Partnered with client, presented to key stakeholders for approval and created style guide for development and multiple page PDFs explaining UI/UX rationale and offering interactive direction.

  • Associate Creative Director

    • iCrossing
    • Culver City, CA
    • 2011 - 2012 (1 year)

    Creative lead focused on The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Avery, Toyota Racing and Mazda Mexico. Client-facing and hands-on, leading multiple small teams of art directors, senior writers, visual designers and UX designers.

  • Interactive Art Director

    Interactive design and direction, development, animation, video, brand identity and illustration.

Education

  • Concordia University

    • BFA (with honors) Art History, Painting, Electronic Art
    • 2002 - 2006

    I need to know how artists of the past succeeded. I delved deep into American Abstract Painting and both the Italian and Dutch Renaissances, gaining intimate knowledge of deKooning, Botticelli and Rembrandt van Rijn. Then I became inspired to paint again, creating over ten large scale abstractions plus another dozen portraits. Enrolled in Electronic Art, I conceived of, programmed and physically built a unique electronic music controller called 'Airscratch' which has the potential to change the way we listen to music.

  • Dawson College

    • Graphic Design Diploma Art Direction
    • 1994 - 1997

    Three year intense education in the 360˚ of print design; Typography, Reproduction Techniques, Brand Identity, Magazine Layout, Illustration, Photography, Sculpture, Print Making, Painting.

  • Rhode Island School of Design

    • Graphic Design Brand Identity
    • 1994 - 1994

    Summer Studies in Architecture Studio and Brand Identity using Adobe Illustrator.

Specialties

Affiliations

Venice Art Crawl, AIGA, Behance,

Awards

Nominated, short-listed in top 10 for Best New Architecture Web Site by Archined

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