Eric Ludlum is founding partner and creative director at Core77, a publishing company whose mission to serve the needs and interests of working designers is realized through a tightly focused roster of products and services, including this site, Coroflot. Core77 is one of the most well regarded media brands in the field of design and a pioneer in internet publishing; its flagship site, Core77.com, is the oldest web-based magazine, produced continuously since 1995. 20-plus years of entrepreneurial activity on the web has earned Eric a very particular skill-set and perspective, one which continues to find its best application in screwball schemes. Today Eric haunts the various nooks and crannies around Hand-Eye Supply, Core77's Portland, Oregon-based store for creative-types.

Work Samples

  • Core77's Limited Edition Dutch Master Bicycle

  • IDSA Conference Milk Crate Robot Party

  • Blu Föm Sneaker Collaboration with Fila

Work History

  • Partner

    • Core77, Inc.
    • New York, NY
    • Feb 1995 - Present (21 years 5 months)

    Co-founded Internet publishing company Core77 while a student at Pratt Institute and have, alongside partners and team, operated it ever since.

  • Creative Director

    • Core77, Inc.
    • New York, NY
    • Feb 1995 - Present (21 years 5 months)

    Manage creative projects related to the Core77 family of websites, paraphernalia, collateral and enterprises. Work with internal and external teams on interactive, print and environmental projects.

  • Designer

    • Los Osos
    • Portland, OR
    • Jun 2005 - Aug 2006 (1 year 2 months)

    Collaboratively developed a conceptual art-furniture collection exploring practical and expressive properties of glass, wool, paper-pulp, sugar, wood and ceramic.

  • Art Director & Designer

    • Core77, Inc.
    • New York, NY
    • May 1995 - Jul 2004 (9 years 2 months)

    Led the design and UX side of client work at Core77's early-years consultancy, which paid the bills while internet publishing became viable. Clients included Deutsche Bank, Herman Miller, Autodesk, Hewlett-Packard, and Scholastic.

Education

  • Pratt Institute

    • M.I.D. Industrial Design
    • 1993 - 1996
  • Santa Clara University

    • BA Finance
    • 1988 - 1992

Specialties

Awards

Projects which I've led on design and interaction have been honored in: One Show Interactive; Best of the Digital Decade, Art Director's Club Annual Awards, ID Magazine & Communication Arts Interactive Competitions.

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