I am a graduate of Art Center of Design in Pasadena, with a BFA in photography, and a Design Communication Arts Certificate at UCLA Extension, with an emphasis in motion graphics. Please view my website: www.mikacreative.com for more projects.

Work Samples

  • Pulse Company Branding

Work History

  • Motion Graphic Animator

    Designing in Illustrator and animating in After Effects for educational online courses. Segmented shots to be edited into videos based on scripts written by producers for various college classes. Also create original company library assets for animations. Meet weekly within teams for review and revisions

  • Freelance Motion Graphics / Graphic Designer

    • Duck River Productions
    • Apr 2012 - Present (2 years 4 months)

    Branding, design and animation for the
    “Late Bloomer Kaye Kittrell” web series.
    http://latebloomershow.com/
    http://www.youtube.com/user/kittrellkaye/featured

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    • Bogota Latin Bistro
    • Mar 2010 - Present (4 years 5 months)

    Designing and branding a NYC restaurant’s T Shirts, logos,
    menus, promotional, and signature sauce labels.
    http://bogotabistro.com/

  • Packaging Designer

    • D.L. & Company
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Mar 2013 - May 2014 (1 year 2 months)

    Designing and branding for a luxury high-end candle and gifting company. Responsible for: conceptualizing, mocking-up, photoshoping new product development, create packaging production files for overseas printers and seasonal product lookbook catalogs. Also photographing and retouching finished product for print and web.

  • Freelance Jr. Art Director

    • Canyon Design Group
    • Oct 2012 - Oct 2012

    Concept, design, and created entertainment poster campaigns,
    DVD amarays, and trade advertisements.

  • Freelance Motion Graphics Animator

    • Spiritclips
    • Jan 2011 - Mar 2012 (1 year 2 months)

    Animated, designed, pitched, and directed short movies and
    e-cards exclusively for spiritclips.com.

  • UGA Intern Designer for Food Packaging

    • Disney Consumer Products
    • Sep 2009 - Mar 2010 (6 months)

    Assisted Lead Designers of the Food, Pets, Health and Beauty
    Department. Designed packaging pitches, developed new
    product concepts, researched current packaging trends for
    licensees, and implemented internal graphic presentations for
    Disney.

Education

  • UCLA EXTENSION

    • DESIGN COMMUNICATION ARTS
    • 2007 - 2009
  • Art Center College of Design

    • BFA PHOTOGRAPHY
    • 1997 - 2000

Specialties

Affiliations

UCLA Extension

Awards

UCLA Extension Design Communication Arts Certificate

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