At Fender, I act as creative team lead primarily for the digital subscription business (Fender Play), and physical product CRM.
• Briefing, RFP, selection, oversight and onboarding of production partners, agencies and freelance talent
• Art direction for GTM campaigns, photoshoots, performance media, social media channels, owned channels, POS & apparel, partnership creative
• Wire-framing, design and front-end development for highly visible conversion, landing and SEO properties
• Art direction, design and data visualization for board meeting & sales conference presentations
Still photography credit Rennie Solis.
• OOH takeovers
• Publication ads, advertorial & spreads
• POP collateral
• Retail marketing
• Direct mail
• Full-scale publication layout (notably the 2016 Costa Mesa Visitors Guide and several comprehensive company strategy guides)
My passion for visual design started back in high school as a hobby. I've been fortunate to learn from generous and talented friends, mentors, colleagues and superiors who have informed my work and provided me with a solid foundation to freely express my vision with the tools at my fingertips.
I've always been interested in what's goes into a website that not only is visually appealing, but is also practical, functional and intuitively navigable.
Creative concepts and ads for the Samsung x Zoolander 2 promotion.
Select projects for Samsung while working as Senior Designer at PMK•BNC.
CONVERSATION PREDICTIVE MODEL CALENDAR
This is a globally and internally circulated piece for Diageo. The client approached us with an issue: employees were simply throwing away the previous years' calendars. They wanted to commission something more exciting and interesting to look at. Something more premium. Our goal was to create something that communicated the legacy of the brand, is elegant, informative, and noteworthy, and a piece that one would be proud to display. Upon seeing our 2017 calendar, they immediately asked that we do 2018 as well.
It's a large-format piece that tells a story as it folds out 8 ways. Each panel is A4 size and each quarter can be folded back and displayed individually.
Concepting and visual collateral from Galaxy Life Fest 2016 featuring Sia, The Strokes, The Arcs, Public Enemy, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz and Elle King.
I'm a self-taught, multi-instrumentalist and producer/engineer. I've been a guitar player/drummer for nearly 15 years. Over the past 12+ years, I've built a library of over 300 original songs, having produced all of them myself and played in multiple bands at countless shows. Music is a huge part of my life, and I am admittedly obsessed with guitars.
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• Self-taught multi-instrumentalist: Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Drums/percussion, Keyboard/MIDI, Ukelele
• Live Performance
• Venue/Talent management
Conceptual creative for Rihanna x Samsung ANTI album release concert ticket sweepstakes with purchase of a qualifying device. Holiday 2015.
Digital and print collateral for the 325th anniversary celebration and family-style tasting dinner at Lombardi House in Hollywood. Includes invites, signage, placecards, menus and tasting mats.
Also includes design for their one-page EOY report.
Internal sales incentive creative.
Music composed for :30 spots for a BVI tourism rebrand. Commissioned by Myriad Marketing. You'll find 2 versions of the same track. One is essentially half the tempo and communicates an entirely different aesthetic while accomplishing the feel that the client was looking for.
There is something fascinating about the limitless possibilities of digital work, and how the space is constantly changing and challenging us to come up with something sleeker and better.
Extensive experience with:
• Banner ads
• Social content
• Paid media campaigns
• Email marketing, etc.
NOTABLE VIDEO WORK:
Produced, casted, scored and wrote Trending Projects, a digital video series for film studio JuntoBox films, 2013.
Produced Making Sacrifice, a behind-the-scenes digital video series for the Sacrifice feature film campaign, 2014.
Digital, OOH and print collateral for Costa Mesa Tourism Board.
Myriad Marketing, 2015.
I've been the principal graphic/production artist for Elegant Brie's digital and print material. Works include retouching ingredients into the product photos (see Jalapeno example), digital assets and print ads. Elegant Brie is cornering the market for gourmet bake-at-home pastries. The prestigious Sofi award-winning start-up has taken off in the past few years, and it's been a pleasure to watch them grow and succeed.
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Our company is based on our love of entertaining. We have been making these brie appetizers for years and family and friends continuously tell us, "Hey, you should market and sell these!!" So here we are, offering our best appetizer to you and your family to enjoy.
We would welcome the opportunity to help you impress your guests with a custom appetizer that is both creative and delicious. But don't think that you have to wait for a holiday. Life is too short -- you need to make your own occasions.
At Forest Whitaker's JuntoBox Films, I designed visual collateral and produced a series of behind-the-scenes YouTube videos, called Making Sacrifice for the Sacrifice feature film campaign.
Task: to create a scalable, mobile friendly microsite for a travel sweepstakes that is simple to navigate, submit information and learn about the destination.
© Myriad Marketing
MISSION STATEMENT: to create genuine, un-interfered and original music by exploring the freedom of, and constantly building upon the experience gained from home-recording.
Gunmetal is not confined to a particular genre, but acts more as label under which I can place original material that is separate from my more commercial stuff. The music has shifted over the years from more blues-inspired, vintage rock to a poppier, electronic style. I do imagine at some point the new material will require it's own label, which is something I continue to explore.
Producer/Instrumentalist Matthew Jones and drummer Rich Widmer have been playing and recording music together since 2004. Both musicians share a common interest in the "Gunmetal" methodology, and are excited to see where it takes them.
Thanks for listening… Check back soon.
R. Widmer - Percussion (selected tracks)
M. Jones - Guitar, Keys, Bass, Percussion
It all started when the late Shitty Beatles were formed as 1) a reason to celebrate and learn some great music and 2) to bring a gang of friends together and have a strictly puritanical collegiate weekday summer afternoon, the latter part of that goal being a massive failure.
Thus The Eyes were born. They threw out their sober drummer and replaced him with Demolition, who is truthfully one of the best musicians you’ll ever meet outside of a Whispering Eyes show.
Since their inception in April 2010, the Eyes have played garage driveways, a booth at Sharkeez, a stage at Sharkeez, non-traditional destination pop-up weddings, traditional weddings, standing-room-only bars, charity and corporate events, and private parties.
The band brings a brought a fun, high-energy, interactive performance, marking selected cover material with unique style and respect for its original concept, performing a dynamic range of songs that inspire audience participation, ranging from the 1950’s to the present. The majority of the fan-base sits in the 25-35 age range.
I was fortunate enough recently to take a trip to South Africa. We visited the Londolozi game reserve and spent over 3 days in the bush with wildlife. It was the trip of a lifetime, and I'm just happy that some of the over 3-thousand photos I took turned out OK.
Shot on a Canon 7D with 100-400mm lens.