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Aaron Bird

  • Web Designer at Hot Topic
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Design

Previous positions

  • Graphic Designer at Oakley
  • Art Director at Dreamentia, Inc.

Education

California State University-Long Beach, BFA, Visual Communication

Background

Summary

Conceptually driven, hands-on Art Director who can advance all projects from idea to product. Let’s talk about the future.

Experience

  • Web Designer

    Hot Topic

    July 2015 – Present(4 years 3 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    Online Marketing Design of email blast campaigns and ever-changing ecom homepage upkeep, in a fast-paced environment.

  • Art Director

    Freelance

    January 2009 – Present(10 years 9 months)

  • Graphic Designer

    Oakley

    April 2010 – January 2015(4 years 9 months)Foothill Ranch, CA

    Recommendations (2)
  • Art Director

    Dreamentia, Inc.

    March 2008 – January 2009(10 months)

  • Graphic Designer / Art Director

    City of Los Angeles

    June 2002 – February 2008(5 years 8 months)

Education

  • California State University-Long Beach

    BFA, Visual Communication

    2002 – 2007

    Besides my BFA program in Visual Communications I also explored a number of classes in Printmaking. Woodcut Relief being my favorite process next to Mixed Media. Experimental Typography comes to mind as another stand out class.

    Activities and Societies

    CSULB Anime Club

  • Fullerton College

    Associate of Arts (A.A.), Graphic Design, Art, Art History, Printing Technology

    1998 – 2002

    Engaged in studio art classes like life drawing, art history, graphic design, and printing technology courses while at Fullertion College.

    Activities and Societies

    Associate of Arts General Education

Publications

  • Still Developing: A Story of Instant Gratification

    ISM: A Community Project and Kevin Staniec

    January 2011

    Contributing photography for a collective group showcase. A rare retrospective print collectible documenting the ism polaroid project and touring exhibition including short stories, personal essays, and love letters celebrating instant film. The book also features polaroids from over 200 professional and amateur photographers from around the world.

    Authors (1):
    • Aaron Bird

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Layout
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Posters
  • Poster Design
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Logo Design
  • Photo Retouching
  • Branding & Identity
  • Branding
  • Ecom
  • Mac
  • Corporate Identity
  • InDesign
  • Art
  • Interaction Design
  • Photoshop
  • Catalogs
  • Concept Development
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Typography
  • Visual Communication
  • Social Media
  • Web Design
  • Brand Development
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Email Marketing

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer

    AIDS Project Los Angeles

    September 2013Health

  • Volunteer

    Special Olympics

    July 2013Children