Aristotelis Courcoubetis

  • Digital Designer – ariscdesign.com
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Graphic Design

Previous positions

  • Web Designer at Belkin International
  • Digital Production Designer at Belkin International

Education

Loyola Marymount University, Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Graphic Design

Background

Summary

Access my work: www.ariscdesign.com Creative problem solver and designer. Resourceful thinker and doer dedicated to achieve the best results. I enjoy bringing ideas to life. Specialize in: ► Brand Identity & Advertising ► UI/UX/Art Direction ► Photography / retouching ► 3D renders ► Social media ► Adobe creative suite Some of my web, presentation, print and social media work is confidential and available per your request. What you can expect from me: • Able to manage multiple projects with short turn-around times • Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design • Excellent communication and presentation skills • Work well in a team environment • Deep understanding of trends • Basic HTML, CSS and After Effects knowledge

Experience

  • Web Designer

    Belkin International

    January 2018 – August 2019(1 year 7 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    Lead Belkin (mainly), Linksys and Wemo brand projects from concept to final production with the Art Director’s supervision. Paired with a copywriter worked on US/global belkin.com and amazon product sales pages and updated content throughout Belkin.com etc. Created shot lists, provided detailed markup notes to the studio team ( photo / 3D render ). Contributed in photoshoots and lead large scale web projects. Received an appreciation award from the company for my hard work. Relevant work: • Worked on more than 20 global Belkin.com and amazon product sales pages • Casted models and overall look/feel of shots to be introduced to the brand • Lead a banner refresh project for Belkin.com where I solely developed desktop and mobile templates and banners for 70+ product categories for global use • Part of the design team that helped establish the new Belkin.com product page template layout • Took the initiative to provide input for process improvements that lay the foundation for the new workfront project management system • Production work for the Amazon brand store

  • Digital Production Designer

    Belkin International

    November 2016 – December 2017(1 year 1 month)Greater Los Angeles Area

    Primarily static/animated production work, optimized content for web use and delivered to the developer. Collaborated with the Industrial Design and Marketing departments. Helped traffic projects with providing wrap up time estimates.

  • Graphic Designer

    Havas

    September 2016 – September 2016Hollywood, CA

    Worked in-house with the lead Art Director on direct mail promotions, e-mail templates and print collateral. Relevant work: • Designed e-mail templates for Visa (financial services) • Designed direct mail and a brochure for New York Life Insurance

  • Graphic Designer

    POSSIBLE Worldwide

    February 2016 – June 2016(4 months)Los Angeles, CA

    Joined the in-house Microsoft Office team and was responsible for concepting and the execution of production heavy animation/static work. Focused on social media and digital banner design. Led the localization stream of work which included more than 600 designs in total and assisted in setting up photoshoots. In addition, worked for other in-house clients. Relevant work: • Used storytelling to promote Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook software utility and user experience • Promoted collaboration / cross device features of Microsoft Office • Designed and Art Directed digital banners for the Rockettes (precision dance company)

  • Junior Art Director

    STARMEN Design Group

    August 2014 – February 2016(1 year 6 months)Hollywood, CA

    Worked in-house under the Executive Director and Creative Director, responsible for producing creative solutions from brief to completion across a broad range of mediums including print, digital, and outdoor. Specialties include brand identity, stationery, websites and social media content. Plus engaging in the brand development process to produce strategic concepts. He stays committed to his work while aiming to win awards for the agency in the near future. Relevant work: • Designed for the Lanman client (spinal surgeon) • Designed for the Playboy Performance client (male vitality) • Designed campaign materials, provided logo iterations and produced web pages for the Clare Foundation client (rehab center) • Provided naming options, designed logo iterations, created basic branding and designed web / print marketing materials for LA2DC (cross-country marathon campaign) • Produced web pages for the new website of the Anoush and L.A. Banquets clients (catering & banquet halls) • Designed St. Jacob’s Hospice stationery • Part of creative team for Pilibos high school re-branding campaign

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  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    Initiative

    January 2016 – January 2016Los Angeles, CA

    Joined the Initiative creative team to design key art, social media/web/OOH mockups and presentation slides to be included in a pitch to one of America’s largest film studios.

  • Freelance Graphic Designer / Junior Art Director

    Siltanen & Partners Advertising

    October 2015 – October 2015El Segundo, CA

    Worked in-house with one of the senior Art Directors and Copy Writers on concepting and mocking up booth panels for a trade show and a smartphone application manual for a real estate client.

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    Ignited

    September 2015 – September 2015El Segundo, CA

    Worked in-house with the Head of Production on editing and designing menu catalogs, a poster, and other print marketing collateral. Relevant work: • Designed menu catalogs for Skylanders, a new video game launched by Activision. (entertainment) • Edited print collateral for Hypersound. (audio technology)

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    meat and potatoes, inc.

    September 2015 – September 2015Burbank, CA

    Worked in-house with the Creative Director and Design Project Coordinator on designing and editing online invitations, brochures and other print and web collateral. Relevant work: • Designed digital invitations for the 20th Century Fox client. (entertainment) • Finalised the brochure, informational e-mail and other print/web collateral for the Water Garden client. (real estate)

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    University Credit Union

    March 2015 – May 2015(2 months)Los Angeles, CA

    Worked closely with the Vice President of marketing and CEO on the Credit Union’s brand identity direction. Executed each web and print project from concept to final production. Collaborated with most of the departments to satisfy procedures and other general requests.

  • Freelance Graphic Designer / Junior Art Director

    The Miller Group Marketing Los Angeles

    January 2015 – March 2015(2 months)Santa Monica, CA

    Responsible for all in-house design production work and some concepting. Designed a product catalog, web pages and other print / web marketing collateral. Developed pitch decks for prospective clients. Relevant work: • Designed a product catalog and other collateral for the Alegacy client (cookware) • Designed homepage sliders and web pages for the Ideal Protein client (nutrition)

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    Just Scan It

    November 2013 – May 2014(6 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    Influenced the company’s visual communication strategy and was responsible for the concept and design all print material. Relevant work: • Designed flyers, posters, application manuals, button, keychain and other assets

  • Graphic Designer

    XL Advertising Communication Ltd

    July 2011 – September 2011(2 months)Athens, Greece

    Collaborated with in-house graphic designers to create mockups for different clients. Worked with art director on client anniversary marketing concepts.

Education

  • Loyola Marymount University

    Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Graphic Design

    2009 – 2013

    Activities and Societies

    Loyola rugby

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Greek

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Design

    Full professional proficiency

  • Marketing

    Full professional proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Event Planning
  • Advertising
  • Illustrator
  • Time Management
  • Team Leadership
  • Public Speaking
  • Branding & Identity
  • Microsoft Office
  • Customer Service
  • Research
  • Marketing
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Teamwork
  • C++
  • Social Media
  • Campaign Management
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Networking
  • Windows

Courses

Loyola Marymount University

  • Concept to Form
  • 3D design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Information Design
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design I
  • Sculpture
  • Graphic Design II
  • Typography
  • Experimental Typography
  • Product Design

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Causes Aristotelis cares about:

  • Children
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Politics
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Science and Technology