Digital Graphic Designer
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Entertainment

Previous positions

  • Digital Graphic Designer at Marcus & Millichap
  • Marketing Manager at Jia Long USA

Education

Humboldt State University, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Fine and Studio Arts

Public Profile

Background

Summary

Hello there! I’m Arthur Ontman. I am currently the Front End Developer/Designer at Gnomon School of Visual Effects and Animation. Prior to my role at Gnomon, I most recently worked as a Web/Graphic Designer for Marcus & Millichap’s Corporate Headquarters. In addition to working full time for a few companies over the last 11 years, I have worked contract on various assignments through marketing agencies and design firms.

Experience

  • Designer

    Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games + Animation

    August 2018 – Present(1 year 2 months)

  • Digital Graphic Designer

    Marcus & Millichap

    June 2017 – February 2018(8 months)Calabasas, CA

    − Created and edited animations and videos that were used for the lobby monitors that are displayed at every branch. − Maintained and updated www.marcusmillichap.com and www.ipausa.com on a daily basis. − Created ads, brochures, infographics, presentations and edited photographs. − Coded HTML/CSS emails daily for internal and external purposes.

  • Marketing Manager

    Jia Long USA

    November 2016 – March 2017(4 months)Los Angeles, CA

    − Established marketing plans, goals, and budget for quarterly and annual company needs. − Created identities and marketing collateral for start up businesses and real estate investment projects. − Worked with the Chinese sales team for company outreach, programs and sales performance. − Coordinated real estate event ceremonies.

  • Graphic Designer

    Eastdil Secured

    April 2016 – June 2016(2 months)Santa Monica, CA

    − Created designs and layouts of various marketing materials, including transaction brochures, offering memoranda, and new business presentations while adhering closely to corporate standards. − Produced site plans, maps, and infographics. − Oversaw project print production in accordance with designated timelines. − Managed multiple projects, ensured all timelines and quality expectations were met.

  • SEO Specialist / Web Developer

    LaZerCAD, LLC

    April 2015 – October 2015(6 months)Woodland Hills, CA

    − Created www.lazercad.com from conception to launch. − Updated: www.asbuiltcloud.com − Created company animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ocfzQ9XS7s − Created graphics and brand identity to explain the different functions of the company. − Implemented and monitored Google Analytics and AdWord campaigns. − Created emails using HTML/CSS for events and newsletters.

  • Web Developer / Graphic Designer

    Belly Bandit

    July 2014 – March 2015(8 months)Sherman Oaks, CA

    − Maintained ECommerce website on a daily basis. − Responsible for the development and execution of the most successful marketing campaign at Belly Bandit in which the campaign generated 70% more than their average campaign. − Created social media campaigns and imagery, e.g., Bandita of the Month. − Designed and coded Email Workflows based on purchase behavior and stage of pregnancy. − Improved company brand and creative direction.

  • Web Developer / Graphic Designer

    DrugTestsInBulk.com

    August 2013 – June 2014(10 months)Tarzana, CA

    − Maintained ECommerce website which included inventory, editing and creating pages. − Created YouTube videos from conception to launch. − Designed and coded weekly emails, blog posts and social media campaigns. − Responsible for all product photography.

  • Front End Web Developer / Graphic Designer / Computer Illustration

    Kingdom Worldwide Web Operations,Inc.

    April 2013 – July 2013(3 months)Tarzana, CA

    − Designed new responsive and dynamic websites to replace outdated versions. − Created web graphics and logos.

  • Graphic Designer

    Space Maintainers Lab – Appliance Therapy Group

    June 2008 – March 2013(4 years 9 months)Chatsworth, CA

    − Managed timelines and produced marketing materials for the six company brands. − Designed and illustrated Epigenetics Orthodontics in Adults and Children, published in 2009. − Designed brochures, catalogs, pamphlets, banners, trade show displays, mailers, and packaging. − Responsible for all company photography.

Education

  • Humboldt State University

    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Fine and Studio Arts

    2003 – 2007

    Activities and Societies

    Humboldt State Rowing Association (Team Captain Senior Year).

  • Ulysses S Grant High School

    1999 – 2003

    Activities and Societies

    Marching Band, Japanese Animation and Culture Club

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

Publications

  • Epigenetics Orthodontics in Adults

    SMILE Foundation

    2009

    After the initial content was given to me from various sources, I was instructed by the Smile Foundation (which is a member of the Appliance Therapy Group) to design the book as well as illustrate some work used in various chapters.

    Authors (3):
    • Arthur Ontman,
    • Arthur Ontman,
    • Dr Dave Singh DMD PhD DDSc

Projects

  • RICCI VS. FLORES – FIGHT POSTER

    2012 – 2012

    Here is a fight poster that i designed.

    Team Members (1):
    • Arthur Ontman
  • Ma Vehucla – Side one of a tri-fold Brochure

    2012 – 2012

    this is one side of a tri-fold brochure that i came out with.

    Team Members (1):
    • Arthur Ontman
  • Bogus Breakout

    October 2012

    I love this piece that i made in 2012. I wanted to do my own version of a twilight zone scene.

    Team Members (1):
    • Arthur Ontman
  • Sleeping Fire Woman

    2012 – 2012

    Coming up with a design element for a package design, i tried to go this route by photoshopping with woman. I didnt end up using it, but I do like this piece.

    Team Members (1):
    • Arthur Ontman
  • 80′S STYLE – PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN

    November 2012

    I decided to use only gradients to illustrate a portrait.

    Team Members (1):
    • Arthur Ontman
  • Club Flyer Concept Artwork

    August 2005

    Team Members (1):
    • Arthur Ontman
  • SKRITCH IN HEAVEN

    October 2012

    This idea came from developing the character of Skritch. In my online comics he has a napoleon complex, and never gets his way. I decided to give him a breather.

    Team Members (1):
    • Arthur Ontman

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Layout
  • Premiere Pro
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • Premiere
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Eclipse
  • Responsive Website Design
  • Comic Book Illustration
  • Character Animation
  • Graphics
  • Storyboarding
  • Microsoft Office
  • Facebook
  • Drawing
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • InDesign
  • Packaging
  • Flash Animation
  • Photoshop
  • PHP
  • Painting
  • Dreamweaver
  • WordPress
  • Mobile / Tablet Application Development
  • HTML
  • Social Media
  • Magento
  • Web Design
  • Corona SDK
  • Social Networking

Certifications

  • Search Engine Optimization

    Santa Monica College, License

    2012

  • HTML / CSS Programming

    Santa Monica College, License

    2012

Courses

Humboldt State University

  • Beginning Painting
  • Computers and Social Change
  • Beginning Illustration
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Logic
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Intermediate Drawing
  • Foundation for Speech and Communication
  • 20th Century Art
  • Beginning Wood Working
  • Women’s Studies
  • Beginning Drawing
  • Printmaking 1
  • Writing Confidence/IL
  • Beginning Photography
  • Weight Training
  • Van Gogh
  • Men’s Rowing
  • U.S. History Since 1877
  • Visual Arts Foundations
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Marching Band
  • Intermediate Painting
  • Art History Foundation
  • Global Awareness
  • Intensive Reading and Composition
  • Contemporary Art and Theory
  • Contemporary Math
  • Beginning Trumbone
  • Intermediate Photography
  • Advanced Graphic Design
  • Beginning Graphic Design
  • Beginning Voice
  • Beginning Sculpture
  • Biology
  • Introduction to Human Communication
  • Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Earthquake Country
  • Directed Studies

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • President

    Los Angeles Rowing Club

    January 2017 – December 2018(1 year 11 months)

    The Los Angeles Rowing Club officer’s are made up of volunteers. For 2017, I was elected the new president of a 125 active member recreational club.