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Christopher Elder

  • Senior Graphic Designer at Beauty By Design
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Photography

Previous positions

  • Photographer & Graphic Designer at DRINKS
  • Graphic/Web Designer & Photographer at Bonner Trading, Inc

Education

Rutgers University – Camden, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Photography

Background

Summary

L.A.-based Photographer and Graphic Designer with extensive experience in the skincare, beverage alcohol, jewelry, furniture, and hospitality industries. Heavily experienced with start-up e-commerce and technology companies. Enjoys the challenge of wearing multiple hats and working closely with upper management.

Experience

  • Senior Graphic Designer

    Beauty By Design

    March 2019 – Present(7 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    – Worked closely with CEO and CMO to bring their vision to creation in the most appealing way for our customer base – Scheduled, designed, coded, and deployed all email marketing with assistance from Head of Product and CMO – Provided Art Directon on all outgoing creative and assisted in marketing strategy with CEO and CMO – Concepted and designed both print and digital assets which included e-mails, landing pages, home page variants, digital banners, paid social, presentation decks for company stakeholders – Managed and performed all photoshoots, including staging, product prepping, directing, photographing, and processing all still life, product, motion, and lifestyle images. Also built, oversaw, and managed the photo studio usage, equipment, and props – Executed and developed multiple branding portfolios – Assisted Engineering team with front-end web development

  • Photographer

    Chris Elder Photography & Design

    June 2009 – Present(10 years 4 months)

    Freelance based work.

  • Designer

    Chris Elder Photography & Design

    April 2009 – Present(10 years 6 months)

    Create, develop, code, and create all graphics for my freelance company.

  • Photographer & Graphic Designer

    DRINKS

    November 2015 – March 2019(3 years 4 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    – Managed and performed all photoshoots, including staging, product prepping, directing, photographing, and processing all still life, product, motion, and lifestyle images. Also built, oversaw, and managed the photo studio usage, equipment, and props – Concepted and designed both print and digital assets which included e-mails, digital banners, presentation decks for company stakeholders and wine labels – Executed and assisted in the optimization of our in-house websites with the Tech team Drinks’s properties are Wine Insiders, Martha Stewart Wine Co, & Kroger Wine Company

  • Graphic/Web Designer & Photographer

    Bonner Trading, Inc

    August 2014 – November 2015(1 year 3 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    – Developed, designed, and maintained all Bonner Trading’s three websites – Led creative direction and design of all e-commerce marketing and web assets – Maintained and built relationships with all third party vendors – Performed all photoshoots including, staging, photographing, and processing all product, still life, and lifestyle photography – Strategized and developed look and feel of all marketing materials Bonner Trading’s properties are BSwish, Villa 5kmv, & Chic-Amour

  • Graphic Designer

    Made Goods

    October 2013 – July 2014(9 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    – Designed promotional assets, event collateral, stationery, and web content – Managed inventory of all photo and design materials – Collaborated in the development of brand strategy and brand guidelines Made Goods’s properties are Made Goods and Pigeon & Poodle

Education

  • Rutgers University – Camden

    Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Photography

    2010 – 2012

  • Salem Community College

    Associate of Arts (AA), Fine/Studio Arts, General

    2009 – 2010

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Branding
  • Layout
  • Brochures
  • Graphic Design
  • Video Editing
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Posters
  • OS X
  • Creative Direction
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • Digital Photography
  • Logo Design
  • Branding & Identity
  • Microsoft Office
  • After Effects
  • Mac
  • Corporate Identity
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • InDesign
  • Interaction Design
  • Studio Photography
  • Photoshop
  • Image Editing
  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Event Photography
  • Image Manipulation
  • WordPress
  • Mac OS X
  • Typography
  • Visual Communication
  • HTML
  • User Interface Design
  • Web Design
  • Aperture