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Craig Parkinson

  • Visual Designer at Riot Games
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Computer Games

Previous positions

  • Art Director at Deloitte Digital
  • Art Director at UNIT9

Education

University of Cumbria, BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Graphic Design

Background

Summary

www.craigparkinson.net

Experience

  • Visual Designer

    Riot Games

    September 2017 – Present(2 years 1 month)Greater Los Angeles Area

    We aspire to be the most player-focused game company in the world. We were established in 2006 by a couple of entrepreneurial gamers who believe player-focused game development can result in awesome games. In 2009, we released our debut title, League of Legends, to critical and player acclaim. Over 100 million play every month.

  • Art Director

    Deloitte Digital

    October 2015 – September 2017(1 year 11 months)Sydney, Australia

    Deloitte Digital is committed to helping clients unlock the business value of emerging technologies. Deloitte provide clients with a full suite of digital services, covering digital strategy, user experience, content, creative, engineering and implementation across mobile, web and social media channels.

  • Art Director

    UNIT9

    March 2014 – September 2015(1 year 6 months)London, United Kingdom

    UNIT9 is an unusual, uniquely creative organism. We bring together the worlds of storytelling and technology. Our network of TV Commercial Directors, Interactive directors, designers and web specialists combine creative disciplines with technology to create award winning projects, across web, mobile and Installations. UNIT9 help creative agencies and ambitious brands capitalise on change – identifying the next big technological opportunity and applying story to create engaging content. The projects we get involved with require innovation at every level. Briefs reach us at very different stages. Our flexible teams are able to grow them through concept and prototype to make them viable projects. Our internal process of experimentation is the catalyst. All Our R&D projects, across games, prototypes, drone playthings, installations, art pieces go on to inform our creative output. Over the last year UNIT9’s work has been covered by New York Times, Wired, Mashable, Rolling Stone Magazine, Fast Company, Ad Age, Creativity, PSFK, Luerzers archive, Creative Review and Most Contagious 2013 to name a few.

  • Digital Designer

    Amaze

    August 2012 – March 2014(1 year 7 months)Manchester, United Kingdom

    Amaze is a leading, full service marketing and technology consultancy. Its work currently spans 104 countries in 28 languages for a client list that includes ASICS, Bridgestone, Coats plc, Coca-Cola, Dyson, Lexus, ODEON Cinemas, Toyota and Unilever. In 2013, Amaze came in at 22nd in the UK’s Top 100 Digital Agencies Report by Econsultancy and 4th in the design and build category. Whilst appearing 7th in Drum’s Digital Census 2013 (100+ Digital Staff band).

  • Graphic Designer

    NINE

    October 2011 – December 2011(2 months)Stockholm, Sweden

    Three months work experience at award winning Stockholm design & marketing agency. Role consisted of working closely within the creative department on varied and exciting client accounts. Clients consisted of Carlsberg Ramlösa, Sony Ericsson, Falcon, Skogsindustrierna Swedish forest industry and Oriflame international.

  • Graphic Design Intern

    Drumbeat Creative

    May 2011 – September 2011(4 months)Manchester, United Kingdom

  • Graphic Design Intern

    Dinosaur

    November 2010 – November 2010Manchester, United Kingdom

Education

  • University of Cumbria

    BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Graphic Design

    2007 – 2010

Projects

  • Anki DRIVE – Anki.com

    July 2014 – September 2014

    Team Members (9):
    • Craig Parkinson,
    • Fred Mouniguet,
    • Craig Parkinson,
    • Craig Parkinson,
    • Craig Parkinson,
    • Anders Edbrand,
    • Quentin Gauvrit,
    • Craig Parkinson,
    • Craig Parkinson
  • Utopia2 Teaser Campaign

    August 2014

    Channel4 approached us via Unit9 to create a teaser campaign to the second season of their hit show Utopia, a conspiracy thriller-drama. The campaign used the themes of surveillance, incrimination, and identity manipulation to promote the series. We created the “all-seeing eye” to evoke the nefarious nature of The Network. The eye appears on billboards, interactive screens, in TV Ads and finally, online banners. It leads users to TheNetworkIsWatching.com, a digital experience on desktop, mobile, and tablet. http://www.thenetworkiswatching.com/

    Team Members (7):
    • Craig Parkinson,
    • Dawid Marcinkowski,
    • Craig Parkinson,
    • Amelia Cope,
    • Sophie Langohr,
    • Craig Parkinson,
    • Craig Parkinson
  • Kingsman the secret service

    February 2015

    20th Century Fox partnered with UNIT9 to create an interactive online game for the movie Kingsman: The Secret Service. The digital experience created excitement for the film before its release in cinemas and gave people a chance to interact with and learn about Kingsman characters ahead of time.

    Team Members (4):
    • Craig Parkinson,
    • Dirk van Ginkel,
    • Sean Hobman,
    • Laura Cortes

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Digital Strategy
  • Pro Tools
  • Graphic Design
  • Flash
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Creative Direction
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Maya
  • Logo Design
  • After Effects
  • Digital Marketing
  • Corporate Identity
  • InDesign
  • Interaction Design
  • Flash Animation
  • Interactive Advertising
  • Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Typography
  • Digital
  • Social Media
  • User Interface Design
  • Web Design
  • User Experience
  • Adobe Photoshop