Curtis Hadzicki

  • Multidisciplinary Designer
  • Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, United States
  • Sporting Goods

Previous positions

  • Designer at The Startup Garage
  • Designer at Freelance

Education

Cal State San Marcos, Bachelor’s Degree, Design and Applied Arts

Background

Summary

I am a San Diego native passionate about product design. I started my education as an industrial design student because of my passion for working with my hands and finished at CSU San Marcos with a graphic design degree because of my passion for telling a cohesive brand story. My free time consists of a variety of design practices, including footwear design, product development, practicing digital illustration, shooting a short product video, or taking photos. I am passionate about opportunities to create elevated product experiences while taking something from concept to reality.

Experience

  • Designer

    Sector 9 Skateboards

    December 2018 – Present(10 months)Greater San Diego Area

  • Head Of Design

    Moonshot creative

    January 2017 – Present(2 years 9 months)Greater San Diego Area

  • Designer

    The Startup Garage

    August 2016 – February 2017(6 months)Encinitas

    developing cohesive brand strategies by creating platform specific content and leveraging marketing analytics to deliver a rich customer experience with a colorful brand story.

  • Designer

    Freelance

    August 2015 – July 2016(11 months)The Startup Garage

    developing cohesive brand strategies by creating platform specific content and leveraging marketing analytics to deliver a rich customer experience with a colorful brand story.

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  • Graphic Designer

    CSUSM Alumni Association

    August 2014 – August 2015(1 year)San Marcos

    As the graphic designer for The alumni Association I had the chance to create and develop marketing campaigns from the concept to preparing digital designs for print and web to create and cohesive concept that is effective on all platforms. I execute projects including a campus wide student scavenger hunt and the package design and development for the graduation gift box received by new members of the alumni association. The position allows me the opportunity to design for a range of audiences that pushed me to innovate and connect with new demographics.

Education

  • Cal State San Marcos

    Bachelor’s Degree, Design and Applied Arts

    2013 – 2015

    Worked as a graphic design intern for the Alumni Association while completing a degree in Design.

  • San Jose State University

    industrial design

    2010 – 2015

    SJSU Mens club lacrosse – Offensive Player of the Year WCLL DIV II 2010 -1st Team All-Conference Midfield WCLL DIV II 2010 – Honorable Mention All-Conference Attack WCLL DIV II 2011

Projects

  • Graphic Design & Product photography Lliaon watchbands LLC

    June 2015 – June 2016

    I was responsible for creating the visual brand language to be used in all branded content public and internal. My key creative responsibilities included logo design, web design, product photography, concept Photography, lifestyle photography, cinematography, user interface design, social media strategy, social media, content development, all graphic work created for crowd funding campaign.

    Team Members (1):
    • Curtis Hadzicki

Skills & Expertise

  • Event Planning
  • Product Design
  • Website Promotion
  • Sketching
  • Leadership
  • Graphic Design
  • Website Development
  • Illustrator
  • Time Management
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Logo Design
  • Team Leadership
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Public Speaking
  • Branding & Identity
  • Design Thinking
  • Web Development
  • Microsoft Office
  • Mac
  • Customer Service
  • PowerPoint
  • Web Services
  • Marketing
  • InDesign
  • Website Creation
  • Fashion Design
  • Web Applications
  • Photoshop
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Packaging Design
  • Website Building
  • Typography
  • Product Development
  • Social Media
  • Microsoft Word
  • User Interface Design
  • Web Design
  • Brand Development
  • Storytelling
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Web Content Management
  • Footwear
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Networking

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Causes Curtis cares about:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Education
  • Science and Technology