Dante Cervantes

  • Designer / Art Director /
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Motion Pictures and Film

Previous positions

  • Art Director at FREELANCE
  • Freelance Art Director at Sensis

Education

ArtCenter College of Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Advertising

Background

Summary

www.DDDANTE.com

Experience

  • Designer

    IMAX

    January 2018 – Present(1 year 9 months)Playa Vista

    • As a designer, I provided support across the creative team for all key verticals: film, brand, corporate and b2b/sales. • I designed global marketing material across the following media: digital, print, ooh, and environmental. • Delivered final design files based on creative direction and technical specifications to the printer and/or key stakeholders. • Developed various mock-ups and concepts as proof of design based on creative briefings.

  • Art Director

    FREELANCE

    January 2015 – November 2017(2 years 10 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    Freelanced for a handful of agency. Sensis, SelectWorld, Mistress Agency, Orci Agency. Conceptualizes to design. Print to Digital. And everything in between.

  • Freelance Art Director

    Sensis

    October 2015 – May 2016(7 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    • Work closely with Senior Copywriter/ACD/Group CD to deliver design and art direction for digital as well as traditional advertising media. These include, landing pages, websites, standard & rich media banners, mobile ads, tweets, Facebook updates, apps, print, outdoor, POS, collateral, TV and guerrilla tactics • Executed all design from concept to completion • Conceived campaign concepts for social media (i.e. Facebook, twitter, etc.) Present creative clearly and persuasively to internal agency staff and/or clients • Provide strong conceptual on-strategey thinking for both digital and traditional advertising •Strong design and typography skills, also strong skills in branding and identity design •Experience in creative and production for web, print, OOH, collateral and some video.

  • Art Director

    mun2 NBCUniversal

    October 2013 – March 2015(1 year 5 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    • Ensured branding consistency across all of Off-Air initiatives and openly communicated with Creative Director to establish standards • Regularly met with VPs and Producers to organize upcoming branding initiatives and strategize for upcoming campaigns • Created concepts for show series marketing campaigns in alliance with Creative Director and pitched ideas to the GM and VPs • Worked in a supervisor capacity to a team of designers • Delegated workload to designers in order to meet deadlines • Communicated with the project manager to appropriately distribute workload and strategize for incoming projects • Oversaw all branding and show series photoshoots • Produced work in addition to serving a supervisor role which included but was not limited to: designing, photo retouching, photo compositing, etc.

  • Senior Graphic Designer

    mun2 NBCUniversal

    March 2007 – October 2013(6 years 7 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    • Key art conception, art direction, and production execution for original series campaigns as required for channel initiatives • Worked on key art and logo repackaging of acquired programming to match channel brand identity • Handled photo retouching, compositing, and color correction of raw images for key art • Executed marketing and press materials in a variety of mediums including, but not limited to, billboards, large digital screens, bus shelters, double decker buses, bus tails, posters, handouts, t-shirts, magazine advertisements, web assets, and application assets • Prepared assets for print and communicate with the printer/vendor • Effectively and efficiently able to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced timeframe • Collaborated with off-air art director to take over projects as needed • Communicated and collaborate with creative team members to execute collective specialty projects • Work in a very small team with tight deadlines

Education

  • ArtCenter College of Design

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Advertising

    2003 – 2005

  • San Diego school of creative and perfoming arts

    1998

Languages

  • English

  • Spanish

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Graphic Design
  • art direction
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Sketch App
  • Creative Direction
  • Poster Design
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Logo Design
  • Branding & Identity
  • SketchUp
  • Microsoft Office
  • Corporate Identity
  • Television
  • Entertainment
  • InDesign
  • Art
  • Keynote
  • Photoshop
  • Video Production
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Digital Media
  • Typography
  • Social Media
  • Adobe Photoshop

Honors & Awards

  • WINNER 2014 PROMAXDBA – GOLD DRAMATIC SPOT: LA PATRONA IMAGE SPOT (CONCEPT)

    PROMAXDBA
  • WINNER 2014 promaxdba – BRONZE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR PRINT: COMBATE AMERICAS -MUN2

    promaxdba
  • 2012 PROMAXDBA – NOMINEE LOGO DESIGN: I LOVE jenni

    PROMAXDBA