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Edward Worden

  • Freelance Visual Designer at Edward Worden
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Graphic Design

Previous positions

  • Independent Contractor at Syntergy
  • Graphic Designer at Skeleton Key Mfg.

Education

California State University, Long Beach, BFA, Illustration, Design, Bio-medical Illustration

Background

Summary

Visual/UX/UI Design, including: Graphic Design • Illustration • Digital Design • Production • Ideation through Output • PMA

Experience

  • Freelance Visual Designer

    Edward Worden

    May 2008 – Present(11 years 5 months)

    • Graphic Design • Digital and Print • Web and Interactive • User Experience (UX) • Illustration • Production

  • Independent Contractor

    Syntergy

    October 2015 – October 2017(2 years)Greater San Diego Area

    • Data Migration management as part of a large team. • Building of Project Sites and Subsites (URL and database). • Import/Export data and File transfer Protocol via Syntergy product. • Creation of Access Permissions and Governance via Syntergy product for an American global aerospace and defense technology company.

  • Graphic Designer

    Skeleton Key Mfg.

    September 2013 – July 2016(2 years 10 months)Greater San Diego Area

    • Creation of materials for social media presence. • Work with existing graphic material to create animations and interactive media.

  • User Experience Designer

    The Barbary Company

    December 2012 – December 2015(3 years)Greater Los Angeles Area

    • Under the CEO/Senior Designer to see all concepts to completion in a web-based environment. • Work directly with the company’s CEO, whom is also the Senior Designer to collaborate and produce graphic content for a large market of corporations. • Develop ecommerce solutions across digital platforms for B2B and B2C through digital design and re-branding methods.

  • User Experience Designer

    Lever Your Business Inc. (WeWOOD, Hey Dude)

    June 2014 – June 2015(1 year)Hollywood, CA

    • Design both online and print collateral for sales material, social media marketing, and multinational communications. • Creation & management of graphic elements, digital ads, social media, & web design for eCommerce. • Manage raw file libraries and optimize media for production of content to be used throughout the company. • The first-and-last line between creative director and the post-production team. • Take direction from the CFO in maintaining brand identity and communicate with the international production team. • Manage multiple design, marketing, and social media projects simultaneously every day in a fast-paced environment.

  • Assistant

    Mike Giant

    January 2010 – April 2013(3 years 3 months)San Francisco, CA

    • Provide fill-ins on print work in order to allow Mr. Giant the ability to produce multiple creative projects at a time. • Hands-on assistance at the early stages of project creation. • Arrange, post, archive photographic content for up-to-date website maintenance. • Update the SKULLZ PRESS and Mikegiant.com websites of new photographic, informative, and artistic content. • Creative editing of visual content for SKULLZPRESS.com and Mikegiant.com • Assist in the setting up and removing gallery shows and live-art exhibitions.

  • Graphic Designer

    SKULLZ PRESS

    January 2010 – May 2011(1 year 4 months)San Francisco, CA

    • Manage content – all things print, online, free, and for sale. Mike Giant collaborative zines and promotional collateral sold at SKULLZ PRESS exclusively.

  • Intern

    REBEL8

    July 2010 – December 2010(5 months)San Francisco, CA

    • Create artwork for web content on REBEL8.com • Maintain a working organization of all Fine Art and brand content to be used for print and Brand Management. • Create tech packs for the production of apparel and accessories. • Research and development of new trends, ideas, and concepts for upcoming projects. • Streamline production for each season’s clothing line. • Research and develop ideas for industry-standard production of apparel and related products.

Education

  • California State University, Long Beach

    BFA, Illustration, Design, Bio-medical Illustration

    2002 – 2008

    Activities and Societies

    Society of Student Illustrators (SSI)

Languages

  • Spanish

  • Design

Skills & Expertise

  • Layout
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Posters
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Sustainable Design
  • Graphics
  • Logo Design
  • Drawing
  • InDesign
  • Packaging
  • Art
  • Photoshop
  • Concept Development
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Typography
  • Product Marketing
  • Book Design
  • Brand Development
  • Social Media Marketing

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Flag Football coach

    San Diego Unified School District

    2000 – 2001Children

  • Volunteer

    Trees for the Future

    April 2014Environment

    Planting trees for reforestation.

  • Volunteer

    American Forests

    May 2014Environment

    Planting trees to help restore areas that have been affected by wildfires.

Causes Edward cares about:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Science and Technology