Marketing Director at ESI Enterprises, Inc.

  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Marketing and Advertising

Previous positions

  • Art Director / Senior Designer at ESI Enterprises, Inc.
  • Graphic Designer at ESI Enterprises, Inc.

Education

California State University-Northridge, Bachelors, Graphic Design

Background

Summary

A multitasking motivated designer and marketing director with a thorough understanding of end-to-end product development. I have experience performing and managing a range of creative positions, such as graphic designer, art/creative director and copywriter, with a growing knowledge of the business side of design. Skilled in: Product development and branding from brick & mortar to e-commerce. Market research and product testing for consumer electronics. Leading marketing and production efforts. Trade Show management and Booth design. Amazon A+ media content Design, Illustration, Typography and Web. My personal online portfolio website is www.kadesign.co

Experience

  • Director of Marketing

    ESI Enterprises, Inc.

    June 2018 – Present(1 year 4 months)Van Nuys

    • Manage a team of designers, videographers, photographers, & copywriters to deliver products from conception to completion. • Oversee the development of B2B and B2C Merchandising, Packaging & Print, Still & Lifestyle Photography, Retail & POP Videos, Initiatives, Web Design & Marketing • Build an maintain relationships with multiple high profile partners and ensure adherence to brand guidelines while delivering complex & large-scale projects on budget and on tight deadlines. • Developed brands through a strong understanding of industry trends. Experienced problem solving, presentation, communication and project management skills. • End-to-end product design, with constant monitoring from product launch to end of life.

  • Graphic Designer & Illustrator

    Freelance

    March 2006 – Present(13 years 7 months)Northridge

    Developed brand style & consistency for profit & non profit companies, to elevate & differentiate their product line. Meet with clients to determine the marketing & design vision, scope of work, budget & a deliverable timeframe. Designed & Illustrated original artwork: Posters, Digital Paintings, Stationary, Packaging & Print, Web Design & Marketing.

  • Art Director / Senior Designer

    ESI Enterprises, Inc.

    August 2015 – July 2018(2 years 11 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    • Determine how best to represent a concept visually for the consumer electronic space. • Supervise design staff • Coordinate external projects with other artistic and creative departments/individuals • Review and approve designs, artwork, photography, and graphics developed by other staff members • Design own set projects from designated brands. • Packaging, Merchandising, In-Store Displays, Web Design, E-commerce, SEO, Outsource supervisor

  • Graphic Designer

    ESI Enterprises, Inc.

    June 2015 – July 2015(1 month)Van Nuys

    • Graphic design work for multiple brands • Packaging, Merchandising, In-Store Displays, Web Design, E-commerce, SEO

  • Graphic Designer

    AmericanTours International, LLC

    February 2014 – July 2015(1 year 5 months)Los Angeles

    Designed & maintained a 300+ page print brochure detailing all aspects of current tours, from day to day activities to add ons & extensions. 20+ mini brochures & pamphlets designed to supplement tours & help boost sales with additional content, add ons, features. Produced all art for web & print for in house & external projects, maintained an extensive library of images & media.

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    VISCOM – The Center for Visual Communication

    November 2013 – December 2013(1 month)Northridge California

    Identity branding, web design, print & web advertisements for non profit & for-profit companies, while working for a student run design studio at California State University, Northridge

  • Level 3/Senior Technician

    CyberDefender

    November 2010 – May 2012(1 year 6 months)Los Angeles

    Lead technician during shift, managed a team of 12 techs from various levels in assessing and fixing any and all computer related issues.

  • Graphic Designer

    SoccerOne

    May 2007 – May 2009(2 years)

    Maintained sale & featured products for website & microsites, as well as updating & cleaning product images. Designed all custom team logos & uniforms digitally, applied images through silkscreen or heatpress method. Created flyers, in-store posters, email blasts & team banners.

Education

  • California State University-Northridge

    Bachelors, Graphic Design

    2005 – 2013

    Activities and Societies

    GFXS 458 Student Run Studio Class dealing with non profit organizations Viscom Student Run Studio dealing with for profit organizations.

Languages

  • English

    Full professional proficiency

  • Armenian

    Limited working proficiency

Projects

  • Web Portfolio

    March 2006

    My collection of work.

    Team Members (1):
    • Kevork Atamian

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Graphic Design
  • Team Management
  • Illustrator CS6
  • Package Design
  • Illustrator
  • OS X
  • In-Design CS6
  • High Quality Typography
  • After Effects CS5
  • Autodesk Autocad
  • Art Direction
  • Ad Design
  • Logo and Brand Identity
  • Photo Retouching
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Digital and Hand Illustration
  • After Effects
  • Mac
  • InDesign
  • Packaging
  • Print Experience
  • Windows 7
  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • WordPress
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Operating System Diagnosis and Repair
  • Autodesk Maya 2011
  • Social Media
  • Microsoft Word
  • Mac OSX
  • Photoshop CS6
  • Microsoft Windows XP-8