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Amit Patel

Interactive Director / Designer

Los Angeles, CA, USA
+1 310 694 6830
Amit is a multi-disciplinary designer, programmer and an artist producing public and private works for non-profit organizations, corporate clients, collectors, and personal explorations.
Experience
Beverly Hills, CA, USA
Nov 2008
Creative Director
▲ is privately owned boutique design consulting firm.
San Diego, CA, USA
Dec 2013Present
Principal Designer
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Dec 2011Nov 2013
Principal Experience Designer
Yahoo! is the premier digital media company.

Founded in 1994 by Stanford PhD candidates David Filo and Jerry Yang. Today, Yahoo! is a leading global brand that creates deeply personal digital experiences using technology, insights based on data, and intuition to bring together personally relevant content and experiences from across the Web. We give consumers across the globe simple, trusted ways to connect with the people, communities, topics, and trends that matter to them most.

Our business focus is on creating a content, communications, and community platform that delivers rich consumer experiences and advertising solutions across all digital screens.

We attract more than half a billion consumers every month in scores of languages — making Yahoo! one of the most visited destination globally.

Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has more than 13,000 employees in 25 countries, provinces, and territories.
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sep 2011Dec 2011
Senior Director, Interactive Design
PHENOMENON is creative think-tank of the world’s leading consumer marketers, designers, and storytellers.

PHENOMENON is an ideation company. We dream, design and architect innovations that create cultural phenomena. We do this on behalf of brands, consumer-centric companies, entertainment networks, inventors, and any other entity that can benefit from becoming a part of consumer culture.

Our work manifests itself through four main types of innovation: marketing, customer experiences, culture, and digital. We also have extensive experience in designing and negotiating partnerships between brands (or properties) with similar “cultural DNAs.”
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Aug 2009Dec 2010
Yes Design Group
Director, Digital & Interactive Media
YESDESIGNGROUP (YDG) is a creative communications agency, renowned for strategic and inventive approaches to advertising, marketing and design.

From one-of-a-kind collateral to innovative ad campaigns, YDG creates buzz, defines brands, motivates behavior and increases market share for their clients.
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Aug 2010Oct 2010
Art Director (Consultant)
Omelet is a full-service branding, advertising and entertainment big ideas company comprised of egoless creative entrepreneurs. We specialize in creating big ideas designed to solve a brand's core business challenge. At the forefront of the ever-evolving marketing landscape, Omelet is helping to redefine how brands and entertainment co-exist.
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Mar 2008May 2009
Interactive Director / Designer
FIREFLY LA is an award winning multi-media design house that specializes in producing immersive audio-visual environments for corporate and private events. FIREFLY provides cutting-edge, innovative solutions utilizing the latest computer graphics software and projection systems to meet and surpass their clients unique demands.

FIREFLY has transformed building facades, outdoor landscapes, inflatable objects and waterscapes into virtual canvases featuring custom tailored media. Staffed by a closely knit team of experienced creative directors, artists, designers, programmers and engineers, FIREFLY offers a broad array of services form concept to completion.
San Jose, CA, USA
Nov 2006Feb 2010
User Experience Designer (Consultant)
Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information.

Adobe helps customers create and deliver compelling content and applications as well as fully realize their business potential. Adobe is dedicated in turning engaging digital experiences into more valuable interactions every day — across media and devices, anywhere, anytime.
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jan 2006Nov 2008
Lead Designer & Programmer
STUDIO 314 is a digital agency that helps clients and companies realize their full potential to create customized online media campaigns to achieve successful international marketing and branding.
Westlake Village, CA, USA
20042008
Deep Light
Engineering Manager / Researcher
Deep Light, LLC was formed in Los Angeles in July 2003 to develop high resolution 3D displays, cameras and software for the fast growing 3D display market.

The company owns several key patents originally developed at Cambridge University in England under the direction of Dr. Adrian Travis. The Deep Light team consists of management, engineers, consultants and strategic alliances.
Education
Los Angeles, CA, USA
20072009
Continuing..., Design & Communication Arts
Advanced Topics in Design
User Experience Design
Mapping Experiences
Columbus, OH, USA
19992003
Bachelors of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering
Specialty: Computer Engineering
Minor: Economics
Cambridge, MA, USA
20002001
Visiting - Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Specialization in Economics - Econometrics & Market Modeling.
Languages
 
English (Native), Japanese (Conversational), German (Beginner)
Skills
 
graphic design, Branding, illustration, identity design, logo, art direction, consulting, application engineering, web development, UI development, interface design, cross-platform programming, programming, online media production
On the web
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