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luis cazares

Designer/Artist

Long Beach, CA, USA
760-608-2454
Growing up in Ridgecrest CA, playing music and skateboarding have been major influences in my life as a designer. Writing songs, competing in skateboard competitions, and sketching in my notebook directed me toward my passion for design, where I discovered an industry where I could hybrid these interests.

Pursuing a career in graphic design, I moved to San Diego where I completed my Bachelors of Arts at the Art Institute in 2009. I learned all the components of designing and developing graphics in various media, refining the direction and style of my work. During my last year of college, I had the opportunity to gain some experience in the profession, designing spread layouts and skateboard decks. I was exposed to how a design firm operates at all levels of production and had the chance to learn from some of the most talented graphic designers in town. As I progressed in my career I became the "Sniper" of the T-shirt graphics world. Having experienced a high level of working at two very prestigious companies, I learned to take out any competition the market could throw at me.

Fundamentally rooted in music and skateboarding, my design philosophy is a fusion of developing influential graphics that impose a thought or reflection of current societal trends. Currently I freelance for various independent companies and continue to develop my graphic direction through conceptual projects, playing the guitar and skate sessions.
Experience
CA, USA
Jun 2005
Owner
• Work closely with clients to create and deliver conceptual visions while consistently meeting requirements and deadlines.
• Designed both HTML and e-commerce sites for local business.
• Develop effective brand identities for both local and international business’s.
• Developed current president Noynoy Aquino's 2010 Philippine Presidential election posters threw GK1 World.
CA, USA
Sep 2010Present
Artist/ Designer
• Developed and produced high level T-shirt graphics that would be sold in several retail companies in and around the U.S
• Developed and executed original concepts and typography.
• Worked with licenses and private labels such as Disney, Reebok and Levi's.
• Designs spanned from Tony Hawk to MMA.
• Analyzed current trend's in both boy's and Men's market.
• Assisted Art Director in preparing client presentations.
• Assisted as a fit model for the Athletic department.
CA, USA
Aug 2009Aug 2010
ODM, Olaes Enterprises
Artist/ Designer
• Developed and produced high level T-shirt graphics and fleece that would be sold in several retail companies in and around the U.S
• Worked closely with CEO and Art Director on brand development.
• Developed and executed original concepts and typography.
• Worked with licenses and private labels such as Orange County Choppers, West Coast Choppers and Little Big Planet.
• Met and interviewed Jesse James of West Coast Choppers on brand development.
USA
Jan 2009Mar 2009
Art Department Assistant
• Assist in the redrawing, color separating and technical specification of graphics for Tribal’s clothing line
• Develop and produce web banners for Tribal’s website and wallpapers for iPhones
• Assist in photo shoots and photographed products for Tribal’s annual catalogue
• Laid out skateboard designs that were produced for retail
Education
Canada
2005Mar 2009
The Art Institute Of California -San Diego
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Awards
Mar 2010
ODM, Olaes Enterprises
Employe of the Quarter