Gavin Alaoen

Social Art Director

New York, NY, USA
Gavin is a New York based Art Director + Designer, with an emphasis on all things digital. He has designed and produced a variety of short and long form content that span across a vast range of social media platforms. His past experience includes design for print, interactive (web, mobile, tablet) and UI/UX with an emphasis on branding & identity. He also likes pandas.

Work Experience

MTV Networks

Social Art Director

January 2016 - Present New York, New York, United States

MTV Networks

Senior Designer / Content Creator

Working in-house on design and production for MTV and VH1 digital platforms, including web, mobile, and tablet. Collateral includes page themes, info graphics, social media assets, promos, co-brands and tent pole site design and production.
April 2014 - December 2016 New York, United States

MTV Networks


December 2011 - April 2014 New York, New York, United States

MTV Networks

Freelance Interactive Designer

Provided design and production for and, including page themes, info graphics, and promos.
June 2011 - December 2011 New York, United States

Allow Me To Introduce Myself

Freelance Designer

Designing various print and web collateral, including; branding & identity design, websites, e-blasts, product packaging and event posters.

Clients Include:

B&G International
Details Magazine
Glamour Magazine
EastSide Dental Medicine
Jay Weiss Creative
ParkEast Youth Enrichment Center
Pimbury Sport
December 2008 - December 2012 New York, United States

Details / Glamour Magazine

Freelance Digital Designer

Digital marketing team member providing brand design concepts, development,
strategy and graphic production for web and interactive platforms. Other design
responsibilities include various graphic production collateral.
November 2010 - New York, New York, United States

Cell Division


Contributed interactive concept design and development for major pharmaceutical based clients. Other design responsibilities included; brand design concepts,
branding guide layouts, and various graphic production outputs.
December 2009 - November 2010 New York, New York, United States

Glamour Magazine

Freelance Designer

Worked in-house with creative and art directors on; magazine advertorials and advertorial comps, brand design concepts, logo designs, sales presentation layouts, as well as designed collateral for sponsored and internal Glamour events
July 2009 - December 2009 New York, New York, United States

Mother New York

Design Intern

Responsibilities included brand design concepts, logo designs, design proposal layouts, as well as research and graphic production for various clients.
May 2009 - August 2009 New York, New York, United States

Nike (Global)

Brand Design Intern

Contributed research, concept development, and graphic production for the Nike running brand. Projects included Nike+, Nike Free, and the Air Pegasus 25th Anniversary.
June 2008 - August 2008 Portland, Oregon, United States


Art Center College Of Design

Bachelors of Fine Art

September 2005 - December 2008 Pasadena, Canada


Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop, CSS / HTML, Editorial Content Creation, Instagram, Snapchat, Snapchat Discover, Social Media, Tumblr, Video Editing, Vine,


Origami, hi-top sneakers, NBA basketball, boxing, astronomy, double meanings, pandas, puns, process, user created content and culinary explorations.