Billy Reano

Senior Designer

Sunnyvale, CA, USA
I craft vivid experiences through art and design thinking in hopes that it will inspire and challenge us to live better, exercise our talents, and love more. My career is made up of moments where I helped companies large and small present their values to the public through branding, advertising and product design.

Building systems of accountability and creativity allow for better communication and a more streamlined output. I enjoy working with other designers, hearing perspectives and passions as we work together to achieve our goals.

Work Experience

Apple Inc.

Senior Designer

October 2019 - Present Sunnyvale, California, United States

Elephant

Senior Visual Designer

June 2018 - October 2019 San Francisco, California, United States

River City Roll

Creative Lead

January 2017 - Present Richmond, Virginia, United States

ThomasArts

Senior Art Director

Senior Art Director who worked on national finance accounts, directing designers and animators on brand style, creative direction and implementing engaging creative campaigns. Responsible for conceptualizing, design, UI/UX design, mock-ups, including responsive, mobile and tablet-friendly interactive sites and social media integration.
August 2012 - Present Utah, United States

FLSmidth

Motion Design Lead

Motion Design director who guided the overall execution of brand marketing strategy in the realm of animation and digital presentation for FLSmidth, a leading supplier of equipment and services to the global cement and minerals industries.
August 2010 - August 2012 Utah, United States

Studeo Direct Interactive

Art Director

Working closely with the creative director, produced print and motion graphics collateral for clients Kaplan, Kaplan University, Triple T: Heating and Air Conditioning, Marinello, and Identigene.
September 2009 - April 2010 Utah, United States

Young & Rubicam

Art Director, Intern

Working on Madison Ave. at Y&R, I gained experiences in conceptualizing campaigns and creative ideas for clients Cellular South, Dannon, Dell, and LG.
May 2009 - August 2009 New York, New York, United States

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University

Master's Candidate / Business, Master of Science (M.S.) with a concentration in branding/​experience design

August 2016 - Virginia, United States

Brigham Young University

Bachelor's in Communications / Advertising; Minor in Advertising Graphic Design

As one of the Art Directors of the student-run ad agency, BYU AdLab, I led creative teams and participated in joint projects with successful agencies Weiden and Kennedy, CPB, Grey: San Francisco, Droga5, Electronic Arts, Leo Burnett, Larry H. Miller Ad Group, and Richter 7.
July 2005 - April 2009 Utah, United States

Languages

English (Native),
Spanish (Fluent),

Awards

Effie Awards - Effie Worldwide

Gold Effie Award - Student ad campaign, for Utah Tap Project

2009

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite, Advertising, Animation, Art Direction, Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration, Motion Graphics , Presentation, Project Management, User Experience Design, User Interface Design,

Interests

Playing/Creating new board games, Writing novels, Bargain hunting, Camping, Basketball or watching the NBA, Volleyball, Storytelling, Eating lasagna, and Go-kart racing.