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CAGAN YUKSEL

Creative Director - Graphic Designer - Motion Graphics Artist

New York, NY, USA
BIO

I have been creating, directing, designing & animating for most of the well known broadcast, corporate & interactive brands for the last 14 years. I am a multi – award winning artist with a solid educational background, holding a Masters Degree in Computer Arts & Motion Graphics from SCAD.

Specializing in Creative Direction, Graphic Design and Motion Graphics for Film, TV, Commercial, Interactive and Experiential platforms, I worked with clients such as Bank of America, BMW, Mercedes, Verizon, Viacom, Panasonic and many more.

I am currently part of the international jury of PROMAX BDA / IAVA Communicator Awards / ADCNJ
Work Experience
New York, NY, USA
Apr 2013Present
Creative Director - Founder/Owner
New York, NY, USA
Mar 2012Mar 2013
Art Director - Graphic Designer - Animator
Hired by CCO / Founder of Smoke & Mirrors; Sean Broughton in order to help SM NY to open a Design Department supporting the multimillion dollar revenue flow & enhance the services of Smoke & Mirrors NYC

DUTIES:

- Art Direct, Design Exceptional Style Frames, Animate for Smoke & Mirrors clients
- Lead the team of Designers, Animators and work with 3D / VFX Artists
- Re-formulate faster workflows for mid to high budget projects.
- Help management team with talent acquisition.
- Set high visual standards with exceptional creative insight.
- Build stronger client relationships, help bring on going business.
- Work with sales management to support annual sales by working on aggressive pitches.
- Mentor Junior talent.
New York, NY, USA
Jan 2007Mar 2012
Creative / Art Director - Graphic Designer - Animator
Clients Include:

BMW
Victoria's Secret
HBO
Time Warner
LG
MSG Network
Chiller Network
Intstrux LLC
Basic Entertainment
Bob'sYour Uncle
Oishii Creative
Perceptional Production NYC
Show+Tell Productions
TAG Creative
Essential Creative
Cliché VFX
PerceptionNYC
BET
VIACOM
Nickelodeon
MTV
Razorfish
BBDO
IDEA City
Consortium Studios LA
The Odd Machine
Motive NYC
A&E
Food Network
Prudential
RJ Brunelli
After Glow Studios
Mantra Design
4mm Games, LLC
OBO
Done & Dusted
HNTB

For more details please visit my Linked-in profile. http://www.linkedin.com/in/caganyuksel/
New York, NY, USA
Jan 2004Jan 2008
Partner / VJ
Cagan Yuksel: (Former Partner of United Vision LLC)

Cagan Yuksel is United Vision duo’s second half, Club World Award winner VJ (Video Jokey), former “Super Club” Crobar resident for 3 years who served as a visual artist for world known DJs and designed numerous installations to interact with the audience.
Cagan Yuksel then became the resident VJ of Pacha NYC in 2007, after taking home the disco globe (Club World Award) for his work at Crobar.

CWA nominated Cagan Yuksel and Chris Biggins for their design and installation work on Pacha's brand new permanent state of the art video system and yet again for the 4th nomination of best VJ's of the world in 2009.

UV also worked with many corporate clients for designing high end live event media.
New York, NY, USA
Jan 2006Jan 2007
Senior Graphic Designer - Animator
New York, NY, USA
Sep 2003Feb 2006
Graphic Designer - Animator
Education
Savannah, GA, USA
Sep 2001Sep 2003
Master of Fine Arts - Computer Art Motion Graphics
Cum Laude
Ankara, Turkey
Sep 2000Sep 2001
Master of Arts - Graphic Design - New Media
Presidential Scholarship
Ankara, Turkey
Sep 1996Sep 2000
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Graphic Design
Presidential Scholarship
Awards
2014
SILVER CLIO AWARD – Justin Timberlake “Not A Bad Thing” Music Video, Clio Music Integrated Campaign
2014
BRONZE CLIO AWARD – Justin Timberlake “Not A Bad Thing” Music Video, Clio Music Film
2014
BRONZE CLIO AWARD – Justin Timberlake “Not A Bad Thing” Music Video, Clio Music Innovative Media
2014
SILVER & BRONZE AWARD – BOA Japan Rises, Art Direction
2014
SILVER & BRONZE AWARD – ESPN Beauty of the Game , Visual Effects
2014
BRONZE AWARD – BOA Innovation Nation , Art Direction
2014
BRONZE AWARD – BOA Amplified FX , Art Direction
2013
International Academy of Visual Arts Award of Excellence Recognition for Judging 19th Annual Communicator Awards
2012
Gold Award Recognition for Judging 8th Annual Davey Awards
2011
Best In Show Award Recognition for Judging 6th Annual W3 Awards
2011
Advertising Finalist - HBO GO Promo
2011
SILVER AWARD - RAPHAEL SAADIQ MUSIC VIDEO - Design
2011
SILVER AWARD & BRONZE AWARD - SSP NUTRITION, Art Direction
2011
Silver and Bronze Award - HBO GO Promo
2010
SILVER AWARD & BRONZE AWARD RUSSELL BRAND IN NYC, Art Direction
2010
SILVER AWARD & BRONZE AWARD NY TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL TRAILER, Art Direction
2008
GOLD & SILVER AWARD Australia Post Show Package, TRT Art Direction and Design
2007
BRONZE AWARD SCION Urban Racer Promo, Art Direction and Design
Awards Judging - Mentor Programs
Promax BDA - Sports Media Marketting Awards

IAVA (International Academy of Visual Arts) - Communicator Awards Judging

IAVA (International Academy of Visual Arts) - Davey Awards Judging

IAVA (International Academy of Visual Arts) - W3 Awards Judging

Art Directors Club NJ - ADC Annual Awards Judging

NJ AD CLUB - Annual Awards Judging

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AIGA - Mentor Program

Savannah College of Art & Design - International Students Office - Mentor Program

Bloomfield College - Portfolio Review

NJIT - Guest Lecturer
Memberships
AIGA
Art Directors Club NY / NJ Chapter
Promax BDA
International Academy of Visual Arts - IAVA