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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

GRAFX CO.

Creative Director - Founder/Owner

April 2013 - Present New York, New York, United States

Smoke & Mirrors

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.
March 2012 - March 2013 New York, New York, United States

Freelance

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/
January 2007 - March 2012 New York, New York, United States

United Vision LLC

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.
January 2004 - January 2008 New York, New York, United States

Mad House NYC

Senior Graphic Designer - Animator

January 2006 - January 2007 New York, New York, United States

Creative Bubble / Definition 6

Graphic Designer - Animator

September 2003 - February 2006 New York, New York, United States

Education

Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD)

Master of Fine Arts - Computer Art Motion Graphics

Cum Laude
September 2001 - September 2003 Savannah, Georgia, United States

Bilkent University

Master of Arts - Graphic Design - New Media

Presidential Scholarship
September 2000 - September 2001 Ankara, Turkey

Bilkent University

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Graphic Design

Presidential Scholarship
September 1996 - September 2000 Ankara, Turkey

Awards

Clio Awards

SILVER CLIO AWARD – Justin Timberlake “Not A Bad Thing” Music Video, Clio Music Integrated Campaign

2014

Clio Awards

BRONZE CLIO AWARD – Justin Timberlake “Not A Bad Thing” Music Video, Clio Music Film

2014

Clio Awards

BRONZE CLIO AWARD – Justin Timberlake “Not A Bad Thing” Music Video, Clio Music Innovative Media

2014

The Telly Awards

SILVER & BRONZE AWARD – BOA Japan Rises, Art Direction

2014

The Telly Awards

SILVER & BRONZE AWARD – ESPN Beauty of the Game , Visual Effects

2014

The Telly Awards

BRONZE AWARD – BOA Innovation Nation , Art Direction

2014

The Telly Awards

BRONZE AWARD – BOA Amplified FX , Art Direction

2014

The Communicator Awards

International Academy of Visual Arts Award of Excellence Recognition for Judging 19th Annual Communicator Awards

2013

Davey Awards

Gold Award Recognition for Judging 8th Annual Davey Awards

2012

W3 Awards

Best In Show Award Recognition for Judging 6th Annual W3 Awards

2011

New York Festivals Awards

Advertising Finalist - HBO GO Promo

2011

PromaxBDA Awards

SILVER AWARD - RAPHAEL SAADIQ MUSIC VIDEO - Design

2011

The Telly Awards

SILVER AWARD & BRONZE AWARD - SSP NUTRITION, Art Direction

2011

The Mark Awards

Silver and Bronze Award - HBO GO Promo

2011

The Telly Awards

SILVER AWARD & BRONZE AWARD RUSSELL BRAND IN NYC, Art Direction

2010

The Telly Awards

SILVER AWARD & BRONZE AWARD NY TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL TRAILER, Art Direction

2010

Davey Awards

GOLD & SILVER AWARD Australia Post Show Package, TRT Art Direction and Design

2008

The Telly Awards

BRONZE AWARD SCION Urban Racer Promo, Art Direction and Design

2007

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