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George Gozum

Creative Director / Art Director / Illustrator

New York, NY, USA
Multi-disciplinary and award-winning creative individual with a passion for all aspects of design, in search of creatively stimulating new hands-on positions/projects for both digital and print media.

Work Experience

Ann Taylor

Design Director / Consultant

Design and direction for marketing and branding initiatives for women's apparel company, including email marketing, store signage and programs, site design and special branding projects.
March 2016 - New York, United States

Freelance

Creative Director At Large

Independent consultant for the design and implementation of print and digital projects, including complete websites, print projects and illustration.

Clients include Hermés, AnnTaylor, Estee Lauder, BMG/Sony Music, Prabal Gurung, Peter Som, Kate's Paperie, Tag Creative, Minds In Sync, Grey Interactive, McCann Erickson, Wechsler Ross & Partners, Rainer NYC, Zadora Timepieces, Manhattan User’s Guide, Inside Connexion, Sointu USA, and Russ Berrie & Co.
January 2002 - Present New York, New York, United States

Kate's Paperie / Teddy Bear Holding, Inc

Creative Director

Creative direction and design for all Teddy Bear Holding projects for print and web. Oversaw rebranding of retail brand Kate’s Paperie, including ecommerce website redesign and corporate identity. Responsible for creative direction, design and copy of all of Kate’s Paperie print and online materials, including ecommerce website and catalog photography, catalog design, packaging, signage, advertising, and direct-to-consumer print and email promo materials. Managed and art directed Kate’s Paperie graphics and design department. Creative direction, design and content of the award-winning publication, Unwrapped: Not Usual Gift ideas.
February 2007 - May 2011 New York, New York, United States

Rafe Studios, Ltd.

Branding Design Director - 2004 - 2007, Consultant - 1994 to 2004

Art directed and executed all advertising, print and online communications for the Rafe New York brand. Designed and managed the rafe.com website, including information architecture, layout, copy and original web content for both the ecommerce and corporate portions of the site. Designed and executed all print advertising and consumer media, as well as viral marketing programs that included the Rafe blog and consumer sections in the corporate section. Created business to business presentations. Oversaw Rafe brand image internationally, interfacing with distributors in Asia and Europe. Designed and developed all corporate identity materials including logo designs, press kits & package design. Sourced and managed local and international print and web vendors. Designed and oversaw visual merchandising for the Rafe retail store and showroom. Managed in-house art department and external vendors. Designed and developed new products and product components.
1994 - February 2007 New York, New York, United States

Nurun

Creative Director

Creative direction for new and existing client initiatives. Designed and executed project proposals and creative presentations for new business pitches. Art directed and managed in-house design team for existing accounts, including L’Oreal & Evian.
January 2002 - December 2002 New York, New York, United States

HipO

Creative Director

Designed and executed hipO.com, a teen-targeted e-commerce startup website. Art-directed and executed all print ads & press materials. Managed design team and freelance consultants. Designed and executed all corporate identity materials including press kits, presentations & booth design graphics. Art-directed all fashion shoots, managing the selection and direction of photographers, stylists and models.
May 1999 - January 2000 New York, New York, United States

Muffin-Head, Inc./DVCi Technologies New York

Creative Director

Implemented creative and usability standards for client internet, multimedia, video and print projects, from pitches to finished projects. Designed and maintained company brand image, including corporate identity kits & website. Hired and trained in-house design team. Managed client relationships. Clients included Prada, The Lancaster Group, Revlon, Estee Lauder, Breitling, Oxford, and Visionaire.
1995 - 1999 New York, New York, United States

Digital Pulp

Associate Creative Director

Acted as creative liaison between company creative and project management teams. Managed and mentored team of art directors & designers. Art-directed online and print ad campaigns, websites, and new business pitches. Oversaw all design, information architecture and interactivity standards for web projects.
1998 - 1999 New York, New York, United States

ROM Antics, Inc.

Creative Director

Designed and created graphic interfaces and digital environments for interactive consumer CD-Roms. Designed all CD packaging, promotional materials and co-op advertising.
1994 - 1995 New York, New York, United States

D.G.Williams / La Rosa

Showroom Manager, Creative Director

Designed, managed and executed all aspects of the showroom displays for this visual merchandising company. Art Directed all advertising. Designed complete mannequin collections and fixturing for the retail market. Managed orders and quality control for clients that included Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's and The Limited, Inc.
1989 - 1991 New York, New York, United States

Education

Fashion Institute Of Technology (FIT)

Continuing Education

Studies in Fashion, Art & Design
1987 New York, New York, United States

University Of The Philippines

BA, Fine Arts

BFA, Visual Communication, with honors
June 1983 - March 1987 Manila, Philippines

Languages

Spanish (Conversational),
English (Native),
Tagalog (Conversational),

Awards

The Complete Fashion Sketchbook

Featured Illustrator

2013

Softpress

Featured website, RainerNYC.com

2012

Cardonizer

Featured Work

2012

Bruno Gmunder

Featured Artist: Jewels

2010

Mohawk Fine Papers

Best of Show, The Mohawk Show

2009

Print Design Magazine

Certificate of Excellence, Print Regional Design Annual

2009

Communication Arts Magazine

Award of Excellence, Communication Arts Design Annual 50

2009

Webby Awards

Finalist, Best Celebrity / Fan site

2009

Bruno Gmunder

Featured Artist: Dirty Little Drawings

2007

Style 365

Featured Website

2001

Cybershops

Featured Website

2000

Effective Web Animation

Featured website

1999

One Show Interactive

Gold Pencil Award, Self Promotional Website

1998

Eye Candy

Outstanding Website Design

1997

AV Video & Multimedia Producer Magazine

Top 100 Multimedia Producers of 1997

1997

ICDIA

Gold Award, Best Art Direction

1996

ICDIA

Silver Award, Best Point-Of-Sale Application

1996

ICDIA

Gold Award, Best Human Resources Title

1995

AVN

Best Interactive CD-ROM

1994

Skills

Fashion Illustration, Copywriting, Freeway, Illustration, Illustrator, Indesign, Painter, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Quark Xpress,

Additional Information

A Creative Director with a strong focus on fashion and luxury brands, I have a penchant for thoughtful branding, skillful execution and clean design in both digital and print media.

I am also an accomplished illustrator, and my personal artwork has been published internationally as well as shown in galleries in New York.