Kenny Hopper

San Francisco, CA, USA
I love design and creative thinking. I am especially excited about the value the two often contribute to a brand. I approach my work as a multi-disciplinary thinker, and I welcome an opportunity to produce effective solutions and processes.

Work Experience

Upwork

Art Director, Visual Product Design

Visual design for interfaces across multiple platforms and operating systems including desktop, tablet and mobile. Developing the next-generation of visual and brand language across the entire product experience. Daily collaboration with product managers, developers, executives and user experience designers, from ideation to implementation.
September 2014 - Present San Francisco, California, United States

Lunar

Art Director

Responsible for collaborating and inspiring the efforts of a creative team consisting of product designers, graphic designers, interface developers, videographers and photographers. Daily projects require a well-rounded understanding of graphic design, packaging design, industrial design process, usability, technology, and user experience design. Applied conceptual strategy, brainstorm facilitation, day-to-day shepherding of a project to completion and collaboration with lead creative and design directors.
September 2009 - San Francisco, California, United States

Cull.Tv

Freelance Art Director

Branding and user interface design project for Cull.tv, an online experience that offers users streaming video content and makes recommendations based on search result meta data. Collaborative art direction, graphic design and UI design. Responsible for overall brand identity and style guidelines, as well as user interface application look and feel, logo treatments and motion graphics.
September 2010 - May 2011 San Francisco, California, United States

Lunar

Associate Art Director

September 2009 - September 2010 San Francisco, California, United States

Razorfish

Freelance Designer

Design Workshop.
Research and brainstorming workshop to inform UI design decisions for online experiences. Explorations included mobile, social and community interactions, the relationship between in-store and online experiential conditions and how best to leverage new technologies to boost consumer engagement and brand recognition.
July 2010 - July 2010 San Francisco, California, United States

Venables Bell And Partners

Brand Development Internship

Assisted designers with agency identity and in-house design projects including advertising, product concepts and branding, environments design, graphic design and interaction design. Clients included: Intel, GAP, Inc., Wendy’s and Audi.
May 2009 - August 2009 San Francisco, California, United States

Education

California College Of The Arts

BA Product Design

August 2006 - May 2009 San Francisco, California, United States

University Of Texas At Austin

BA Liberal Arts

January 1995 - May 1999 Austin, Texas, United States

Awards

Skills

Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Flash, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Premiere, Art Direction, Branding, Creative Cloud, Creative Direction, CSS, HTML, Identity Design, Jira , Keynote , Mobile Design, MS Project, Packaging Design, Photo Manipulation, Powerpoint, Print Design, Sketch, Solidworks, UI Design , UX Design,

MUSIC

Instruments:
Piano, Bass and Drums

Albums:
At The Drive-In (Bass guitar, 1994-1997)
Crime in Choir (Bass guitar, piano, 2000-2009)

Listen:
https://soundcloud.com/vernon-hopper