Nicole Chin

Art Director

Los Angeles, CA, USA
LA-based Art Director who obsesses over typography and layouts, conceptualizes meaning in every creation, and spends too much time worrying about the Dodgers.

Work Experience

Disney

Manager, Graphic Design

April 2017 -

AEG Worldwide

Senior Graphic Designer

May 2016 - April 2017 California, United States

Gloo

Art Direction & Design Consultant

July 2015 - October 2015

ICFG

Art Director

As Art Director, I oversee the visual brand presence of the Foursquare denomination over their publication, website, any videos produced, and their live events. I manage a small in-house and out-of-house team of designers, illustrators, photographers, and video editors to execute our multi-platform projects. My team also produces new branding initiatives, rebranding projects, and annual branding of our live events. In addition, I assist in project management: kickoff a project, launching it in Basecamp, initiating its execution, and routing to superiors for approval. I also manage our relationship with our printing company, coordinating estimates and invoices, navigating the pre-press and post-production, and maintain a healthy relationship. As a leader of my organization, I facilitate connection and community while striving to have a high-functioning, healthy team of leaders.
October 2011 - April 2015 Los Angeles, California, United States

Freelance

Graphic Design Consultant

As a freelance graphic design consultant, I was brought into various projects on various mediums to manage, design and direct their visual brand and image. My clients included: Victory Sports Network, Midland Athletics, M. Watanabe Electrical, Compassion First, C.E.O. Women, Kalele Charters, SWAG Sports, Zzoit Clothing, and STARS Training.
June 2009 - October 2011 Pasadena, California, United States

ICFG

Graphic Designer

As a graphic designer, I assisted in creating branding collateral for several mediums, including print, web, and live events. I assisted in major rebranding projects of several key components of Foursquare, including their missions department and their leadership publication.
January 2009 - June 2009 Los Angeles, California, United States

Orlando Sentinel

Sports Editing and Design Intern

As a Sports Editing and Design Intern, I was responsible for interior page design for the Sports section, for photo editing and production, and a three-part series of cover illustrations.
June 2008 - August 2008 Orlando, Florida, United States

ESPN

Art Department Intern

As Art Department intern, I was mentored weekly by critically-acclaimed Creative Director Siung Tija with unique and individualized lessons in conceptualization, the creative process and typography. I was also responsible for 3-5 back of the book department pages and production work on feature articles. I also observed magazine staff meetings, creative team meetings, and a photo shoot.
May 2007 - August 2007 New York, New York, United States

Education

Azusa Pacific University

Journalism, Communication Studies, Graphic Design

2004 - 2008 Azusa, California, United States

New York University

Creative Writing Summer Program

2006 New York, New York, United States

Art Center College Of Design

Art Center at Night

2011 Pasadena, California, United States

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Art Direction, Brand Strategy, Environmental Design, Event Design, Graphic Design, Iconography, Identity Creation, Illustration, Layout, Photo Editing, Photography, Publication Design, Typography,