Scott Ahn

Graphic Designer

Washington, DC, USA
Graphic Design is the love of my life.

I am a multidisciplinary graphic designer, specializing in logo design and branding for innovative thinkers who are willing to make passionate attempts at building something positive.

Work Experience

Self-Employed

Graphic Designer + Photographer

My career consists mostly of freelance work. Since I’m a self-taught designer, the freelance projects are the curriculum of my education. From there I have learned not only about the theory and practice of design, but I’ve learned so much about other elds, like social science, philosophy, urban gardening, architecture, science + technology, literature, textiles, economics, archaeology, history, and so on. Most importantly, graphic design has taught me about myself in this project we call life.
2010 - Present Brooklyn, New York, United States

Hilton Worldwide

Graphic Designer

Hilton is one the world’s largest hotel brands with locations in 78 countries. While working for their in-house design team, I became familiar with the internal complexities that run a large corporation. We operated similar to an agency with production artists, graphic designers, copy editors, copywriters, project managers, account executives, an art director, a studio manager, and a head director. Our challenge was to communicate to analytical thinkers why certain abstract concepts matter towards business objectives.
September 2015 - May 2016 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

KKP

Graphic Designer

KKP was a small, family owned business that began as a print shop and later expanded its services to graphic design and photography. I was responsible for all of the steps that go into every project, including marketing, design, project management, copy editing, production, and accounting.
February 2013 - April 2015 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Makoto Restaurant

Chef

Makoto is a traditional, Omakase-style Japanese restaurant that’s nestled in the quiet Palisades neighborhood of Washington, D.C. ere is no experience that was more instrumental in my development as a graphic designer than the time I spent working at Makoto. Japanese culinary traditions share the same values and concepts as great design. Simplicity was the standard for each dish, but it demanded hours of preparation, awless techniques + processes, and extreme discipline.
August 2012 - February 2013 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Seamless

Photographer

Seamless is an online database of restaurants, mostly in metropolitan areas, that o ers delivery or carry out services to customers. Each week I was assigned a group of new restaurants that needed photographs taken of their top dishes. e photos were important because they provided a strong visual aid to go along with the restaurants’ menus. It was also my responsibility to coordinate the photo shoots with the restaurant owners, which overall was a pleasant experience. I became comfortable interacting with the clients, and ended up learning a lot about the many unique cultures that populate the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
April 2010 - February 2011 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

WDBJ

Production Assistant

WDBJ is the CBS-a liated broadcast station in Roanoke, Virginia. We were always in a competitive race with the other local stations to be the fastest and most accurate news coverage. Job security was only as strong as the last live broadcast, and the strength of the broadcast was only as strong as the nest details. My responsibilities grew from setting up the studio, to running the studio cameras and lming podcasts, to becoming one of the main audio board operators.
October 2006 - August 2007 Roanoke, Virginia, United States

Education

George Mason University

MAIS Video-Based Production

Screenwriting
HTML/CSS
Film Theory
Mass Communications
Sound Production
August 2010 - May 2013 Virginia, United States

Radford University

BS Media Studies

August 2002 - May 2006 Radford, Virginia, United States

Skills

Ableton Live, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro , Final Cut Pro, Logo Design, Photography, Print Design, Print Production, Typography, Video Production, Web Design,

Associations

AIGA
Design Thinking DC
Amnesty International