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Michael Sevilla

SVLA

Orlando, FL, USA
I have always had a fascination with the convergence of art, design, music, technology, and life. I am currently a multidisciplinary creative specializing in direction, branding, print, and all things interactive. I love working with others to create compelling projects. I believe ideas can come from anywhere and it's exciting to bring them to life!

Work Experience

Tool Of North America

Creative Director

Lead the creative execution on projects ranging from microsites, to FB apps, to iOS apps. Hands-on with design to help set the look, feel, and layout. Help oversee the production design team in applying direction to home and sub-page designs as well as working with our live action and interactive directors to help fulfill their vision for digital projects. This role also includes working with the live action team on determining shots and storyboards required to capture content that will be used in the interactive execution. When live action is involved, this role is to help in leading the creative vision during the post process (e.g., edit, vfx, motion design), making sure that the content is being produced at a high level. Further responsibilities include: concepting, pitching, and creating unique ways to execute campaigns as well as ideas.
February 2014 - Present Santa Monica, California, United States

Tool Of North America

Associate Creative Director

Lead the creative execution on projects ranging from microsites, to FB apps, to iOS apps. Hands-on with design to help set the look, feel, and layout. Help oversee the production design team in applying direction to home and sub-page designs as well as working with our live action and interactive directors to help fulfill their vision for digital projects. This role also includes working with the live action team on determining shots and storyboards required to capture content that will be used in the interactive execution. When live action is involved, this role is to help in leading the creative vision during the post process (e.g., edit, vfx, motion design), making sure that the content is being produced at a high level. Further responsibilities include: concepting, pitching, and creating unique ways to execute campaigns as well as ideas.
October 2012 - January 2014 Santa Monica, California, United States

SVLA

Director & Designer - Self Proprietor Owner - Freelance

I work with clients to create brand experiences that enhance their presence as well as their
position within their market. These experiences encompass a wide range of strategic print,
desktop, mobile, ui, ux, identity, and interactive applications.
May 2006 San Francisco, California, United States

The Tombras Group

Art Director

I was part of a team that created campaigns for clients and developed them through multiple platforms. These platforms included branding, print, mobile, and interactive design. My responsibility was to give life to concepts through identity creation, interactive methods, and engaging visuals. I also presented ideas as well as contributed to the brainstorming and conceptual aspects of these projects.
June 2007 - March 2012 Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Maven Creative

Art Director

I oversaw, directed, and designed multiple campaigns / accounts. From photo shoots to interactive applications, my role was to work with our clients and our team to create solutions that fit not only the client’s needs but also provided a unique connection to their market.
May 2008 - September 2009 Orlando, Florida, United States

Relevant Media Group

Interactive Designer

I oversaw and designed web components for both the magazine and client projects.
My role included art generation, wireframes, ux, ui, strategy, design, and interactive development.
October 2006 - June 2007 Orlando, Florida, United States

Education

San Jose State University

Bachelor of Arts General Design Studies

Although most of my design and programming skills were self-initiated, SJSU made me a better designer and challenged me to think more conceptually. Graduated with honors.
September 2004 - May 2006 San Jose, California, United States

Languages

English (Native),
XHTML (Advanced),
Css (Advanced),
Actionscript (Fluent),
Html (Advanced),
Javascript (Advanced),
Php (Fluent),

Awards

American Advertising Federation (AAF)

National Addy Gold : Tombras.com

2009

American Advertising Federation (AAF)

National Addy Gold : Smoky Mountain

2009

Skills

Actionscript, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe In Design, Adobe Photoshop, Art Direction, Branding, Coda, Consulting, Creative Direction, CSS, Digital Art, HTML, Interactive, Java Script, Keynote, Letterpress Printing, Maxon CInema 4D, Photo Manipulation, Photography, Web Design, XML, Application Design, Basketball, Mobile Design, PHP, Surfing,