Stefan Brown

Creative Design Director

New York, NY, USA
Innovation Breeds Evolution.

Work Experience

Creative Vanity

Creative Design Director / Luxury Watch Designer

LUXURY BRAND DEVELOPMENT

Innovation breeds evolution; CREATIVEVANITY is an experimental design lab, challenging the concept of limitless to push the future of luxury brands. Through the study of form and balance, our mission is driven by weaving a delicate thread of emotion into the fabric of our brands.

September 2014 -

LIV Watches

Lead Watch Designer (LIV Watches)

LIV is a direct to consumer micro brand crafting precision, durable, high-quality, accessibly-priced Swiss made limited edition watches capable of keeping up with an adventurous bold lifestyle.

The LIV watch is designed for the man who won't be told what to do. He's also known as The LIV Man. As uniquely crafted Swiss Made watches with attitude, this brand has redefined the Swiss watch industry. Their watches are for men who value strength, and quality and guise.

• Genesis X1
• GX1-A
• GX-AC
• GX Alarm -Type D
• Rebel A | AC | DDC | GMT
• GX-D
• P-51
August 2012 - Present United States

SOLDAT Watches

Contract Watch Designer

SOLDAT combines vintage-rooted aesthetics of legendary eras with modern day luxury-made watchmaking. A mixture of past and future classic. They pour their heart, passion and soul into every timepiece they craft.

Design is the cornerstone of their brand and the strive to communicate to everyone around them. Inspired by Art, be it music, movies, design, and cultures from the past, present and future, SOLDAT is engineered to realize the vision of our realities.
2018 -

Pacemasters

Watch Design & Development

PaceMasters - a blend of the two words: Pace & Master. The operative goal in motor-sports is keeping the maximum possible pace at the limit of the driver's concentration, and thus you have to be the Master of Pace. PaceMasters delivers robust timepieces inspired by the very cars in F1 Racing.
2017 - 2018

Harker Watches

Brand Consultant / Web Designer /CGI

• Story Development correlating to the brand's heritage and aesthetic
• 2D complex watch sketches
• 3D CAD Development (Watch & Movement)
• CGI Watch Renderings
• Digital catalogue and campaign
• Web design & Development
• 3D Watch Animation / Teaser Ads
• Kickstarter Conversion Layouts
California, United States

MVMT Watches

Contract Product Designer

MVMT's origin began to disrupt the overpriced and outdated models of the fashion industry. Their original watch line set them apart, offering quality, minimalist design at radically fair prices.

MVMT is inspired by the go-getters, the innovators, the dreamers; and their designs embody this very spirit. They're built for adventure, creating and daring to disrupt the norm. Above else, they create with the dream of of enlivening their ultimate mission; to inspire you to live life on your own terms.
2016 - 2017 California, United States

Nostalgia Watch Company

Contract Watch Designer

• Brand Identity and Creative / Logo Design
• Watch design collaboration with fortune 500 auto company
• 3D CAD Development and 3D renderings
• Watch manufacturing and liaise with officials
July 2016 - September 2018

OVAO Watches

Branding, Watch Design & Development

OVAO was born by a common vision and a passion for racing and sports cars. The classic and elegant style of the wristwatches can be attributed to the excellent materials used to craft them, pulling inspiration from the Italian motor racing world from the 70s and 80s.

February 2016 - June 2017 Italy

Neff Inc

Contract Watch Designer

Celebrity Projects - Luxury Division
April 2014 - July 2014 California, United States

Bit Gear

Contract Watch Designer

• Brand and watch development for nixie tube watch concept
• Story development
• Logo design
July 2015 - December 2015 Serbia

210 E Oak

Contract Industrial Designer

• Watch design and development
• Packaging design
July 2014 -

The SWI Group

Lead Industrial Designer

Watch Design
• Lead watch designer for A-line, Ben & Sons, Cabochon and Kenneth Jay Lane
• Develop and create new brand identities for in house brands.
• Design a wide range of sports, dress and fashion driven watches for 7 different accounts.(Brands)
• Design packaging and watch displays for department stores.
• Co-ordinate with factory officials to expedite the design & delivery process of watches & packaging.

Web Design
• Designed the Company Owned Brand (COB) websites
- Created a unique design and user interface for each brand correlating to the brand's identity
- Acted as a liaison with web developers
- Coordinated with photographers to carry out the envisioned visual intent of imagery for each site
- Formulated a timeline for new photography and advertisements to be implemented on sites

• Designer for 'Special Projects Team'
- E-commerce store front design for brands
May 2012 - May 2014 Florida, United States

Fossil Inc

Armani Exchange Watch Designer

- Contributed a wide range of new watch designs for upcoming seasons.
- Developed a new sub-level brand identity for A|X mens and women watches.
- Developed awareness of brand needs through research, sales analysis, market trends and feedback.
- Developed detailed technical drawings.
- Evaluated technical drawings and factory samples for inconsistencies.
January 2012 - April 2012 Texas, United States

Prism Communications

Art Director / Graphic Designer

• Supervised and unified the overall visual appearance of advertisements & how it psychologically
appeals to a target audience.
• Chose which visual elements should be conveyed, what artistic style to use and when to use motion.
• Responsible for solidifying the vision of the collective imagination while resolving conflicting agenda
and inconsistencies between the various individual inputs.

Marketing campaigns - Red Stripe's 'Bear' Campaign
• Teaser Ads
• Television Commercial Concepts
• Billboard Ads
• Newspaper Ads
May 2011 - September 2011 Kingston, Jamaica

Education

College For Creative Studies

Bachelors of Fine Arts in Industrial Design and Graphic Design

September 2007 - December 2011 Michigan, United States

Languages

Spanish (Conversational),

Awards

Swiss Watch Group

1st Place - LIV Watch Challenge

2012

Skills

Adobe After Effects, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Brand Collateral, Brand Identity, Bunkspeed Hypershot, Keyshot, Microsoft Office, Packaging Design, Rhinoceros, Web Design,

Publications

Runway Uomo
A|X Exchange Watch - Monte Carlo featured article in magazine
October 2012

Mesh01
A|X Exchange Watch - Monte Carlo featured article in magazine
October 2012