Elliot Sorkin

Creative Director

New York, NY, USA
Allow me to e-introduce myself. My name is Elliot Sorkin. I am a classically trained graphic designer from New York City. Since 2000, I have collaborated with clients to design advertising campaigns and user experiences to creatively build their brands.

When I’m not designing, I love sailing, drums and rock&roll. Pleased to meet you. Say hello.

Elliot Sorkin

Work Experience


Creative Director

Collaborates with clients to design advertising campaigns and user experiences to creatively build brands. Services include branding, classic graphic design, typography, user interface design, user experience design, information architecture, photo retouching, print production, web coding and web content management. Established visual identity standards for a brand 10+ years ago that stand today on a storefront in Times Square.
2000 - Present New York, United States

Columbia University

Creative Consultant

Grew the Data Science Institute by conceptualizing and designing on-campus and online campaigns, digital and social media content, videos, presentations, print collateral and more. Designed, developed and maintained interactive websites for the Data Science Institute and the Center for Computational Learning Systems, showcasing research and providing users secure access to confidential content. Created an easy to use interface for a set of complex Artificial Intelligence based systems.
2008 - 2019 New York, United States


Creative Director

Designed pro audio products, campaigns, trade show events and a website for a classic rock user experience. Established new identity, style guide and consistent branding in tandem with cover story feature in Guitar Player Magazine. Redesigned the user interface for the audio effects tower that fueled Angus Young’s guitar tone on AC/DC's Back in Black. Print and digital advertising campaigns featuring guitarists from AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses and Vintage Trouble.
2015 - 2018 San Diego, California, United States

Sony Music Entertainment

Advertising Manager | Digital Media Engineer

Advertising Manager
Supervised 360º advertising campaigns for billboards, magazines, online, posters and record store displays from concept through production. Liaison between copywriters, art and creative directors, major label executives, vendors and in-house RR Donnelley print press to execute ad campaigns for Aerosmith, Audioslave, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Buddy Guy, Dixie Chicks, John Mayer, Johnny Cash, Matisyahu, Tony Bennett and more.

Digital Media Production Engineer
Brought out-of-print CD catalogs into the digital era by scanning, redrawing and retouching album art. Managed intake of global visual media assets by ensuring quality control and guidelines over album covers, packaging and music videos. Designed and developed a global social network with resources for international media engineers. Designed the "Kind of Blu" e-newsletter to promote Blu-ray and win the format war against HD DVD.
2006 - 2008 New York, United States


Art Director

Designed a Brooklyn warehouse full of pro photo gear. Established brand standards across advertising, logos, packaging, catalogs, product design & development, point of sale (POP) displays, trade shows and websites. Coordinated product design and quality control with overseas manufacturers, creating retail products from Photoshop renderings & Illustrator blueprints. Visual identity stands today on a storefront in Times Square.
2004 - 2005 New York, United States


School Of Visual Arts (SVA)

Bachelor of Fine Arts

BFA, Graphic Design & Advertising

Entertainment Concept Design Teaching Assistant for Sony Music Creative Director (2005–2006).

Continuing Ed in Information Architecture (2012), Editorial Design (2015) and User Experience Design (2019).

2002 - 2006 New York, United States

University Of Maryland

Computer Science
2000 - 2001 College Park, Maryland, United States


Html (Advanced),
Css (Advanced),
Javascript (Advanced),


Advertising, Art Direction, Branding, Coding, Copywriting, Corporate Identity, Creative Direction, Design, Drupal, Editing, Editorial Design, Graphic Design, Information Architecture, Interactive Design, Media, Packaging, Photography, Photoshop, Responsive Design, Training, Typography, UI/UX, Usability, Video, Web Design, Web Development, WordPress,