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. I design advertising campaigns and user experiences to build 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

• Design advertising campaigns and multi-platform user experiences to build brands.
• Services include branding, concept, graphic design, typography, user interface design, user experience design, information architecture, photo retouching, print production, web coding, website content management systems and website maintenance.
2000 - Present New York, United States

Columbia University


• Oversaw, developed and managed content, design and UX of interactive websites.
• Developed design systems for departments inline with global brand guidelines.
• Produced top performing webpages based on content from SEO keyword research.
• Increased applications by 85% in 2017 with a targeted ad campaign in career guides.
• Art directed creative advertising campaigns, email newsletters and presentations.
• Created an easy to use interface for a set of complex artificial intelligence systems.
2008 - 2020 New York, United States



• Established new branding in tandem with cover story feature in Guitar Player.
• Designed pro audio products, campaigns, trade shows and a multi-user website.
• Ad campaigns: Instant Angus, Urban Legend, Vintage Trouble and Back in Stock.
2015 - 2018 California, United States

Sony Music Entertainment

Advertising Manager | Digital Media Engineer

Advertising Manager
• Supervised 360º advertising campaigns for music by Audioslave, Bob Dylan, Bow Wow, Bruce Springsteen, Buddy Guy, Dixie Chicks, John Mayer, Neil Diamond, Omarion and Tony Bennett.
• Managed the creative process from copywriters and art directors through print press and digital production.

Digital Media Production Engineer
• Developed a multi-lingual intranet with resources for global media engineers.
• Digitized out-of-print album covers; scanning, cropping, retouching and archiving.
• Managed intake of visual media assets: album covers, packaging and music videos.
2006 - 2008 New York, United States


School Of Visual Arts (SVA)

Bachelor of Fine Arts

BFA, Graphic Design & Advertising

• Entertainment Concept Design (Sony Music), 2004–2006, Teaching Assistant, 2005–2006.
Continuing Education: UX Design, 2019; Editorial Design, 2015; Information Architecture, 2010.
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,