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Dan Castillo - Creative Under Pressure

Dan Castillo

Designer & Artist

Available for off-site contract work or in-house employment. I have over 15 years of multi-industry experience providing top-notch creative for all. Creative Under Pressure is my full-service design and marketing studio based in Los Angeles, California.

SKILLS

I am an interdisciplinary problem-solver with both conceptual and technical direction experience. From traditional art to responsive layout; I’m well versed in current design trends, typography and color theory. Familiar with Content Management Systems, E-Commerce, UI/UX and Branding. Deploying Landing Pages, Social Media and Email Marketing Campaigns. I also possess practical print experience with Logo Design, Product Photography, Sell Sheets, Packaging, POP Displays, Direct Response, and Outdoor Advertising.

Working Knowledge: Advertising Concepts, Form and Space, User Experience Design, Advanced Layouts, Logo Design, Packaging, Publication Design, Product Photography, Audio & Video, Animation, Digital Illustration, Storyboarding, Concept Development, Online Marketing, Market Research, Public Relations and Promotion, Media Buying, Content Development and Brand Strategy.

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp, Painter, Dreamweaver, InDesign, TextPad on PC or MAC.
WordPress, Shopify, Google AdWords, Webmaster Tools and Analytics. Fluent in HTML and CSS.

Graphic Design for Web & Print
Branding & Identity
Art Direction

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2010-16
Creative Under Pressure - N. Hollywood, CA
Sr. Designer / Owner

Currently operating a digital marketing studio that provides web and print design services in addition to Social Media, SEO and Search Engine Marketing for small to medium business clients.

2007-10
InterMedia Advertising - Encino, CA
Art Director

Collaborated with Creative Director, Marketing Team, and Copywriters to design compelling visuals. Used both concepting and hands-on production skills for online & offline advertising campaigns across many national brands.

2005-06
Reunion.com / MyLife.com - Los Angeles, CA
Sr. Web Designer

Responsible for online marketing design, ad unit creation, affiliate
updates, and search engine optimization. Developed and maintained graphical standards, templates, and resources.

2002-05
Internet Fuel / AccessMedia - Woodland Hills,CA
Creative Director

Performed tasks ranging from production design to creative direction on many high level entertainment platforms and products. Produced creative for Kazaa, Von Dutch, KIA Motors and General Motors.

2003-04
Creative Circle - Greater Los Angeles Area, CA
Freelance Designer

Agency Freelancer for various clients including Sony Music, JDate, Luxury Link and Network Dynamics.

Education

2001
Bachelor’s of Science in Graphic Design
Art Institute of California - Los Angeles
1993
High School Diploma
U.S. Grant High School - Van Nuys

Contact

EMAIL

creativeunderpressure(@)gmail.com

SKYPE

creativeunderpressure

PHONE

323-552-9462

Create something beautiful that works.

I have over 15 years of multi-industry experience providing top-notch creative for all.

Let’s talk about your project.