Building Brands, Making Marks, Sharing Stories

.creating connections

It’s bridging the gap between client and audience. Seeing the big picture down to it’s smallest detail. It’s not “buzzwords” or the “flavor of the month,” but crafting long lasting creative clients love.

As an art director and team player I value a combined creative process. Only through teamwork can we expect to always be, and accomplish, our best. While as a contractor, your goals and needs drive the creative. It’s your story being told.

My approach is always the same, channel my skills, abilities and experience to accomplish the task at hand, add a high-level of artistic value to the effort and deliver creative solutions that exceed expectations.

.work

.sound
 ingen
 uity

.mgm

.iron
 horse

.usam

.bally
 tech

.troika

.amp
 lified

.mish
 mash

.who

.graphic artist .art diretor .illustrator .designer .dork

Lured to the industry by the siren song of amazing album art, phenomenal packaging, masterful graphic novels, clever comic books, iconic video games, unbelievable concept art and the magic made by a bevy of printing processes.

I'm Cordell, graphic artist, art director and designer, brimming with passion and love for what I do.

As an art director, I’ve had the privilege of working along side, managing and mentoring some incredible talent; crafting high-level creative solutions for print, signage, displays, web, video, and more. While as a contractor, I’ve been successful in communicating and translating the concepts and needs of clients, while assuring their confidence through positive results.

.get connected

I bring to the picnic over 15 years of experience in the design industry — from pushing pencils to pushing pixels —, a wide, high-level skill set, a keen eye for detail, a collaborative spirit with an off-beat, introvert’s perspective, a love for getting my hands dirty, while leading by example and a penchant for phenomenal music and technology (amongst others.)

.analog

.Brand Development
 /Strategy
.Creative Concepting
.Art Direction
.Rub Belly
 /Pat Head
.Illustration
.Concept Art
.Character/Costume
 Design
.Visual Narrative

.Sequentials
.Typography
.Editorial Design
.Walk/Chew Gum
 at the Same Time
.Retail Design
.B2B/B2C
.Front-End Web Design
.Rock in the
 Free World

.digital

.Photoshop
.Illustrator
.InDesign
.Flash
.Dreamweaver
.Quarkxpress
.Corel Painter
.MS Office
.Apache Open
 Office
.HTML/CSS

experience with:

.Mac Server 10.6
.After Effects
.Edge Animate
.Premiere
.Cinema 4D
.Z Brush
.Final Cut Pro
.javaScript
.jQuery

.howdy

.let’s work together

Got a creative problem?
A technical question?
A general question?
Need to comiserate?
Maybe just a hug?

Click here to drop me a line.

...if you need an undercover agent to bring down a drug cartel from the inside, I’m probably not your guy. But drop me a line, anyways.