56design/Edem Elesh/Bio

Everything Design. Since 1995


I have been very fortunate, since graduating from Art Center College of Design, to be continually employed in the field of graphics arts and design. I have had the pleasure of working with a great variety of clients who are too many to name in this resume. I have selected only the more prominent clients to list below. Many of these have been loyal, return clients for many years.

I bring a unique attitude, look, and feel to any given project, whilst fulfilling the particular job requirements of the individual client. My end goal is to always exceed the client’s expectations. My diverse skill set allows me to apply myself to the variety of aspects/demands of any project.

Since 56design’s inception, I have helped launch, and reinvigorate, many brands. My clients have always been thrilled with the results, and many have been loyal for years. Recently, in the spirit of reinvention, I have dusted off 

my illustration skills, and am reintroducing this arrow to my quiver.



• Photoshop CC • Illustrator CC • Indesign CC • After Effects CC • Logic Pro X • Illustration (1998 American Illustration Gold Medal Winner; numerous miscellaneous illustration awards) • Art direction • Concepting
• Music composition • Video production & art direction.



Art Director/freelance designer: PMG (Platinum Marketing Group), Cincinnati, Ohio

Jobs include: Logo and ID design; print and collateral design; poster, billboard, and ad design; illustration.
Clients include: Germain Ford, Germain Honda, Germain Toyota, Germain BMW, Germain Audi, Cincinnati Zoo, Snack In A Sak, Banko Overhead Doors, and MRC Cincinnati, to name a few.

Art Direction/designer: Point-To-Point Direct Marketing Solutions

Jobs include: Logo and ID design; direct mail design; print and collateral design; Social Media design; poster, billboard, bus shelter, and ad design; illustration; video design.


Art Director/freelance designer: Caffeinated Club

Jobs included: Logo and ID design; print and collateral design; poster, billboard, bus shelter and ad design.



Art Director/designer: Roger Corman Concorde New Horizon Pictures

Jobs included design of VHS and DVD packaging; bus shelter and point-of-purchase poster design.


Designer (selected list):
Dr. Kamol Tassananchalee: Thai National Artist. Video Presentation design; music composition.

Harley’s House Post Production. Logo design; collateral/print design.

Safehouse Post Production. Logo design; web design; collateral/print design.

Union Editorial Post Production. Logo design; collateral/print design.

Scarface Charley Music. Logo design; music packaging design; collateral/print/web design.

MarkTaperForum. Prop design.

Microsoft/Zed Ink. Standee design; collateral design.

KinderCrowdControl. Logo design; print design; video design; web design; illustration.


Gold Medal Winner. Society of Illustrators Los Angeles.

Clients include:

Washington Post.

Boston Globe.

Cicada Magazine.

Actor's Gang Theatre.

Platinum Marketing Group.

North Hills West Neighborhood Council.

North East LA Neighborhood Council.

Hubbard Radio.


Further skills and experience
I am also an Internationally celebrated, and collected Fine Artist. This is a great passion of mine. My art has been featured in several prominent forums, two of the most notables being The Surfers Journal Volume 13 #3, and Eric Minh Swenson's "Stoked Episode 2: Palos Verdes"I also have been featured twice on Los Angeles’ ABC Channel 7.


Additionally, I am a contemporary music composer and am currently involved with a project called KinderCrowdControl®. KinderCrowdControl has released 2 cds, Selah and Songs To Saadet, 9 Singles SuperheroAudiobon,  Dr. K , HereNexxxus, Buffalo Grass, Last Summer, MMXX/Romans, and Bugsal's 9th (available on Amazon and other outlets), and 2 videos under this umbrella. KinderCrowdControl's Pom Raccoon is our first. My second video is a visual CV/art presentation, designed and scored for reknown Thai National Artist Dr. Kamol Tassananchalee. It can be heard and seen here. New Videos are in the works. KinderCrowdControl is available to score music/create sound bites for any project.

I am a Los Angeles native, father, and long-time surfer.

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California.

Bachelor of Arts Degree (with Distinction), 1995.






© 2019 by Edem Elesh.

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