56design/Edem Elesh/Bio

Everything Design. Since 1995

Summary

Skilled designer and digital artist, with a proven ability to create and deliver compelling product within tight deadlines using original thought whilst adhering to design guidelines. Applying diverse skill sets to the variety
of aspects/demands of any project, resulting in a product with unparalleled attitude, look, feel, and finish.
Instrumental in launching, and reinvigorating, many successful brands.

 

Skills

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.

Experience

2014-present

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

Consulting with clients. Designed Logo and ID system; print and collateral design; poster, billboard, and ad design; providing original illustration to create unique branding. Instrumental in expanding client base.
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.

2000-present
Art Direction/designer: Point-To-Point Direct Marketing Solutions

Consulting with client. Direct mail marketing design; print and collateral design; Social Media design; poster, billboard, bus shelter, and ad design; illustration; video design. Constant product re-invention, resulting in loyal clients for over 2 decades, and ensuring the ongoing positioning of Point-To-Point as the top radio marketing company in the U.S.

 

2015
Art Director/freelance designer: Caffeinated Club

Consulting with client. Designed Logo and ID system; print and collateral design; poster, billboard, bus shelter,
and ad design. Launching Caffeinated Club with eye catching design, and consistent, memorable, branding.

 

1995-2000

Art Director/designer: Roger Corman Concorde New Horizon Pictures

Consulting with client. Designed VHS and DVD packaging; bus shelter and point-of-purchase poster design. Consistent branding, and eye catching point-of-purchase graphics.

 

Designer (selected list):
Dr. Kamol Tassananchalee: Thai National Artist. Creation of stimulating video presentation of client’s art and history, accompanied by composing a suitably themed,and energetic, musical score.

Harley’s House Post Production. Consulting with client. Designed Logo and ID system; collateral/print design; fine art provider.

Safehouse Post Production. Consulting with client. Designed Logo and ID system; web design; collateral/print design.

Union Editorial Post Production. Consulting with client. Designed Logo and ID system; collateral/print design.

Scarface Charley Music. Designed Logo and ID system; music packaging design; collateral/print/web design.

MarkTaperForum. Consulting with client. Created unique hand-made pop-up prop design, featured in their permanent collection.

Microsoft/Zed Ink. Consulting with client. Created stand out standee design within tight style guide structure; collateral design.
Exciting visual display delivery; maintaining consistency with brand.

KinderCrowdControl. Creation and delivery of logo design and ID system; print design; video design; web design; illustration.

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 | KinderCrowdControl

Further skills and experience
Internationally celebrated and collected Fine Artist. Featured in several prominent forums, two of the most notable being The Surfer’s Journal Volume 13 No. 3, and Eric Minh Swenson’s Stoked! “Episode 2: Palos Verdes Cove.” Featured twice on Los Angeles’ ABC Channel 7.


Contemporary music composer, designer, video designer, and producer, for music group KinderCrowdControl. KinderCrowdControl has released two CDs, Selah and Songs to Saadet, nine singles, “Superhero,” “Audiobon", “Dr. K,” “Here,” “Nexxxus,” “Buffalo Grass,” “Last Summer,” “MMXX/Romans,” “Bugsal’s 9th”, and "Halcyon/Love Soldier" (available on Amazon and other outlets), and three videos under this umbrella. The latest, November 2020, "Love Soldier" can be seen here.

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

Education
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California.

Bachelor of Arts Degree (with Distinction), 1995.

 

 

 

 

 


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