56design/Edem Elesh/Bio

Everything Design. Since 1995


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.



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

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.

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.


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.



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.


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, eighteen singles, “Superhero,” “Audiobon", “Dr. K,” “Here,” “Nexxxus,” “Buffalo Grass,” “Last Summer,” “MMXX/Romans,” “Bugsal’s 9th”, "Halcyon/Love Soldier" , "Rhapsody in C19", "Day Zero", "Eastside Western Remix Remaster MMXXI", "Sto Da Radim", "Yes", "Atomic Tango", and "FREEKA!" (available on BandcampAmazon and other outlets), and five videos under this umbrella. The most recent are, November 2020, "Love Soldier" , January 2021 "Halcyon", August 2021 "Day Zero", and March 2022 "FREEKA!". In 2021 KinderCrowcControl signed with BsquaredMGMT out of Nashville, Tennessee. Since then there have been innumerable interviews with various music magazines. These can be seen here.

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

Here is a recent Voyage L.A. Magazine article.

2022 Shoutout Feature with Voyage L.A. Magazine.

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California.

Bachelor of Arts Degree (with Distinction), 1995.