Who is Ethan OLD

WHO IS ETHAN HUNT?


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Ethan was that kid—the kid who was always getting into trouble sketching, coloring and making little machines out of anything that he could find. He kept scrap paper for projects and daydreamed—but he did not eat glue.
He grew up loving the show “Bewitched” knew that when he grew up he wanted to become Darrin Stevens. Not knowing exactly what it was that Darrin did, all he knew was that he saw a man who was paid to draw and tell people that they needed things based on his drawings. This was Ethan’s first exposure to the world of design and advertising. He never imagined that his sketching and creative tendencies would never actually become a viable career. After high school, Ethan attended Drexel University faced the intensity of the curriculum—an intensity that gave him an edge in the saturated northeast design industry.
His career started in an era where print was king and web was just getting started, so the bedrock of his skill set comes from print, typography and publication design. He was brought in to work for firms such as Young & Rubicam and Campbell-Mithun on campaigns for Jaguar, Land Rover and DirecTV. Working through the ranks, Ethan quickly gained a reputation for being meticulous, thoughtful and creatively motivated.
When advertising tanked following the events of September 11, he was forced to take an unexpected turn in his career path to a military career that paralleled his civilian one.

Ethan served in the United States Coast Guard as one of only seventy-seven national Public Affairs officers responsible for recruitment advertising and public relations. For Ethan, this was quite and adjustment—he thrived nonetheless, considering it to be a chance to broaden his overall experience. Though unplanned at the time, his military service later afforded him the opportunity to return to college and update his skills by attending The University of California, Los Angeles campus. It was there as a student in the Design Communication Arts Programme that Ethan became more adept in responsive design, wire-framing, social media and developing online content.
Ethan has been around and Ethan seen a well-rounded landscape of different design styles, agencies and work environments nationally. He is a focused, considerate and strategic designer adept in creating solutions that follow the spirit of the creative brief while still managing to be visually stimulating. The Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch App and his other tools are the closest thing that he has to siblings. Ethan and active AIGA member, contributes his free time to volunteerism and is available in the New York City metropolitan area.  

 

EDUCATION


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, UCLA
LOS ANGELES, CA
  • Web and Interaction Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Package Design
  • Marketing & Consumer Psychology
DREXEL UNIVERSITY,
PHILADELPHIA, PA
  • Design Fundamentals and Theory
  • Art History
  • Publication Design
  • Typography

EXPERIENCE


LATEST:
HAVAS MEDIA

Digital Art Director
2017-2019

  • Creative Lead on “Big Events” bringing to life entire platform
  • Developed concepts around brand touchpoints (campaigns, big events) › Animated digital assets with After Effects and Adobe Animate (HTML5 Banners, Screen Takeovers, Brand Intros, Lower-Thirds)
  • Concepted and designed multi-platform digital assets to share with the paid media, video and UX/UI teams
  • Creative Lead on “Big Events” bringing to life entire platform
  • Developed concepts around brand touchpoints (campaigns, big events) › Animated digital assets with After Effects and Adobe Animate (HTML5 Banners, Screen Takeovers, Brand Intros, Lower-Thirds)
  • Concepted and designed multi-platform digital assets to share with the paid media, video and UX/UI teams
  • Creative Lead on “Big Events” bringing to life entire platform
  • Developed concepts around brand touchpoints (campaigns, big events) › Animated digital assets with After Effects and Adobe Animate (HTML5 Banners, Screen Takeovers, Brand Intros, Lower-Thirds)
  • Concepted and designed multi-platform digital assets to share with the paid media, video and UX/UI teams
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Digital Art Director
2017-2019

  • Creative Lead on “Big Events” bringing to life entire platform
  • Developed concepts around brand touchpoints (campaigns, big events) › Animated digital assets with After Effects and Adobe Animate (HTML5 Banners, Screen Takeovers, Brand Intros, Lower-Thirds)
  • Concepted and designed multi-platform digital assets to share with the paid media, video and UX/UI teams
THE NEW YORK RED BULLS

Art Director
2016-2017

  • 2016 Media Guide: Print and Digital editions
  • Public relations support
  • Print production
THE NEW YORK RANGERS

Art Director
2013-2016

  • Media and Playoff Guide Design: Print and Web editions
  • Public relations support
  • Creative cross-collaboration with other MSG teams (NY Knicks)
  • Print production
DIRECTV

Art Director
2010-2012

  • Direct Regional Marketing
  • Print Design
  • Web Banners
  • Point-of-Purchase
  • Direct Mail
Y&R FOR JAGUAR U.S.

Senior Designer
2009-2010

  • Branding for Jaguar and Land RoverPrint
  • Design and Production
  • File conversion between Quark, InDesign and Illustrator to update files between prior campaign for use
  • Collaborated with Art Directors and Copywriters
  • Defined product photo needs
VERIZON WIRELESS

Senior Designer
2007-2009

  • Brand management for Verizon
  • Print design
  • Outdoor Branding: “Can You Hear Me Now?” campaign
  • Partnered with account, traffic and production on project management

ENDORSEMENT


”Ethan is amazingly talented. He is a rarity in the creative market today because of his vast knowledge. His skills range from art direction, branding, concept worak all the way to hands-on design and production. Ethan is also an exceptional writer, and can whip up great copy in minutes. His professionalism and positive attitude will make any client want to jump on the ETHAN train.”— Meri Guylan, VP, Experience Strategy Director at Left Field Labs

REFERENCES


LinkedIn_MichelleJohnson

MICHELLE JOHNSON
Studio Manager:
Havas Media, NYC

LinkedIn_MichelleCruz

MICHELLE CRUZ
Creative Director:
Clear Channel Outdoor

LinkedIn_TarekAwad

TAREK AWAD
Creative Director:
LA Clippers

LinkedIn_SabrinaHeise

SABRINA HEISE
Director, Fan Aquisition:
Major League Soccer

SKILLS


Adobe After Effects
90%
Adobe Illustrator/SVG Coding
95%
Adobe Photoshop
75%
Sketch
95%
Adobe XD
85%
HTML5
95%
Adobe Animate
90%
CSS
80%
Adobe InDesign
98%
Zeplin/Craft/InVision
65%
WordPress
90%

SPECIALITIES


Strong Visual Communicator
95%
Cross-Platform Campaign Strategy
90%
Mentorship of Newer Designers
80%
Interdepartmental Collaboration
98%
Creative Problem-Solving
90%
Design Trend Tracking
96%
Brand Championship
85%
Holistic Project Oversight
87%
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