Hello, my name is Brandon Moats.
I am an art director, designer, illustrator, gif-er, animator currently at Watson/DG. I have over 6 years 
of professional work experience, and progress every day. Experimentation and exploration of new
mediums, programs, and techniques is one of my favorite things about being a designer.
I'm always open to interesting freelance opportunities, so don't hesitate to contact me about
any projects you have in mind.
 
WORK EXPERIENCE

Watson/DG 
October 2014 - Present

Art Director
As Art Director I lead my team throughout the length of the entire social campaign. I am responsible for creating the overall look and style of the campaigns. I am also responsible for working with the copywriter assigned to the project and coming up with and executing original concepts. Last year, we won Clio Keyart Awards for two of my social campaigns for Disney’s The Jungle Book, and A24’s Swiss Army Man. Clients include: Disney, A24, Amazon, FX, FXX, Magnolia, Fox, Paramount, Sony, Focus, Universal, and Lionsgate.
Creating social content and style guides
• Hand drawn illustrations, animations and gifs
• Custom edited/animated videos
• Twitter PNGs for clients looking for a lot of social engagement
• Creating overall look for the campaign
• Art directing freelance designers, and staying in contact with them throughout the   length of the campaign
• Making sure all creative has a coherent look overall
Art directing banner campaigns
• Working with designer to establish overall look of campaign
• Helping with taking client feedback into consideration of designs
• Brainstorming ideas for big campaign takeovers on websites
• Figuring out how to use client assets to make project feel bigger than it is
• Directing developer on animations, and making sure banner works properly in HTML5
Designing/maintaining websites
• Responsible for creating sites from initial concept to final output
• Creating all assets for developers to build final site
• Designing sites to be responsive and work on both desktop and mobile
• Maintaining sites with updates throughout length of campaign
Sony Pictures Entertainment
September 2011 - October 2014


Graphic + Visual Designer
What started out as an internship during my last semester at CSUN, has lead me to become lead Visual Designer for Ad Sales at Crackle. I am responsible for creating all pre and post-sale materials such as site takeovers and skins, animated billboards, commercial storyboards, and visual presentations for large partner meetings. I was responsible for creating the digital presentation, along with all other printed assets, for Crackle's first-ever appearance at the Digital Content NewFronts held at the Classic Car Club in New York.

My main focus is always on Ad Sales projects, but when I am able, I lead most of Crackle's other major campaigns. Most recently, I art directed my first off-site photoshoot and created Crackle's first-ever teaser art for their original series Chosen. Earlier this summer, I created the branding for Summer of Heroes, a four-week period of curated movies about super heroes.



EDUCATION

Art Center College Of Design
May 2013 - August 2013 | Pasadena, California
Furthering my knowledge of motion design

California State University - Northridge
August 2009 - December 2011 | Northridge, California
Bachelor of Arts
Activities and Societies: AIGA, SAGA, V1SC0M
3.32 GPA



LANGUAGES

English (Fluent)
Spanish (Conversational)
HTML5 (Conversational)
CSS (Conversational)



SKILLS

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere, Adobe Animate, Cinema 4D