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Summary
  • Award-winning Digital Artist/Creative Consultant with over 9 years of advertising experience is seeking an Art Direction position where strong production background and the ability to execute difficult projects with ease are needed.
  • Worked with premier advertising agencies such as Crispin Porter + Bogusky, AKQA, La Comunidad and Wieden + Kennedy.
  • Ability to take complicated abstract concepts and display them in a simple way. Translates desired concepts into stunning imagery. Skilled in taking large daunting projects and breaking them into manageable milestones. Experienced in automating/outsourcing to meet tight deadlines.
  • Expansive knowledge of integrated advertising campaign. Ability to holistically apply creative idea over a large range of media including social Media/Web to Traditional print and interactive.
  • Achieved a master level of Photoshop and 3D (3D/CGI) skill and possesses commercial grade photography skills. Possesses a tapestry of advanced technical and unconventional skills such as HTML5, WordPress, UX, PPC, Growth hacking. Currently learning JavaScript/Python to aid with automation.
  • Desire to solve hard problems. Loves simplifying complex tasks by using self created systems.
Core Strengths
  • Master Photoshop artist
  • Superb 3D/CGI skills
  • Ability to execute difficult concepts
  • Amazing conceptual ability
  • Ability to absorb information fast
  • Curios mind that seeks the unconventional answer
  • Ability to professionally sell Client ideas
  • Ability to scale fast to meet tight deadlines and able to recruiting/Managing freelancers
Selected Accomplishments

Chris Titze Imaging

  • Featured inLürzer Archives as one of the200 Best Digital Artist Worldwide 2015/2016
  • Illustrated art style for Wieden + Kennedy’s Campaign pitch to Duracell, which ultimately led them to win the $25 million account and illustrated (using 3D)the new 2017 Duracell Battery lineup.
  • Worked key illustration on google play/verizon store revamps which was rolled out nationwide in 2013
  • Worked on over 200 billable projects, featuring over 24 ad agencies and marketing firms and 50 national brands. Art directed 15 self-initiated projects.
  • Often times competes and wins bids against much larger competitors such as Act2, Taylor James,Imaginary Lines.
  • Collaborated with acclaimed photographer Tom Hussey on a self-initiated Jeep illustration. Tasks included art direction and CGI, and retouching.

Crispin Porter + Bogusky

  • Contributed as a Digital FX Artist in the following award winning projects:
    • One Show Silver: Burger King Augmented reality banner 2010
    • One Show Silver: Burger King Flame 2009
    • One Show Merit: Jetta TDI Cup 2009
    • Cannes Cyber:: Burger King Dollar Holiday 2010
    • Cannes Titanium: Burger King Whopper Sacrifice
  • “These beetles blow my mind. Seriously I am speechless and beyond impressed.” Andrew Keller ( former Partner/CEO of CP+B, now ECD in Facebook) in an email responds to a project.
Brands
  • Adidas
  • Audible.com
  • Best Buy
  • Burger King
  • Capital One
  • Coca Cola
  • Corona
  • Duracell
  • Microsoft
  • MIO
  • Nike
  • Reebok
  • Samsung
  • Verizon
  • Volkswagen
Experience

Creative Consultant/Digital Artist, Owner , Chris Titze Imaging

July 2010 – Present

  • Owns and operates Chris Titze Imaging which offers services such as 3D renderings (CGI), photography, photo retouching, and creative consultation. Clientele includes Wieden + Kennedy, Taxi NY, and La Comunidad.
  • Translates creatives comps/ideas into finished deliverables for integrated. Comes up with innovative solution to tackle creatives problems.
  • Communicates effectively with the creative team. Sets out to find scope of and sets out clear expectation. Consults with creative team on graphical options without overstepping boundaries.
  • Plans out best approach for each project including estimates, timelines, equipment rental and freelancers.

Digital Effects Artist, Crispin Porter + Bogusky October 2007- July 2010

  • Introduced and established CGI capabilities at the Miami CP+B office
  • Pioneered experimental 3D using Augmented reality.
  • Extensive Car retouching experience for various 2008,2009, 2010 VW Brochures
  • Extensive fast food retouching experience (Burger King, Dominos)
  • Translated creatives’ ideas into tangible art and beautiful advertisements
  • Worked at one of the most-awarded agencies in the world. Crispin Porter + Bogusky was named in 2010 Agency of the Decade by Advertising Age.

Digital Imaging Adjunct Professor, Collin College January 2012 - Present

  • Teaching the next generation of Art Directors, Graphic Designers, and Animators. Class consists of 50% creative process and 50% execution into finished artwork.
  • Participated in many trade events as a speaker. Hosted the Dallas Behance portfolio review and was as one of its judges. Breakout speaker at the Graphis 9th Annual Student Show.
Education

Art Institute of Dallas, Texas — Bachelor of Advertising Design || 2004 - 2007

  • Graduated best in class. Awarded “Outstanding Graduate at Advertising Design” award
Skill
  • Creative Cloud– Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects
  • 3D CGI-Blender, Modo, Maya
  • PhotographyShooting, Digital Asset Management, Equipment rental/handling, Model recruitment/handling
  • Web development/Internet marketing– HTML5, WordPress, Facebook ads, SEO, PPC, content marketing.
  • •OS– OSX, Windows, Linux (Ubuntu/Ubuntu server, Diskstation manager)
ETC

Awards and Recognition:

  • Luerzer Archives 200 best Digital Artist Worldwide
  • Weld Show Best in Show (Photo Illustration) 2016

Other Interests

  • Created, keyworded and submitted over 100,000 images within two months to leading stock website to become the fastest-growing portfolio on Adobe Stock in 2016. Used scripting to completely automate the process: from creation to the web submission.
  • Currently learning JavaScript and python programming languages. Build DIY electrical projects with development boards( Arduinos and Raspberry Pi).
  • 3D printing enthusiast. Has experience building and maintaining 3D printers.  
  • Avid reader, reads estimated 10+ books a month. Favorites include Managing Oneself,  Whipple Squeeze
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