ABOUT

 

DESIGNER | ART DIRECTOR

AARON

PARRA

aaronparra@me.com | 909.740.9480

HELLO.

I'm a designer from Southern California now living in Austin Texas with years of experience working in the digital publishing space. Specializing in branding, logo, and apparel design with an education from Laguna College of Art and Design. 

Fun facts: I can make a solid cocktail. I love good design. I'm an okay bowler. I landed a kickflip once in high school. Has two cats. Will Travel.

Experience.

SOCK CLUB (DESIGNER)

July 2018 - Current

As a designer, I work with major brands and distributors to develop impactful socks and packaging to meet the clients' needs. Working with a team of talented designers to overcome daily obstacles and work to champion our customers while providing exceptional service. I've also been tasked with research and development of new product offerings for the company. Establishing contact with manufacturers, vendors, and suppliers to find viable options for future supply chains and distribution. Working on product photography and various client facing marketing projects.

Clients: Dell EMC, Google, Slack, SXSW, Toyota, Lenovo, Brandfolder, Superfly, Salesforce, Momofuku, London International Airport, Voxbone, Sachs Marketing Group, Bloomfire, Great Impact, Tangerine Promotions, Brandvia, PPAI, ASI

CHIVE MEDIA GROUP (ART DIRECTOR)

February 2014 - January 2018

Managed design team, multiple projects, and timelines to satisfy sales and client needs. Designer for all Chive Media Group properties including theCHIVE, Chive TV, The Berry, William Murray Golf, Resignation Brewery, Buy Me Brunch. Developed creative for both print and digital use including live events and activations. Co-managed social media and built creative assets. Brand and logo development. Product design and development for eCommerce. Sales campaign collateral, graphic design, photography, digital media.

Clients: Bill Murray, John Cusack, Charlie Day, theCHIVE, Netflix, Smith & Forge, Captain Morgan, Volcom, Texas Rangers, Harley Davidson, JP Wisers Spirits, Homefront Video Game, Sausage Party Movie, Brothers Grimsby Movie, Heavenly Tahoe Resort, Compete Energy, Buy Me Brunch, William Murray Golf

AMERICAN ACRYLIC (ART DIRECTOR)

June 2010 - February 2014

Led design team in the development of product catalogs both print and digital, web content, and marketing assets. Worked with Various clients to satisfy their needs. Managed social media accounts. Product photography. Artwork and logo development. 

Clients: Allstate, Anaheim Ducks Hockey, BMW Motor Company, Bombay Sapphire, Cigna Medical Group, Cycle Gear, Ronald McDonald House Charities, National Geographic, NBC Universal, Twitter Inc. Yellow Tail Wine, YMCA.

AARON.IS.WHATEVER. (FREELANCE DESIGNER)

January 2008 - Present

Graphic design, illustration, and photography. Developed logos and branding for clients. Production of banners, signage, and display collateral. Apparel design. Screen printing. Live event coverage, wedding, portrait.

Clients: American Express, The Chivery, Computer Shopper, NRF Foundation, Los Angeles Business Journal, NewEgg.com, University of California at Irvine Social Clubs, Spare Key Productions, Austin City Limits, SXSW, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Chive Fest, IBM Design Conference

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Do Good Work. For Good People.
— DRAPLIN

Interests

Film
Bowling
Camping
Snowboarding
Pizza

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Education

Laguna College of Art & Design

Graphic Design, Illustration & Fine Art

2010-2014

Awards

Digiday 2017 best brand platform

LCAD Institutional Grant

Chive Design Contest Winner 

 

Contact

Email: aaronparra@me.com
Phone: 909.740.9480
Address: austin, tx