Brendan Baz

Graphic Designer

I am a Los Angeles based graphic designer and I have been working in the industry since 2012. I am currently working for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and have worked at the past three Oscar Awards

Skills
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • After Effects
  • Typography
  • Poster Design
  • Branding Design
  • Video Editing/Motion Design
  • Front end web-design
  • Infographics
  • Photo editing
Education
  • BFA in Graphic Design
  • Chapman University
  • August 2012 – May 2016

Experience

Graphic Designer
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
October 2016 - present

I am a graphic designer for the marketing and communications department. We develop new branding for the Oscars each year to give each show its own life. We also design marketing material for the Student Academy Awards, Governors Awards, and Nicholl Fellowships. I also create the motion graphics graphics for the Oscar nominee announcement video every year. Finally, we also create all the assets for programming events in our Samuel Goldwyn theater, including programs, show slides, and digital invites.

Freelance Designer
LA
August 2016

LA is a creative agency made up of 80 award-winning artists, illustrators, editors, matte painters, photographers, motion graphics designers, copywriters, VR gurus, producers, and account executives. Our work is as bold and diverse as the city we call home. I designed and conceptualized content for Illumination’s marketing campaigns for several different big budget animated movies.

Creative Intern
Mirum
June 2016 - July 2016

Mirum Agency is a global digital agency that works with a variety of clients, the largest of whom is Unilever. As a creative intern, I assisted in shopper engagement tacticts and asset design for national brands like Axe and other Unilever products. The largest project I worked on was Axe Stage Pass, a program that pairs a musician with Axe and Walmart, and generates content to drive the sales for both Axe and the artist at Walmart locations.

National Student Advertising Competition
Chapman University
September 2014 - May 2016

Circle Advertising is a student run advertising agency that competes in the National Student Advertising Competition every year. We create a top-to-bottom ad campaign for a selected client and compete with top schools in the area such as USC and UCLA among others. When I first joined the creative team as a graphic designer and motion designer, our client was Pizza Hut. I was responsible or designing all content and mock ups for our executions, as well as creating all the animations for the presentation. We received second place in our district and also received best presentation award. In April of 2015, I was promoted to Creative Director for our new client, Snapple. I was in charge of conceptualizing, branding, and designing all creative aspects of our campaign, including the new bottle design, the billboards and other outdoor ads, and our twenty-seven page plans book. I also wrote, produced, and directed our thirty-second television spot, and animated all the motion graphics for our presentation. We received first place in District 15, beating out the runner up by 45 points, and ninth place in the country.

Graphic Design Intern
HOP Media
February 2016 - May 2016

HOP Media was a website dedicated to creating content as well as hosting events for millennials. As a graphic design intern, I am responsible for the Daily Factoids section of the website. I make infographics about various fun facts, current events, and anything millennials would find interesting. I also assist in creative brainstorming sessions with the entire team for events, articles, content, etc. The website eventually ceased operations when the founder, Cooper Hefner, was made CCO of Playboy after his father, Hugh Hefner, stepped down.

Graphic Design Intern
Channel Vision Technology
May 2015 - August 2015

I was responsible for designing all marketing material, from flyers, to mass emails, to large poster displays at conventions.

Graphic Designer
Chapman University: Office of Housing and Residence Life
May 2015 - August 2015

I worked with a variety of clients at Chapman University to create all the marketing material thatwas used in the dorms.