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
  • Key Art Design
  • Motion Design
  • Front end web-design
  • Infographics
  • Photo editing
  • Multimedia Design
Education
  • BFA in Graphic Design
  • Chapman University
  • August 2012 – May 2016

Experience

Graphic Designer
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
October 2016 - present
  • Leads creation of social graphics for all platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) including static graphics, motion graphics, gifs, and photo retouching
  • Assists with brand development for global Oscars campaigns Spearhead visual identity of weekly public “A.frame” newsletter (150,000+ subscribers)
  • Produce invitations and programs for Academy events and initiatives including Student Academy Awards, Governors Awards, and special programming events like the Grease 40th Anniversary celebration, Galactic Innovation: Star Wars and Rogue One, and many more
  • Creates motion graphics packages for the live Oscars nominations announcement (telecast and social media)
Seasonal Graphic Designer
Outfest
May 2020 - September 2020
  • Created a cohesive brand identity for “The Outcast presented by Outfest” podcast and the “Outfest Now” streaming service
  • Produced digital ads and other marketing collateral for the 2020 Outfest Los Angeles Film festival
  • Developed social media graphics including Instagram audiograms and story stickers, quote graphics, infographics
Freelance Designer
LA
August 2016
  • Developed key art concepts for Illumination Entertainment including The Secret Life of Pets, Sing, and Despicable Me 3
Creative Intern
Mirum
June 2016 - July 2016
  • Designed digital ads and social media content for Axe Stage Pass, a program pairing musical talent with Axe and Walmart
  • Developed a motion graphics package for all Mirum video content
  • Assisted in shopper engagement tactics and asset design for national brands such as Axe and other Unilever products
National Student Advertising Competition
Chapman University
September 2014 - May 2016

The Chapman University student advertising team, Circle Advertising, competes in the annual National Student Advertising Competition, where students create top-to-bottom ad campaigns for various clients and compete against top schools such as UCLA and USC.

  • Conceptualized, branded, and designed all creative executions
  • Designed the 27 page plansbook
  • Wrote, produced, and directed a 30 second commercial
  • Animated a twenty minute presentation using Keynote/After Effects
  • 2015 – Graphic Designer – 2nd Place Districts
  • 2016 – Creative Director – 1st Place Districts / 9th Place National
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.

  • Created factoids/infographics about various subjects for social media, primarily using Adobe Illustrator
  • Assisted in creative brainstorming sessions with the entire team for events, digital content, etc