PERSONAL PROFILE

Confident, competent, responsible, and reliable, J D Stone effectively and efficiently develops unique and creative brand identities, user experiences and marketing strategies to increase traffic, sales and profits. He is passionate about inspiring those around him and producing the highest quality product possible. He takes immense pride in his work, loves collaborative problem solving and aspires to elevate every project he works on.

KEY SKILLS

  • Graphic & Fine Arts

  • Photography

  • WordPress

  • Google Analytics

  • Mac & PC

  • Japanese & Spanish

  • Photoshop CC

  • Illustrator CC

  • InDesign CC

  • After Effects CC

  • Acrobat

  • Sketch


ART DIRECTOR

Science 37

Playa Vista, CA

  • Designed a contemporary brand identity system that synthesizes a sense of personality, professionalism, and excitement to the clinical research and technology field

  • Directing creative oversight for all corporate marketing materials including presentations, advertisements, clinical trial recruitment, training, and education

  • Constructed UI and UX interfaces for web based and mobile app NORA®

  • Directed video production for advertisements, training, and community outreach programs

  • Combines market research and cultural expertise to design trial specific recruitment campaigns for diverse research studies

2017 - Present


Creative Director

MTM WatchES

Los Angeles, CA

  • Created a cohesive and contemporary brand design language spanning digital and print mediums

  • Dramatically increased engagement and sales through rebranding of the website, print and digital advertising campaigns, and social media outlets

  • Directed a team of marketers, product developers, and graphic designers to manage the website and social media updates

2016 - 2017


FREELANCE MARKETING,
ART DIRECTION
& CONSULTING

Culver City, CA

  • Directed production of marketing and promotional materials for fashion, home furnishings, and biomedical industries

  • Consulted with businesses to develop marketing strategies and brand identities

  • Created original artwork and publications within physical and digital mediums

  • Directed marketing and design teams remotely and on site

2013 - 2016


ART DIRECTOR

UBM, LimiTED

Los Angeles, CA

  • Led a team of designers to create, promote, and market multiple fashion lines under the Ultimate Brand Management umbrella:

    • EVO : Lead Designer and visionary of street and athletic wear

    • Con Garra : Headed design team to produce a men’s and women’s street wear line for Fox Deportes

    • REWASH Denim : Led a team to expand and rebrand a Women's denim and streetwear line

    • MMA Elite : Expanded fashion and athletic gear line of a popular mass market sales brand and created promotional material for sponsored UFC Fighters and MMA fights

    • Nickelback Denim : Created denim-based fashion line for international rock band Nickelback

    • Abbey Dawn : Designed fashion and promotional material line for Avril Lavigne

    • Lights Out : Created graphic tee line for NFL football star Shawne Merriman

    • VXC: Designed women's athleisure line for Kim Couture and professional MMA women fighting team: Vixen Crew

  • Taught weekly classes to improve Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator skills to all company employees

  • Specialized in Streetwear, Denim and Athletic Clothing

2011 - 2013


CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Doctrine

Los Angeles, CA

  • Directed production of marketing and promotional materials

  • Designed original artwork and outerwear for men’s streetwear and fashion line

  • Managed production team for all printing and manufacturing

  • Produced and oversaw fashion shows and celebrity branded events

2010 - 2012


FASHION DESIGNER

The Movement

Los Angeles, CA

  • Designed contemporary boutique fashion lines for men's and women’s collections

  • Created graphic promotional work across multiple fashion lines as well as print and digital marketing

  • Managed high-end boutique fashion line from concept through delivery

  • Produced high fashion runway shows at many events including ‘Rock the Mansion @ The Playboy mansion,’ ‘Coachella,’ ‘Project Ethos,’ and ‘LA Fashion Week’

2006 - 2010


GRAPHIC ARTIST

Johnny Was

Los Angeles, Ca

  • Illustrated original embroidery artwork for boutique fashion lines under the Johnny Was umbrella: Johnny Was, 3J, JWLA, & For Love and Liberty

  • Developed brand identities and promotional materials for trade shows and sales teams

  • Collaborated and produced original artwork with lead designers for custom textiles

2006 - 2009


REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST