William Orban

Well Rounded Creative, Art Director, Artist, Inspired – Ideas Guy, Visual Storyteller…

Over my career I have had many creative interests and have worn many hats working with a wide variety of clients within multiple industries. I work very well with clients and teammates alike to achieve desired results. Having worked both as a freelancer and as part of multiple corporate teams, I have the flexibility to adapt to meet any challenge. I can orchestrate the bigger picture, but also enjoy staying close to my projects. I am a very ‘hands-on’ person, prepared to roll up my sleeves from concept to execution, and all points in between.

I am a respected leader of creative teams and communications departments. Conceptualize and orchestrate campaigns that effectively reinforce and build brands. I am an established, self-started and a self-directed, goal oriented person. I provide critical thinking and a problem solving mentality. I have a track record of performance meeting targets and objectives.

I have experience with both advertising and marketing and full knowledge of how to develop strategic designs including integrated social campaigns, web and mobile UI | UX, original art, graphics, logos, large-format design / event items, corporate communications materials, and more.


Freelance Creative:
1990 – PRESENT
I have a vast range of experience from creative & art direction, grass roots design, original vfx, web, apps and UI | UX development. I have been interested in many things as a creative and have been a successful part in each adventure resulting in pleased clients.

Monicals Corp : Chicago, IL — Art Direction / Design 2017 – 2022 Worked closely with the marketing team designing and rebranding multiple in store items such as logos, product labels, menus, social, and many various promotional items.

  •   Worked with 64 locations to rebuild their marketing objectives
  •   Social objectives

St. Louis Rams: NFL
St. Louis, MO — Art Director / Sr. Print Design / Game Entertainment
2011 – 2017
Worked closely with the marketing team designing over 500X individual pieces ranging from full page magazine ads, large print mural graphics and season tickets. Worked closely with the broadcast department creating in-game graphic and motion design.

Modern Video-Film:
Burbank, CA — Art Director / Visual Effects Artist / Marketing
1998 – 2008
• 30+ episodic television shows including: Desperate Housewives, Friends, Malcolm in the Middle, Numbers, The West Wing.
• Motion pictures including: All the King’s Men, Alien, I-Robot, Man on Fire, The Last Samurai, Ghosts of the Abyss.
• 30+ magazine covers for the Hollywood Reporter.

    Art Director
    User Interface (UI-UX) Prototyping
    Visual Design
    Content Design / Strategist
    Graphic Designer
    Digital Artist
    Production Artist
    Infographics Designer
    Photo Retouching / Manipulation
    Package Design
    Visual Effects Artist
    Matte Painting

University of Illinois @ Chicago
Bachelor of Art / Film
1991 – 1995

CBS Mobile
Testronic Labs
IO Films
Post Group
LA Opera
Atomic Imaging
PK Products
Jaster Studio
Monicals Pizza Corp
AVI Communications
Education Breakthrough
Bon Appetit
Camping World

Television & Film Credits
* Signature Pictures
* Ghosts of the Abyss
* Bristol Bay
* Numb3rs
* The Cable Guy
* Alien (directors cut)
* Ghosts of the Abyss
* Sex, Lies & Secrets
* FOX21
* My TV Network
* Christmas Rush
* Deep Blue Sea
* Friends
* Malcolm in the Middle
* John Doe
* Everybody Loves Raymond
* The West Wing
* The Division
* Dawson’s Creek
* Summerland
* Desperate Housewives
* Beautiful People
* Book of Daniel
* Grendel Opera
* The Last Samurai
* Method Fest
* Murder Book
* All the Kings Men
* Surface