Resume

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 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 communication materials, and more.

I would love to discuss your needs with you and demonstrate how I can greatly benefit the bottom line.

SKILLS:
Artist, Art Director, Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Digital Artist, Visual Design, Content Design, Strategist, Production Artist, Illustrator, Infographics, Typography, Photography, Photo Retouching, Package Design, Visual Effects, User Interface (UI-UX) Prototyping, Social media marketing

SOFTWARE:
Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects, Figma, Premiere, Powerpoint, Keynote, WordPress

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EXPERIENCE:

Artist / Art Director
Freelance – Contract
https://williamorban.com/
(1995)-Present 2022

Freelance clients have included:
Prime Group, CBS Mobile, Testronic Labs, IO Films, Czarnowski Exhibits, Playboy, Post Group, LA Opera, Dogfly, Microsoft, Technicolor, Atomic Imaging, PK Products, Jaster Studio, Monicals Corp, AVI Communications, Education Breakthrough, Bon Appetit, Camping World, OEM Auto-Tops

• Trade shows – Czarnowski Exhibits including Pepsi, Stanley Tools etc.
• Art and Marketing material for Hilton and Marriott Hotels
• UI for CBS Sports mobile
• Key Art and backdrop design LA Opera
• Marketing materials for Microsoft
• Created retail art for PK Products including NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and Collegiate
• 1st place Bicycling Magazine and Captain Morgan Photo Competitions
• Photography, The girls next door on E!

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Art Director / Marketing
Monicals Corp
(07/2017)-(01/2021)

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.

• 64 franchise locations to rebuild marketing objectives
• Social objectives
• Print materials

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Art Director / Sr Creative for Print, Marketing & Game Entertainment
NFL | St. Louis Rams, St. Louis MO
(07/2010)-(01/2015)

Worked closely with the marketing team designing over 500X individual pieces ranging from full page magazine ads, billboards, large print mural graphics and season tickets.

Worked closely with the broadcast department creating in-game graphics and motion design.

As football is a seasonal based, I was utilized year round consistently preparing branding and marketing materials for the following season while during the season I was creating graphics, motion graphics, info graphics and animations for game days, television and sponsorships.

• Art director for all print campaigns / Advertising and Marketing
• Department won multiple Telly Awards
• Designed Campaigns
• Multiple large format murals for Edward-Jones Dome & Continuity X Training Center
• Created pitch and presentation materials for large sponsorships

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Art Director / Visual Effects Artist / Marketing
Modern Video-Film
Burbank, CA
(04/2000)-(08/2008)

Worked as a Visual Effects Artist for both Television and Film on both Flame and Inferno. I took advantage of both 2d and 3d for VFX, compositing and design. I began working with the Power Rangers that soon led into many other shows and film productions.

Television Credits:
Numb3rs, Desperate Housewives, Friends, Malcolm in the Middle, Numbers, The West Wing, Signature Pictures, Ghosts of the Abyss, Bristol Bay, FOX21, My TV Network, Christmas Rush, Deep Blue Sea, John Doe, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Division, Dawson’s Creek, Summerland, The Power Rangers, Beautiful People, Book of Daniel, Grendel Opera, Method Fest, Murder Book, Surface.

Film Credits:
All the King’s Men, Alien (directors cut), I-Robot, Man on Fire, The Last Samurai, The Cable Guy, Ghosts of the Abyss.

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PERFORMANCE:
As our department was going through some changes and workload, MVF opted out of competing for an upcoming pilot called Numb3rs. I requested that I take a stab at it and after getting the greenlight from the owner I completed individually against 3 VFX houses resulting in being rewarded the pilot for the company. In addition, my plot ideas were written into the script.

As television is a seasonal based business I was utilized year round consistently. During the off season I created marketing materials for the company including ads for The Hollywood Reporter and many other publications. I also developed and maintained the website.

• 20+ magazine covers for the Hollywood Reporter
• Created pitch and presentation materials for Michal Eisner of Disney
• Worked closely with James Cameron for Ghosts of the Ghosts of the Abyss
• Created several Key Art and Titles for production studios

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EDUCATION:
Bachelors of Art and Film / University of Illinois @ Chicago, Illinois Graduation Year (1995)