I'm eli ching
Avid eater, gamer, dog petter, newfound Fast and Furious convert, and art director based in Los Angeles (surprise). I'm a perspective wanderer. I have a drive to learn about what inspires people and a constant curiosity which helps evolve and humanize my creative.
And that's how a sunshine softie wound up in the frozen tundra known as Syracuse, where I learned the art of layering and what makes a good existential meme (being isolated by 6ft of snow really hones that skill).
I currently work at The Marketing Arm and have experience in digital, social, experiential, web design, illustration, storyboarding, food styling, video/animation, print, and finding ridiculous stock.
Creating is my jam, whether it’s brand solutions or making my fiftieth custom Shepard in Mass Effect. I enjoy dry humor, video games, dry humor in video games, spending upwards of four hours in art museums, attempting to program, lip balm, dim sum, travel, really really campy films, and finding the intersection between people's passions and brands in order to tell better stories.
Things I've Done
Resume available upon request, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Director | The Marketing Arm
Dec 2015 - Present | Los Angeles, CA
Clients: SNICKERS, LifeTime, Twix, GameStop, Blue Diamond Almonds, Almond Breeze, Sally Beauty Supply, ExxonMobil
Art Direction Intern | UPROAR! at DDB
June - Sep 2015 | New York, NY
Clients: Nerf, Topps, and Challenger
GRAPHIC designer | shoregroup
May 2013 - Sep 2015 | Syracuse, NY
Designed internal materials for company use.
Things I D0
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Flash Catalyst, Illustration & Animation, Web Design
Photography, HTML/CSS, jQuery, Magento, WordPress, Tumblr, SQL, Keynote, PowerPoint
Client Interfacing, 99 Problems but a Pitch Ain't One/Presenting, Working with Integrated Teams Big and Small, Slack All Star, Shot Enforcer
DATABASES & RESEARCH
Simmons OneView, MRI+, Mintel, LexisNexis, JSTOR, ProQuest
Eating, Petting Pets, Appreciating the Campy Things in Life, Laughing at My Own Jokes