Art Director. Designer. Photographer. Retoucher.
I'm a driven creative problem solver with over a decade of experience. I create eye-catching designs and strategies that make your problems no problem, no matter the media. My entire career I've worked in diverse, fast-paced, industry-leading and award-winning environments creating everything from social media assets to billboards and robust e-commerce sites. This history is what helped build my work ethic, consistency, flexible style, and constant drive to produce better results. I live to be challenged, helping others grow, and ultimately creating work that I can be proud to call my own.
LEAD DESIGNER / POSSIBLE / MAY 2015 - PRESENT
Contract position creating digital designs and branding for multiple Microsoft brands including the new Surface website launch, Sony Playstation interface design, Prostate Cancer Foundation rebranding and identity, Stratasys website design and advertising for Madison Square Gardens. I worked on multiple projects at a time as well as quickly transitioned into and assisted existing teams.
SENIOR DESIGNER / QUEST NUTRITION / NOVEMBER 2013 - JANUARY 2015
Lead the overall design direction of projects as well as a team of designers at Inc. 5000 2014’s 2nd fastest growing company. Helped set the foundation for a new in-house art department by instilling design standards to follow for assets and deliverables, created defined roles on each aspect of a project, and guided a team from idea to completion. Created product, photography, print and web assets for Quest Nutrition, Quest Apparel and Quest Training which led to increased exposure and branding across all media; event booths, packaging, POPs, vehicle wraps, social, print, web, and video.
"The best thing about Fil is he just gets it done."
Tom Bilyeu | Co-Founder/President | Quest Nutrition
"Great, fun person to work with."
Gregg Zissman | Creative Manager | NFL Network
SENIOR DESIGNER - RETOUCHER / FREELANCE / AUGUST 2012 - NOVEMBER 2013
Created designs for pitches, presentations, various collateral, conceptual work, photo shoot direction and helped teams successfully meet deadlines for clients such as CC&A, Clever Creative, Creative Productions, Cuttle, Deluxe Entertainment, Direct Partners, Extreme Music, Hailey Miranda, Jack Morton, Liquid Advertising, NFL Network, Quest Nutrition, Proscenium Pictures, Source Interlink, Steiner Creative, Time Warner, TOMS and Weber Shandwick.
DESIGNER / CIE STUDIOS / FEBRUARY 2005 - AUGUST 2012
Part of an award-winning design team (Webbies, HOW Awards, IMA, etc.) that pioneered the design of a ground-breaking B2B portal for Pioneer Electronics and subsequently Scion, a cutting-edge web experience for Nitto Tire in addition to a highly successful social presence, a 3D optimized wheel selector for American Tire Distributors, the largest manufacturer of wholesale tires in North America, and micro sites (the first of their kind) for Scion and Sparco. Also contributed to streamlined E-Commerce solutions for companies such Sparkplugs.com, Fox Rent A Car, and Meguiar’s.
"He's worked and excelled at nearly every form of design."
Stephen Adams | Tech Director | Cie Studios
Creating Design Solutions Based On Briefs • Design & Marketing Strategy • Creating Estimates & Schedules • Meeting Deadlines • Attention To Detail • Producing Quality Work Consistently • Leading & Mentoring • Designers • Constructive Feedback • Clear Communication • Problem Solving • Product Design • Print • Web • Mobile • Retouching • Compositing • Photography • Copy Writing • UI
Art • Photography • Movies • Music • Science • Tech • Ravens Football • Orioles Baseball • Rec Sports • Snowboarding • Outdoors • Exploring • Go Karts • Carnival Games • Roller Coasters • Sandwiches
Community College of Baltimore County / Studied Computer Science & Graphic Design / 2004 - 2008