Hi, my name is Stan...
Currently, I work for BrickHouse Security, an ecommerce company based in New York, NY. I lead a small creative team of designers and produce experiences that span digital and print design landscapes. With over 7 years of professional design experience I aim to create immersive and imaginative design solutions inline with the intended marketing message.
I have strong color, typography and layout skills as well the ability to manage multiple projects while collaborating with designers, internal stakeholders and department mangers to produce design solutions that meet brand standards and visually communicate the brand message.
My technical skills include proficiency in the latest version of Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Lightroom.
To learn more about my design process and how I create each project, please see the process page.
A little more about my background
Graphic Design is something I grew up with. My father was a designer and photographer, my mother was a computer programer, both of their work influenced me a lot and lead me to where I am now. Ever since I was a child, I always loved to draw and paint. Growing up, I studied art from childhood, to college. While in school, I always tried to take as many art courses as I could. I have always loved to learn and trying to learn something new like ceramics or electronics. In college, I enjoyed learning HTML and CSS, particularly how these technologies can guide the user through my design, brining my work to life. This transformation was huge when I was learning and is now an underlying motivation to continue learning new emerging technologies to better communicate my visual voice.
Today, I still enjoy following trends/styles and learning about emerging technologies, including software and hardware.
Interests and Hobbies
Illustration, coding, photography, music, travel and hiking are some of my interests and hobbies. Part of what makes my designs unique, is my passion for many disciplines. While hiking and traveling helps me think better and focus as a creative, photography, illustration/drawing help me release creativity and sketch out my design intentions. The process of coding helps me focus and engages the kid in my to play with code to create different functionality for my designs. While listening to music helps be more productive by allowing me to focus on what it is that I'm doing.
I started drawing from an early age and have established a love for illustration, today it merges with my design through iconography, infographics and diagrams for products and services. I also sketch on paper to produce preliminary ideas for each project. This is usually my first stepping stone before diving into Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign.
Since college, I've found that coding is a natural addition to design, what's more, is that it brings design to life. Allowing user functionality, one can bring a static design to a functioning experience. This gives meaning and ability for a design to be truly interactive.
Having grown up with a camera to my eye, it naturally transfers into my profession. I photograph products in a lifestyle/home scenario, talent posing with the product, as well as portraits of in-house staff. In my off-time I enjoy travel and street photography.
Music is something that motivates me and energizes me. It is something that helps me work and concentrate. I both love to listen to music and play my guitar and bass. Being an audiophile, I appreciate the technology behind the music and recording quality. As a musician, I crave to express myself in a different way than visually.
Travel, helps me learn more about culture and places I've never been to. It also inspires me creatively. Every time I travel, I always take some inspiration from the places I visit. I have integrated this love for travel with photography and coding and created (from scratch) my own travel photography site.
Active rest, exercise and hiking help me focus on life goals. They also help me focus on my work and lead a healthier, more creative life. I always find some time during the day to either go for a walk or a hike on the weekend to re-energize my mind and think about my work form a different perspective.
Street and Travel Photography
When enjoying my time-off locally, I love to go for a walk with my camera in on of the greatest cities, NYC. Often-times I get to meet some interesting people and capture a portrait or two, or just document the city life. I like to incorporate the environment in my shots, the city makes for a great stage, no matter which part you are in.
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