Freelance Visual Designer / Art Director
Design | Greater Los Angeles Area, US
I am a designer based in Long Beach, but active all over Los Angeles and the continental United States.
My work doesn't start and end at the aesthetic level. With exposure to different brands, organizations and entities across multiple genres, my work starts with language. Visual plus verbal. The ability to tell a story without sounding cliché, to take clichés and turning them anew.
Even though my background came from print, I have the ability to merge screen elements to the physical, environmental context.
Visual Design & Strategy:
Branding, Information Design, User Interface, User Experience Design, Research, Visualization
health & beauty
DirecTV / AT&T
Santa Monica Mountains Parks and Recreation
Art Center College of Design
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Johnson & Johnson
2015 - Present
Freelance Designer / PHENOMENON
visual design for "creating cultural phenomenon" in an ideation agency
clients: T-Mobile, Wilson, Intuit
2014 - Present
Freelance Designer / Jason Markk, Inc.
Designing special, limited edition packaging for various branded collaborations and special events.
2010 - Present
Principal Designer / Illustrator / Over/Under
Over/Under is the solo creative outfit of Carlo Llacar, focusing on branding, identity, editorial illustration & design, typographic design, art direction, and information visualization.
2010 - Present
Design Consultant / Designmatters
Designmatters branding, presentation, and design strategy for an "educational platform at ArtCenter College of Design that joins collaboration with experimentation, experience with reflection, problem-solving with problem-discovery, and purpose with action."
Freelance Visual Designer / DIRECTV
A hybrid design occupation between visual / informational / experiential / prototyping within DIRECTV's innovation lab, a subsidiary of DEPG (Digital Entertainment Product Group)
Freelance Designer / Art Director / Standard Time, Los Angeles.
Working on accounts such as CVS, Olloclip, and E.S. KLUFT & Company among others.
Freelance Book Designer / Knock Knock
Designing book covers, journal covers, and off-beat, functional, paper products with custom type and illustration.
Jr. Art Director / The Designory
An amalgamate of, "Design + Story"
I design and art-direct print collateral among other story-telling products.
Clients: Audi, Nissan, Bosch, Santa Monica Mountains Park Service
Designer/Illustrator / Yello,Friends!
With two illustrators and two designers, we operate as an artist collective: designing and creating art-objects, publications, and installations.
Collaborated with McSweeney's/826LA on a few, limited run publications.
Freelance Graphic Designer / Chase Design Group (LA & NY)
Worked on a packaging project for Johnson & Johnson
Junior Designer / Mojo, LLC
As a designer within a small team of creative key-art designers ever to have hatched memorable movie campaigns.
Clients: Focus Features, Universal Pictures, IFC Films, Warner Brothers, Legendary Pictures, HBO, Disney
Freelancer / Center For The Study of Political Graphics
Designer of collateral print material for their annual event, "Annual pARTy AuCTION".
The Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) hosts an annual auction raising money to maintain their oldest and longest running archive of socio-political posters, imagery, and ephemera. The nation's most active, retired and legendary poster artists create unique artwork and then speak about current events that shape our visual landscape both overground and underground.
I was honored to help design the organization's event posters and become part of a social and politically-active community.
Co-Founder & Graphic Designer / Best Kept Secret
Co-founder of this monthly listening party. All vinyl, classic tunes, and high-production value of light and visual design. As founder and resident designer, we put out monthly promotional posters. Check it out here: http://over-under.us/Best-Kept-Secret
Lead Interactive & Graphic Designer / Ender Technology
Brainstormed, collaborated, and executed client's concepts from start to finish (surface design to application). Mostly front-end interactive design, with light-coding involved. On downtime, I also operated as a consultant on certain print projects.
In-house Graphic Designer / Jason Markk
Created packaging materials and collateral for JasonMarkk's flagship product along with collaborative packages that included LA's own Undefeated, and NY's own NORT. Other tasks include custom form design, press-kit photography, and other in-house duties.
Graphic Designer / Arc Media
Worked as a partner on a few print & interactive projects.
Design Wrangler / Moodswing Entertainment
Designed and overseen promotional material: original, unique handbills and posters.