Arlan Smith. Client-facing, hands-on, Senior/Executive Creative Director specializing in brand and marketing creative for technology companies - B2C and B2B, with a particular focus in D2C strategies.

I make stuff.

Able to direct the creative process for all media platforms - digital, video, print, OOH, events, and experiential, with a special emphasis on video and motion graphics. Work cross-functionally with internal stakeholders to build fully-optimized creative solutions - including growth marketing, performance marketing, and fully customized marketing tools. Extensive experience managing internal teams, external contractors and agency resources.

I build creative teams.

Very able at creative team management - hiring, mentorship, development, goal-setting, and scheduling. Diversity hiring is a specific area of management focus and a personal core value.


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Arlan Smith is a senior-level creative executive with extensive experience in design-led brand and marketing creative. He has lent his talents to a wide variety of platforms, starting in entertainment, but moving fully into brand and marketing work over the last few years.

He began his career as a motion graphics artist, and worked in several notable New York City post-production houses, before venturing out on his own in the startup space. In between launching businesses, he has also freelanced for many well-known design and visual effects companies in New York, worked on-site internationally, and launched an award-winning design agency, Nth Degree.

For the last three years, Arlan has been working as the Creative Director/Director of Creative Services for San Francisco based tech/media firm, Ellation, where he's responsible for all visual design and branding aspects of the company and its products (Crunchyroll and VRV).