Frank Mares Digital Designer Head Shot

Digital Designer

Los Angeles



Illustrator CC


Photoshop CC


After Effects CC


InDesign CC


Animate CC


Microsoft Excel


Microsoft Outlook


Microsoft Word


Microsoft PowerPoint



+ Print & Digital Media

+ 2D & 3D Animation

+ Video & Photo Editing

+ HTML 5

+ CSS 3


+ Mac OS

+ Windows OS

+ Vector Graphics

+ Typography

+ Google Analytics

+ Email Marketing

+ Promotional Gear

+ Proofreading

Other than being really great at high fives, I am a creative person who offers a wide range of creative services. I get the honor to collaborate with some of the most awesome, forward-thinking, driven people in the world.

I pride myself on loving what I do, just like you.

Work Experience

Lead Digital Designer & Art Director

Creative Handbook

Dec 2015 - Current

Los Angeles Area

+ Publish annual directory with 500 pages, 300 ads, 4 ad sizes, & 200 clients

+ Manage website with 40k+ monthly visits, 8 ad sizes, 12 ads per page, & 300 clients

+ Design & implement innovative, collaborative, on-line ad proof platform

+ Supervise campaigns with an extraordinary range of deadlines & budgets

+ Maximize social media impressions, likes, & follows by posting engaging content

+ Ensure files adhere to specific project technical requirements

+ Oversee the print & digital design and implementation process of production industry leaders

Digital Designer


Nov 2009 - Dec 2015

Chicago, IL & Los Angeles, CA

Prairie Structures,

+ Web design and development

Beach Yoga with Alissia,

+ Logo concept development and design

+ Web support on squarespace, image and content creation

Truth or Dare

+ Concept-to-completion logo design

+ Layout & format quality web publishable & printable files

The Tony Soto Show

+ Conceptualize, pitch, & implement logo design

+ Direct cohesive, recognizable brand through collaboration

+ Web support on wordpress

Harvey Milk Mustache

+ Illustrate & publish posters for print and social media

+ Animate promotional videos

Sixth Avenue

+ Format several social media campaigns

+ Design promotional content & collateral

Beverly Hills Lawn Bowling Club

+ Design layout & format a monthly newsletter for web and print distribution

Diane Rock Design

+ Consultant on print techniques & design for printing on fabric

The House on Mango Street

+ Video editing, research, & compilations

+ Animated backgrounds for live theater

The One That Got Away

+ Cross-functional communication with a team of designers, performers, & technicians

+ Story-boarding & Art Direction for 6-minute animation

+ Developed a cue-to-cue program executed during live performance