Dec 2013 - Current
FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR
Direct and implement broad range of revenue-generating design projects, from conception to launch. Create professional presentations to creatively communicate design intent and direction. Ensure that the project vision and design intent are reflected and executed. Partner cross-functionally to build consensus and ensure projects meet all milestones, deadlines, and budget requirements. Forge and sustain high-performance production and design teams. Review all production materials on key projects and provide signature authority; manage operational, strategic, financial, bid review, staffing, and administrative functions. Maximized ROI by building partnerships with third-party vendors, graphic designers, and Web developers.
JUN 2010 - DEC 2013
WEB TEAM LEADER
Responsible for Microsoft CMS / WordPress website development – design & coding, Landing pages design, Motion graphic creation, Professional video editing, and CMS user management. Led the team to reach the company yearly goals and objectives. Coordinated the weekly web meetings. Recruited and trained new web team members. Provided CMS trainings for group members. Managed outsourcing designers (Israel, UK, Asia, Spain). Tested new technologies and applications.
2006 - 2010
Senior Designer & Video Editor
Developed fully functional responsive websites based on client requirements using HTML5, CSS3, and WordPress. Executed web development projects, with an emphasis on front end features, browser manipulation, and cross-browser compatibility. Developed web-site mock-ups for clients to ensure quality control and client satisfaction before project development phase. Built WordPress sites and developed plugins and themes for them. Reduced budgets with on-time deliveries, improving production pipelines and team communication.
MCTS: Web Developer 4
Adobe Creative Cloud
Animation, Design and Post-Production
Open University - IL
Website Design, Digital Media - Edit, Coding, Converting, Animation: 2D & 3D, Marketing, Branding, Classic Art, Adobe (Photoshop, Flash, Premier, After Effects, Illustrator), Avid Pro, Sony Sound Forge
CEO / Premium Productions
The EMD studio that leads with me, gives us as a business client a professional and fast service in the field of digital and media productions. Itai is sensitive to the client's predicaments in matters of time and budget, and tries to do everything in his power to produce a WIN WIN in the process. Highly recommend.
Itay is great, does everything at a high level, outstanding service, available, attentive and most importantly - he cares
Worked with me for quite a number of years. The work is always done to the best of its ability and always with a smile. Very helpful, professional and talented. There is no doubt that I will continue to do projects with him. Highly recommended!