About Sean Kai
I have worked in multi-national corporations, start-ups, small companies and as a designer in a collective. I work well in both a team environment or in a solo capacity, running with whatever project I am given. Overseeing projects from start to finish is the only way to work as consistency with established brand standards is key to any successful project.
Designers today wear many hats and I have had the privilege to work not only in graphic design, but photography, videography, UI/UX and web development. Knowing how things are made, makes the design process easier, which has made me a better designer.
Huntington Beach, CA 2005 – 2007
Bachelor of Arts Visual Communication
3D Animation Techniques
Mission Viejo, CA 2004-2005
Semester of Fine Art Studies
Art Proportion and Dimensional Studies
Villa Real Estate
Newport Beach, CA | May 2018 – January 2019
Senior Graphic Designer – Worked with the marketing director and a team of graphic designers to expand and maintain company brand standards. Worked with real estate agents to design brochures, email blasts, flyers, postal mailers and social media posts. Assembled boxed listing presentations to help agents engage potential buyers.
Smart Energy Systems
Irvine, CA | April 2015 – May 2018
Senior Graphic Designer – Assisted art director in organizing the incoming and outgoing projects. Helped set up a partitioned drive specially for the creative department and organized a file management system. Worked to oversee multiple projects including: marketing collaterals (digital and print), branding, ui/ux concepts, website design and color theory. In charge of the rebrand of our product from SUS to SEW. Worked to align all concepts and create a cohesive look and feel for the company. Oversaw the creation of the SEW website.
BH North America
Foothill Ranch, Ca | April 2011 – April 2015
Senior Graphic Artist & Marketing Coordinator – Managed a junior graphic designer as well as the incoming and outgoing creative workflow. Instrumental in refreshing the corporate identity. Established brand standards for BH corporate and Bladez product lines. Worked with the president and national sales manager to create brochures, business cards, corporate catalogs, vertical market catalogs, advertisements, embedded websites (Adobe Muse), web banners and web ads for social marketing. Essential in product development by working with the product manager on initial design, logos and colorizations. Photographed, clipped and cleaned photos for web and print collateral. Managed and created product videos with Adobe Premier and a DSLR Camera and built camera and lighting rigging. Worked with companies like Sears, Oakley and Scheels to create co-branded material for their internal sales team and helped with social media marketing campaigns. Coordinated and managed the companies annual trade show.
Zoom Media Inc.
RSM, CA | April 2009 – February 2011
Flash Animator/Graphic Designer – Lead flash animator. Worked with the art department to organize the launch of the company’s new flash advertising program. Designed twenty-second flash ads in Adobe Flash for digital boards located in bars and fitness facilities in Canada and Hawaii. Designed print ads to be posted at various fitness centers across the United States.
San Juan Capistrano, CA | 2008 – 2009
Flash Consultant – Collaborated with a group of designers to create a 20-minute adobe flash presentation for Ridge Crest Herbals, a herbal supplement company located in Utah and an animated Flash splash page for an on-line fashion company.
Biz Calling Cards
Aliso Viejo, CA | 2007 – 2008
Graphic Designer – Managed incoming and outgoing artwork. Communicated with clients from all over the world to design private label skins for VOIP software & designed $5 phone cards for a variety of companies. Created twenty second flash introductions for companies like Denny’s, KB Home, Wi-Fitv and more. Managed the technical support department.
Aliso Viejo, CA | 2006-2007
Junior Graphic Designer – Worked with experienced designers on project for clients located in California. Created packaging, brochures and business cards for medical companies and briefly worked with tech packs for jean manufacturing