About

Cody is a senior designer in both the print and digital space with experience in leading and inspiring design teams to pursue design excellence.  

Previously Cody was the Senior Design Lead for Distillery (formerly WeezLabs, Inc.), a mobile app and website design/development company in Santa Monica. Before that he served as Senior Art Director for a multimedia company, This Land Press, where he championed the company’s branding from TV to print.

His work has been featured and awarded and has acted as award panel judge and spoken at events on the future of design in tech. He holds a B.S. in Advertising Design, and graduated cum laude from Art Institute of California.

Call: 415.627.8972      Email: codyknightdesign@gmail.com


 

Tools

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Experience

 

Senior Design Lead

at Distillery Tech
Nov 2015 – Oct 2016 (11 months)

  • Designed UI for mobile apps and websites in full agile development sprints alongside a team of front end and backend developers, UX designers, scrum masters and product owners. 
  • Certified scrum master working with Jira, Confluence, Zeplin, Adobe, Marvel and running projects in sprints. 
  • Presented deliverables to internal teams and clients to get feedback and iterate. 
  • Partnering with all departments to ensure delivery of on-time, high-quality deliverables.
  • Training, hiring and evaluating creative staff.
 
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UI Designer

at WeezLabs, Inc. (Mobile App & Website Company)
Jun 2013 – Oct 2015 (2 years 5 months)

  • Designed UI for mobile apps and websites. 
  • Designed internal collateral material. 
  • Designed pitch decks. 
  • Designed logos, style guides, screens, and interactive prototypes. 
  • Managed new UI hires. 
  • Presented deliverables to internal teams and clients. 
  • Leading creative sessions for project kick-offs with account team and project managers.
  • Interpreting and guiding a client’s vision for an app and/or website product/service.
  • Managing multiple projects from concept through to completion (iOS/Android apps and websites).
  • Partnering with all departments to ensure delivery of on-time, high-quality deliverables.
  • Presenting and effectively communicating how a creative solution will help achieve client goals.
  • Keeping up with new creative technologies and analyzing new trends.
  • Training, hiring, and evaluating creative staff.
 

AD/Senior AD/CD

at This Land Press (Multimedia Company)
April 2011 – May 2013 (2 years 2 months)

  • Design and layout of This Land Press print, video, web, retail and audio products.
  • Management of web development projects.
  • Management of digital publications.
  • Hiring, training, and supervising graphic design personnel.
 

Freelance Graphic Designer

at This Land Press (Newspaper Startup)
Apr. 2010 – Mar. 2011  (1 year)

  • Reported to company founder and designed the entire magazine.
 

Freelance Graphic Designer

at CRKWD (Digital Marketing Startup)
Apr. 2010 – Dec. 2010 (9 months)

  • Reported to company founder.
  • Designed websites, logos, collateral and identity assets for clients.
  • Directed photo shoots, and edited footage.
  • Met with clients and presented designs and ideas.