SW2007—2021




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About ↴
Brand & Interactive Design 
Currently living and working for New York & Europe, by way of London. 

I am a Brand and Interactive Designer working with graphic design, photography, ceramics, and fine art mediums, seeking new ways to generate design systems and ideas that create improvement on a micro and macro scale.

I'm proud to say that my training as a brand designer has evolved only by collaborating with designers, mentors, and clients that I genuinely admire. Those that work hard and remain humble, but continuously push boundaries through continual learning and experimentation in both design and the arts—those with who share the same work ethic.

Work Experience ↴










↳Op e  n | Role: Head of Design / Consultant Brand Design Director ― NY + LA /Product Design, Marketing, Team Management, Project Managment, Recruitment +





2020 ― Present
New York + Los Angeles
Open is a social space for meditation, movement, and practice that combines traditions, technology, and design to explore greater collective presence and awareness. Broadcasting live from San Francisco and Los Angeles.

I joined the Open team to help the company grow and implement a solid design process and culture and contribute in a different and more meaningful capacity to the design and creative industry.

As Head of Design, I managed multiple projects while being hands-on hand by hand with the founders. I lead the design team and final output to create new and exciting design solutions, supporting the entire company across disciplines from product, marketing, production, and operations.







↳Character | Role: Design Director ― NY / Clients: Converse, Tom Ford Beauty, 1/ST, Preakness (1/ST), MUTHA, Nike, Facebook, Character, Biolite, Instagram, Sonic, +









2018 ― 2020
New York
I moved to New York to join principals Virgilio Santos and Manuel Dilone as Design Director, helping build Character's new East Coast studio. The NY office aims to combine a design studio with gallery space to showcase and bridge arts, culture, and experimentation.

As Design Director, I managed multiple projects at a time while being hands-on leading the design team to create new and exciting design solutions. I believe in helping to foster an international design culture, mentoring our talented designers while simultaneously guiding our clients and collaborators.



 





↳R/GA | 2016 ― 2018. Role: Design Director ― LDN. Clients: Beats by Dre, Nike, Google, IKEA, Givenchy, United Masters, Guiness, Haig Club, Johnny Walker, Unilever, The11, Tru + Ventures Studio (UK) . | 2015 ― 2016. Role: Associate Design Director ― LDN. Clients: O2, Stevanato Group, Dyson, Beats by Dre. | 2013 ― 2015.  Role: Senior Visual Designer ― LDN. Clients: Heineken, Turkcell, O2.







2013 ― 2018
London + Los Angeles
I moved to London to join R/GA London EMEA. R/GA (NY, HQ) was founded in 1977. The agency has been a pioneer at the intersection of technology, design, and marketing with work spanning web, mobile, social, retail, product innovation, brand development, and business consulting for the connected age. As part of the Visual Department led by Lucio Rufo and Rob Northam, I was leading design projects and teams across the client roster. I also pitched several new businesses and led the Ventures Studio (IoT) with Zoha Zoya in 2018.

I was part of Ned Karlovich brand design team and helped build the Brand Design capability for EMEA. At the same time, we were working across offices (LND and LA) for Beats by Dre.








Other ↴















2010 - 2013
DDB
BCN

Role ↴
Art Director 360

Clients ↴
Volkswagen, Audi, L’Illa Diagonal, Movistar.
2009 - 2010
Atletico International
BCN

Role ↴
Art Director 360

Clients ↴
SEAT.
2008 - 2009
Shackleton
BCN

Role ↴
Art Director

Clients ↴
Zurich, Caixa Sabadell, Paddy Power, Pyrenees.
2006 - 2007
DEB BBDO
BCN

Role ↴
Art Director

Clients ↴
Turismo de Andalucia, FROM, Ministerio de Agricultura.


Industry  ↴








2019
Pratt Institue
New York, USA

The Character team hosted students from Manuel Dilone’s class and mentored them through their Senior Project. 
2018
Birmingham Design Festival
Birmingham, UK

Role ↴
Speaker
Graphic Design
2016
BIMA  + Creative Equals
London, UK

Role ↴
Shadow Jury
2010 - Present
International School of Creativity
BCN, Spain

Role ↴
International Mentor




2017
AGD/FAD LAUS
Spain

Role ↴
Jury
Advertising
2017
Ravernsbourne School
London, UK

Role ↴
Speaker / Master class
Brands & Service Design


Education  ↴








2020
Art Students League
New York, USA

Aqua Resin Casting and Building
2 day workshop
Teacher artist ↴
Rand Hardy
2019
New York School of The Arts
New York, USA

Terracota Sculpture
2 month course
Teacher artist ↴
WeiXian Jiang
2016
Creative Equals
London, UK

Female Creative Leadership
3 month course
2016
Berlin School of Creative Leadership
London, UK

Creative Leadership
1 Week course




2014
Coursera
Vanderbilt University
Online

Nutrition, Health, and Lifestyle: Issues and Insights
2007-2008
Eina. Escola d’Art i Disseny
BCN, Spain

Graphic Design
2003 - 2007
Universitat Ramon Llull
BCN, Spain

Advertising and PR Degree


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Cris Mascort
Brand & Interactive Design

About

Based in NYC
International comissions
Currently ↴  
Independent Creative & Design Director
NY

Former ↴  
Head of Design
Open, NY + LA












Contact↴
crismascort.design@gmail.com
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