My name is Eric Comstock and as a visual designer I create perceptive and rewarding user experience.

Process

I have worked in big agencies, and in-house. I have been the business owner, and the freelance designer.

To stay creative and productive, I try to follow 3 guiding principles:

Discover
- Understand the challenge
- Prepare Research

- Find Meaning

Concept
- Brainstorm Ideas
- Ideate quickly
- Narrow & refine your ideas

Experiment
- Test your idea
- Make prototypes

Skillset

Art Direction, Creative Direction, Visual Design, Brand Identity, Brand Strategy, Packaging, Print, Direct Marketing, Illustration, User Interface, Adobe CC, Sketch, Invision, Jirra, Zeplin, Fork-Lift Operator

Client List

HarperCollins, Simon&Schuster, Land of Nod, Shutterfly, teNeues Publishing, Austin Monthly, OneBulb.org, UnitedHealthCare, Zions Bank, Morgan Jewlers, Aperion Audio

Education

Idaho State University, General Education

Utah State University, Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising & Design

Work Experience

BigCommerce,  May-June 2017
Sr Visual Designer, Contract

Hired to help internal creative with ideation, design and production of urgent projects. Quickly adapted to workflow and procedures, generating visual solutions along side a team of 4. 

  • Lead creative over campaign to rollout BigCommerce award winners
  • Generated concepts and extended chosen idea for print, animated gifs, and banners
  • Created wireframe solutions and final design for award winners showcase page
  • Designed collateral for a BC sales event
  • Crafted casestudy webpage layout for a BC client
  • Ideated wireframes to show how BC could consolidate their Community and Support page to improve overall user experience.


Comstock Creative, Dec 2011 - Present
Sr. Visual Designer + Illustration

  • Creative generation of multiple themes, icons and graphics
  • Created and designed custom hand drawn fonts
  • Designed graphic art for clothing line
  • Storytelling used to express complex ideas


HarperCollins/Simon&Schuster
Sept 2013 - Present
Illustrator & Author

  • Illustrate cover and main content
  • Work with Art Director to design typography and book cover
  • Experiment, create and prototype multiple story ideas
  • Interpret manuscripts with conceptualization, color, typography, and design
  • Book tour presenting to large groups of school children


Cosmo Cricket,  June 2006 - Nov 2011
Co-Founder, Creative Director

  • Designed brand identity
  • Created wireframes and final design as sets for a company web site
  • Launched mini site that lead to increased web traffic overall 
  • Concepted, Wrote and Created a Youtube video campaign that went viral 
  • Mentored and elevated employees with a culture of creativity and unity
  • Designed print collateral and ephemera for company sales


DSW, Publicis, EURO RSCG, ThomasArts
Dec 1996-June 2006
Art Director, Sr Art Director, Creative Director

  • Strategy and Creative Brief development
  • Research, Ideation, and Testing
  • Directed visual storytelling for various marketing campaigns
  • Worked in teams to create cohesive brand messaging
  • Took part in AB testing for national Consumer products and services 
  • Designed national collateral programs for instore sales
  • Created Point of purchase graphics