Designer & Art Director

Thanks for stopping by! My name is Christopher Lombardo, an Art Director & Designer that found his muse through music. I've been happily trapped in Photoshop, After Effects, or a Music DAW for what seems like eternity. I began my creative journey when I was 15 years old in an effort to create graphics for a terrible punk band I was trying to start. The music never fruitioned with that band, but a love of branding & design did!

I truely hope you find my work striking and versatile. Lets collaborate on something new!
Art Direction

My first exposure to the wonderful world of Art Direction was in college working with groups. I felt I really flourished here. My ability to communicate my vision to artists has proven invaluable. I didn't work with other artists after that until 2015, in which I was promoted to head of Creative at the small local agency I was at. I was promptly asked to hire my team and familiarize them with the methods and regulations of the agency. I've spent 3 years directing other artists at the agency level.
Graphic Design

My first forray was creating logos and artwork centered around music. After my initial exposure, I was hooked on graphic design and visual branding. Unfortunately, the work of commercial advertising is far more conservative than the design I fell in love with. However, throughout my career, I've amassed a huge resume of local artists and thinkers as clients, allowing a vast and diverse portfolio.
Front-End Web Design

Real-world in-house artist responsibilities and limited budgets forced me to become a wordpress ninja virtually overnight. I've arranged Ecommerce, portfolio, and corporate sites for my clients with great speed and accuracy.
VJ & Projection Mapping

During my time at the Art Institute, my VFX became 2nd to my curiosity of the symbiotic relationship of visuals and music. Not long after living with curiosity and interest about the craft, I was introduced formally to VJing while working at the Fetish Factory.

Fast forward 7 years and now you can find me at clubs all throughout Florida playing graphics and doing custom projection mapping projects. My time at AIFL supported the graphical and content knowledge to create my visuals, while most visualists relied on loops and stock footage.

My direction during AIFL was altered not to focus on the media / TV / Film route like most of my colleagues, but pursuing the relationship of video and audio.

Software

Adobe CC Suite, Microsoft Office, Keynote, Wordpress, HTML5/CSS3, 3ds Max, After Effects CC, Resolume, TouchDesigner, Max / MSP, Ableton Live, Pro Tools. PC/Mac Expertise.

Education

Bachelors of Science Visual Effects & Motion Graphics - Art Institute of Ft Lauderdale July 2007 - September 2011

Certificate in Graphic DesignGraphic Design - Sheridan Technical Center August 2006 - June 2007

Freelance Clients

Moldover, Candlebooth LLC, GoDataFeed, Metal Swarm, Fetish Factory, Convert IT Marketing, Broward Noise Ordnance, Churchills Pub, XYZA Collective,DJ Cyclone, CT Music Group, Doug Stanhope, Premium GlassTinting, Ft Lauderdale Tackle & Hunting, Circle - Alt Nights, 411 Pain, Hot Whiskey, Section Twenty-Seven Netlabel, Coastal Pro Painting, Broward Chiropractice Group, Toxic Trace Apparel, Paul Triana Salons & so many more!