Art Director/Designer, Illust.
Multi-faceted senior level art director/designer and illustrator with diverse portfolio; able to think conceptually and passionate about design. Many years experience in US and abroad in creating collateral, posters, packaging, logos, branding, POP, ad campaigns and design communications from concept thru completion. Have worked in LA’s top agencies, and have art directed numerous photographers, illustrators and overseen printing.
Mixed-media illustrations can be viewed at barbarakosoff.com
DIRECTV, DDB LA, Disney, Deutsch LA, Schawk, Browntrout Publishing, Saatchi & Saatchi LA, Ogilvy & Mather, The Designory, RPA, Dailey & Associates, Grey, Euro RSCG
Branding, logos, style guides, merchandising, concepting, juggling multiple projects under tight deadlines, exceeding expectations, collaboration, having a creative vision, art directing photographers and illustrators, being a team player, brainstorming with copywriters, managing production artists and designers. presenting work to clients, ad campaigns, direct marketing, brochures, packaging, signage, websites, posters, presentation graphics, marketing collateral and all design communications in print and digital media.
Kaiser Permanente, Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Honda, Galeries Lafayette, DIRECTV, Oscar de la Renta, Disney, Fox, Warner Bros, MGM, MOCA, UCLA, BrownTrout Publishers, Herbalife, Starbucks Coffee Company, Epson, Sun America Financial, Exemplis, Beckett Advertising, Southern California Edison, Disney Store, Disney Babies, Disney Princesses, Pooh, ABC,
The Simpsons, The Pink Panther, AT&T, Fox Searchlight Films, Westfield Group, 1st Enterprise Bank
American Institute of Graphic Arts
Society of Illustrators LA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Museum of Contemporary Art
HONORS + AWARDS
Winner of Neenah Paper/Graphic Design USA cover competition
Graphic Design USA in-house Design Award
Published in Communication Arts Magazine
Society of Illustrators Certificate of Merit
BFA, Graphic Design
Tyler School of Art (Temple University)
Personal and business references available upon request