Who?

Ziad EzzatZiad Ezzat is a graphic designer and web developer with a degree in Economics. Wait, what?

Based in scenic Oakland, California, he currently works as Creative Director for an asset management firm in downtown San Francisco.

In addition to design and monies, his interests include books, music, motorcycling, photography, travel, cats, and oxford commas.

ziad@ezzat.com

(415) 692-1974

Oakland, California

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What I Do

What in the wide, wide world of sports is a Creative Director?

A symphony conductor of sorts, sans the tux. And the applause. And the timpani. Damn it.

I lead teams of designers, developers, illustrators, photographers, video producers, marketers, copywriters, editors, and all sorts of other wacky creative types into making beautiful things together.

I make strategic decisions to help my team create the strongest work possible within the ubiquitous, often ridiculous constraints of time and budget.

I preach the brand. I police the brand. I am the brand.

I get my hands dirty. I push pixels, write copy, code html/css/php/js/lol, crop, nudge, filter, and blur. I live and breathe Adobe Creative Suite. I dream in CMYK. I bleed 1/8″ on all sides.

I research everything. I stare at cool stuff. I read all the blogs—that’s right, all of them. I keep up with the trends. I avoid the fads. I try to soak in as much beautiful design work as I possibly can in order to create the best design work I possibly can.

At work, I herd cats figuratively—at home, literally.