Raised by Baltimore, residing in Los Angeles, Cris Cimatu is an accomplished designer/art director with varied clients in the tech, educational and entertainment industries. 

Originally from the East coast, he grew up in the Baltimore area but now lives and works in Los Angeles as a principle brand and UI/UX designer.  He is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art with degrees in Illustration, Art History, and Curatorial Studies. His tastes are varied but his work draws from sources of inspiration such as memories, tattoos, and street art.

His main influences include the Dadaists, Push Pin Studios, Paper Rad, John Waters, and Bauhaus. Past clients have included the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Disney, and Honda.  When he is not busy creating he's busy surfing the oceans and traveling to far-flung locales, always on the lookout for new opportunities and inspirations.

Some Nice Words

“Cris’ interdisciplinary and creative background brings a fresh and unique perspective to his design work that can be hard to find in the corporate world. His approachability and team-oriented work ethic makes Cris a leader in getting the job done right and making it look easy.”

— Nick Brooks, Innovation Strategist at Audi Innovation Research

“Cris is a confident and passionate creative that has been essential within multiple environments. He’s given countless insight as a consultant and past freelance and professional jobs. What is more, is he’s not only creatively skilled and inspirational - but is also professional, deadline oriented, and results driven. I see Cris as an essential part to any creative team that want’s to push the boundaries of creativity and the potential of design.”

— Shawn Cook, Manager of User Experience & Design NBC Comcast

“It’s rare to come across someone as helpful as Cris when you are working in a remote office halfway across the globe. Cris is the U.S liaison for our Creative Services APAC team in Singapore and even though we are in different offices, Cris is intuitive to our challenges and he pays close attention to our asks during the routine video calls. We can always trust that he will assist us to the best of his abilities by connecting us to relevant people or with a follow-up email on our queries. A versatile and talented designer with award-winning works under his belt, Cris earns my highest recommendation and he would be a great asset in any organization.”

— Airene Tan, Creative Director, Asia at Blis

“Cris Cimatu is a skilled graphic designer and a talented art director. In his designs, he was brilliant and efficient. When he was art directing, he always approached his ideas for improving my designs with humility, empathy, and passion. During concepting meetings, Cris’s thinking was innovative and focused on client requirements and objectives. Cris has deep knowledge of digital design standards, best practices, and trends with a special focus on the mobile space honed from his years at Millennial Media. Cris would be a valuable asset to any design team and a positive influence on his fellow designers and partners across any org. He has great client-facing skills, a rare trait in designers that can be used to get clients excited about great design and engaged in the creative process. In our time together at AOL, we faced an environment of constant change and challenge, and Cris always approached each project with determination and a smile.”

— John Fitzgibbons, Digital Multimedia Designer at Capital One


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