Francis Almeda

I’m a Designer, Art Director and Associate Creative Director. I love to make things. Let’s make things together.


April 2014 – 2016
Art Director/ACD
For 2 years, I worked at Google helping guide their overall brand.

May 2013 – April 2014
Freelance Designer/Art Director/ACD
I’m currently working for a variety of ad agencies and start ups. I help out with everything from design, art direction and creative direction.

May 2012 – May 2013
Proximity / Energy BBDO
Associate Creative Director
I gained the responsibilities of directing teams and maintaining client relationships. Meanwhile, still getting my hands dirty and helping design and art direct the work. Best of both worlds.

April 2011 – May 2012
Proximity / Energy BBDO
Art Director
Worked on digital platforms for brands such as SC Johnson, Oxfam, Aleve, Bayer, Orbit Gum, 5 Gum, Lay’s and Sun Chips.

Jan. 2010 – May 2013
Chicago Portfolio School
Digital/UX Instructor
I taught students how to not only design for the digital space, but how to come up with kick ass ideas in the digital space.

July 2009 – July 2010
Freelance Designer, Art Director and Animator
Helped agencies concept and build digital solutions for a variety of brands.
Agencies include: DraftFCB, Leo Burnett, Razorfish, Digitas, Colossal Squid, Lift Motion
Brands include: State Farm, M&M’s, USPS, Miller Lite, McDonald’s

Jan. 2008 – Jan. 2010
Street-Level Youth Media
Digital Media Instructor
Teach Digital Photography & Graphic Design to Junior High students.

June 2006 – Jan. 2007
Digital Bootcamp
Animation Instructor
Teach After Effects to professionals in the industry.

March 2005 – June 2006
BlueCross BlueShield
Multimedia Designer

March 2005 – June 2006
Alario Group Hispanic Advertising Agency
Designer, Art Director, Animator


Graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Graphics & Animation in 2004.


Design, Art Direction, Creative Direction, Motion, Concepting