For me Art is the ever eluding dream of memories in time, it is in that instant of the moment that I have awaken to find myself creating the images from the dream. In simple, I am creating what was told to me by my ancestors in resemblance of their dream. I remember what others forget.
-Rasta Asaru Escott EL
Social Media Content Creation
Marketing and Branding
Collateral Material Design
Photography/ Video Editing
Rasta Asaru - Graphic Designer
HTML / CSS
Expert in (Photoshop, illustrator, InDesign)
Commercial / Story Boards
· Branding - Logo design/Photography
· Brand Marketing -Create Ad Campaigns, Social media platforms, Video Commercials
· Book Editing - Create page structure for publishing, copy edits, Cover/key art
· Manage Layouts for press (print size, view & bleed requirements).
· Manage Knowledge of RGB, CMYK, Pantone Color System.
· Develop cohesive visions and standards for projects and products
· Digital Rendering (Rendering using Illustrator, Photoshop, and Corel Painter)
· Create Marketing Collateral Material for in-station companies.
· Create marketing ads for interpersonal I.e. banners, Postcards, Flyers, Letterhead, Billboards.
· Logo Design
· Recruit, manage and develop staff and business development team
· Co-create Marketing Collateral Material Managed Marketing ads
· Edit film and movie footage for documentaries and shorts.
· Manage broker printing pricing and outsourcing of jobs.
· Create Corporate Base Websites for Financial Institutions.
PUBLICATIONS & RECENT WORK
“The Creative House Art Gallery 2016 – Founded in July 2016 in Inglewood CA, by Rasta Escott EL
“Group Art Show 3D” 2016 - Featured artist group show curated by Charles Dickson.
“I Speak Art“ 2016 - A film documentary on the Art/Creation process of artist, Michael Chukes, Charles Dickson, Teresa Tolliver, Timothy Washington, Toni Scott, Joseph Sims, Leigh Adams
“The woman who would be king” 2016 - Trailer Monologue Short Featuring Esosa E./ Smithsonian
Teresa Tolliver, Joseph Sims, Toni Scott, Sabree, Leigh Adams, and Timothy Washington.
“Johnny Gill Tour Book” 2015 - Graphic Photography Tour Book for Musician Johnny Gill
“Jem and the Holograms” 2015 - Character renders on the late 80’s comic TV animation for Hasbro
“Saints of Winter Valley” 2014 – A documentary on the Graphic Novel written by Author MD Marie for SDCC.
“Chained“ 2014 - A Movie/Film short both written and directed by Rasta Asaru EL
“Abuse” 2014 Film short on the life of a recovering batter woman that takes place in the 60’s
“The King Snake” 2014 - Screenplay, called King Snake Written by MD Marie Directed by Rasta A. Escott EL
“My Spirit is me” 2014 - A children’s book on spiritual coping skills.
“Saints of Winter Valley Book” - 2013 Comic Rendering of the graphic novel written by author MD Marie.
“Black Cotton” a Documentary 2013 – a documentary on the making of the coffee table book “BLACK COTTON”
“Black Cotton Book” 2013 - A Photography book written by Rasta Asaru Escott El
“ KJLH” - Dominique Diprima - Interviews about the book black cotton and the creation of the documentary
“Blog Talk Radio” - Evening with Ella, -Interview about the Book Black Cotton and upcoming documentary
The Creative House, Creative Director/Art Curator,
http://www.thecreativehousestudio.com Inglewood, CA 2015 – Present
Black Cotton Media, Graphic Designer / Photographer
http://www.blackcottonmedia.com Los Angeles, CA APRIL 2011 – 2016
Huemanitee.com, Apparel Designer
http://www.huemanitee.com Los Angeles, CA April 2012 – June 2014
Digital Insight, Graphic Designer
http://www.digitalinsight.com (Contract) Calabasas, CA March 2009 – December 2010
OfficeMax / Impress, Graphic Designer.
http://www.officemaxworkplace.com Irvine, CA March 2003 – January 2008
Santa Monica College ~ Santa Monica, CA (1996-1998) Associate Degree (Design)
Platt College ~ Los Angeles, CA (2001-2004) Certificate Multimedia Design
Software Platforms: OSX / PC
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Power Point, Bryce, Poser, Final Cut Pro X, Keynote, Filezilla, Suitcase Fusion, Acrobat X, Light Room, Fiery 5.7, Adobe Premier, Pages, iBooks Author, iMovie, Compressor,