Marina Murad
Designer and Art Director in Los Angeles

About

About

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About

I am an art director and designer based in Los Angeles, California. Working at the intersection of art and graphic design, I am an image-maker concentrating on crafting concept-driven narratives through illustration, and interactive media.

I spent my formative years growing up in a small town of Redlands, California. After earning a BA in Fine Art, I moved to Los Angeles to study Graphic Design at Art Center College of Design then completed my MFA degree at Otis College of Art and Design. I spent the better part of my studies in Amsterdam, mentoring under prominent Dutch design figures and touring various design studios, participating in workshops and lectures.

My work has braced the covers of Adweek, and Advertising Age magazines. My past clients have included Apple, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Yahoo, Verizon Media, DC Comics, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and various Los Angeles based start-ups and businesses. 

On my free time I am learning to fly a Cessna and I love weight training.

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Gallery

2019: ‘We’re F*cked’ Con Artist Collective, New York, New York 

2016: ‘Alumni Artist Showcase' University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA 

2016: ‘Alumni Show' Crafton Hills Art Gallery, Yucaipa, CA 

2011: ‘On The Grid/off The Grid’ Otis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2011: ‘De Verdieping’ Amsterdam, NL 2008: ‘Red’ Da Center for the Arts, Pamona, CA 

2006: ‘Arab Film Festival Benefit’ San Francisco, CA 

2006: ‘How’d Ya Like Them Apples’ Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA 

2004: ‘Red’ Da Center for the Arts, Pamona, CA 

2004: ‘A Night of Music and Jazz Gala’ Mural for PGA Golf Club, Beaumont, CA 

2004: ’Fashion Show’ Crafton Hills College: Performing Arts Center, Yucaipa, CA 

2002: ‘Solo Exhibition’ Harry Blackstone Gallery, Redlands, CA

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Education

2012: Otis College of Art and Design, MFA Graphic Design
2008: Art Center College of Design, Graphic Design
2006: University of California, Riverside BA Studio Arts
2015: General Assembly, User Experience Design

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Awards

2018: Shorty Social Good Award Verizon’s Diversity & Inclusion + Getty Images The Disability Collection 
2014: Webby Award Winner Social Entertainment for Netflix Arrested Development 
2011: COMA Amsterdam/New York: Three week mentorship with design studio COMA with prominent Dutch design figures in Amsterdam, NL

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Speaking

2017: Inside The Minds of Intelligent Designers General Assembly

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Publications

Adweek June 15, 2015
Advertising Age May 18, 2015
Adweek April 27, 2015