Dave Benavente

Senior Art Director

Dave Benavente

Hello! My name is Dave, and I'm an experienced senior art director in the entertainment advertising industry. I’ve been fortunate to have received awards as well as award nominations for my work, including a Clio Grand and Clio Silver as well as a Promax Gold and also have my work in Graphis.

My creative journey has gifted me with the exciting tasks of working on Print as well as integrated campaigns that encompass Guerrilla Marketing, Mobile, Product, Digital, Television, Streaming and Social. I’ve led as well as been part of teams to create synergy in messaging of multiple campaigns and clients.

I'm confident that I have the necessary tools to oversee and deliver cutting-edge campaigns that resonate with all audiences.

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Senior Art Director
Los Angeles, CA
Experienced and energetic senior art director. Fortunate to have received awards including a Clio Grand and Clio Silver as well as a Promax Gold and also have my work in Graphis.

A creative journey of working on Print as well as integrated campaigns that encompass Guerrilla Marketing, Mobile, Product, Digital, Television, Streaming and Social.

Confidence and the necessary tools to oversee and deliver cutting-edge campaigns that resonate with all audiences.
Experience
Greater Los Angeles Area
Feb 2015 - Present
Senior Art Director
Dave Benavente, INC.
Print Key Art as well as integrated campaigns that encompass Guerrilla Marketing, Mobile, Product, Digital, Television, Streaming and Social.
West Hollywood, California, United States
Nov 2021 - Feb 2023
Senior Art Director - Freelance Long Term
Trailer Park Group
Working with TPG on original Key Art for print and digital formats.
Jun 2015 - Jan 2020
Senior Art Director
Arsonal Design
My role at Arsonal Design included working with Copywriters, Sketch Artists and Freelance Art Directors as well as Finishers to develop Film, Television, Product, Social, Digital and Streaming Campaigns.
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 2012 - Feb 2015
Senior Art Director
BPG
While with BPG I worked as a creative lead on campaigns. Leading a team of creatives within multiple departments including: web designers, 3D animators, copywriters, sketch artists as well as senior art directors, art directors, Jr art directors and designers. My duties involved project managing in-house photo shoots and art directing the photographers, models, and props.
Santa Monica, CA
Aug 2011 - Jun 2012
Senior Art Director
Ignition Print
My role with Ignition Print was being the Senior Art Director for the Television Department included regular collaboration with the Theatrical Creative Team. I also led a creative team of Copywriters, 3D Artists, and multiple Sketch Artists. I also managed any freelance Art Directors and acted as lead creative on all brainstorms. My duties also involved project managing in-house photo shoots while Lead Art Directing the models, props, photographers and lighting crews. My role eventually transitioned to a Senior Art Director working solely for the Theatrical Department where I worked on Hollywood's highest caliber projects.
Hollywood, CA
Dec 2009 - Aug 2011
Senior Art Director
BLT Communications, LLC
While at BLT Communications, LLC was to lead multiple freelance art directors. Duties also included working with sketch artists for concept and campaign development. As well as the 3D rendering department to render assets for overall campaigns. Additionally I worked with the logo design department to develop multiple logos for film projects. I also oversaw the the finishing process and worked with finishers on multiple campaigns for film. Lastly, I also worked with the production department on campaign breakdowns for key art.
Los Angeles, CA
Sep 2008 - Dec 2009
Senior Art Director
Freelance
Freelance
Clients include: Gravillis Inc., Bemis Balkind, BLT, Ignition Print, Cimarron, Cold Open, Iconisus L&Y, and Dawn Patrol.

My roles within these companies was to lead small to medium- sized teams on overall campaigns for film and television, and occasionally home ent projects. I was also responsible for on- site as well as all studio location photo shoots. I worked with copywriters, sketch artists and freelance art directors as well as finishers to develop film and television campaigns.
Beverly Hills, CA
Mar 2007 - Sep 2008
Senior Art Director
and company
While at And Co I was a creative lead on projects for multiple cable print and web campaigns. I worked directly with sketch artists and copywriters to develop overall campaigns. I was also responsible for complete in-house and several studio location photo shoots with leading photographers including Art Streiber, Scott Schafer and Jim Fiscus. Los Angeles & New York.
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 2006 - Mar 2007
Art Director
Freelance
Working primarily with entertainment advertising companies. Specializing in theatrical key art campaigns as well as home entertainment.
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 2004 - Oct 2006
Art Director
Intralink Film Graphic Design
Intralink is one of the first integrated print and A/V entertainment advertising companies. Specializing in theatrical key art campaigns for print as well as theatrical trailers.

While at Intralink, I was work with strong conceptual design, employing a traditional and fundamental sense of design for film as well as television print campaigns.
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