Freelance Designer, Illustrator & Art Director
My name is Michael Zarifes and I live in the Los Angeles area. Each new day I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to serve clients by pursuing my passions: design, illustration, storyboarding and scriptwriting.
As a lifelong learner, I have an endless curiosity and I take great delight in learning about new things!
I truly enjoy creating visual content to convey clear, and precise ideas and messaging.
I am one of those all-in-one freelancers that can produce design, illustration, concept/storyboarding and scriptwriting from start to finish.
Most of my career has been devoted to creating marketing materials for the entertainment and consumer brands industries. However, I have recently started creating design, illustration and storyboards for instructional and e-learning purposes.
I am passionate about using design and illustration to break down complex ideas into easy to digest narratives and compelling content. What really excites me is the power that visual content brings to the communication process and its potential to convey ideas with greater clarity.
What I do
• Presentation Design | Pitch Decks and Keynote Slides
• Branding Design | Logo and Identity
• Digital | Technical Illustration
• Concept Development | Storyboarding
• Art Direction
Walt Disney Pictures
New Line Cinema
Electrify America / Volkswagen
Palo Alto, CA
CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
San Diego, CA
Completed a year of graduate-level coursework
in clinical psychology
ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN
BFA graphic design - motion graphics
Graduated with honors
Online UI design course