Experience

President & Creative Director
Spectrum Lifestyle Experience Inc.
Cebu City, PH
2012 ’til today

Group Head – Branding & Communications
The Islands Group
Cebu City, PH
2013 – 2014

Brand Strategist
NINJA Brand Strategy
Cebu City, PH
2011 – 2013

Brand Manager
Rhipstop Industries

Cebu City, PH
2003 – 2015

Visual Design Program Director
UV New School of Art & Design
Cebu City, PH
2012 – 2013

Creative / Designer
Boost Mobile + Virgin Mobile
Irvine, CA
2011 – 2012

Creative Intern
Traffik Branding & Advertising Agency

Irvine, CA
December 2010 & July 2011

Teacher’s Assistant – Advertising Design
AiCA-OC Summer Studio

Santa Ana, CA
June 2010

Creative Director
Indiesign Creative Group, Inc.

Cebu City, PH
2007 – 2008

Creative Director
Quarter 7 Studios

Cebu City, PH
2005 – 2007

Creative Director
Destinations Media Inc. (Cebu TV & CFFL TV)

Cebu City, PH
2004 – 2005

Graphic & Web Designer – Summer Internship
Zzubo Systems Inc.
Cebu City, PH
April – May 2003


Skills

Advertising
Brand Strategy
Brand Development
Identity Development
Social Media Management
Photography

Software/Hardware

FacebookB Business Manager
Wordpress
Bigcartel
Adobe Creative Suite
Chopsticks
Rice Cooker

Languages

English
Japanese
Filipino – Visayan
Filipino – Tagalog


Education

Art Institute of California – Orange County
Santa Ana, CA
Bachelor of Science in Advertising (2008 – 2011)

Parsons The New School for Design
New York, NY
Graphic Design: Summer Intensive Studies (2007)

University of San Carlos
Cebu City, PH
BFA – Advertising Arts (2004 – 2007)
BS – Information Technology (2001 – 2004)

Eiko Gakuen High School
Yokohama, JP
Summer Exchange Program (2000)

Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu
Cebu City, PH
Kindergarten, Elementary & High School (1989 – 2001)


Recommendations

David Toyoshima - Executive Creative Director/Chief Creative Officer, IWGroupinc Advertising

As Ken’s professor, Ken demonstrated the needed skills for success. His work was smart, clever and well executed. I would highly recommend Ken.

Joey Lopez - President, AIGA AiCA-OC Chapter

Ken is a star designer with great business sense and a unique creative talent. He inspired many students with his ability to create great work in multiple mediums. He was a pleasure to work with on multiple projects and I hope we will work together again.

Bil O'Neill - Creative Director, Geared Advertising

Ken is sharp, focused, attentive, hard working, talented – and an all-round nice guy. It was a pleasure having him in my class.

Michael Hanson - Graphic Design Instructor, Art Institute of California - Orange County

Ken is a talented go-getter who lives and breathes design. His work is polished for someone his age and his intensity will serve him well in his future.

Scott Essman - Interactive Media Design Instructor, Art Institute of California - Orange County

Ken was an excellent reliable student with many multimedia skills – he would be an asset to any company who chooses to hire him!

Chris Liao - Advertising Student, Art Institute of California - Orange County

Ken is built upon a foundation of diligence and definitely one of the sharpest pencils in the room during my time studying with him. You just know it when you’re working with someone that is destined to become great at his craft. I would highly recommend Ken based on his design instinct alone, not even going into how clever his work often turns out to be.

Justin Lancaster - Graphic Designer, Studio 1126

Ken’s work demonstrates an understanding and expertise in both concept and design. His style is fresh and contemporary.