Let’s go huntin’

Yes that’s me, Eric Shi...the spear wielding, mohawk rocking, lion fish hunting, Chinese born, Texas raised Art Director / Scuba Instructor. I enjoy traveling, sports and eating (who doesn’t). Born in Tsing Tao (like the beer) China, my family came to the US when I was 13. I received my BFA in Communication Design from The University of North Texas, and since then I’ve worked with some of the best shops in the industry creating award winning, integrated campaigns for brands like Wells Fargo, Cesar dog food, Dunkin’ Donuts, Liberty Mutual, Pizza Hut, Net10, among others. More than ads, I love stories. Especially the ones that help build brands. After all, great brand stories make people feel something and create powerful connections with the audience. You can find some of the stories I have been a part of here. I had a great time working on these, and I would love an opportunity to tell your brand’s story. 

Experience:

CD / AD - Houzz (Palo Alto, CA) 2016 - current
Clients:  Houzz brand

ACD / AD - BBDO (San Francisco, CA) 2015 - 2016
Clients: 
 Wells Fargo, Cesar dog food

ACD / AD - Freelance  2013 - 2015
Agencies: BBDO San Francisco, Attik San Francisco, Vitro San Diego, GSD&M Austin, Razorfish Austin
Clients: Scion, Asics, Samsung, Stainmaster, L.L.Bean, Ace Paint, Verizon, Secret, Wendy’s

Sr. Art Director - The Martin Agency (Richmond, VA) June 2010 - July 2012
Clients: Net 10, WalMart, Pizza Hut, JFK Library & Museum, ESPN3, BFG,
Norwegian Cruise Line, Discover, Mentos, Geico, Morgan Stanley, Chapstick

Art Director - Hill Holliday (Boston, MA)  July 2006 - April 2010
Clients: Liberty Mutual, Dunkin’ Donuts, Chili’s, Bank Of America, Boston Book Fest

Freelance Digital Art Director / Designer - Tribal DDB (Dallas, TX) 2005
Client: Pepsi

Designer - Publicis (Dallas, TX) 2004
Client: Curves

Sr. Designer - The Fowler Group (Fort Worth, TX) 2003
Client: Quorum

Designer - Signal (Addison, TX) 2001 - 2003
Clients: Lamborghini of Dallas, Hemp, Supre, Bear Estate

Awards & Recognitions:
FWA Mobile site of the day, Creativity-Online Pick of the Day, Campaignlive.co.uk Ad of the day, The Kelly Award, The Hatch Award, Young Guns, One Show Creative Showcase, The Communication Art Online Exhibit, Print Regional Design Annual, Mixx Award, Luerzer’s Archive