I am a Sr. Graphic Designer, Animator, and Motion Graphics Designer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. In addition, I am a proficient Web Designer, Brand Designer, and Audio Engineer. I have extensive experience managing teams, coordinating with contractors, and directing other creative professionals. I pride myself on being a self-starter who meets deliverables efficiently and on schedule without sacrificing quality or creativity. I try to keep the creative process fun while honoring my client's vision and bringing their stories to life.

Kuma Creative - 2017-Present
Senior Designer, Co-Founder
Notable Clients Include: Uplevel You, Dutch & Dutch, Hatch Foundation
• Design logos, brands, websites, UX, and packaging
• Motion Graphics
• Design and manage the user experience of the Uplevel “Vault”
  membership site
• Coordinate with clients
• Manage art direction for independent contractors
• Work with Project Manager to ensure timely and successful completion of

WNC Kauffman Foundation - 2016 - 2017
Creative Director, Brand Manager.
• Art direction and graphic design services for WNC Kauffman’s new initiatives
• Ensure brand standards are maintained nationally and internationally
• Help organize and scale Talent Jam events
• Work closely with the foundation’s Entrepreneur In Residence
• Marketing, community outreach, coordinating with press and local media

Apeiron Center Inc - 2015-2016
Director of Operations, VR specialist
• Manage development of proprietary biofeedback and VR projects
• Coordinate with Videographers, Photographers, Designers, Sound Engineers
and Administrators to meet deliverables
• Coordinate with the marketing team

TLG Inc - 2013-2015
Animator, Creative Lead
• Write and animate a TV Show featuring Tournament Links Gear
• Character, environment and storyboard design
• UI/UX design for a mobile game based on the show's characters
• Compose soundtrack and engineer sound effects.

Freelance Designer - 2009 - 2013
• Design logos, brands and websites for clients


For Design:

Adobe Illustrator ☆☆☆☆☆

Adobe Photoshop ☆☆☆☆☆

Adobe Lightroom ☆☆☆

For Video and Animation:

Adobe After Effects ☆☆☆☆☆

Adobe Premiere ☆☆☆☆☆

Autodesk Maya ☆☆☆

Zbrush ☆☆

For Web and Marketing:

CSS & HTML ☆☆☆☆

Javascript ☆☆

WordPress ☆☆☆☆☆

Infusionsoft ☆☆☆☆

PHP ☆☆


Logic Pro ☆☆☆☆☆

Ableton Live ☆☆☆☆

Soundtrack Pro ☆☆☆☆

Pro Tools ☆☆☆


GSuite / Google apps ☆☆☆☆☆

Microsoft Office ☆☆☆☆

Excel ☆☆☆

Slack ☆☆☆☆

Basecamp ☆☆☆☆☆

Special Projects and Non-Profit Work:

Hatchworks Coworking - 2017-2018

Co-founder, Builder and Manager

  • Build and manage a new coworking space in Asheville, NC
  • Design an interior space with a cool vibe and atmosphere 
  • Create a brand and marketing collateral for the space 
  • Organize community events in the space


Startup Weekend / Hatch This - 2018

Organizer, Sponsor and Mentor 

  • Organize an event based on google startup weekend
  • Serve as a rotating mentor to teams participating in the event
  • Sponsor the prize package with a free brand and website for the winning team


Talent Jam - 2016-2017

Organizer, Co-Host 

  • Organize events designed to connect professionals with talent to the organizations that need them
  • Create Marketing collateral 
  • Host events and MC


One Million Cups - 2015-2017

Organizer and Host 

  • Organize weekly One Million Cups events in Asheville, NC
  • Host and introduce the guest entrepreneurs every week


The University of North Carolina at Asheville 2008-2012

BFA, New Media (Animation and Design concentration)


Forsyth Country Day School - 2004-2009

High School Diploma

Contact Information:

Website: www.danielkairoff.com/contact

Email: daniel@kumacreative.co

Phone: +1 336 406 8662

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielkairoff/