I am a Senior Graphic Designer and creative with over 10 years of experience in the industry. In addition, I am a proficient Web Designer, Video Editor, Animator, and Marketer. I use these skills in concert to create appealing new-media pieces that best embody my client's vision and generate outstanding returns. 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, but above all, I try to keep the process fun.

Work Experience:

Uplevel You - 2017-2019

Digital Marketing Specialist, Designer 

  • Design brands and products that function within the uplevel ecosystem.
  • Design and manage the user experience of the Uplevel “Vault” membership site 
  • Create Motion Graphics and video content
  • Design product launches and sales sequences using Infusionsoft
  • Coordinate with the marketing team and other contractors
  • Web Design


Kuma Creative - 2017-Present  

Creative Director, Designer, Co Founder

  • Design logos, brands, websites and packaging
  • Coordinate with clients on how to best serve them and set expectations for the design process
  • Manage art direction for independent contractors, illustrators, photographers and designers
  • Work with our project manager to ensure timely and successful completion of deliverables.


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 
  • Coordinate with rigging and lighting to ensure quality



Freelance Designer - 2009 - 2013

  • Design logos, brands and websites for clients 


MCP Presents - Internship - 2010

  • Design and distribute marketing collateral for music festivals and other events
  • Manage street team and promotion initiatives


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/