Victoria Arriola is a Creative Director of Art, Design and Visual Communications. Her independent, visual art + communications studio, ArriolaCreative, provides strategic, award-winning work for clients both nationally and internationally. Some of her clients and brands she has worked with include Apple Computers, Blue Cross of California, Disney, Toyota, Kaiser Permanente, Lexus, Pioneer Stereo, mySAP.com, Mitsubishi Motors, Northrop-Grumman, City of Hope, and Infinity. She also serves many local Southern California clients, such as the University of Southern California, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Glendale Educational Foundation, the California Institute of Technology, the South Pasadena Cancer Center, South Pasadena Arts Center and Gallery and the South Pasadena Arts Council. Her creative branding solutions encompass visual strategies for new media, print, broadcast, graphic and web design, logo and corporate ID, promotional materials, annual reports, direct mail, and photo shoots (in the US and abroad). ArriolaCreative works with creative talent in the US and in other parts of the world, recognizing that global points of view make for stronger, fresher and smarter work. The studio provides clean, direct, strategic messaging while staying within a client's budget. Victoria, also a conceptual mixed media artist, is inspired by and spends much or her time in Denmark. She exhibits her works in galleries both in the US and abroad, and has been an Artist in Residence in Scandinavia (Denmark and Iceland). She is passionate about arts education and instructs both art and design privately and at the

University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles.


Creative Director, Visual Strategist, Conceptual Mixed Media Art, Art/Design Educator,Curator

Adjunct Professor of Visual Communications: Visualizing Information + Data, Advertising Design,

    Digital Tools for Design  - USC, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, 2003 - present

Adjunct Professor of Design -  USC, Roski School of Fine Arts, Spring 2011 

Adjunct Professor of Art + Design - East Los Angeles Community College, Fall 2010

Board Member, Curator, Artist in Residence Co-Adminstrator - South Pasadena Arts Center 

Board Member, South Pasadena Education Foundation

Board Member, Los Angeles County Arts Commission for the South Pasadena School District


Professional Awards + Recognition for Design + Arts Education:

Awarded SPARC Utility Box Art Project, Concept “Drifters”, 2016


East Los Angeles Junior College, Teacher Appreciation Award for Contributions to Design, 2011


South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Marketing Maestros Award, 2009


Certificate of Recognition, California State Assembly, 2009

Presented by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino


Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, 2009
Presented U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff

Commendation, County of Los Angeles, 2009
Presented by Supervisor Michael Antonovich

New York Andy Awards (Blue Cross of California)

Belding Advertising Award (Blue Cross of California)

MAIP - Multicultural Advertising Internship Award, 1st Place, American Association of Advertising Agencies, NYC

Personal

Frequent resident in Denmark - speaks fluent Danish

Understands Swedish, Norwegian, Spanish

Explorer of the world .  Goals: live an unclutttered, aesthetic life harmoniously with nature + other living beings.



contact:  victoria.arriola@gmail.com  © 2017 Victoria Arriola, all rights reserved

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