Andrew Bass Jr

Art Director in Valley Stream, New York

Andrew Bass Jr

Art Director in Valley Stream, New York

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PROFESSIONALLY SPEAKING:

During the day, I am the Art & Production Manager/Art Director of RIMS, the risk management society—leading the creative direction for their member magazine, Risk Management. After my 9 to 5 is done, I step into the role of Design Strategist for Straight Design LLC, my freelance design consultancy focused in the areas of identity & branding, publication design and web/digital design.

My experience was born from the times I worked and led various art departments of corporations like Essence Communications, McGraw-Hill, Earl G. Graves, Ltd., CMP Media and Nielsen Business Media. I went to Pratt Institute earning my BFA in Communications Design. I'm a member of AIGA and the Freelancers Union. In paying it forward, I was an adjunct instructor at New York City College of Technology as well as having participated in the AIGA Mentor program partnered with the High School of Art & Design in New York City.

PERSONALLY SPEAKING:

I will never relinquish the kid in me. It feeds my creativity and imagination. So yeah, I like my comics, collectables, playing video games (Xbox 360 all the way! But I'm also on the PS4 so If you’re online look me up; gamertag is BerzBk187 on both systems) such as Call of Duty series, Halo, BioShock, Need for Speed and so much more.

I’m also a Trekkie…love my Trek—in most of its forms.

Live long and prosper.