Charles Matthew Atos, Designer in Legazpi City, Bicol, Philippines
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Charles Matthew Atos

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Designer

Location
Legazpi City, Bicol, Philippines
Toptal Member Since
September 9, 2022

Charles is an expert brand strategist, product designer, and art director with 10 years of professional design experience in branding, marketing, and advertising. He has worked with SMEs, startups, and companies such as Coca-Cola, Netflix, Spotify, TikTok, ING, Unilever, Nestlé, H&M, Jollibee, and many more. Charles specializes in crafting winning stories and human-centric experiences through purposeful brand strategies and identity design, visual direction, and UI/UX design.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Art Director

2023 - PRESENT
Canva
  • Collaborated with a diverse portfolio of global clients spanning various industries to develop customized designs aligned with their brand identities and objectives.
  • Provided clients with strategic guidance and creative recommendations, empowering them to leverage Canva for Teams effectively and efficiently to achieve their business goals.
  • Implemented a strategic approach to project execution, collaborating seamlessly with cross-functional teams to deliver optimized design solutions and suggestions.
  • Ensured the consistent delivery of high-quality designs that adhered to clients' brand guidelines, maintaining the integrity and coherence of their visual identities.
  • Developed robust, user-friendly templates designed to be adaptable and resilient, enhancing clients' experiences and workflows within the Canva platform.
  • Contributed to ongoing enhancements and improvements within the Launch Crew team, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous refinement of service offerings.
  • Facilitated engaging online training sessions and design-empowerment workshops for customers and stakeholders, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to maximize their utilization of Canva's features and functionalities.
Technologies: Canva, Adobe Creative Suite, Slack, Google Meet, Google Workspace, Leadership, Display Advertising, Email Design, Social Media Advertising, Videos, Content, Animation, Motion & Animation Design, Motion Design, Video Ads, Video Design

Lead Marketing Designer

2023 - 2024
Alan's Factory Outlet
  • Conceptualized and created various forms of visually captivating media, resulting in over 200,000 followers on Facebook, almost a million subscribers on YouTube with thousands of views per video, and three million monthly views on Pinterest.
  • Spearheaded innovative social media advertising campaigns, conceptualizing and executing visually compelling designs that consistently exceeded client expectations, increasing engagement and brand visibility.
  • Created storyboards, edited YouTube videos and Instagram Reels, and designed visually striking social media assets for Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and X (Twitter).
  • Elevated the creative direction for multiple high-profile projects, showcasing a keen eye for design trends and emerging technologies and a deep understanding of market dynamics to stay ahead of the competition.
  • Designed companies' brand identity, which includes logos, colors, typography, photography style, iconography, brand collaterals, and website UI.
  • Transformed complex concepts into visually stunning and easily digestible graphics, effectively communicating brand messages and product features across various platforms.
Technologies: Adobe CC, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Figma, Trello, Slack, Adobe InDesign, Canva, Jira, Digital Advertising, Social Media, Web UI, Wireframing, Color Grading, Color Theory, Video Editing, Storyboarding, Brand Identity, Instagram, YouTube, CapCut, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Premiere Pro, Procreate, Pinterest, Facebook, Logo Design, Strategy, PowerPoint Design, Pitch Decks, Sales Presentations, Email Template Design, Social Media Design, Reels, TikTok, Instagram Ads, Facebook Ads, Branding, Digital Brand Identity, YouTube Banners, Thumbnail Images, Social Media Covers, Corporate Branding, Leadership, Email Design, Social Media Advertising, Videos, Content, Animation, Motion & Animation Design, Motion Design, Video Ads, Video Design

Brand Strategist | Identity Designer | UI/UX Designer

2020 - 2023
Freelance
  • Conducted extensive market research to identify customer behavior, market trends, appropriate marketing channels, customer demographics, psychographics, and competitor analysis.
  • Worked collaboratively with studios and other freelance creatives to provide solutions such as website architectural design, UX direction, and product strategies for clients in the eCommerce business, SaaS development, and other industries.
  • Performed market analysis, including competitors, industry, and user analysis, to develop and help brands implement strategic branding by recommending brand positioning, brand language and voice, keywords, and functional opportunities and framework.
  • Designed result-oriented eCommerce stores, landing pages, portfolios, and corporate websites using Shopify, Webflow, and WordPress in accordance with the brand guidelines, user personas, market research, and user flow.
  • Optimized and redesigned websites and apps to improve the brand's conversion rate, meet particular success KPIs, and amplify the overall visual impact of the digital product.
  • Constructed usability guidelines and testing, user flow diagrams, and UX wireframes to be translated into UI designs presented in prototypes and mockups, and worked on performance optimization, minimizing loading times and improving user experience.
  • Created brand advertising campaigns using creative marketing strategies, copywriting, art direction, and creative direction.
  • Formulated digital marketing strategies that make brands stand out on social media, especially in advertising and content creation.
  • Translated strategies into identity design, specifically logo, typography, colors, icons photography, illustrations, patterns, marketing collaterals, website and app UI/UX, product packaging, environmental design, and other branding applications.
  • Provided accessible and comprehensive brand style guides that help stakeholders and designers maintain the consistency of the brand's image at all touchpoints.
Technologies: Adobe CC, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe InDesign, Figma, Webflow, Notion, Google Drive, Microsoft PowerPoint, Milanote, Pinterest, Squarespace, Zoom, Visual Design, B2B, Presentation Design, Design Systems, Marketing Design, Print Design, Digital Marketing Design, Business Card Design, Social Media Design, Web Design, Trade Shows, Data Analytics, Digital Drawing, User Interface (UI), Fashion & Beauty, Pitch Decks, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Mobile UX, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Digital Layout, PowerPoint Design, eCommerce UX, Visual Art, Digital Product Design, Web Architecture, B2C, Direct to Consumer (D2C), Software as a Service (SaaS), Web UX Design, Miro, Business to Business (B2B), UI Principles, Corporate Websites, Web Design Principles, Blogs, eCommerce UI, Online Marketing, Marketing Campaign Design, Marketing, Visual Assets, B2C Marketing, Marketing Collateral Development, Strategy, Google Slides, Illustrator CC, Digital Advertising, Paid Advertising, Facebook Ads, Instagram Ads, Google Ads, Advertising, Digital Ad Design, Mobile Advertising, Banner Ads, Ads, Social Media Covers, UI Design, Landing Page Design, Shogun, Shopify Design, Instagram, Facebook, Web App Design, UX Design, eCommerce, Graphic Design, Print, Brand Design, User Experience (UX), User Testing, Usertesting.com, Website Builders, 3D, Collateral Design, SaaS, Adobe Suite, Photo Editors, Social Networks, Web UI Design, Banner Design, Email Templates, eCommerce Web Design, A/B Testing, Web, CSS, HTML, User Flows, Enterprise SaaS, Customer Journeys, Color Theory, Style Guides, Apple Keynote, Infographics, Keynote Templates, Production, Clean Design, Company Naming, Tone of Voice, Brand Books, Imagery, Consumer Branding, Healthcare, Mobile First, Digital Design, Video Editing, Mood Board Design, Presentations, Image Retouching, Startups, Color Palettes, Architectural Design, Environmental Design, Display Advertising, Email Design, Social Media Advertising, Videos, Email Marketing, Content, Motion & Animation Design, Motion Design, Video Ads, Video Design

Graphic Designer

2014 - 2020
Freelance
  • Created various graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and poster designs with software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Kept clients up to date, listened to and acted on feedback, and explained the rationale behind graphic design decisions.
  • Developed concepts, graphics, and layouts, including making decisions about fonts, images, readability, and readers’ needs.
  • Illustrated concepts by designing examples of art arrangement, size, type, and style and submitting them for approval.
  • Liaised with external printers or production teams to ensure deadlines were met and the material was printed or presented to the highest quality.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft PowerPoint, Visual Design, Presentation Design, Marketing Design, Digital Marketing Design, Business Card Design, Social Media Design, Web Design, Motion Graphics, 2D Animation, Digital Drawing, Digital Art, Fashion & Beauty, Template Design, Digital Layout, PowerPoint Design, Visual Art, Digital Product Design, Web Architecture, eCommerce UI, Online Marketing, Marketing Campaign Design, Visual Assets, Marketing Collateral Development, Google Slides, Illustrator CC, Digital Advertising, Paid Advertising, Facebook Ads, Instagram Ads, Google Ads, Advertising, Digital Ad Design, Mobile Advertising, Ads, Social Media Covers, UI Design, Landing Page Design, Shogun, Shopify Design, Instagram, Facebook, Web App Design, UX Design, eCommerce, Graphic Design, Print, Brand Design, User Experience (UX), 3D, Collateral Design, SaaS, Adobe Suite, Photo Editors, Web UI Design, Banner Design, Email Templates, eCommerce Web Design, A/B Testing, Color Theory, Style Guides, Apple Keynote, Infographics, Keynote Templates, Clean Design, Company Naming, Tone of Voice, Brand Books, Imagery, Consumer Branding, Mobile First, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Digital Design, Video Editing, Mood Board Design, Presentations, Image Retouching, Startups, Color Palettes, Environmental Design, Display Advertising, Email Design, Social Media Advertising, Email Marketing, Content, Animation, Motion & Animation Design, Motion Design, Video Ads, Video Design

Creative Director

2019 - 2019
CollabUX Web Solutions
  • Conducted a thorough analysis of project requirements and user needs and designed the information architecture, outlining the site/application's structure and content organization.
  • Developed wireframes and mockups to visualize the user interface (UI) and user experience and integrated third-party APIs (e.g., payment gateways, social media, and analytics tools) for enhanced functionality.
  • Led a team of graphic designers, artists, and digital marketers in designing and developing website UI/UX design and marketing collaterals for clients such as Ayala Corporation, SM Investments, and BDO Unibank.
  • Oversaw the team's work from conceptualization to execution of a website UI design, usability testing, user flow diagrams, and site publishing for the University of Santo Tomas Legazpi.
  • Developed innovative strategies and value propositions like KPIs to measure success.
  • Implemented human-centric strategies in UI/UX design using user and market research.
  • Created storyboards and image sequences for animation and motion graphics used in video production to communicate ideas and strategies to executives, stakeholders, and clients.
  • Spearheaded concept planning and strategic implementation of clients’ brand identity throughout social media and physical campaigns.
  • Supervised all creatives and outputs to be presented to managers, supervisors, and stakeholders.
  • Devised the UX workflows and prototypes and facilitated the team's brainstorming sessions.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Figma, Notion, Google Drive, Squarespace, WordPress, Wix, Visual Design, B2B, Design Systems, Marketing Design, Print Design, Digital Marketing Design, Business Card Design, Social Media Design, Web Design, Storyboarding, Motion Graphics, 2D Animation, UX Direction, UX Analysis, Data Analytics, Product Design, User Paths, User Interface (UI), Pitch Decks, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Web Components, Template Design, Mobile UX, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Digital Layout, PowerPoint Design, eCommerce UX, Visual Art, Digital Product Design, Web Architecture, Software as a Service (SaaS), Business to Business (B2B), UI Principles, Corporate Websites, Web Design Principles, Blogs, eCommerce UI, Marketing Campaign Design, Marketing, Visual Assets, B2C Marketing, Marketing Collateral Development, Strategy, Illustrator CC, Digital Advertising, Instagram Ads, Advertising, Ads, Social Media Covers, UI Design, Landing Page Design, Shogun, Shopify Design, Instagram, Facebook, Web App Design, UX Design, Design Leadership, eCommerce, Graphic Design, Print, Brand Design, User Experience (UX), Website Builders, 3D, Collateral Design, SaaS, Adobe Suite, Photo Editors, Social Networks, Web UI Design, Banner Design, Email Templates, Asana, A/B Testing, Web, CSS, HTML, User Flows, Enterprise SaaS, Customer Journeys, Color Theory, Apple Keynote, Infographics, Keynote Templates, Production, Clean Design, Tone of Voice, Brand Books, Imagery, Consumer Branding, Healthcare, Mobile First, Digital Design, Mood Board Design, Presentations, Startups, Architectural Design, Leadership, Email Design, Social Media Advertising, Videos, Email Marketing, Content, Animation, Motion & Animation Design, Motion Design, Video Ads, Video Design

Art Director

2018 - 2019
EOI Digital
  • Managed a multi-functional team to develop creative and efficient advertising concepts, from design trends research and concept ideation to implementation.
  • Designed and directed digital and printed ads for clients like Netflix, Spotify, ING Bank, Samsung, Nestlé, Unilever, TikTok, Toyota, Adidas, H&M, Jollibee Foods Corporation, UnionBank, Cebu Pacific Airlines, and San Miguel Corporation.
  • Worked directly with the creative director to create storyboards and image sequences for animations, 2D and 3D motion graphics, television commercials, print materials, digital content, and animated web commercials.
  • Facilitated team meetings and implemented strategies for clients to increase return on investment in sales by about 57% on average over four months using effective advertising design in marketing.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe After Effects, Google Drive, Google Meet, Notion, Visual Design, B2B, Design Systems, Marketing Design, Print Design, Digital Marketing Design, Business Card Design, Social Media Design, Web Design, Trade Shows, Storyboarding, Motion Graphics, 2D Animation, UX Direction, UX Analysis, Data Analytics, Product Design, Digital Drawing, Digital Art, 3D Animation, 3D Modeling, User Interface (UI), Fashion & Beauty, Pitch Decks, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Template Design, Mobile UX, Digital Layout, PowerPoint Design, eCommerce UX, Visual Art, Digital Product Design, Business to Business (B2B), UI Principles, Corporate Websites, Web Design Principles, Blogs, eCommerce UI, Marketing Campaign Design, Marketing, Visual Assets, B2C Marketing, Marketing Collateral Development, Strategy, Google Slides, Illustrator CC, Digital Advertising, Paid Advertising, Facebook Ads, Instagram Ads, Google Ads, Advertising, Digital Ad Design, Mobile Advertising, Banner Ads, Ads, Social Media Covers, UI Design, Landing Page Design, Shogun, Shopify Design, Instagram, Facebook, Web App Design, UX Design, Design Leadership, eCommerce, Graphic Design, Print, Brand Design, User Experience (UX), Website Builders, 3D, Collateral Design, SaaS, Adobe Suite, Photo Editors, Social Networks, Banner Design, Email Templates, Asana, eCommerce Web Design, A/B Testing, Web, CSS, HTML, User Flows, Customer Journeys, Color Theory, Style Guides, Apple Keynote, Infographics, Keynote Templates, Production, Clean Design, Tone of Voice, Imagery, Consumer Branding, Healthcare, Mobile First, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Digital Design, Video Editing, Mood Board Design, Presentations, Image Retouching, Startups, Color Palettes, Leadership, Display Advertising, Social Media Advertising, Videos, Email Marketing, Content, Animation, Motion & Animation Design, Motion Design, Video Ads, Video Design

Graphic Designer

2018 - 2018
EOI Digital
  • Designed graphic assets for marketing and collateral materials, including social media posts, packaging, campaign posters, and other printed promotional items for key clients such as Unionbank, TikTok, and Netflix.
  • Created illustrations and digital arts to be utilized in advertising and visual communication.
  • Helped in translating strategies into design through innovative ideas and applications.
Technologies: Adobe CC, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Google Meet, Visual Design, Design Systems, Print Design, Digital Marketing Design, Business Card Design, Social Media Design, Motion Graphics, 2D Animation, Digital Drawing, Digital Art, 3D Animation, 3D Modeling, Template Design, Digital Layout, PowerPoint Design, Visual Art, Marketing Campaign Design, Visual Assets, Marketing Collateral Development, Illustrator CC, Instagram Ads, Advertising, Instagram, Facebook, Graphic Design, Print, Website Builders, Collateral Design, Adobe Suite, Photo Editors, Social Networks, Banner Design, Asana, eCommerce Web Design, Color Theory, Production, Digital Design, Video Editing, Mood Board Design, Image Retouching, Startups, Color Palettes, Social Media Advertising, Motion Design
2014 - 2019

Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering

Bicol University College of Engineering - Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines

SEPTEMBER 2022 - PRESENT

Webflow Certification

Webflow University

SEPTEMBER 2022 - PRESENT

Consumer Neuroscience and Neuromarketing Course

Copenhagen Business School | via Coursera

AUGUST 2022 - PRESENT

User Interface Design Specialization

University of Minnesota | via Coursera

SEPTEMBER 2021 - PRESENT

Google UX Design Professional Certificate

Google

JULY 2021 - PRESENT

Google Digital Marketing and eCommerce Professional Certificate

Google

FEBRUARY 2021 - PRESENT

Licensed Financial Advisor

Insurance Commission, Philippines

MAY 2020 - PRESENT

Branding: The Creative Journey Specialization

IE Business School

APRIL 2020 - PRESENT

Graphic Design Specialization

California Institute of the Arts

NOVEMBER 2019 - PRESENT

Licensed Chemical Engineer

Professional Regulation Commission, Philippines

Tools

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Adobe InDesign, Figma, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe CC, Milanote, Zoom, Google Meet, Photoshop CC, Google Slides, Illustrator CC, Photo Editors, Apple Keynote, Canva, Readymag Design & Development, Wix, Miro, Usertesting.com, Asana, Adobe After Effects, Trello, Slack, Jira, Adobe Premiere Pro, Procreate, Krita

Languages

CSS, HTML

Platforms

Webflow, Adobe Suite, Web, Shopify, WordPress, YouTube

Industry Expertise

Marketing, Advertising, Healthcare, Life Insurance, Fashion & Beauty

Other

Creative Problem Solving, Research & Critical Thinking, Design, Leadership, Complex Problem Solving, User Experience (UX), UI Design, UX Research, App UX, Wireframing, Prototyping, Notion, Google Drive, Pinterest, Branding, Logo Design, Engineering Design, Web UX Design, App UI, User Research, eCommerce, Social Media Marketing (SMM), Advertising Design, Copywriting, Logotype, Corporate Branding, Brand Management, Concept Maps, Conceptualization, Market Research, Brand Strategy, Identity Design, Brand Identity, Illustration, Competitive Analysis, Customer Analysis, Visual Storytelling, Brand Marketing, Packaging, Web UI, Mockups, Art Direction, Creative Design, Design Direction, Creative Direction, UX Design, Food Packaging, Food Illustration, Digital Marketing Strategy, Visual Identity, Market Research & Analysis, Poster Design, Typography, Landing Page Design, Graphic Design, Brand Development, Naming, Social Media, Brand Guidelines, Design Thinking, Brand Design, Visual Concepts, Print Ads, Advertising Campaigns, Ideation, Digital Strategy, UI Research, Landing Pages, Box Packaging, Rebranding, Brand Positioning, Websites, Conceptual Design, Web UX, User Personas, UI Prototyping, UI Branding, Competitor Analysis & Profiling, Digital Creative Direction, Storyboarding, Digital Art, Digital Drawing, Product Design, Visual Design, B2B, Presentation Design, Design Systems, Marketing Design, Print Design, Digital Marketing Design, Business Card Design, Social Media Design, Web Design, Trade Shows, User Interface (UI), Pitch Decks, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Web Components, Template Design, Mobile UX, Digital Layout, PowerPoint Design, eCommerce UX, Visual Art, Digital Product Design, Web Architecture, UI Principles, User Journey Maps, User Flows, UX Architecture, High-fidelity Prototypes, Low-fidelity Prototypes, UI Style Guides, Quality Auditing, UI Audits, Usability Heuristics, Responsive UI, Content Management Systems (CMS), Heatmaps, Neuromarketing, Consumer Behavior, User Psychology, User Experience Strategy, UX Branding, UX Strategy, Dynamic Websites, Web Animation, eCommerce UI, Blogs, Web Design Principles, Corporate Websites, B2C, Business to Business (B2B), Direct to Consumer (D2C), Online Marketing, Marketing Campaign Design, Visual Assets, B2C Marketing, Marketing Collateral Development, Strategy, Digital Advertising, Paid Advertising, Facebook Ads, Instagram Ads, Google Ads, Digital Ad Design, Mobile Advertising, Banner Ads, Ads, Social Media Covers, Shopify Design, Instagram, Facebook, Web App Design, Design Leadership, Print, User Testing, Website Builders, Collateral Design, SaaS, Social Networks, Web UI Design, Banner Design, Email Templates, eCommerce Web Design, Enterprise SaaS, Customer Journeys, Color Theory, Style Guides, Infographics, Keynote Templates, Production, Clean Design, Company Naming, Tone of Voice, Brand Books, Imagery, Consumer Branding, Mobile First, Digital Design, Mood Board Design, Presentations, Image Retouching, Startups, Color Palettes, Architectural Design, Display Advertising, Email Design, Social Media Advertising, Videos, Email Marketing, Content, Video Ads, Video Design, Project Management, Public Speaking, Communication, Squarespace, Financing, Ecosystem Design, Usability Testing, SEO Marketing, B2B Lead Generation, Digital Marketing, Storytelling, Environmental Graphics, Food Ordering, App Design, Taglines, Portfolios, Editorial Design, Digital Editorials, Event Identity Design, Environmental Design, UX Process, Motion Graphics, 2D Animation, User Paths, Data Analytics, UX Analysis, UX Direction, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Software as a Service (SaaS), Shogun, A/B Testing, Video Editing, Ad Campaigns, Animation, Motion & Animation Design, Motion Design, Blockchain, Cosmetics, 3D Modeling, 3D Animation, UX Wireframes, 3D, Responsive UX Design, Web Forms, User Journeys, Public Health, Healthcare Services, Healthcare IT, Women's Health, Minimal UI, Color Grading, CapCut, Adobe Premiere, Sales Presentations, Email Template Design, Reels, TikTok, Digital Brand Identity, YouTube Banners, Google Workspace, Graphics, Video Animation, Content-first Design & Development, Thumbnail Images

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