For my entire life I have loved doing creative work and even today my childhood obsession with superheroes, fantasy forests, Legos and lost treasures has greatly influenced my drive to explore and great fantastic new worlds through design. Growing up in Hawaii I moved to San Francisco when I was 17 and soon landed a job working for Skelegton Productions and assisted in the creation of “James and the Giant Peach” and “Nightmare Before Christmas”. This experience brought about the realization that my childhood dreams of working in film were a bit limiting and I wanted more.
I spent the next 6 years traveling the world and working for Discovery TV in the heart of the Amazon Jungle, writing and directing my own short film and exploring every facet of art and design. I wanted to broaden my skills beyond one focus and really understand what any project (Film, Music, Interactive Media or Print) needed to be successful.
Over the years I have had some great jobs and been part of a lot of exciting projects. I have been art director for an LA on a show for World Cup Soccer, I have traveled with a news crew in search of wild piranha and even wrote, shoot a edited my own short film.
Taking everything I had learned from my life experience I then applied it to creating a new Design firm (LightSky Design Studio). I used my skills in understanding what goes into almost any type of project to hire fantastic staff, attract wonderful clients and grow into a firm with 20+ staff.
I have also been lucky enough to be on the board of directors for a few non-profits and helped found over 6 new companies. I am well versed in doing presentations, media junkets and interviews or creating a dynamic web site with all the trimmings.
Throughout my career my childhood love of design and engaging stories has always been a large part of my hobbies and my free time fun. I hope that my passion and my experience in all types of design, managing large projects and team shows through in my work and in my resume. I love what I do.
Aaron Cassidy Bishop