Cory Schmitz
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Cory Schmitz

Graphic designer in NYC, He/him

Busy busy busy... If you'd like to work together, hit me up early!! I have work booked out months into the future ❤️

2 months ago

About

Graphic designer specializing in branding in video games (as well as film, tech, music, & more), ranging from indie to AAA. Also works on album covers & gig posters, & enjoys photography & zine-making.

Work Experience

2011 — Now
NYC

One-person remote graphic design studio. Responsible for logo creation, style guides, key artwork, album covers, gig posters, packaging, & more.

Past & present clients include Activision, Analogue, Anamanaguchi, Annapurna Interactive, anticon., Baths, Bleacher Report, Devolver Digital, Donda, Epic Games, Kero Kero Bonito, Madeon, Netflix, Oculus, PC Music, PlayStation, Porter Robinson, Riot Games, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Vox Media, Weezer, & Xbox.

+2
2015 — Now
San Mateo

Off-site designer at PDSG Creative group. Responsible for logo creation, packaging, UI, apparel design, & more, in a collaborative setting.

+2
2016 — 2020
LA

Contract work. Was responsible for logo creation, style guide, & social media assets.

+1
2013 — 2016
San Francisco

Contract work for the games Broken Age, Massive Chalice, Headlander, & RAD. Was responsible for logo creation, artwork, packaging, UI, icons, posters, & more.

+1
2011 — 2013
Graphic artist at Queasy Games
Toronto

On-site work for the game Sound Shapes on PS Vita & PS3. Was responsible for logo creation, artwork, character design, UI, icons, & more.

+1
2009 — 2011
Seattle

An all-around graphic design role. Worked with clients such as Microsoft, Naked Juice, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC, Sephora, & more.

+1
2008 — 2009
2020

Logo creation & style guide

+1
2018

Logo creation, with art direction by Janne Pulkkinen

+1
2017

Designed in collaboration with PDSG Creative group

+1
2017

Logo creation & style guide, designed in collaboration with Insomniac Games

+1
2017

Logo creation, packaging, style guide, & more

+1
2014

Logo creation, designed in collaboration with Mackey Saturday, Nicolaus Taylor, & Jon Malkemus

+1
2014

Logo creation, with art direction by Elijah Wood & Daniel Noah

+1

Education

2006 — 2010
Seattle

Degree in visual communications

+1
2021
Carnegie Mellon School of Design
+3
2021
Creative Chat at Funimation Monthly Creative Chats
Online
2018
"Anatomy of a Game Announce" at PS/Create
San Francisco
+1
2011
Gamesblog Breakfast Panel at GameCity6
Nottingham, UK
2011
Season 2 Episode 3 at GameCityNights
Nottingham, UK
2011
"Finding My Way Into Games (As a Graphic Designer)" at Gamercamp Lvl3
Toronto
+2
2019

Typography book

+1
2019
2019
2017
2014

Video game art book

+1
2014
2013

Digital magazine

+1

Side Projects

Ongoing

Digital & 35mm film photography

+5
Ongoing

Risograph zine-making

+2

Volunteering

2021 — 2022

"Co-founded by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, iam8bit, & fortyseven, the Game Maker’s Sketchbook aims to highlight & celebrate all forms of art related to the craft of making games."

+1
2015
30 Under 30 in Games from Forbes

Nominee

2012
Award from The Webby Awards

Winner, with Wexley

2011
Award from The American Advertising Awards Seattle

Winner, with Wexley

2009
123 Show from Cornish College of the Arts

Honorable mention

2009
Kreielsheimer Award from Cornish College of the Arts

Winner

2009
Merit Scholarship from Cornish College of the Arts

Winner

2008
Merit Scholarship from Cornish College of the Arts

Winner

2007
Merit Scholarship from Cornish College of the Arts

Winner

Exhibitions

2022
Tokyo

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

+10
2019
Seattle

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

+6
2016
Seattle

2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

+9
2015
Decibel Festival Poster Show at Roq la Rue
Seattle

2013, 2014, 2015

+4
2015
iam8bit 10th Anniversary at iam8bit
LA
+2
2015
Space Heroes at iam8bit
LA
+2
2015
Star Wars: A Saga Revisited at Gallery Nucleus
LA
+2
2014
SEQUEL at iam8bit
LA
+2
2014
Video Games Exhibition at Mediatheque Noisy-le Sec
Paris
+1
2014
Game Over at Giant Robot 2
LA

2012, 2014

+4
2013
Not for Rental Project at 71a Gallery
London
+3
2012
Comics vs Games at Magic Pony
Toronto
+2
2012
The Triforce Tribute at Land Gallery
Portland

Curated by Jolby & Always With Honor

+2
2011
IndieCade Postcard Show at Glitchlab
LA
+2
2011
Sonic: Coming of Age at SEGA & Amusement
Paris
+1
2010
The Controller Launch Party at SPACE
Seattle
+1
2010
Heavenly Symphony at Babycastles
NYC
+1
2010
Game Over IV at Giant Robot
San Francisco
+2
2010
Art & Design BFA Show at Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle
+2

Contact

Website
Twitter
Tumblr
Glass
Instagram
Flickr
Letterboxd