We’re very excited to introduce to you our two newest additions to the Schifino Lee Creative team: Curtis Elliott, Director of Visual Engagement and Deniz Kayiket, Junior Art Director.
Curtis, born and raised in Southern California, got his BS in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of California-Orange County. He has over six years of advertising experience working on brands such as Taco Bell, PETCO, Sony, Del Monte Pet Foods, Smokey Bear, The Art Institutes, and branded numerous startups and small businesses.
Prior to Schifino Lee Curtis worked on Taco Bell’s rebranding transformation from Think Outside The Bun to Live Mas at DraftFCB. “This experience taught me how a brand is so much more than just a logo, and you must prove your brand strategy over and over again for people to believe in it.”
Deniz was born and raised in Turkey and immigrated to the United States when she was 12. She received her BA in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Tampa and worked the past two years in freelance design.
Deniz, who played volleyball professionally when she was a teenager, always remembers having a love for design. “I have been a visual thinker since I can remember and I always had a need to communicate and inspire people. It doesn’t feel as much that I chose the right industry but more so feels like this industry chose me.”
Please join us in welcoming Curtis and Deniz to the Schifino Lee team.