Purveyor of Imagination


Don Moore has been fortunate to have worked at both large global agencies and small design studios. He has also spent time in traditional advertising agencies, as well as managed in-house creative teams on the client-side. He has a range of online and offline experience, managing digital projects as well as traditional print media. Because of his broad experience base, Don can deliver just about any design need, from a logo to a full-integrated campaign, reaching multiple touch points through the use of traditional and new media.

In Don’s 27 years of experience in design and art direction, he has worked with global companies that include, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, Boeing, Infiniti, Subaru. Isuzu, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Adidas Golf, PGA of America, Corbis, and Warner Brothers. He has also lectured on design at California State University of Long Beach, the Academy of Art in San Francisco, and at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle.

Adjunct Professor, Northwest College of Art and Design;
Tacoma WA – 2020-current

I currently teach Graphic Design 1 and 2, as well as Advanced Design and Design Production. I also teach Typography 1 and 2, along with Color Theory and Visual Development.

Sr. Art Director, Malolo Design Co.;
Kingston WA – 2018-2019

Design marketing materials primarily for the beer and cannabis industries, such as packaging, advertising, web sites, and . As well as design and produce branding for several regional companies. Developed and helped execute social media programs. Along with guiding and mentoring junior designers.

Sr. Designer, Fitch;
Seattle WA – 2007-2013

Lead creative teams in the development of innovative design solutions, providing creative leadership and mentoring to designers through hands-on work, collaboration, and creative direction. Collaborate with team members from other disciplines, including strategy and others to conceptualize and deliver solutions across multiple points of interaction. Collaborate with account directors to manage tactical aspects of a project, including schedule, methods, resource utilization, and deliverables. Attend client meetings and acts as the primary client representative for the creative team; prepares and delivers presentations. Works with the production team to oversee implementation and meet delivery goals. Direct external resources as needed (photographers, writers, etc.). Contribute to the growth of the brand communications offer through participation in new business development and defining/implementing best practices.

Art Director, Green Rubino;
Seattle, WA – 2006-2007

Designed Microsoft’s Works 9 package for world wide distribution, localized in 16 different languages. Concepted and produced on-line and off-line ad campaigns for Washington Wine Commission and Captaris. Developed materials for Microsoft internal campaigns. Concepted several projects for Columbia Bank, including Holiday promotions and the 2006 annual report. Develop new look and feel for Muckleshoot Casino’s advertising, along with art directing photo shoot. Re-brand Microsoft XNA. Mentor designers on both interactive and print teams.

Sr. Art Director, The Designory;
Long Beach, CA – 2000-2006

Creative lead for various projects, including concept, design and execution. I was responsible for all touch points for Nissan North America Accessories program, including (but not limited to) brochures, Features &Benefits guides, on-vehicle graphics and web content for 11-vehicle product line. Other clients include Nissan North America, Mercedes Benz, Prudential Lighting, and Adidas Golf. Previous experience includes new business pitches for a variety of clients including Disney Channel, Disney Travel Fleetwood, Bear Paints and Subaru.

Extensive experience with photo shoots and developing/maintaining photographer relationships, as well as press checks. Collaborative environment working with client, account and creative staff to deliver concise, on-target communications.


Academy of Art San Francisco – BFA 2018


Art Direction. Graphic Design. Package Design. Branding. Logo Design. Print Design. Retail design. Photoshoot Art Direction. Strategy. Advertising. Illustration. Adobe Creative Suite.


Currently – The Academy of Art | San Francisco, CA
Finishing MA In Drawing and Painting.

2018 – The Academy of Art | San Francisco, CA
BFA In Drawing and Painting.

1990 La cite internationale universitaire de Paris | Paris, France
Studied fine art, contemporary literature & opera.

1990 Scuola Leonardo da Vinci | Florence, Italy
Studied fine art, contemporary literature & opera.

1986 Art Center College of Design | Pasadena, CA
Studied drawing and advertising design.


2019           Collective Visions, 1st Place

2018           Collective Visions, Merit Award

2018           Paint Out Poulsbo, Best in Show

Solo Exhibitions

2012           End of the Beginning, Winslow Art Center, Bainbridge Island, WA

1995           Selected works on paper and canvas, The Lab, Costa Mesa, CA

1991           Birth of an Artist, The Static Gallery, Cypress, CA

Group Exhibitions

2019           Student Show, The Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA

2012           Instructors Show, Winslow Art Center, Bainbridge Island, WA

2010-2012    Bainbridge Island Studio Tour, Various Studios, Bainbridge Island, WA

2010-2012    Artist Markeplace, Various Studios, Bainbridge Island, WA

2001           Centered on the Center, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA

Professional Experience

2010           Instructor, School of Visual Concepts, Seattle, WA

2002-2009    Lecturer, The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2003-2006          Lecturer, California State University of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Having grown up in Southern California, the lighting and contrast in my work can easily be attributed to the strong sunlight that surrounded me day to day. I have always been attracted to ink drawings and woodcut prints due to the strong contrast of the ink on white paper. The hustle and bustle of people moving about their days in a fast paced city like Los Angeles instilled a love for expressive and gestural line qualities that are still present in my work to this day.

My sensibility about color is an ongoing evolution, both philosophically and environmentally. I am drawn to colors that are expressive and with the right combinations can create dynamic contrasts as they are painted right next to each other. My own personal observations as I travel through life and different environments inspire me to push colors to new levels and relationships between each other. These color relationships can be seen in the subtle color choices I use in just creating the skin tones alone for my subjects.

The relationships that I have and have had, both in long term, meaningful, exchanges and those brief encounters with others on their journey through life have inspired me to want to capture their essence, their spirit in this one brief moment. It may not be a representation of one’s entire journey, but I am rather more interested in capturing the mood of this one particular moment, good or bad; it is real and it is this moment paused in this person’s personal journey.

My hope, my goal, my own personal desire is to simply transfer the emotion expressed in each of my portraits, to you the viewer. For me that is the ultimate communicative value of art, in all its forms.