An analytical creative. Aris A. Ford solves unique problems for brands and businesses. The work he produces develops brand strategies, utilizes social media technologies and creates digital initiatives in partnership with film and radio components. It culminates in fully-integrated marketing campaigns that work across traditional and digital channels. A devotee of rock & roll, he moonlights as an indie folk artist and traveling musician. You might find him performing at a local speakeasy or craft house. He’s also had the pleasure of producing music and voice overs for clients, brands, and studios.
He develops integrated advertising campaigns for internationally recognized brands. Campaigns he’s executed earned Best Advertising of the Year from Huffington Post, Facebook Studio Awards, and Creativity Online's Editor's Pick among others. Clients he’s worked with include CKE Restaurants (Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s), Diageo (Smirnoff Vodka), Starbucks, Target, Sonos, Kawasaki Motorsports, and PADI Scuba Diving. Agencies he’s produced creative work for include 72andSunny (Agency of the Year 2013 & 2014) Fuse Interactive, Orange Crush Studios, and Hemingwave.
He excels at bringing ideas to fruition and delivering projects on time. When not in the office, he’s probably on a trail, climbing a mountain, or scuba diving off the California coast. He’s Founder and Executive Creative Director of Freeman's Collective; a modern artist & craftsmen commune emphasizing active lifestyles and camp inspired content. The mantra is simple: Every adventure begins with one first step. #StepSwiftly
“You’ll never know your true potential, until you push yourself to find it. Aim high. Swing big.”
Social Media Management
Writing & Storytelling
Key Influencer Marketing
B.A. Communication Studies - Loyola Marymount Los Angeles, 2011
C.A. Leadership Studies - Orange Coast College, 2009
C.A. Negotiation & Mediation - UCLA, 2008
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
2015 Webby - Best Use of Social Media Nominee - X-Men Mutant Makeover
2014 Webby - Social Media Honoree - Reclaim Your Angus
2013 - Bronze Facebook Award - Facebook, Inc.
2013 - Best Advertising of the Year - Huffington Post
2013 - Editor's Pick - Creativity Online