Stephen J. Linden
Formed to focus on logo design, corporate image and specialized design applications including animation and motion graphics. Recent projects include logo and corporate identity for Tuolumne County, California, The Health Technology Corporation, Consolidated Film Imaging, GeoVector, Scientific Learning Corporation, Fast ForWord (language-learning software), the California Health Care Foundation (Blue Cross philanthropic spin-off) Symplectic Engineering, kickoff print advertising campaign for the PostX Corporation. Almost 20 years ago, Linden was responsible for the corporate makeover and new logo for KQED, the flagship PBS affiliate in the San Francisco Bay area.
Design, direction and production of commercial and corporate image animation, logo design and broadcast/cable identity. Clients include AT&T, National Geographic, NBC, Merck, Coca Cola, PBS, USA Network, SciFi Channel, Miramax Films, Goldberg Moser ONeill, Turner New Media, Pittard-Sullivan. Created 5-minute animated film for permanent exhibition at Philips World Headquarters visitors center in the Netherlands, interactive kiosk for Kia Automobiles, animated logos for Coca-Cola, Stuart Andersons Cattleman Restaurants, animated PBS credit for Merck Corporation, animated corporate films for AT&T.
January 1994/August 1995
Managed production of interactive CD-ROM based childrens storybooks for Brrderbund/Random House joint venture company. Supervised production staff of 30 directors, producers, animators, artists, sound designers and graphic technicians creating award-winning fully animated narrative storybooks that have set the standard for the industry. Titles produced included Berenstain Bears Get In a Fight, and Dr. Seusss ABCs. New titles for Dr. Seuss and the Berenstain Bears as well as Stellaluna, a recent bestseller by Janell Cannon with a strong science component appealing to kids 6-10 and Sheila Rae the Brave by Kevin Henkes were are all in production when I left and have been released.
December 1980/March 1992
Director/Creative Director/Executive Producer
As director, responsible for concept, design and direction of animated and special effects-based commercials, titles, show opens, broadcast graphics and motion picture film projects. As Creative Director, supervised and managed design and project direction for 10 directors. As Executive Producer, supervised and worked with a producer staff of 6 in charge of commercial production. As head of the animation division, managed and guided Colossals staff of animation directors and artists in direction and production for commercials, network and cable IDs and other venues.
KQED(PBS) San Francisco CA
Director of Design
Responsible for complete graphic makeover of station; designed new logo and applications for all TV, radio, image and corporate campaigns. On-air, print, building exterior and interior signage. Supervised design staff of 10 in all phases of TV graphic production, set design and print support including national advertising.
WCVB-TV (ABC affiliate) Boston MA
Brought in as first staff art director after FCC granted license to new station owners in historic decision. Responsible for staffing , administration and operation of design department of 9 artists. Design and coordination of all station and corporate graphics, concept and production of on-air, print and trade advertising. Show and set design, ad campaigns. Reported to General Manager.
WCBS-TV New York
Associate Art Director
Design and production of on-air news graphics, show opens and titles, animation and print advertising. Co-supervised staff of 8.
And before that...
1966 U.S. Peace Corps, Arequipa, Peru - Handicraft Cooperative Development
1966-1967 U.S. Army Fort Monroe Virginia Military Police
1965 Amram Nowak Associates N.Y., Film Designer, animator
Design and production of animated logos, storyboards, titles for broadcast, documentaries and public service spots
1965 B.F.A. Industrial Design, Rhode Island School of Design
Minor in Photography & Graphic Design
1972-4 Typography and Graphic Design/ School of Visual Art, N.Y.C.
Work toward MA in Humanities, Hofstra University, N.Y.