Bucky Clarke

Branding, Art Direction, Photography, Print / Digital Media, and Product Design.

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About

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I am a multifaceted creative person who can change and grow, much like design does. I have been a Design Director of a multimillion dollar company, where I started as a Jr. Graphic Designer and grew to lead and build an entire design department, social media team, and an in house photography studio. I have founded not one but two design based businesses, one of which I presently run with my wife. Although I studied Graphic Design in college, I have expanded my knowledge into Product Design and Environmental Design, which I do in my current position at the architecture and design firm RipBang.
As a designer and in my personal life, I like clean lines, white space, san serifs and patterns galore, when fitting. I’m a designer through and through in all aspects of my life – from work to home, where I screen print, make ceramics, and woodwork in my garage studio.

I am currently located in Los Angeles CA but have a calling live closer to nature for both the work and adventures.

Good Design Is as Little Design as Possible.

— Dieter Rams —

Skills

Design Direction

Lead and direct team to generate creative content for In-Store Collateral, Social Media Campaigns, and International Publications, while maintaining brand image.

  • Creative Direction
  • Print & Digital Media
  • Marketing Materials
  • UI/UX

Management

Grow creative teams from small teams to large multi-channel departments, while deploying companywide processes and procedures, and in some cases worldwide.

  • Mobile Device Management
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Department Expansions
  • Photo & Social Media Departments

Photography

Manage entire workflow of a Photography Department, along with giving Art Direction for Ad Campaigns, which are followed through until publication.

  • Concept
  • Execution
  • Retouching
  • Publication

Projects

 

Branding

Bodega Bend

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Branding

Retail

Mt Rushmore Shop

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Retail

Photography

Chrome Hearts Rings

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Photography

Environmental

Minnesota Viking Ship

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Environmental

Packaging

Chrome Hearts Incense

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Packaging

Wayfinding

Cost Plus Headquarters

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Wayfinding

Layout

Chrome Hearts Magazine

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Layout

Product Design

Clarke Collective

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Product Design

Software / Code

Software

Adobe Creative Cloud
Digital Asset Managment
SketchUp
Lightroom
Microsoft Office
Code

HTML 5
CSS
Java Script
WordPress
Email Marketing

Additional

3D Printing
CNC
Ceramics
Woodworking
Screenprinting

Failure is the best encouragement.

— Bucky Clarke —

Fun Facts About Me

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Diapers Changed (And Counting)
In only two months.

The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness.

— Massimo Vignelli —

My Life

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This is my lovely wife Tracy and Daughter Bexley.
Design is more than a profession to me. I surround myself with creativity and good design in all aspects of my life. My home studio includes a screen printing set up, two computer workstations, a wood shop, ceramics  studio and everything we need to run the small business (Clarke Collective) my wife and I share. Together my wife and I have always used weekends to design and make creative projects. Through our small business we push each other forward constantly in design and we hope it becomes a way to immerse our daughter Bexley into a life of creativity and good design in the future.

We love traveling and having frequent adventures into nature. As avid campers, we are dying to move to a state where it doesn’t take three hours just to get out to some green space. Photography is a huge passion of mine and so my camera is always with me. Nature has a heavy influence on my designs through colors in sunsets, patterns of mountains, and simplicity in wide open fields. Getting out into nature is a way to reset and reconnect. 

 

Good is the enemy of great.

— Jony Ive —

Stay in Touch!

Interested in my products

I sell handmade geometric home decor here.

Want to get in touch?

You can email me at hi@buckyclarke.com.

Adventures

I’m always ready for new creative adventures.

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