About me

Strategic director of art, design, and licensed product development with over 10 years' experience in Graphic Design and leading creative teams. Talented Graphic Artist, winner of 8 American Graphic Design Awards, capable of communicating brand attributes across various platforms, including print, digital/web, email, video, social, co-marketing, etc.

Experienced across multiple product categories and industries, including hospitality, apparel, accessories, toys, sporting goods, entertainment, health and beauty, home décor, and environmental large-scale graphics.

Highly regarded by direct reports and skilled in building relationships across various functions and departments of an organization. Focused designer and leader who brings vision and organization to creative teams.

Areas of expertise include:

- Graphic Design

- Brand Design

- Product Development

- Trend Research

- Style Guide Development

- Creative Strategy

- Licensed Products

- Packaging

- Project Management

- Typography

- Budgets and Schedule Control

- Fluent French

- Conversational Spanish


Art Direction, Brain storming, Brand / Logo Design, Branding, Colour, Composing, Creative Direction, Digital Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, illustrator, Image Retouching, In-Licensing, International, Languages, Packaging, Painting, Photo Editing, Photoshop, Picture Research, Print Design, Problem Solving, Retouching, Scanning, Studio Management, Textile Design, Training

Sector Experience

Branding, Consumer Facing Brands, consumer products, Creative Services, Fashion, Merchandise


2013 American In-House Design Award Winner, 2014  American Graphic Design Award Winner, 2014  American In-House Design Award  Winner, 2015  American Graphic Design Award    Winner, 2015  American In-House Design Award  Winner, 2016 American Graphic Design Award Winner, 2017 American Graphic Design Award Winner, 2018 American Graphic Design Award Winner


Artssimo Designs,LLC, Cyber Group Studios, Disney Consumer Products, Gaumont Pictures, Mattel, MGA Entertainment, Moose Toys, Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies, Wilson Sporting Goods

Trade Associations

NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals)

#6 Ranked Art Director
Currently No Recommendations
Annual 2020 ShortlistDigital Art for Acoustic Wall PanelsGraphic Top 100 Influencer of the Year 2016

Laurent Newman was recognised as an Industry Influencer on 15th March 2016

Top 25 Art Director Project featured:Digital Art for Acoustic Wall Panels
on 17th February 2020
Project featured:WalMart Murals
on 4th March 2020
Project featured:Digital imagery for wall decor and printed merchandise
on 24th March 2020
Project featured:Product Branding
on 25th March 2020
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Laurent Newman has been a Contributor since 15th March 2016.

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Senior, Director
English, French, Spanish
Creativepool member since 21 December 2015