who i am

I have been working in advertising, specializing in interactive, for two decades. Having worked across a broad spectrum of disciplines from illustration and design to development has given me a unique perspective on the challenges faced by clients. When not behind a computer, playing with my dogs, or making monsters in my studio, I can most likely be found in the woods building trails, or riding one of my (far too) many bicycles.

where i've worked

Interactive Designer/Illustrator & Owner, Colin Burch: Design & Illustration, LLC

Pittsburgh, PA 20011-Present

Concept development, interactive design, retouching, illustration, motion graphics, rich media development, animation. Clients include West Penn Allegheny Heatlh System, Highmark BCBS, Bike Pittsburgh, GSK Pet, GES, Pfizer, as well as ongoing consulting work for MARC USA (clients I work on for MARC include Rite Aid, True Value, Cooper Tire, Gold Eagle) and other large design firms.

 

Interactive Designer/Flash Developer, BarkleyREI

Pittsburgh, PA 2007-2011

Concept development, design, illustration, retouching, video editing, flash development, animation. Clients include PA Tourism, Lee Jeans, Carnegie Mellon University, Minnesota Tourism, Weight Watchers and Riviana Foods

 

Multimedia Designer/Developer, Brunner

Pittsburgh, PA 2005-2007

Responsible for design and flash development along with video, voice-over and photo direction for clients including GlaxoSmithKline, Dow Chemical, Consol Energy, Del Monte Foods and Zippo

 

Graphic & Motion Designer/Animator, Screenvision Direct

Rochester, NY 2002-2005

High-volume, in-house design (apx 20 finished ads a day) for one of the largest cinema advertising companies in the nation. The clients were large and small, corner stores and the Ad Council. I also helped create some of the first fully animated advertising in theaters in the US.

 

Senior Interactive Designer, Anabasis Software/BreakIt-FixIt-RideIt

Rochester, NY 2000-2002

UI/UX design, retouching and animation for interactive instructional applications; along with creating all the print and online marketing as well as brand identity for the company and its publications.

 

Print & Interactive Designer, Kraus LeFevre Studios

Rochester, NY 2000-2001

Concept and design of interactive displays, physical and electronic, for clients including Seneca Park Zoo, Xerox and Kodak. Also responsible for online marketing and display advertising for a variety of local clients and the studio.