• /// CREATIVE DIRECTION & LIVE ACTION DIRECTION /// •


EVAN@EVANPARSONS.COM
818.209.7902

insta: @thisisnave
twitter: @parparparsons

 

 

I am a Live Action and Animation Director. I love conceptually driven design and context aware storytelling. I am style agnostic and believe in employing the appropriate visual approach to enforce concept. I revel in well calculated use of media to shape a brand message. When these three pillars come together, the work comes alive and the message is potent.

 
 

MY HISTORY

I graduated from ArtCenter College of Design in 2006
with Honors.

For 7 years, I worked as a freelance designer / compositor
in the Los Angeles and New York markets.

Select studios:

BUCK
BRAND NEW SCHOOL
Mirada
Motion Theory
IMAGINARY FORCES
LOGAN
BLIND
SONY PICTURES IMAGEWORKS
AARDMAN

In 2010, I built a small studio called NAVE, INC. 
For 3 years I created commercials blending animation
and live action for these collaborators and more:

Select agencies:

AKQA LONDON
TDA BOULDER
SONY PICTURES IMAGEWORKS
M&C Saatchi
UBISOFT LONDON
PUSH INTERACTIVE
LEFT FIELD STUDIOS
AFTER ALL FILMS

In 2013, I relocated to Richmond, VA after living in California for 33 years.

For 3.5 years, I worked as an Associate Creative Director
at Hue&Cry within The Martin Agency. I helped the studio grow
from a small local shop into a national competitor, leading
numerous award wining projects along the way.

Select Clients:

Microsoft
Geico
Oreo
Stoli
Optimum
The CARE Foundation
Benjamin Moore
Walmart
TicTac
Sabra

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In 2017, I relocated back to Los Angeles, CA.

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For about a year and a half, I served as a Mill+ Creative Director
at The Mill in Los Angeles, CA. I worked with an incredibly talented team
to help form what may be the future of our industry.

Select Clients:

AMAZON
FACEBOOK
PATAGONIA
HERSHEYS
NESTLE
FX
FOX
SURVIOS

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Today, I am a freelance artist living life in sunny Los Angeles.

 

I AM ALSO a father and a husband!

 

Accolades

 

D&AD 2016 AWARDED
Wood - Film Advertising Craft
Creativity Top 5 'Show Open'
Role: Associate Creative Director

AICP 2016 SHORTLISTED
Shortlisted - Design
CARE 'Power of a Box'
Role: Director

AICP 2016 SHORTLISTED
Shortlisted - Public Service Announcement
CARE 'Power of a Box'
Role: Director

ONESCREEN 2016 SHORT LISTED
Animation
Creativity Top 5 'Show Open'
Role: Associate Creative Director

AICP 2015 AWARDED
Production Design
OREO 'Mel's Mini Mini Mart'
Role: Director

RICHMOND AD CLUB 2016 AWARDED
Best In Show - Production
Silver - Advertising

CARE 'Power of a Box'
Role: Director

Gold - Production
The One Show 'Call for Entry'
Role: Associate Creative Director

Gold - Production
Creativity Top 5 'Show Open'
Role: Associate Creative Director

Bronze - Production
TicTac 'Bowlingball'
Role: Associate Creative Director

ONESCREEN 2014 SHORT LISTED
Best Music Video
J Roddy 'Same Days'
Role: Director

VIMEO STAFF PICK 2013
'Men in Black' (Excerpt from 'Operation Homecoming')
Role: Animation Director

GRAMMY 2009 AWARDED
Best Short Form Music Video
Black Eyed Peas 'Boom Boom Pow'
Role: Designer / Compositor

OSCAR 2007 NOMINATION
Best Documentary
'Men in Black' (Excerpt from 'Operation Homecoming')
Role: Animation Director

EMMY 2007 AWARDED
Outstanding Informational Programming - Long Form
'Men in Black' (Excerpt from 'Operation Homecoming')
Role: Animation Director