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About

ShapeThings (formerly modulate.net) is the portfolio of art director, senior designer, commercial artist, form-maker and typographer Eli Carrico.

Eli is a creative who has worked in interactive, mobile, motion graphics with recent forays into editorial design and brand direction for Newscorp’s new iPad publication.

From 2005 to 2010, Eli permalanced for bi-coastal directing/motion graphics studio Brand New School; designing and art-directing for such brands as Adobe, Coke, Virgin Mobile and Sony. Prior to BNS, Eli reinserted himself into academia– receiving a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 2005.

Pursuing an MFA from CalArts was a natural extension of his undergraduate degree earned in 1998 from Eastern Michigan University– a program populated by alumni of Cranbrook/Calarts’ influential postmodern generation.

Preceding CalArts, Eli was design director at a NYC-based mobile social media technology company handling everything from company identity and marketing materials to the design of database driven UI templates for 3rd party clients.

Currently based in Los Angeles, Eli is open to freelance or full-time opportunities home and abroad.

Non-commercial visual-log: ShapeOfThings
Visual documentation: Flickr

Publications:
1 & 2 Color Graphics, Vol. 2; P.I.E. Books, Japan ISBN 4894440938

American Center for Design 100 Show: Vol 21; RotoVision ISBN 978-2880466060

Output 8; Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz ISBN 3-87439-684-3

STEP Inside Design; Jan/Feb 2006, Volume 22 Number 1

Flashback: Retro Design in Contemporary Graphics; Victionary, Hong Kong ISBN 978-9881732774

Computer Arts UK; Issue 159, March 2009

Computer Arts UK; Issue 164, August 2009