Patrick Raymond: Artist, Creative Director, Art Director
Born and raised in Bakersfield I have been involved in the creative industry all of my life. Starting with Mobil Oil, where he was commissioned to design Safety Posters where I transitioned into working as a commercial artist throughout California, illustrating books for McGraw-Hill. With all the design work coming his way, I opened his own Print and Advertising Production Agency, On the Loose Art Studio.
“I was picked up by CBS and worked my way up to Commercial Broadcasting as a Director/Producer in charge of working for their high end clients. From there, I moved into a Creative Service Director position in broadcasting working closely with the marketing dept.”
“I was drawn to the potential of internet while it was still in it’s infant stages and moved from broadcasting to web development and this work brought me to the Central Coast.” The contract ended and I had to make a decision at that point of either moving to the city where my skill set was in demand or finding work that suited my skills here. After living here, it’s a difficult prospect to move back to city life”
At that point, Patrick was newly married and his wife was working as a realtor. “In assisting my wife with the advertising and marketing for her clients, I quickly realized I could draw upon my past experience and diverse skill sets while doing what I love best ~ working with people in facilitating their needs and wants, is a very creative venture” and Patrick draws upon all his abilities to make the experience unique and fulfilling for all involved.
Patrick is very active in his community and a committed Toastmaster having won numerous awards for his speaking. As a public speaker and founder of Pivotal Synergy, an up and coming Business Leadership organization, Patrick enjoys” fostering people’s aspirations and self development. My life long passion for the arts has kept me active and I continue to enjoy the creative avenues Painting and Public Speaking affords me. I have lead successful 16 plus years carrier as a commercial artist:
- Freelance artist and illustrator for publication and books,
- Consulted and contracted marketing services to advertising agencies,
- Director and Producer for Television Commercial Broadcasting
- Owner of a full service business art production company,
- Creative Service Director for ABC broadcasting
- Art Director for CBS
Names of a few past National clients:
Sony Fitness, Pespi Inc., Mobil Oil Company,
Carnation and the State of California, just to name few.
Currently c o/owner of Raymond and Associates Real Estate Company
he currently sits on the boards of:
- Resafe- Real Estate Scam and Fraud Exposure
- Old Town Nipomo Association
- South County of Chamber of Commerce
- Past President and Founder of Pivotal Synergy Business Leadership Group
- Member and Past President of local Toastmasters charters
He has received recognition in the Broadcasting Industry as a recipient of several ADDY awards for creative commercial campaigns as well as award winning Toastmaster Speaker.