My name is François Matus, I am a designer and creative director from France. With over ten years of industry experience, the last three spent as the head creative at CRISPx, a creative agency based in Newport Beach, I carried over a hundred projects from conception to production including branding, UI, packaging or digital design
ensuring that client expectations are met, and exceeded.

Work Experience

Creative Director

CRISPx – Newport Beach, CA September 2016 to Present

• Built and managed a team of 6 creatives
• Created and launched over 50 brands, products and marketing campaigns.
• Designed multiple website and digital products for clients ranging from start-ups to public traded SaaS.

Freelance Graphic Designer – Long Beach, CA February 2009 to September 2016

• Completed over 2,000 web and print projects
• Designed and developed responsive websites, newsletters and digital content • Worked with over 800 clients in over 30 countries

IT & Communications Specialist

Interval House – Long Beach, CA October 2011 to August 2016

• Improved the company’s visual identity and visual communication
• Communicated with a donor base and clients through print and web newsletters • Developed and setting up fundraising events
• Maintained and upgraded the organization’s networks


Visu-ad – Lille (59) May 2008 to July 2008

• Developed user interfaces for software
• Created presentations and graphic charts for new products


Gallerie des Vieux Murs – Lille (59) May 2007 to July 2007

• Created the Gallery’s website

• Planned exhibitions’ layout and design


English Language Certificate

Embassy CES – Long Beach, CA

2010 to 2010

Bachelor’s in Visual Communication

Efficom – Lille (59)

2005 to 2008

Baccalauréat in Science

Lycée d’Artois – Nœux-les-Mines (62)

2002 to 2005


Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Final Cut Pro, CSS, HTML, WordPress, Sketch, After Effects, Premiere, Lightroom, Photography, Video Production, Lightroom, After Effects, Video Production, Photography, Social Media Marketing, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Premiere Pro, Premiere, Video Production, After Effects, Premiere, Photography, Graphic Design, Lightroom, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Social Media Marketing, Adobe Premiere, Adobe, Video Editing



President’s Volunteer Service Award

July 2016

The President’s Volunteer Service Award celebrates the impact we can all make in bettering our communities and our world.

Additional Information

Music, Arts and Sports enthusiast.