UCNH Chamber of Commerce
The Universal City North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has been serving the community for 105 years since the dawn of the movie industry, and has continually reached out to the business community.
Graphic Design + Support Services + Web Design
How A Job Fair Changed Everything
In my 1st semester at The Art Institute - Hollywood I attended a job fair and struck gold! Michelle Gilstrap, executive director of the UCNH Chamber took a liken to me and the rest is history.
Pause! I was a very, very young lad at the time of this recording, lol. To my recollection we filmed this video in 2010, just around the start of my design career :)
"The UCNH Chamber was my longest tenure as a designer (2010 - 2016). I started as an untrained intern but rose through the ranks and literally became a professional due to the various types of projects and challenges at an organization of that magnitude."
What The UCNH Chamber Stands For
The mission of the Universal City North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is to be the organization of choice which advocates for business and economic opportunity throughout the Greater North Hollywood and Universal City region while developing and providing the leadership to maintain a strong, healthy and prosperous community.
The Universal City North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has been serving the community for 105 years since the dawn of the movie industry, and has continually reached out to the business community and has been an advocate for business owners, residents, artists and organizations that have been in our dynamic and progressive area.
We continually work hand-in-hand with our affiliation with the United Chambers of Commerce, Business Federation (BizFed) of Los Angeles County and the Valley Industry and Commerce Association in dealing with local, state and federal issues the might affect our members’ needs regarding taxes and regulations impacting their bottom line. Our members benefit from the combined strength of each of the above named organizations in dealing with the above matters and helping to grow our economy.
My Job Duties:
I was the lead graphic designer for the UCNH Chamber of Commerce. The amount of projects completed was easily 100+ over a 6 year period. These projects included but was not limited to Networking Mixer Flyers, North Hollywood Health Fair Brochures, Maps and Tickets, Gala Invitations and Posters for the Major of Los Angeles and UNCH Chamber events.
The Universal City Chamber is very complex organization that manages city events and high profile matters in Universal City and North Hollywood. Therefore I had to create a fairly complex support service package to manage the volume of work to meet the increasing demand. Our support service package included everything from recurring graphic design projects to updating the website on a frequent basis.
Although I didn’t design the official UCNH website I was responsible of it’s maintenance which was intense. Some weeks we would make 7 different updates that took around 10 hours of work. Other weeks we would get emergency changes needed to be completed immediately. In addition I was charged to design, organize, develop every newsletter that came out the Chambers office.
A High Profile Chamber of Commerce
UCNH Chamber is arguably the top 5 high profile Chambers in the United States. There membership spans 105 years, including movie studios, records labels and celebrity clientele.
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Federal Bar
Republic of Pie
NOHO Arts District
The Art Institute - Hollywood
Fit For Business Fit For Life Health Fair
I was the lead designer and developer for the 2014 & 2015 UCNH health fair. Below is a couple items we created for the health fair identity package.
Health Fair Brochures
Health Fair Map
105th UCNH Board Installation
I was the lead designer and developer for the 105th Board Installation and Chamber Anniversary. Below is a couple items we created for the event.