My name is Kurt Tacastacas. I specialize in graphic design, born in the Philippines, grew up in Ohio, & I currently live in New York City. 

I had the privilege of working with the world’s top brands such as Hershey’s, Paper Mate, L’Oreal, Calvin Klein, Vaseline, Kellogg’s, and through BrandShare - the world’s first and largest eCommerce Media Network - where I’m currently the Associate Creative Director.

If you're still wondering what KURUVATA means, it's the first two letters of each name in my full name. KUrt RUsheen VAlencia TAcastacas.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Technology and Integrated Media Environment

The Cleveland Institute of Art


Associate  Creative Director

BrandShare is the first and largest eCommerce Media Network. As the Associate Creative Director of Corporate Marketing and Creative Services, I play a pivotal role in shaping and developing BrandShare’s visual identity and marketplace presence. My task is to improve corporate marketing materials and sales communication vehicles across print, digital and social media platforms.

October 2014 - Present (3 yrs 4 mos)

Ferno Washington, Inc.

Digital Designer

Ferno is a leading patient handling equipment manufacturer. My responsibilities include creating webpages, emails and product catalogs. I also helped produce and edit product tutorial videos, promotional product teaser videos, as well as host and coordinate live video productions through LiveStream.

October 2012 - August 2014 (1 yr 11 mos)

Cleveland Medical Devices, Inc.

Web and Graphic Designer

CleveMed is the manufacturer of wireless sleep apnea monitors. I rebranded the company website, created consistency throughout their product sales materials, coordinated with the computer engineering department to brand and provide a seamless UX in translating sleep records, create a HUB for product tutorial documents and videos.


June 2010 - August 2012 (2 yrs 3 mos)

Tiny Giant Studio

Art Lead

Tiny Giant Studio was a local animation studio founded in Cleveland. I was a part-time lead art director for animation projects, 2D and 3D animator, and graphic designer.


September 2011 - March 2012 (7 mos)


3D Animator/Modeler


eSMART HD was an animated doctor's visit simulation produced by the Case Western Reserve University to help patients get diagnosed without having to see a doctor in person. I helped model and texture low-poly environments and create the software's UI.


February 2011 - April 2011 (3 mos)