Founded in 2001, Designworks is a full-service graphic design firm specializing in entertainment marketing & advertising. At Designworks, our mission is to produce the most dynamic and creative campaigns in the industry while providing service with outstanding accuracy, timeliness and professionalism.
Our ultra-talented team is dedicated to creating vibrant eye-catching key art design which is the ultimate branding solution; not to mention the differentiator from hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales. We're committed to making your product a guaranteed success in the competitive marketplace.
With more than 20 years of experience in motion picture marketing, Don Zirlin is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of Designworks. From it’s humble garage roots 14 years ago to today, Designworks has become one of the entertainment industry’s leading full-service marketing and graphic design firms in the world. With thousands of key art campaigns under Don's guidance, there’s no chance that you haven’t seen some of Designwork’s stuff in Redbox, Netflix, Walmart or Blockbuster. Born and raised in Chicago, with a marketing degree from the University of Kansas, Don took more Mac experience than a mall full of Apple Geniuses and kept moving west knowing that designing movie posters was his calling from an early age. His hobbies include working, working and whenever he gets a break…working. He is also on an ever elusive quest for the perfect Chicago-style hot dog in California. Wish him luck.
Kevin is an experienced designer with over 12 years of professional experience designing print, web, brand identity, presentations, advertising, and key art campaigns. Strong conceptual thoughts are merged together with highly technical skills by taking a creative vision and bringing it to life. Some might even consider him a Photoshop magician. He is an extremely focused designer with proven leadership abilities. Kevin ensures that every project leaving the doors is up to par by providing creative direction and critiques on the work of colleagues and freelancers. Kevin’s love for design is continually growing and he is always excited and eager to make the next project better than the last.
Over the years, Taleen has served positions within the media industry overseeing account management for clients, including media planning, advertising and market research. Furthermore, being a Los Angeles native has endorsed her growth & awareness of the entertainment industry alongside her career. Through all her experiences, Taleen has acquired a passion for this industry and with her knowledge in business marketing, media & technology, Taleen strives to continuously achieve her career goals. While contributing to the development and refinement of the Company’s mission as Business Development Manager, Taleen is responsible for Designworks overall business affairs including: company management, advertising/marketing research, sales and developing/maintaining organizational culture/reputation in the company's market+clientele.