Scott Kruger, Graphic Designer


Kruger Imagination & Design Studios

An American Advertising Federation 'Addy Award' winning graphic designer that earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Marketing from the Art Institute of California – Inland Empire. He worked for several years in the marketing department for San Manuel Casino in Highland California; as the Art Director for HyattWard Advertising in Redlands, California; and currently as a Graphic Design/Publicity Specialist for California State University San Bernardino's Department of Theatre Arts, as well as Art Director and Co-Owner of Desert Barn Brewery in Hesperia, California.


In 2009, Scott won the American Advertising Federation Gold ‘Addy Award’ for his work as creative director for the multi-media Invasion of Infinite Creativity event in San Bernardino, and again in 2010 for his logo design for the Art Institute’s School of Graphic Design.

Scott is also a frequent Podcaster on multiple shows: Nerds With Attitude Podcast, Nerd Tunes and the Sarlacc Digest for the Raw, Live, Unedited Podcast Network.

(January 2013 – Present)
Publicity Specialist - Theatre Arts Department

Created artwork, press releases, marketing & collateral materials, environmental lobby designs and photography for theatre productions and events. Responsible for securing season rights, communication with local school districts for recruitment, management of ticket sales, staff management for the box office and front of house operations. Taught  students the fundamentals of graphic design through an independent study class. Member and designer for the Arts & Music Festival Committee, staff advisor for the Players of the Pear Garden student club.
Desert Barn Brewery & Grill
(2014 – Present)
Art Director / Co-Owner
All branding and advertising from initial conceptualization of the business to present day, including: Logo & branding material design, weekly advertising, product photography, menu design, product labeling, product naming and (most importantly) taste testing.
Freelance Graphic Designer
(2008 – Present)
Clients include:

Heritage Medical Group; Stage Crafters Productions; Cavanaugh Homes; War Machine Marketing; Williams Audio; Nerds With Attitude Podcast; So. Cal. G.I. Joe Show & Toy Convention; Sarlacc Digest Podcast; Nerd Tunes Podcast; End Zone Deli; Hoffman Homes; OG13com; Rogue Toys-Las Vegas; Anaheim Hilton; Art Institute of California, Inland Empire; Riverside Land Conservancy

Hyatt-Ward Advertising
(March 2012 – October, 2012)
Art Director

Worked with Creative Director to conceptualize, execute, and traffic out designs, such as: Logos, billboards, brochures, posters, motion graphics, newsletters, and more, based off of client needs. Clients included: Altura Credit Union, Water and Power Community Credit Union, Honda Federal Credit Union, Riverside Physicians Network, and Empire Physicians Network.  

San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino
(2009 – March, 2012)
Graphic Designer, Marketing Department

Worked with a team to Create highly successful concepts and designs. Skills utilized included: Model & event photography, billboard design, poster design, brochure design, video editing, illustrations including a quarterly comic for the San Manuel employee magazine, event organization & execution (including set up and tear down of promotional materials & environments), and web site maintenance. Some of the promotions included: Guinness Book of World Record winning Worlds Largest Air Guitar Ensemble; Poker Room Re-brand “Cash is King”; SportsWatch Bar & Grill; 25th Anniversary Celebration; Lucky 7 Bingo 2010; San Manuel Stadium Logo

Born & raised in Southern. California.

Husband, Graphic Designer, Artist, Nerd, Podcaster, Collector of things.

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