creative direction & design
BK to LA
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My name is Carlo Paolo Espiritu and I’m a creative director and full stack designer. After 6+ years in NYC, living in Brooklyn, I am once again based in LA and currently the Creative Director at Gem

My work consists of branding, strategy, research, interaction and experience design, human-centered design, UI/UX, illustration, art direction, video and animation.

Loyal to the pursuits of learning, I champion simplicity through insights, instincts and the use of storytelling and astute visual solutions. I'm currently focused on creating and exploiting the dynamic interplay between people, products and experiences with visionary founders and startups. Ultimately, my aim is to help guide brands by introducing moments of enchantment across each touchpoint.

Lastly, I thrive in environments that foster collaboration, encourage curiosity and rapid ideation.


Favorite Films List
  • Cidade de Deus
  • Vertigo
  • Amelie
  • Touch of Evil
  • Fight Club
  • Lost In Translation
  • Dark City
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Gattaca
  • Y Tu Mama Tambien
  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Fifth Element
  • Groundhog Day
  • The Sandlot
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Casino
  • Home Alone
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Singing in the Rain
  • Tekkonkinkreet

Favorite Albums List
  • Jai Paul - Untitled Leaks
  • J Dilla - Donuts
  • The Avalanches - Since I Left You
  • The Beatles - Rubber Soul
  • Bjork - Homogenic
  • Digable Planets - Blowout Comb
  • Portishead - Dummy
  • Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
  • Michael Jackson - Thriller
  • ATCQ - The Low End Theory
  • D’Angelo - Voodoo
  • Daft Punk - Discovery
  • Outkast - Aquemini
  • Art Tatum - Piano Starts Here
  • Radiohead - Kid A
  • Otis Redding - Otis Blue
  • David Bowie - Low
  • Sade - Promise
  • Seu Jorge - The Life Aquatic Sessions
  • Lou Reed - Transformer