A7D Creative Group

I worked at A7D Creative Group in North Park from May 2014 – February 2016.

A7D Creative Group Inc. is a San Diego-based marketing and graphic design agency that has helped shift the needle for clients in the bar, restaurant, hospitality, retail and event world for 15+ years. A7D Creative Group has a keen ability to spotlight a brand’s greatest assets and create smart marketing programs that drive consumer behavior. As a company, A7D has successfully positioned hospitality brands, communities, retail properties and events, serving as a critical asset to the region’s continued growth and positive reputation in the hospitality arena with a dedicated team of blossoming designers and social media experts who have been with the team for years.

With offices in the hip, up and coming neighborhood of North Park and the historic Gaslamp Quarter, A7D Creative Group’s presence is known as an asset in branding neighborhoods, restaurant, brewery and bar concepts as well as collective retail districts.

In addition to marketing services A7D Creative Group offers a full scope of in house printing capabilities to include large and small format printing.

Explore North Park

The inaugural North Park Magazine launched in 2015. The magazine has now expanded into 4 total issues, including an Art Issue and a Fashion Forward issue. I collaborated with other designers at A7D to get content from local business, set up photo shoots, and layout design. I also assisted with the social media manager in creating graphics and promoting the upcoming launch through our work social handles. Below are images taken from the launch party which took place at Art Produce with support from local business who were featured in the magazine and press.

Restaurant Clients

At A7D I mainly worked with our restaurant and bar clients. Some of the most popular establishments I worked on are located in the historic Gaslamp District Downtown and in trendy North Park. Below is a sample of things that I created in my time working there. I created menus, advertisements, social media campaigns, and assistant directed photo shoots. Some other notable places that I did work for include: Whiskey Girl, Florent, Half Door Brewing Co., Double Deuce, Tipsy Crow, Sovereign Southeast Asian Kitchen and Bar, and DiMilles Italian Restaurant.

Half Door Brewing Co., a San Diego Brewery and Pub located in the East Village.
Florent Restaurant & Lounge in San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter.
Whiskey Girl, one of the longest-running entertainment venues in the Historic Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego.

Events

I also worked on the North Park Festival of Arts, Taste of North Park, and North Park After Dark. Each event required its own set of branded materials, both in print and digital. Some other large scale events I assisted in the design of were Shamrock, a St. Patrick’s Day weekend event downtown, and Mardi Gras, a New Orleans party in celebration of Fat Tuesday. These events required large scale designs for stages and fencing around the event space.

Printed material for North Park After Dark, a progressive shopping experience.