Ced Funches

Creative Director

San Diego, CA

Design industry leader with a unique focus on people that yields connected products. Prev: Vox Media, NBA, USD, WNBA

Work Experience

  • Vox Media, Inc.

    Executive Design Director|Apr, 2016Dec, 2017

    Provided executive leadership to the marketing design and brand identity teams. By using a creative mix of branding and storytelling, I help to spread Vox Media's narrative across a broad mix of media - events, creative strategy, environments, brand, and interactive touch points.

    • I led the brand design and development on Vox Media's house of brands; Vox, The Verge, SB Nation, Eater, Recode, Curbed, and Polygon
    • Creative Direction
    • Team Building and Recruiting
    • Strategy
    • Mentoring
  • AIGA Design

    AIGA Professional Development Task Force - Mentorship|Mar, 2017Current

    Collaborate with a panel of design leaders to help further AIGA development goals. Specific focus will be on mentoring and how inclusion can play a big role in giving designers the tools needed to have fulfilling careers.

    • San Diego Portfolio Studio

      Faculty Member|2014Current

      Sharing my 20+ years of global branding experience and business strategy with newer generations of digital designers.

      • Online Instructor
      • Portfolio Review
    • Flippo Interactive

      Design Director|Mar, 2007Jan, 2016


      • Schooold, Inc.


        Served as CEO and founding board member of the educational software non-profit. Schooold, Inc. based in La Mesa, CA, is a educational media company built for a new era in social learning.

        • Pixlwise

          Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer|Aug, 2011Aug, 2013

          I provided a comprehensive vision for the Pixlwise brand and first wave of digital products, bringing a consistent look and feel across all channels with the creative ability to transform fresh ideas into real products.

          • University of San Diego

            Director of Web Marketing|Feb, 2010Feb, 2012

            Served as Director of Web Marketing for University Relations. •, as well as all . •

            • Responsible for all web and branded visual design within the universities on-campus schools
            • Responsible for brand and marketing materials, including the company website, e-mail newsletters, marketing ads, etc
            • Worked in a elite university environment in close collaboration with deans, provosts, VPs, and marketing professionals.
          • Destineer Studios

            Director of Creative Marketing|20062010

            1st and 3rd Party Video Game Publisher Worked directly with Nintendo®, Microsoft, Sony® PS4, and Xbox® One

            • Minnesota Lynx

              Art Director | Graphic Designer|Aug, 2000Aug, 2006

              Created and managed Minnesota Lynx brand development. Created dozens of logos, banners, billboards, signage, season tickets, corporate sponsorship presentations, inside ticket sales, and collateral material.

              • Sodalicious Skateboards

                Founder|Mar, 1999Aug, 2006

                Started first business at age 19.

                • Minnesota Timberwolves

                  Art Director | Graphic Designer|20002006

                  Created and managed Minnesota Timberwolves brand development. Created dozens of logos, banners, billboards, signage, season tickets, corporate sponsorship presentations, inside ticket sales, and collateral material.


                  • Arts Institutes International

                    Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) - Graphic Design|19971999


                  • Recode 100

                    Creative Direction|Aug, 2017Dec, 2017

                    Who really won 2017? It’s tempting to declare all of us as equally productive during this bizarre time of refreshing Twitter and wincing, but at Recode, we were watching the tech and business worlds all year and taking notes. That’s why we launched the inaugural Recode 100, our attempt to identify and celebrate the people in tech and business who actually made the biggest impact in 2017.


                    • Creative Direction
                    • Strategy
                    • Direct-To-Consumer