Old Hat Creative is adding another early-round draft pick to its starting lineup.
With more than a decade of experience in brand development, graphic design and creative direction, Mitch Baker is joining Old Hat as Senior Art Director. Baker began his new role on January 16.
Baker has led the successful development of brand identity systems, creative assets, visual design services, animations, presentations, illustrations, infographics and more for recognized companies in sport, entertainment, telecommunications and fintech.
Baker isn’t entirely new to the Old Hat roster, having worked with the agency on a contract basis in support of clients such as Florida State University, the University of Missouri – Kansas City, the University of Pikeville, Robert Morris University and others.
In addition to his expertise in design, Baker is also an accomplished actor and screenwriter. His performance and screenwriting credits include FunnyOrDie, the HBO Comedy Festival, Bob Odenkirk’s and Bill Hader’s Sketch Show at Just For Laughs and National Lampoon Radio. He has also had scripts in development at FX, and written, produced and starred in a series pilot for MTV.
“I’ve known Mitch since college when he was helping design t-shirts for my failed rock band. Fortunately, his talent as a designer was far better than my musical talent and we’ve targeted him for years to assist with some of our most notable projects. To be able to add him as a full-time member of the team is a huge boon for Old Hat” said Old Hat Founder Zac Logsdon. “With the growth and diversification we are seeing, Mitch brings a skillset that will help us meet these evolving opportunities.”
“In addition to his creative skills, it’s nice to have a member of the team whose sense of humor and acting ability is almost as sharp as mine. The Old Hat Holiday Video in 2023 should be an award-winner,” added Logsdon.
“I just hope I can live up to this hype,” added Baker. “I can draw and stuff, but I’m really just a guy with a simple dream of opening my own chain of ‘dessert soup’ restaurants. I got the idea from a milkshake I left in my car.”