From designing compelling landing pages and emails, to creating custom Facebook pages and video narratives, I enjoy working on all the individual elements of a creative project, and then seeing them act together to drive results.  I'm particularly interested in leveraging social media to enhance dialogue between a nonprofit or political organization and its target audience.


In my spare time, I'm a singer/songwriter.  Feel free to check out some of my tunes at www.elliotastur.com.

Work History

Work History
1999 - Present

Senior Designer

PM Digital

Responsibilities include:

  • Design landing pages, emails, microsites, custom Facebook pages, and banner ads for various clients, with the intent of maximizing conversions and ROI
  • Support the internal marketing group by creating tradeshow videos and flash presentations
  • Update the pmdigital.com and paradysz.com corporate websites
  • Research and implement cutting-edge creative technologies in order to provide our clients an engaging social media presence

Clients worked for:

Harvard Business Review, Mayo Clinic, BusinessWeek, The Weekly Standard, The Nation, AOL, Smithsonian, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Children International, National Wildlife Federation, Paul Fredrick, Buzztime, Conde Nast, Fisher Investments, Hachette, Matrix Direct, Progressive Book Club, Rodale, Time Out NY, MoMA Design Store, International Rescue Committee

1997 - 1999

Web Designer

Freelance Web Design

Freelance Web/Interactive Design for various clients, including:

  • Alcatel (formerly Xylan)
    • Audio and video production for an IBM training CD-ROM
  • Edmunds.com
  • CitySearch.com
1995 - 1997

Audio Producer

Canyon Interactive

Responsibilities included:

  •  Audio editing and optimization for various CD-ROM projects
  • Original music composition
1994 - 1997

Freelance Music Composer

Client: Easyriders

Projects: Original music composition for several videos produced by Easyriders

1994 - 1995

Audio/Music Producer

InfoDirect Technologies

Responsibilities included:

  • Audio production and editing for various CD-ROM projects
  • Original music composition
  • Voiceover/narration recording
  • Video editing


Sep 1989 - May 1993

BA in Music and Communications (double major)

University of Michigan

Coursework included:

  • music composition and performance
  • video/audio production
  • screenwriting



Video Production/Editing

I'm particularly interested in video production and editing, as it has become so commonplace on the web.  I'm very adept at finding a narrative in random footage, and I enjoy the challenge of telling a story, and making it compelling through video, audio, and imagery.

Music Composition/Audio Production

I welcome any opportunity to write music at my place of employment. I have a home studio, in which I'm always working on personal projects, mostly writing songs.

Web Design

Proficient with the following software:   Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, Wordpress, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, Imovie '09, Logic   Relevant skills: HTML, CSS  

Creative Examples