Frank Barnhardt


I am currently available for freelance or full-time opportunities. If you want to discuss a project or want to find out more about me or my work, get in touch!

I’m a hands-on creative design lead, but also illustrate, storyboard and everything in-between.



JPMorgan Chase

San Francisco, CA

Marketing Tribe Designer/ Story Artist

2018 - Present

As a designer, I’m instrumental in developing preliminary flows used in testing product innovations with our customers.

As a story artist, I illustrate customer journeys of future products through videos, storyboards and presentation materials helping to simplify complex ideas to empathize with a customer's experience.

At Chase, I work with a dedicated team to define the company's “next-generation” digital banking experience.

I work collaboratively with our product teams to generate design solutions via wire-flows, design specs, data visualizations during multiple stages of a project.

VP, Visual UX Design Lead

2010 - 2018


Electronic Arts

Redwood Shores, CA

Animation Marketing Artist for TheSIMS

While working for EA, I was a storyboard artist on many SIMIS related projects including commercials and promotional reels. This was a highly collaborative and fast-paced environment where post-production, project organization and creative ran lean and mean, and was always on time.


Disney Interactive Media Group

Burbank, CA

Senior Design Artist

As a Senior Design Artist for Disney Interactive, we created mobile content for Walt Disney Asia Pacific, Europe and North American divisions.

Continually innovated new ideas. Created original wallpaper content for many of Disney and Pixar mobile marking campaigns, developed ring-tones and flash animations for both international and domestic markets.


Wild Brain Inc

San Francisco, CA

While at Wild Brain I managed their 2D Ink & Paint / Camera division that produced the final renders for a large collection of TV series, commercials and feature films including: Anita Bomba, Nike, KFC, Cartoon Network & Coca-Cola

Ink & Paint Animator / Department Manager



Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)

San Francisco, CA

A little description about the program

Web design studies


Ringling School of Art + Design (RSAD)

Sarasota, FL

A little description about the program

Illustration Major


UX Design, Art Direction, Creative Strategy, Visual Design, Responsive Design, Accessibility & ADA, Prototyping, Web & Mobile

Design Skills


Storyboarding, 2D Animation, Illustration, Concept

Visual Artist Skills

Sketch, Illustrator, Keynote, InVision, Photoshop, After FX, Bass Guitar