Founder / Senior Creative Director
Marvel Entertainment • Blizzard Entertainment• UFC • Canucks Alumni • Ledcor • ABC • 20th Century FOX • Google • United Way • X-Men 2 • X-Men 3 • World of Warcraft • Telus • Re/Max • Tesla XLR8 • Touchstone Television • ABC Family • Disney-ABC Domestic Television • Vancouver Film Studios • RED Digital Cinema
J.R. (Jermaine) Lopez, is an actor, graphic designer, executive producer and web developer based out of Vancouver, B.C. His first ever job was on X-Men 2 in 2003, as a principle actor. While working with Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and the Director Bryan Singer, J.R. developed a very keen understanding of blockbuster film productions. Over the next 10 months, J.R. would learn from the worlds best, while working as an actor on set. After landing a few key roles in film, television, commercial modelling and other media projects, J.R. decided to undertake more studies in Graphic Communications. This is where the first ideas for a Branding Firm would take place, as he studied for a Bachelors (B.A.) in Graphic Communication.
Evolve Branding started as a freelance design collective, when J.R. was attending Graphic Communication studies, in 2008. The freelance company would go on to contract out fellow top students, while obtaining clients through friends, family and past employers. While studying at the Art Institute of Vancouver (2008-2012), J.R. began his career while working part-time at several print shops including FedEx Kinko’s, MinuteMan Press, and Glenmore Printing. While working at these companies, many opportunities came in for small to medium graphic design tasks and campaigns. It was during this time J.R. accumulated invaluable print experience, and fast production times for graphic design duties. Several years later, Evolve officially became a firm in 2013. Evolve moved into an office space at 1090 Homer Street, in the heart of Yaletown, Vancouver, B.C.
Over the 11 years, Evolve has worked with brands such as Telus, Canucks Alumni, United Way, UFC, Re/Max, Ledcor, Dnata, and a plethora of other international brands. The firm is always careful to not leak confidential information on the other large companies it has worked with over the past 11 years.
J.R. actively studies topics such as User Interface and User Experience (UI/UX), Film Production, Web Development Languages, and overall team building and project management. Now working with some of the best leaders in the world, J.R. has been undertaking studies in Business Administration, Capital and Finance, and also Investor Relations, on an international level. This means pushing communications to a new level, as well as expanding the brands name in bold new markets in different Countries.
J.R. helps brands and leaders succeed by learning to see what others miss.
J.R. Lopez is the Founder and Creative Director of Imaginere Studios and previously spent 11 years leading digital and innovation strategy for North American brands at Evolve Branding, a Vancouver based branding, technology and acquisitions firm.
J.R. is considered a guerilla graphic designer, who has repeatedly hit marks in extremely tight timelines, deemed impossible by other agencies in Vancouver, and the surrounding area. His work on Show Bibles and Pitch Decks for startups, and large ventures, is what makes his expertise truly valuable.
Main expertise includes:
* Graphic Design and Creative Direction
* Ultra Efficiency Communication
* Goal and Vision Setting
* Venture Capital and Consulting
* Strategic Partnerships
* Data-driven Storytelling
* Future proofed website design and development
* Brand Ambassadorship
* Keynote Speaking
* Go-to-market Strategy
* Packaging Design
* Film Production and Consulting
* High-Speed Video Production
Outside of Imaginere Studios, and Evolve Branding, J.R. has founded and partnered with several companies, which include:
Evolve Technologies – VR/AR/MR
ReviveKit – The Hangover Remedy
Imaginere Studios – Film Technology Studio
Imaginere Films – A Film Collective
Imaginere Records – Record Label
Black America – Television Series
Imaginere Entertainment Inc. – Private Film Financing
Moringa Life, Tesla XLR8, Grateful Green Incorporated
Trend curator, storyteller, marketing expert, keynote speaker, creator and creative director
Business strategy, graphic design, film production, branding, advertising, social media, content marketing, film consulting, public relations, public speaking, trend forecasting, curation, website development, network security and cyber security
Marvel Entertainment, Blizzard Entertainment, UFC, Telus, Ledcor, FOX, ABC, CBC, Remax, Sutton, UFC, Coldwell Banker and Dnata Catering
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