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Escobedo Named VP, Creative Design at CN

Jacob Escobedo has been named vice president, creative design, for both Cartoon Network and Adult Swim’s Creative Group, it was announced today by Michael Ouweleen, senior vice president and group creative director for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang.

Press Release from Cartoon Network

Jacob Escobedo has been named vice president, creative design, for both Cartoon Network and Adult Swim’s Creative Group, it was announced today by Michael Ouweleen, senior vice president and group creative director for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang.  Escobedo will oversee all print, event and collateral design for Adult Swim, Boomerang and Cartoon Network, in addition to all broadcast design for Cartoon and Boomerang.  Escobedo is based in Atlanta and reports directly to Ouweleen.

“Jake has consistently put out smart, surprising, arresting work his entire career,” said Ouweleen.  “His work, and the work of his team, continually get attention and set trends for design nationwide.  We are so happy to have him working in a larger capacity for the company.”

A 10-year veteran of Cartoon Network, Escobedo previously served as a marketing and advertising designer in the trade creative group.  He transitioned to Adult Swim in 2003, and in 2007 was named creative director for the late-night network, where he shaped and managed print design and the on-air look for Adult Swim and its brand identity.  Among his responsibilities, Escobedo managed a design team that executed all print creative for advertising, consumer products, sales materials, events, PR materials, music releases and on-air special projects.  He also designed the album cover artwork for all Williams Street Trecords releases, including Dangerdoom: The Mouse and the Mask, Warm & Scratchy, Chrome Children and Ghostly Swim.  Escobedo also creative directed the original one-hour animated production, Freaknik: The Musical.  His personal artwork, which combines organic elements with the psychedelic, has shown in galleries in New York and LA.

Escobedo is originally from Pioche, Nevada and attended the University of Utah where he studied art.  He currently resides in Atlanta with his wife and three daughters.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 99 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for youth and families.  Nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults 18-34.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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