#CFADWorks: Casey Twenter

Reflecting on his impactful career as a designer, creative director, producer and screenwriter, UCO College of Fine Arts and Design alumnus Casey Twenter thanks his alma mater for starting him on the road to success. #CFADWorks

Since graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1995 with a degree in Graphic Design, Casey Twenter has been engaged in a diverse blend of artistic pursuits throughout his prolific career, including serving as Art Director at Hallmark Cards. In advertising and design, he has worked with such well-known brands as Sonic Drive-Ins, Payless Shoes and Blue Bunny Ice Cream. An experienced Creative Director as well, Twenter has held this position at Barkley, Third Degree Advertising, Funnel Design Group and, most recently, Paycom.

In 2002, Twenter began to channel his artistic talents into screenwriting, which then evolved into becoming a full-fledged filmmaker. One of his first films, RUDDERLESS, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013 and was released by Paramount Pictures.

While continuously expanding his body of work, Twenter still puts into practice lessons he learned while studying at the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design.

As students are dissuaded from pursuing their passions in arts-related fields, we’re flipping the script on “starving artists” and highlighting the breadth of success our alumni have achieved as musicians, artistic directors, talent managers, dancers, actors and so much more. As our alumni can attest, #CFADWorks!

Are you a CFAD alum? We’d love to hear from you! To get involved, just post a selfie or video of you at work to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Use #CFADWorks, and we’ll share your story! Thank you for inspiring our students and the future generation of creators!

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