Co Founder of Artsy Fart LLC.

Hazel Park, MI

 
Born and raised in Sterling Heights, Alan Ledford has truly made his mark as an up and coming artist to keep an eye on. Ledford works predominantly in directing, post production and cinematography, but also include various forms of digital and mixed media illustration and design. Completing his Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in film production from Grand Valley State University 2011 (Forbes Top 10 Universities), Alan kept his wheels spinning and moved across country with what he could carry in is car, for work in Hollywood, California. It is in LA that he gained exposure and national credibility while directing and shooting for ZEFR/ Movieclips and Fearless Records with such bands as: Bless The Fall, The Word Alive, Forever The Sickest Kids, and The Summer Set.


His personal work has been showcased, with accompanying awards, at both the Detroit Institute of Arts and well as the Grand Rapids Art Museum, to just name a couple. As opportunities presented themselves, Alan took on an internationally recognized directing feat. He created and choreographed the world’s largest single shot senior citizen music video with Michael Bublé's "Feeling Good". This gained YouTube top chart status in over 12 countries and received over 9 million views collectively (and counting!).

He has been described as "A talented director and visionary in the film industry. His creative spirit and the fact that he is a perfectionist ensures successful projects with a unique perspective."

- Kim Roberts GVSU Film/ Video Professor Quote to CandGnews.com and The Source Detroit Newspaper 2011

Ledford's resume also includes video shoots with local professionals and musical artists including Mitch Albom, Barry Sanders, Snoop Dog, Method Man, Skrillex, Danny Brown and I Prevail.

He has recently taken a break from commercial  advertising working as an editor at Doner Advertising. He's been an offline editor as well as the lead assistant editor and touch up artist for all state and national JCPenney commercials for the past two + years. He’s had the opportunity to shoot for Doner, gaining further awards, for such commercial companies as Chrysler, Fiat, Kelly Blue Book, Eureka and Stanley Steamer.

With creative integrity, Ledford perfects his skills as an editor during the day. His high level of motivation, passion and enthusiasm then transcends into directing, filming and illustrating.  With years of experience and an eye for detail, Alan has established professional credibility with his unique and innovative projects that without a doubt will be gaining continued attention.


Moving Forward:

Alan has combined his talents with nationally recognized New York Parson's Grad, designer and artist, Alyssa Klash (www.alyssaklash.com) to develop Artsy Fart LLC.

The duo have been involved in numerous events including: Grand Rapid's Art Prize, DIY Ferndale, DIYpsilanti, All Things Detroit, 89X’s 89 Hr Film Festival, Ferndale Pride, Midtown Getdown, Electric Forrest, “The Original” Ann Arbor Art Fair, The Hazel Park Art Fair and many more. They've also designed merchandise for Pure Detroit's locations in the Fisher Building and Ren Cen Building as well as Attack Hunger Detroit and various independent companies.

Artsy Fart has also had great success with pop-up retail locations such as Joy Ride Detroit and their current location in the Ferndale Rustbelt Market. They've had numerous successful gallery exhibits in the Detroit area with great reviews from sources like The Detroit News and Fox 2 News.

Recent awards include Detroit’s Motor City Match Business Challenge and the Ford’s Meters Made Beautiful contest in Royal Oak. Artsy Fart is currently working towards a brick and mortar location to sell products and teach classes full time.

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Some of the more recent accoplishment comes from 89X's (88.7 FM) "Homie Award" for Best Music Video Of The Year with his work with I Prevail and Fearless Records in 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Winner of the SPACE AWARD from Motor City Match - Detroit’s Business Challenge Round 4 - Detroit, MI 2016

 

 

 

 1st Place - Ford's Meters Made Beautiful Contest - Royal Oak, MI 08/2016