• Who is Peteyfresh?

    Pete Metzger

    Pete is an award-winning visual artist whose talents range from sharply attractive graphic design to offbeat and engaging moving images to striking and emotional photography.

    As a graphic designer, illustrator, writer and photographer, Pete has contributed to some of the biggest publications in Los Angeles, like The Los Angeles Times, Variety and The Long Beach Press-Telegram, among others. He is adept at a wide selection of eye-catching illustration styles, from photo-based to cartoon style. He served for five years as the chief video game reviewer for the The Los Angeles Times and contribued video reports to LATimes.com.

    He has also created over 25 commercials, short films and music videos, some of which actually make sense to people other than him. His epic film series "Coco, The Junkie Pimp" toured nationally with Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation and was seen by thousands of drunken teenagers.

    Pete also conceptualized and created three one-of-a-kind live-action mobile apps for the iPhone.

    He lives in the suburbs of Los Angeles with his Cheese and his Monkey.

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    Film

    COMMERCIALS

    Sassy and sexy, Pete has created spec commercials featuring sexy women pitching products. He has also done longform spots to introduce mobile apps to the public.


    SHORT FILMS

    Pete has produced and directed a wide array of shorts like the popular "Coco the Junkie Pimp" series (that was in theaters across the nation), the engaging documentary "Community Capoeira" (that was shown before congress) and expermental work like "Dina Don't" and "Scream Dream" among other projects. His subjects and style are frenetic and offbeat.


    MUSIC VIDEOS

    Videos featuring L.A. based alternative rockers Spider Problem and undergorund hip-hop legends Area 51 and Random are among Pete's work. Pete also created a spec video for The Heavy, a well-known international funk band.


    Graphic Design

    TERRY HINES AND ASSOCIATES

    Production Artist

    Produced a variety of print advertising materials for Universal Pictures, specializing in newspaper ads and outdoor campaigns. Also designed advertising for Fox Sports, among others. Employed from 2011 to present.


    GRAPHIC ORB

    Production Artist

    Created multi-faceted print advertising materials, catalogues and slide presentations for clients such as Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures, Disney and Gooding and Company. Employed from 1996-1999, freelance from 2009-2011.


    VARIETY

    Design Editor, Illustrator, Staff Writer, Photographer

    Freelance page designer and illustrator for V Plus feature sections. Conceptualized and created elaborate illustrations, working with editors and other designers to best illustrate the often-complicated stories. Wrote feature stories and took photos as well. Freelance from 2006-2009.


    LOS ANGELES TIMES

    Design Editor, Art Director, Staff Writer, On-Air Talent, News Editor

    Page designer and lead art director for sections like Daily Calendar, Sunday Calendar, Health, Highway 1, Real Estate and Food. Designed various covers and inside pages under strict press deadlines. Worked with a variety of illustrators to create concepts and final artwork for a variety of stories, while managing strict budgets. Also served as video game reviewer and wrote other feature stories. Employed from 2000-2006, freelance from 2006-2010.


    LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM

    Senior Page Designer, Staff Writer, Graphic Artist, Design Supervisor

    In addition to the design of nightly sports, main news and feature sections, wrote concert reviews and sports features and created information graphics and full-color illustrations. Employed from 1990-1996.


    Photogrpahy

    "LAS DAMAS"

    Book of photos

    Pete self-published a book of his favorite photos, mostly nudes. Included in the tome are three illustrated stories - "Dina Don't", "Malibu" and "Captive" - as well as a collection of stills from his film work. 2008


    HUMAN/NATURE

    Group Show at Gallery Ophelia, Eagle Rock, CA

    The "Human" part of a group show with long-time collaborator Jeff Amlotte, Pete's photos captured the playfulness, introspection and vunerability of his female subjects. 2002


    Writing

    LOS ANGELES TIMES

    Video game reviewer

    Served as chief video game reviewer with a monthly column called "Got Game?" that ran in the Calendar section. Wrote and starred as on-air talent for video reports for LATimes.com. 2005-2010


    VARIETY

    Video game reviews, feature stories

    Wrote freelance video game reviews and a feature story or two. 2006-2009


    Mobile Apps

    "UCHOOSE"

    Wrote, directed and produced a live-action, "choose-you-own-adventiure"-style app that let players decide the next course of action for the main character as he struggled to finish an assignment over the course of one wacky night. 2010


    "CAPTAIN FAMOSO SAYS"

    An offbeat "sequel" to U-Choose, Captain Famoso Says is a collection of hilariously random sayings from famed luchador, Captain Famoso. 2010


    "COUGAR IN YOUR POCKET"

    She's 45, she single and she's on the prowl. Cougar is a collecion of wacky live-action video clips the user could watch for a little dose of entertianment from the over-sexed Gen Xer. 2010


    References

    Happily supplied upon request, but only if you ask nicely.


  • Stills / One

    At the Circus
    Sonja
    Liz
    Becca Love
    Mariella
    Rashaan
    Faded glory
    Amelia
  • Stills / Two

    Kathy
    Liz
    Rashaan
    Grace
    Rashaan
    Clouds
    Mariella
    Becca Love
  • Stills / Three

    Malibu
    NoHo Sky
    Dina Don't
    Tracy
    Rashaan
    Becca Love
    Lauren
    Captive
  • Graphics / Design

    Variety Special Section
    LA Times Calendar cover
    Ivana's Ego Booster - Mobile App
    LA Times Health cover
    LA Times Calendar cover
    Captain Famoso - Mobile App
    LA Times Calendar cover
    Ivana's Ego Booster - Mobile App
  • Graphics / Illustration

    Oscarman - Variety Illustration
    Red Carpet - Variety Illustration
    Heavyweights - Variety Illustration
    Golden Globes - Variety Illustration
    Postcard - Variety Illustration
    All aboard - LA Times Illustration
    Cubisim - Variety Illustration
    Junkie Brand - Comedy Show Logo
  • Pete Metzger

    604 S. Chevy Chase Dr.
    Glendale, CA 91205
    Telephone: eight one eight two oh nine nine one three two
    E-mail: peteyfresh (at) gmail.com