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Professional Experience

Art Director: Wunderman Chicago

2012 – Present

  • Conceive and develop national and regional marketing campaigns, crafting a consumer journey through activation events and experiences, mobile/social apps, and various print for major food and beverage, retail, and entertainment/technology brands.
  • Pitch concepts and integrated campaigns, foster client relationship and trust, grow business within main account.

  • Direct photo shoots, develop branding and brand guidelines for seasonal marketing drives and trade events, and mentor junior staff on best practices and software packages.

  • Clients: Xbox, Microsoft, Outback Steakhouse/Bloomin’ Brands, Chevron/Texaco, Goodyear, Coors, AARP

    Art Director: RPM Advertising

    2007 – 2012

  • Collaborate with team for strategic rebranding of major casino chains.
  • Deliver captivating logo designs, collateral materials, direct mail, and signage for promotional events and offers—lead image updates and new designs to add value to property perceptions.
  • Storyboard and art direct commercials for television spots.

  • Clients: Fitz/Fitzgerald’s/Majestic Star Casinos, Hollywood Casinos Gila River Casino

    Senior Designer/Project Coordinator: Signs By Tomorrow, Bloomingdale

    2002 – 2007

  • Create signage, logos, and collateral for local businesses and trade expos.
  • Consult with customers about project timelines, design concepts and final deliverables, direct and execute fabrication and shipment/fulfillment of projects, delegate work to junior designers and lead through completion.
  • Research and propose software and hardware updates and support for design department and perform basic maintenance and operation of large-format printers and vinyl plotters.

  • Clients: Merchandise Mart, Gameworks, Harrah’s Casinos

    Graphic Designer: AMS Direct

    2001-2002

    Marketing/Proposal Specialist: ServiceMaster Management Services (now Aramark)

    1999-2001

    Illustrator II: Multi-Ad Services, Inc.

    1998-1999

    Skills

  • Traditional Graphic and Fine Art Skills
  • Strategic Concepting
  • Presentation Delivery
  • Leadership/Mentorship
  • Adobe Design Suite
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS

  • Education

    Bachelor of Fine Arts: Cum Laude, May 1998

    Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

    Major: Ad Design • Minor: Illustration
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