SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Dynamic, Art Director and Designer with a demonstrated track record of revitalizing client brands, enhancing their appeal, and increasing their value. Background includes experience with expertise in managing the creative process from conception through execution. Focus is on assessing client needs, developing innovation solutions, and creating a customized media strategy to meet client goals. A visual communication professional with experience leveraging both digital and print campaigns that have increased brand awareness and exceed clients’ expectations.
Core competencies include but are not limited to:
Concept to Production
Adobe Creative Suite
I have a wide range of art direction and design experience with numerous industries from manufacturing and engineering to health care and retail. As an art director/designer, I understand the unique marketing differences in each of these industries. I go to great length to understand the product or service of the client and then apply this knowledge in developing successful branding, marketing and advertising strategies. I have worked with clients both small and large from local arts organizations like MOCA Cleveland and Solon Center for the Arts to large corporations such as the Cleveland Clinic and AT&T. Because of my experience and background, I have been particularly successful with clients in manufacturing, engineering and technology.
ART DIRECTION AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
The positions that I have held as an art director have given me a great blend of creative and project management skills in a variety of workplace scenarios. I have collaborated in advertising agency environments with large creative teams including; account representatives, a creative director and junior designers. I have also worked successfully as a freelance designer handling all tasks including creative development, design, production and account management and budgeting. I am experienced with managing multiple projects simultaneously with distinctly different products or services. In addition, I have commonly worked with outside vendors from illustrators and photographers to printers and web developers. As an educator, I have managed budget in excess of $1M.
TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
My technology experience includes all industry-leading standard software on Mac OS and Windows, such as Adobe Creative Cloud to application specific software such as Autodesk CAD Fusion 360 and high-end rendering and animation applications like Luxion Keyshot. I also have a great understanding of filmmaking technologies, particularly high-speed video. In addition, I have hands-on experience with additive manufacturing (3D printing). I also have a general understanding of social media and CRM applications such as Salesforce and Hubspot.
I am a career-long member (and past President of the local chapter) of AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts). I am also a member of TDC (Type Directors Club) in New York City. Because of my involvement/interest in additive manufacturing, I am a member of SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers).
Design Director, Creative
Helix Linear Technologies - Beachwood, OH
Art/Design direction and project coordination of all print and digital marketing branding, advertising and marketing materials including company web site, social media campaigns, product videos, technical product sheets, product brochures/catalogs, product rendering and animation and customer presentations. Additional responsibilities include project estimates, budgeting and vendor coordination.
Art direction of internal design technology staff. Project coordination with outside vendors. Collaborate with design engineers to assess new product features and benefits for marketing purposes.
Industries: Engineering/Manufacturing (in-house marketing)
Kurt Roscoe Design - Solon, OH
Provide creative direction, art director, design of all design, advertising, marketing, photography and video projects. Clients include consumer products/services, industrial and business-to-business. Various types of print and digital work including branding, identity, advertising, product and service brochures, technical data sheets, catalogs, trade show graphics, newsletters, 2D motion graphics/animation, 3D modeling, web site design, direct mail, annual reports. Additional responsibilities include project estimates, budgeting and vendor coordination.
Art direction, design and project management from concept through production including creative direction/development and design. Interpersonal skills used to communicate with the client, team members and outside vendors. Consult with clients on branding strategies and execute plan to enhance client’s market visibility. Developed ongoing partnership with businesses/ corporations and created comprehensive branding and marketing campaigns.
Industries: Manufacturing/Engineering, Healthcare, Public services, Technology
Art Director/Senior Designer
Watt/Fleishman-Hillard, - Cleveland, OH
Art director/senior designer for this public relations firm/marketing and design group. Responsible for design and layout of a wide range of projects including logo design, magazine advertisements, corporate capabilities brochures, direct mail, annual reports, videos and new media. Also responsible for all multimedia/web site and video projects. Additional responsibilities include project estimates, budgeting and vendor coordination.
Project management from concept through production including creative direction/development and design. Led creative team consisting of design and production staff. Collaborate with creative director, marketing and account representative staff.
Industries: Manufacturing, Healthcare, Retail, Technology
Richard Desberg Associates - Beachwood, OH
Art director/designer in this advertising agency. Provided graphic design, advertising and marketing materials for a variety of consumer, industrial and business to business clients. Responsible for design and layout of a wide range of projects including branding/identity, logo design, magazine and newspaper advertisements, posters, newsletters, product and service brochures, direct mail.
Project management from concept through production including creative direction, art direction, design and production. Led creative team consisting of design and production staff. Collaborate with creative director, advertising manager and account representative staff. Designed brand strategy and executed creative campaigns for clients in a variety of industries.