SR. ART DIRECTOR
I was part of a team that was creatively responsible for 10 monthly magazines. This included researching and planning the visuals to accompany each story, art directing photoshoots in-studio and on-site, designing custom features, and managing photographers and designers to ensure all creative was on-brand and on time. I also led our internship program where I trained and managed the integration of student designers into our fast-paced environment.
As employee No. 6 it was my responsibility to grow the creative side of the business. I led our team forward, pushing creative and innovation as we refined and refreshed the processes for client presentations, creative concepting strategies, and business development. We took on numerous new clients due to our new-found workflows and expanded our offerings to include: marketing and content strategy, social, user experience solutions, and 360° campaigns. I also led and executed digital, print, and campaign designs for clients and internal work.
Select Clients: Marten Transport, Boy Scouts of America, The Brewing Projekt
At VML I worked with more than 40 clients across global offices, designing web, print, and experiential assets. I was responsible for filling creative gaps throughout the company and expected to seamlessly transition between teams and brands, quickly learn the client needs, and deliver on-brand designs with an efficient turnaround. I worked closely with VML’s and Y&R’s executive leadership teams on internal projects and new business pitches, honing my skills in the Adobe Creative Suite, improving my web design and concepting skills, and building winning presentations.
Select Clients: Tropicana, Tennessee Tourism, Ford, Propel, Dell
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MMPA Gold, 2017
AAF-District 8 Silver, 2017
AAF-KC Silver, 2016
AAF-KC Bronze, 2016
AAF-District 9 Gold, 2015
AAF-KC Gold, 2015