Art Director Sr. Graphic Design - Graphics Design Commercial Art Resum
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Art Director/Sr. Graphic Design Resume


Desired Industry: Graphics Design/Commercial Art SpiderID: 42206
Desired Job Location: Houston, Texas Date Posted: 8/25/2010
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: open
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate:


Objective:
Highly creative and multitalented Art Director/Sr. Graphic Designer with diverse experience directing design teams and working independently in the production of a wide array of design projects. Multimedia expertise includes print, billboard, web design, multimedia video and television advertising campaigns. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work directly with clients, direct design teams, and collaborate with cross-functional departments in determining and meeting clients’ needs. Ability to thrive in deadline-driven environments, delivering high-quality designs within strict budget requirements.


Experience:
2007-2010 IDEA Integration
(Full Service Interactive Agency),
Art Director, Houston, TX
• Developed creative interactive marketing campaigns for diverse clients’ base. Directed projects from concept through completion. Major clients included Microsoft Digital Advertising, Hewlett-Packard and Money Management International.
• Coordinated all aspects of Art Production for multiple video projects. Created engaging print pieces, web site designs, multimedia demos and video advertisements.
• Designed and developed brand styleguides for re-branding efforts of Atwood Oceanics, HP Care Pack and Microsoft Digital Advertising.
• Mentored, organized and motivated designers in the team. Collaborated daily with copywriters, design and motion graphics teams to ensure seamless melding of graphics and messaging. Communicated and worked closely with contractors—illustrators, motion graphic artists and production houses.
• Operated closely with clients to determine the projects’ vision. Conceived and presented design ideas for review and met all deadlines and requirements. Worked with client services department to provide status updates and ensure complete clients’ satisfaction.

2007 Freelance, Graphic Designer/Art Director/Production Manager, Den Haag, The Netherlands
• Designed the layout, illustrations, print advertising and posters for the Going Dutch magazine, of the American Women’s Club of The Hague.
• Collaborated with printing house to ensure quality of the production.

2005-2007 Freelance,
Graphic Designer/Art Director, Houston, TX
• Freelance design and graphic identity design for small businesses, advertising agencies and design firms. Projects included corporate identity, photo and project research, web site concept design and development of presentations.

2003-2005 Rodnaya Rech (Full Service Advertising Agency), Art Director, Moscow, Russia
• Developed highly persuasive advertising and marketing campaigns for diverse clients’ base. Major clients included MTS (Mobile Tele Systems), White Bear Brewery, Dove Chocolate (Mars Corporation), Baltimor Ketchup, Juice “8 Vegetables” (Baltimor Corporation).
• Orchestrated all aspects of Art Production for multiple TV commercials. Designed and developed standardizations for graphics of the major client (MTS).
• Created visually appealing print, billboard, and television advertisements. Coordinated graphic design projects from concept through completion. Built, motivated, and directed design teams. Communicated daily with various departments and clients’ personnel to ensure meeting of deadlines and clients’ satisfaction with the work product.

2001-2003 McCann-Erickson (Full Service Advertising Agency),
Graphic Designer, Almaty, Kazakhstan
• Effectively translated raw subject matter into highly persuasive and unique print, billboard, and television advertisement campaigns. Created design themes and graphics for marketing collateral. Designed promotional textiles. Participated in shooting of television commercials, providing artistic expertise. Compiled and maintained all creative materials and company records.
• Orchestrated production of company handbook listing policies and procedures for production of Kazakhstan television commercials. Fostered motivational team-based atmosphere, resulting in significant increases in production and quality of output.
• Key clients include Coca-Cola, Hamle, Tan-Shan Beer, Nescafe, Maggi, Nuts (Nestle).


Education:
1999-2001 TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, College Station, TX
Master of Science in Architecture
- Awarded Presidential Scholarship

1994-1999 KAZAK STATE ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Bachelor in Design and Advertising
- Graduated with honors


Skills:
Platforms: Windows Vista/XP/Me/2000/9x, Macintosh OS 10/9

Applications: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, CorelDraw, QuarkXPress, Adobe Flash, Adobe Premier Pro, TypeTool, ArchiCAD, MAPublisher, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)


Additional Information:
SELECTED EXHIBITS & RECOGNITIONS
Silver Addy Award 2010
HP "Kingdom" video

Golden Addy Award 2009
Idea Integration self-promotion campaign

Golden Addy Award 2009
HP Workstations video campaign

Silver Addy Award 2009
HP Document Workflow Transformation video

Silver Addy Award 2009
HP Workstation "Eco" video

Second and Third Prize
IdeaLab contest – Idea Integration, Houston, Texas

Bronze Addy Award 2009 (regional)
HP Workstations video campaign

Group Photography Exhibition
Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, Texas


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