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Creative Director / Communications Manager
Bel Air, MD
Bel Air, MD
I design creative solutions to complex challenges!!!! For almost 13 years I've worked for a wide range of clients from government and public agencies to non-profits on projects from graphic / web design, branding, project management, logo design, flyers, brochures, posters and banners, to 40’ static displays. What differentiates myself from other designers, or marketing professionals is that experience. Design isn't just about being creative or knowing the software, but I think the ability to communicate with clients, and understand the project or need quickly is equally, if not more important. Working with so many different types of organizations and people has helped me develop that communication by learning what questions to ask and how to suggest changes to design which incorporate the clients ideas with my own creative solutions. I love my job, and I’m looking for a long term position where I can continue to grow and challenge my design and marketing skills. If you have a chance, take a look at my LinkedIn profile (http://linkedin.com/in/chrisbusinsky). My recommendations touch on some of those experiences and continue to paint a picture of how I was able to understand the client, their market, and the requirement to deliver a clear, effective and creative design solution.
Branding - U.S. Army
Analyze data, design and develop graphics as well as visual information graphics in support of GAO reports for U.S. Congress.
While at Camber I was a contractor with a Secret Security Clearance working for the U.S. Army. I was the senior graphic designer, project manager as well as communications manager for a complete re-brand of Joint Project Manager Guardian. This included a new set of marketing collateral including but not limited to: Brochures, Web Design, Posters, Trade Show Display, Flyers, Presentation Templates, branding guidelines as well as a communications strategy for the organization. This included writing over 60 percent of the plan and developing, as well as leading training for our organization and products beneath them on how to utilize and build the brand. Additionally I regularly designed and laid out multiple spreads and ads for various military and trade publications.
While at Project Enhancement Corporation I provided all graphic and web design for multiple clients, including 3 different offices within the Department of Energy (DOE). All three of our DOE contracts were upgraded and or extended as a direct result of the creative and brand focused solutions I provided to their web and print projects. I was also the Project Manager for our contract with the Office of Electricity at DOE for numerous projects which included both web and graphic design services such as presentation templates, web designs, magazine layouts as well as the layout for their strategic plan. While at PEC I also helped them build and establish a Marketing & Design Department, which included a brand update to include a new web and print design for the company. Putting the foundation in place for this department helped PEC to strengthen client relations and also add key differentiators between them and their competitors.
Work with clients to develop, brand and market various types of print and web media including but not limited to magazine spreads, internet advertising, website design, trade show displays, posters and brochures. Provide all art direction on layouts and photo shoots. Create customized web solutions using Joomla and Wordpress content management tools. Utilize email marketing solutions as well as new media tools to design cost effective marketing, geared towards solutions for small businesses.
While at CreditXpert Inc. I provided all creative direction as well as graphic design on print and web design projects for both internal and external client base (did not design current site though). I also created print and online marketing materials including but not limited to Brochures, Flyers, Web Page, Online Banner and Magazine Ads and Tradeshow Exhibits. HTML coding and design for web pages including integration with Google Analytics. Worked with ExactTarget, Constant Contact and Mail Chimp to develop email marketing campaigns, tracking, integration and viral marketing solutions. While at CreditXpert I also worked as a Web and User Interface designer, laying out concepts for all their new software applications. View the Project Spotlight below to see how I save them over 40% on their UI Design project.
While at Battelle I held a secret security clearance and provided creative direction to multiple designers, including technical editors, conference managers, and web designers. I supported our group by doing business development both internally and externally to clients, effectively increasing the business. We worked with various government, environmental, R&D and corporate clients to research, design and create artwork that successfully represented the overall concept for the project using Adobe inDesign, Illustrator, QuarkXpress and various other design programs to create complex layouts and artwork which were both functional and scalable. Created various posters, brochures and display graphics for numerous trade shows and events. Used Macromedia Flash to create unique interactive websites and training CD’s which included video and motion graphics.
My time in the Navy taught me many things, including organization, leadership, and how to work as a team to accomplish a task. It gave me the necessary drive to start my career as a civilian and contractor.
working to finish my Bachelors Degree in Corporate Communications.