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Experienced Art Director/Designer/Illustrator
I have been a professional art director/graphic designer/illustrator/media producer for over 19 years. My wide range of experience has helped develop a sophisticated design sense, a commitment to quality, and strong technical and creative problem solving skills. I pride myself on being versatile.
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William S. Witwer 3340 Augustine Drive Parma, Ohio 44134 Cellular: 440.263.6632 Residence: 440.888.6828 firstname.lastname@example.org OBJECTIVE Graphic Design - Brand Management - Marketing Communications PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY A consummate, astutely creative professional with a background in Professional Design, Program Leadership with experience improving Brand Image and Product Design, and multi-faceted contributions to corporate ROI. PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND Bill Witwer Graphic Design & Illustration, Parma, Ohio 11/08 – Present A creative services consultancy handling graphic design for corporate identity, marketing and promotion collateral, packaging, annual reports, book cover design and illustration, advertising, brochures, product styling and development, copywriting and interactive/web development Creative Director • Consulted at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation acting as an art director and designer for the Cleveland Clinic Press publishing venture • Creative Director at Balance Product Development, creating product graphics and packaging for Sassy Baby’s Leap Frog Line, Hedstrom Toys, Micro Machines, Hasbro, Discover Card • Created fresh, updated brand identity and annual report for RePlay For Kids, bringing greater visibility to the charitable organization • Designed new corporate identity systems, product graphics and marketing/promotion materials for Ideas In Focus, Wellspring Financial Advisors, Lucky Penny Farms, SmartShape Design, Dial Soap and Fisher-Price _________________________________________________________________________ Nottingham-Spirk Design Associates, Cleveland, Ohio 09/98 – 11/08 NSDA (www.ns-design.com) an award-winning leader in new product invention and development groups in the United States responsible for the creation of hundreds of successful consumer products Senior Art Director Oversaw every aspect of product development from initial concept to marketing, brand building, packaging and promotion including successful ground-up creation of brand identity for several start-up companies. • Responsible for ten years of continued progressive and challenging assignments for such clients as Lubrizol, Sherwin-Williams, Unilever, Crest Spin Brush, Manco, Royal Appliance, Little Tikes, Procter & Gamble, Third Federal Savings, G & S Metal Products, Superior Dairy and Sand N Kleen (Magna Industries) __________________________________________________________________________ The Golf Marketing Group, Twinsburg, Ohio 10/92 – 09/98 Marketing firm specializing in custom-designed materials for golf facilities nationwide Director of Graphic Design • Managed and oversaw a team of three designers overseeing print production of all materials producing revenues of over $1M annually • Directed art, design, illustration and supervised production of award-winning yardage guide books and printed material for well-known golf destinations such as Walt Disney World Golf, Firestone Golf Club, Kiawah Island Resorts, Marriott Resorts, StoneWater Golf Club, the inaugural President’s Cup Tournament, and VH-1’s Fairway to Heaven Celebrity Tournament EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND Kent State University, Kent, Ohio BFA, Visual Communications Design and Illustration Cuyahoga Community College, Western Campus Associate Degree of Applied Business, Visual Communications Design IT PROFICIENCES Adobe CS4: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects, Flash, Dreamweaver, Apple Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office, Pro Tools LE, Macintosh and Windows platforms OTHER LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE Manager, 2010 DQ Reds, Boys F-2 baseball team, Parma Recreation Baseball League ASA American Softball Association Certified Coach, 2010 Parma Wildcats Girls 10U Softball team, Emerald Necklace Softball League West Creek Youth Softball League, Manager/Coach for three years of youth softball league which consisted of 16 boys and girls teams in 4 divisions
Kent State University