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  • Chuck Thurmon

    Identity | Branding | Marketing

    Houston, TX

By approaching goals with analytical thoughtfulness and a strong grasp of strategic objectives, I help inspire and produce exceptional design solutions that meet or exceed marketing and branding objectives. From ad agencies to design studios to in-house creative departments, I have experience in numerous creative driven environments that demand high levels of responsibility, problem solving, and pragmatism. I have developed extensive project management skills necessary to produce, coordinate, and steer the creative for corporate identity systems, print and digital collateral, websites, and advertising and branding campaigns. Some of my past projects can be viewed online and give a clear picture of my experience and design abilities. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to discuss my qualifications. Businesses and organizations that have utilized my branding and design skills: -- Art Directors Club of Houston -- Art League of Houston -- Children's Museum of Houston -- Houston Symphony -- Lockheed Martin -- Memorial Builders -- Memorial OB/GYN -- nAble MD -- nth technologies -- Pride Houston -- Ray Allison Reality -- Rice MBA School -- Rice University -- Schlumberger -- Southwest Art Magazine -- Spectral Genomics -- Sprint PCS -- Texaco Chemical Company -- Texas Instruments -- University of Houston

Work Samples

Work History

  • Partner

    Random Sky Studio is a two-man, one dog team specializing in innovative print and digital design. With sound strategy and creative energy we work closely with our clients to build a strong relationship that enabled all their branding and marketing objectives to be met.

    -- Created the visual identity and all branding standards for the Rice University MBA School of Business. Designed and produced all marketing and recruitment brochures in addition to online marketing collateral, including website design (front-end), email, banner ads, and other digital assets.

    -- Created identity, main website, direct mail, displays, and various print collateral for nAbleMD. Also designed icons and UI for their primary software application.

    -- Created marketing campaigns for the nonprofit Pride Houston. This included logos, print ads, posters, microsites, outdoor, merchandise, social media, and blogs.

    -- Shaped and supported creative vision for various businesses including Texas Instruments, Sprint PCS, and Memorial OB/GYN. Projects ranged from identity to print and digital collateral.

  • Assistant Director of Design

    • Rice University
    • Houston, TX
    • Feb 2004 - Aug 2012 (8 years 6 months)

    Responsible for leading the concept development, design and execution of printed and digital design for Rice University Public Affairs Office.

    -- Lead and principal designer on the rebranding of the main university identity, the university's centennial anniversary identity, and "Rice the Next Century," a $500 million dollar capital campaign.

    -- Responsible for the creative design, art direction, and production of Rice Magazine, the flagship quarterly university publication. In addition to a high level of design, this required a strong attention to detail, organization, and time management

    -- Initially hired to provide the creative direction, design, and production for all of the university's major recruitment brochures. This included all admissions pieces for undergraduate and graduate enrollment as well as numerous individual departments.

    -- Worked with in-house and freelance photographers to schedule and shoot all required photography

    -- Managed the student interns maintaining the photography database

    -- Established strong relationships with external vendors with an emphasis on working within budget and on schedule

    -- Participated in each phase of all assigned projects from pre-production to final delivery while ensuring all creative reflected the university's branding standards

    -- Designed static and multi-frame online banner ads

    -- Designed event materials including booths, signage and collateral

    -- Mac based
    -- Adobe InDesign CS6 / Adobe PhotoShop CS6 / Adobe Illustrator CS6
    -- Familiarity with CSS and HTML


  • Louisiana Tech University

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts Graphic Design
    • 1979 - 1985