Multi-faceted creative director offering 20 years of high level creative, complimented by a solid business acumen and a proven ability to significantly impress clients and exceed their expectations. Capabilities include: • Recruitment and retention of high-level creative talent • Mentoring of internal resources to improve productivity • Excellent understanding of current technologies • Formation of strategic alliances • Scheduling and forecasting • New Business development

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Renald E. Petrauskas 245 Little John Court Bartlett, Illinois 60103 Voice: 630.540.9663 Facsimile: 630.540.9664 Mobile: 630.533.9663 e-mail: fantigua@comcast.net url: http://www.coolbluedream.com/ Professional Experience —————————————————————————— Experiential Training Consultant – (2009 – present) Consultant for Interactive Training Programs and Onsite Training Initiatives • Creative Conceptualization for a National Insurance Anti-Fraud Training Program. • Recruit and Build Teams for projects utilizing Independent Contractors and Vendors. • Supervise Freelance teams for Content Development, Graphic Production and Flash Based Programming. • Oversee Onsite Installations and Event Production. Director of Event Marketing – Matrex Exhibits Addison, IL (2007 - 2009) Management position supervising the building of the Experiential Marketing Division called Creative Productions. This department has grown from a non-existent division to more than 25% of the company’s total revenue. • Supervised creative teams in the production of new business • Managed onsite production, vendors and promotional activities • Oversaw all production of experiential training and edutainment activities • Recruited and directed a cutting edge team of creatives, programmers, and animators • Internalized production resources, saving company expense and expediting response time • Significantly increased the quality and caliber of deliverables • Finely honed creative sensibility and skills to achieve on-target, highly original solutions Accounts: Allscripts, AM General, Astellas, Bosch, Cadbury Schweppes, CNH, Healthpoint, Miller, New Holland, Sara Lee, Sepracor, Stryker, Talecris, Uniden and Wrigley’s Creative Director - TBA Global Events Oak Brook, IL (2004-2006) Management position supervising the day-to-day activities of proposals, new business development, meeting and event graphics, animation, video editing, interactive, print production. • Supervised creative teams in the production of new business pitches resulting in over a 60% acquisition / acceptance rate and an 80% retention rate of existing business • Oversaw complete production of 2 new key clients meetings and events • Internalized production resources, saving company expense and expediting response time • Significantly increased the quality and caliber of deliverables • Finely honed creative sensibility and skills to achieve on-target, highly original solutions Accounts: 2005 Presidential Inaugural, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cendant, Chase, Elan Pharmaceuticals, General Motors, Herbalife, Hospira, HP, Intel, Mass Mutual, Microsoft, Motorola, Nortel, Petsmart, Qualcomm, ROSS Products, SAP, SBC, State Farm, Tour of Hope, VIACOM and Wells Fargo Entertainment: 3 Doors Down, Hilary Duff, Fuel, Elton John, Bon Jovi, The Eagles, Jessica Simpson, ZZ Top and Lance Armstrong Executive Creative Director - Quicksilver Associates, Inc. Chicago, IL (1999-2004) Management position supervising the day-to-day activities of proposals, meeting and event graphics, animation, video editing, interactive, print production and web. • In charge of servicing and developing the Accenture and Deloitte & Touche brands • Oversaw production of 3-month, $1 million multimedia production introducing new sales goals utilizing exciting new incentives and technologies • Conceived and produced creative approach for new business pitches • Reduced operational costs through improvements in budgeting and employee training • Significantly increased the quality and caliber of deliverables • Finely honed creative sensibility and skills to achieve on-target, highly original solutions • Managed Multi-National web accounts daily for Seabourn/Cunard Accounts: ABN AMRO, Accenture, Allstate, Bank One, Blue Cross Blue Shield, BP/ Amoco, Brown-Forman, Cargill Dow, Deloitte & Touche, Follett Corporation, Gibbs & Soell, Johnson & Johnson, People's Energy, Samsung, Seabourn / Cunard, SBC, Sears and United Airlines Entertainment: Beach Boys, Sheryl Crow, Jay Leno, Dean Kamen, Penn & Teller, Oliver North, Joe Theisman, and Don Shula Produced pro-bono work for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the USO. Creative Team Leader - Jack Morton Productions Chicago, IL (1998) Built and lead a team of designers and programmers working on a series of CD-I deliverables • Spearheaded creative development for major new business pitch and subsequent production • Offered exciting opportunity to manage and build satellite office in New York city Accounts: Abbott Laboratories and Mobil Oil Creative Director - Caribiner Communications Chicago, IL (1995 - 1998) Interactive and Video Department manager • Supervised creative teams in the production of new business pitches resulting in over a 55% acquisition / acceptance rate and an 80% retention rate of existing business • Supervised and managed creative teams • Managed the creation of several CD-Rom deliverables that were so successful, clients requested foreign language editions per my recommendation • Oversaw all PANI design and production for shows • Produced initial set designs for client approval • Brought video animation and editing in-house Accounts: Ameritech, Allegiance, Allstate, Eli Lilly, First Alert, Ford, Hoechst Marion Roussel, HFC, IBM, Komatsu, Midas, Motorola, Microsoft, McDonald's, Mitutoyo, NEC, Nestlé, Northrop Grumman, Pfizer, Porsche USA, Sears, Solo Cup, and State Farm Associate Creative Director - Williams Gerard Productions Chicago, IL (1986 - 1995) Management position supervising the day-to-day activities of proposals, meeting and event graphics, animation, video editing, interactive, print production and web. • Supervised creative teams in the production of new business pitches resulting in over a 50% acquisition / acceptance rate and a 75% retention rate of existing business • Oversaw all PANI design and production for shows • Produced initial set designs for client approval, working with internal set department • Key in the transition from traditionally produced graphics and support to the digital migration • Initiated internal training program that improved the quality of creative concepts Accounts: Ace Hardware, Albertson's, Allied Van Lines, AT&T, Baxter, Caremark, Carlson Hospitality, Domino's Pizza, DuPont, Firestone, Freightliner, General Motors, Goodyear, Growmark, Hershey, IBM, IFMA, International Trucks, Kellogg's, Kohler, Kraft, MBAA, McDonald's, MDRT, Merle Norman, MetLife, Midas, NCTA, OMC, Pizza Hut, Roche Diagnostics, Tracker Marine, Transamerica, Upjohn, Wendy's, Walmart and Xerox Entertainment: Elton John, Celine Dion, The Beach Boys, Kenny Loggins, Neil Diamond, Jimmy Buffet, Tony Bennett, Rod Stewart, Jay Leno and President Bush Produced pro-bono work for the Children’s Miracle Network Professional Recognition —————————————————————————— 2 Sizzle Awards - Best-Integrated Marketing Programs MCAI - Philo Award for the Deloitte & Touche 5 screen meeting HSMAI - Gold Award recipient HSMAI - Bronze Award recipient Blue Cross / Blue Shield, “Best of Blue” - Judge Industrial Film Awards Competition - Judge Direct Marketing Association - Echo Award for Visa / Olympics campaign Association for Multi Image Awards - Gold Recipient Association for Multi Image Awards - Bronze Recipient On-site trainer - Trained employees in the use of After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator & Quark Chicago Symphony Orchestra Centennial Poster competition - Second Place only individual in the top ten, all other entries from major ad agencies Affiliations ——————————————————— After Effects Users Group, mentor offering assistance to the group Web Developers’ Guide, founding member and mentor Graphic Artist Guild member Education ———————————————————— Penn State University State College, Pennsylvania Major: Graphic Design Minor: Computer Science References upon request. Samples available at http://www.coolbluedream.com

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