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Senior Creative Director
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
Chris, an award winning designer with a degree in architecture, began his career designing themed environments at FAO Schwartz. From there it was a short step to designing trade show exhibits and museum displays. For more than 16 years, Chris has been developing creative solutions for companies ranging from Cisco, Intel and Silicon Graphics to American Medical Systems, NeurogesX and Lundbeck.
Intel Museum Refresh
EXPERIENCE 2006- Current Group Delphi Alameda, CA Senior Creative Director/Marketing Manager Responsible for creative direction and management of design for Group Delphi • Senior designer level creative and problem solving skill and ability • Management experience, ability to train and mentor design and even sales team • Responsible for preparing and communicating detail and control drawings for secured projects • Attend selected client and prospective client meetings with account teams • Research and development, innovative approach to new materials and technology • Direct company website content and design • Direct overall company marketing look and feel from print to multimedia 2003-2006 General Graphics Exhibits SF, CA Design/Creative Director Responsible for creative direction and management of design for GGE. • Senior designer level creative and problem solving skill and ability • Management experience, ability to train and mentor design and even sales team • Proficient in 3D and 2D software platforms • Responsible for preparing and communicating detail and control drawings for secured projects • Manage and direct all graphic design projects with either internal or external design resources. • Set and manage annual budget for design and related line of business sales expenses relating to design. • Research and development, innovative approach to new materials and technology • Direct regular design department meetings to maintain positive communications and a creative learning environment • Attend and participate in all management team meetings involving the development of GGE as an organization • Maintain design schedule and generate meaningful reports useful in tracking business success of design area. • Evaluate and update all design software agreements and requirements • Prepare annual review of staff and recommend training and commensurate salary increases • Direct company website content and design 1997-2003 Mice Group/Displayworks SF, CA Senior Designer Management of production drawings, specifications, finishes and buyouts, from concept to fabrication. Responsible for creative direction of design team in San Francisco. Custom design development Detailing and estimating of tradeshow exhibits and interiors. Awarded Exhibitor Magazine Gold Award, Island Custom Design Category- Silicon Graphics. 1995–1997 Color & Design Exhibits/ ExhibitGroup SF, CA Designer. Implemented 3D animation, rendering and multimedia presentations. Responsible for technological advancement of the department. Detailing/drafting/estimating of designwork into Autocad drawings. 1994–1995 Lewis & Associates Architecture Alexandria, VA Junior Architect Responsible for design of residential and commercial structures with emphasis on computer presentation and detailing. Projects included renovation of the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C. 1994–1994 FAO Schwarz Alexandria, VA Project Coordinator Coordinated with Architect, FAO Schwarz management, Contractors, Vendors and Mall Administration in construction of three new FAO Schwarz stores. Oversaw construction development, materials and fixtures, designed solutions to field problems, ensured smooth and timely operation. EDUCATION 1990–1995 Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, VA B.A., Architecture Autocad – 3D Studio Max –Adobe Suite Chris Radovich email@example.com
Virginia Tech- B.A., Architecture