I have been a freelance designer for over 15 years. I enjoy the challenge of developing brands with new clients and help more established companies shake things up.

Work Samples

  • Print Design

  • Intel Extreme Team Website

  • Retouching

Work History

DAVE BARCOS Creative Director, Designer, Technology Strategist 360.747.7566 | dbarcos@remedydesigngroup.com REMEDY DESIGN GROUP: Vancouver, WA. Freelance Creative Director, Designer & Principal – Feb. 2005 – Present RESPONSIBILITIES: New business development, strategic direction, concepting, art direction, design, production, and contractor management for creative agencies and direct clients. Every project is built around three core elements: Strategy, Design and Technology. Done well, this mix allows me to tell the deep story of my clients, and deliver it in a way that maximizes returns. CLIENTS: Rapid Design Concepts (Intel, Baskin Robbins, Ringor Sportswear), Babcock | Jenkins (Nuance, Qwest/CenturyLink), EcoDigital Media (PGE), Gerber Legendary Blades, Burgerville, Rose City Awning, Open Meadow Alternative Schools MY SHOPPING COMMUNITY/LARIAT: Vancouver, WA. Creative Director - Sept. 2001 – Feb. 2005 RESPONSIBILITIES: Developed every aspect of the company’s brand. Designed and produced all marketing materials for sale to the subscribers. Designed UI (user experience) and UX (user experience) of our core application. Implemented and hosted weekly online sales and training presentations via WebEx for audiences of 75+. CLIENTS: Our primary client was based in Switzerland with a sales organization spread throughout Western Europe. To recruit subscribers I went on a 10-week sales tour through key cities in Europe meeting with key leaders, running sales presentations and hosting training events for groups of 15 to 400+. ADIDAS INTERNATIONAL: Portland, OR. Digital Asset Manager – Nov. 2000 – Feb. 2002 RESPONSIBILITIES: Designed internal systems and applications to support the strategy of the Global Marketing Group. Responsible for gathering local specifications for a global application that tracks digital assets of each creative department worldwide. Implemented workgroup solutions for backup, archive and indexing the creative projects of the Portland Creative team. Designed and managed the development of an online application to enable the US Apparel Merchandising teams to Organize and theme their new seasons apparel catalogs. The application is a critical component of automating the print catalog production. This process saved Adidas approximately $300,000 dollars in the first year. SPARE CHANGE PRODUCTIONS: Portland, OR. Freelance Junior Designer & Studio Artist – Nov. 1997 – Nov 2000 RESPONSIBILITIES: Developed successful creative concepts, design campaigns and individual marketing pieces that exceeded client expectations and inspired others to want to connect with their brand, product and services. Extensive color correction and image manipulation. CLIENTS: Sandstrom Design (Nike, ESPN, Taco Bell), Wieden & Kennedy (Nike Brand, Nike Soccer, Nike Retail), Cole & Weber (Trimet), Tim Parker Art Direction (Nexus)

Specialties

Awards

Vibrant Data PDX Hackathon winner for contextual search application. Founded Portland Augmented Reality Advocates (PARA)

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