I have acted as the key informational resource, project manager, and technical trainer for web, multimedia, and design projects encompassing a wide variety of software tools. I am confident that my proven leadership ability and technical background would be an asset to your company.

Work Samples

  • Photo Illustrations

  • Print Portfolio

  • Digital Photography

Work History

Highly accomplished Creative Director with over 24 years of agency and in-house experience developing and implementing strategic brand projects for B2B and B2C applications. Dynamic and creative leader with proven success in cultivating strong rapport with clients, vendors, senior management, colleagues and staff. Able to ascertain business needs and create original solutions to ensure user acceptance and profitability. Strong communication and organizational skills. Creative, strategic and conceptual thinker with a analytical methodology for problem solving and a God-given eye for detail, design quality, and conceptual strength. CORE COMPETENCIES Creative Conceptual Thinking Problem Solving Photo Illustration and Retouching Photo Art Direction Project Development/Implementation Strategic Planning Web Architecture and Design WORK HISTORY Creative Director 2/2007 - Present Fruit of the Loom: Bowling Green, Kentucky - Responsible for creative vision, design mentorship, as well as employee hiring, termination and development - Responsible for digital design, architecture, photo art direction, photo-editing, merchandising and implementation - Manage a team of designers, digital developers, content developers and project managers - Worked with top management to build in-house design group from the ground up - Responsible for bringing Web sites and digital processes in-house, consolidating, redesigning and redeveloping sites for business user modification and ownership - Worked with IT department to add e-commerce functionality to Web sites - Responsible for quality control of digital marketing along with video editing and corporate presentations Client Services Manager 1/2006 - 2/2007 Networld Alliance: Louisville, Kentucky - Responsible for design, client relations, service and support - Oversaw Web site editing, banner design, creation and placement, design and broadcasting of direct email advertising - Creative direction and quality control for 8 high-traffic news-based informational Web sites - Advertising and client storefront copy writing/editing while working with a team to enhance search engine optimization of sites - Oversaw Web site migration to new development platform - Provided effective direction in a collaborative team work environment - Reported directly to the President Creative Director 5/1999-10/2004 Clark/Nikdel/Powell Advertising and Public Relations: Winter Haven, Florida - Collaborated with firm partners on key decisions and long-term strategic planning - Collaborated with various clientele to fulfill creative design needs and led design teams in concept, design, development, photo art direction, pre-press and digital and print implementation - Served as key informational resource and project manager for Web, multimedia and design projects - Supervised designers and advised staff on design decisions and methodologies - Negotiated pricing and delivery with vendors - Responsible for quality control in both print and web mediums - Spearheaded internal Web site design and intranet used for job tracking and billing - Collaborated with senior management to outline project specifications, budget and deadlines - Consistently provided project deliverables on time and within budget - Provided hands-on computer training and technical support to staff and clients - Responsible for maintenance of an 11-station network of computers and troubleshooting/upgrading systems Partner/Creative Director 6/1992-5/1999 Chameleon Group, Inc.: Lakeland, Florida - Responsible for design and branding for advertising, packaging, multimedia, product design, Web sites, direct mail, POP, logos, stationery packages, presentations, invitations, in-store signage and trade show events - Developed strategic concepts and campaign themes and presented to clients - Oversaw photo art direction, pre-press process and supervised all printing - Provided digital illustration and photo retouching/manipulation for businesses and external advertising agencies - Served as liaison/contact person for vendors - Responsible for business planning and budgeting, staff hiring, supervision and mentorship Senior Designer/Technical Advisor 7/1990 - 6/1992 Clonal Products, Inc.: Lakeland, Florida - Responsible for design and branding for business and non-profit organization advertising, direct mail, packaging, multimedia, Web sites, campaigns and trade show events - Successfully improved organizational efficiency by assessing company structure, recommending solutions and creating appropriate training programs for various agencies and clients - Developed and maintained ongoing client base and consulted with advertising agencies and clients - Developed creative headlines and campaign themes - Produced pre-press materials and supervised printing processes - Provided digital illustration and photo retouching/manipulation services - Operated Birmy Imagesetter, RIP and film developer Art Director/Designer 6/1988 - 5/1990 Butler & Butler Advertising: Tulsa, Oklahoma - Performed design, photo editing and typography functions - Trained staff on Mac-based design applications - Creative copywriting - Supervised press checks and printing TECHNICAL EXPERTISE - Comprehensive knowledge of industry-standard design software packages including QuarkXpress, Adobe CS6 (Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, Audition, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat) and Microsoft Office along with working knowledge of JavaScript - Outstanding hand-coding and troubleshooting skills with HTML5 and CSS - Adaptation and instruction for Web CMS applications including Vignette, TeamSite and Amazon SellerCentral along with e-mail broadcast applications - Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Design (cum laude): Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma - Received Top 10% Scholarship; consistently recognized on National Dean’s List; listed in Who’s Who, The College Edition PROFESSIONAL TRAINING - Graduate of the Dale Carnegie Training Course CERTIFICATIONS - Brainbench Certification in Adobe Photoshop CS, Illustrator, Quark Xpress, Mac OS X, Windows XP, as well as, management and listening skills Full portfolio and references available upon request.

Education

Oral Roberts University

Specialties

Affiliations

Communications Advisory Board Member, Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce; Board Member and Addy Co-Chairman, Imperial Polk Advertising Federation; Member National Association of Photographic Professionals

Awards

Recognized as "Ad Man of the Year" Addy awards including "Best of Category for Web Design", "Best of Show" and "People's Choice" Human Relations Award and Dale Carnegie Course Book Award. Design work featured in "The Best of Brochure Design III"

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