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Paul Haupt III - FREELANCE PORTFOLI...
Graphic Design Pro
I'm a creative pro looking to implement my vast wealth of design and business knowledge. My experience ranges from simple graphic design to advanced project management & business leadership with proven excellence across media. I'm an award-winning & innovative solutions expert with a passion for delivering high-end creative on time and under budget, while juggling multiple projects and keeping clients happy.
General Freelance Design
Freelance CD Packaging Design
PAUL HAUPT III
Senior Artistic Director adept at creating award-winning designs in multiple mediums ranging from advertising to branding to marketing for diverse clientele. Skilled at creative direction and project management, juggling mutilple assignments and being consciously resourceful while meeting deadlines and customer needs beyond expectations. Successful at developing innovative workflows and enhanced creative services for clientele, delivering expert quality and unparalleled commitment while increasing revenue growth and marketplace standing. My creative and strategic accomplishments contributed to $15 million annually company-wide profit for my last company. Key qualifications include:
> Proactive creative leadership for 15+ years
> Project management & business planning
> Proven design excellence across media
> Web literacy, site architecture strategies
> Corporate branding & identity development
> Creative marketing solutions
> Communication problem solving strategies
> Understanding/translating client needs
> Supervision & collaboration of creatives
> Ensuring customer satisfaction
> Time management & deadline adherence
> Quality control & troubleshooting savvy
> Conflict resolution & negotiation
> Team building & partnering strategies
SENIOR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Review Publishing, L.P.
June 2001 - July 2009
A principal team member involved in transforming the company from a traditional newspaper publisher to a multi-tiered media company to include web development, magazine publishing, marketing/P.R., video and iPhone app development, and advanced creative services for clients.
Directed production department for four separate weekly newspapers: Philadelphia Weekly, Atlantic City Weekly, South Philly Review, Southwest Philly Review. Directed all creative and marketing aspects of the company. Developed business solutions and strategies to further revenue stream growth. Managed all critical communications, and established proactive direct business-to-client relationships. Played critical role in helping to achieve $15 million annually in revenue company-wide.
Consolidated and centralized the three separate production departments of the sister newspapers into one location, saving the company 3% in overall costs annually. Streamlining existing workflows, redesigned budgets, worked directly with printers to develop practical, concrete deadlines, reformatted production request queues for all deliverables to maintain efficiency and accuracy. Created resourceful work strategies to handle downsized staffing.
Supervised all printing and prepress activities through multiple presses, and quality control for all weekly/niche publications and collateral. Recently headed team to develop workflow solutions for smooth transition over to new company-wide printing partner creating significant cost savings.
Transformed traditional production department into a full-service agency model which increased revenue streams by 2% annually. Focus was on advanced client attention through creative solution initiatives, proactive marketing, advertising campaigns and business strategies, progressive forms of post-print design customer service packages, and a 24/7 “on-call” paradigm.
Responsible in 2002 for transforming Review products from traditional board layout to digital format in just over a year, making the company competitive in the industry and cutting costs by 2% annually. Directed digital creation of all Review publications on a regularly scheduled basis.
Headed managerial team of award-winning brand redesign and relaunch for Philadelphia Weekly in 2004. Included new identity, collateral packages and marketing campaigns for print and web.
DESIGN DIRECTOR / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR / WEBMASTER
The Big Game Fishing Journal
Offshore Informational Publications, Inc.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
March 1997 - June 2001
Directed design, layout and production of three regional, bi-monthly saltwater fishing magazines published nationally and distributed globally. Supervised all publication printing, from prepress to quality control. Headed design department production of complete identity redesign/launch, as well as all marketing/collateral. Digitized production worklfows saving company 4% annually.
Created and maintained a multi-level website for the publishing company which was updated on a weekly basis. Supervised networking and activities of computer systems within company, daily technical support and troubleshooting.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR / WEBMASTER
Offshore Satellite Services, Inc.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
July 1997 - March 2000
Processed satellite imagery into high-resolution sea surface temperature charts for offshore fishermen. Created and maintained multi-level website for the company which was updated on a daily basis. Supervised networking and activities of computer systems within company, daily technical support and troubleshooting.
Design New Jersey, Design Connecticut, Design West Chester
DSM Publishing, Inc.
Ocean Grove, NJ
July 1996 - April 1997
Headed the design, layout and production of three individual quarterly interior design magazines published nationally and distributed globally. Worked closely with publisher to supervise prepress production, and was responsible for all quality control. Designed print advertising and collateral. Worked with clients to ensure production guideline adherence and art material submission.
ART DIRECTOR / ASSISTANT EDITOR / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
The Herald, Inc.,
September 1993 - June 1996
Directed the design, layout and production of a weekly, four-color newspaper, as well as arts & entertainment feature writing/editing. Managed a full-time design staff of three, and a freelance writing staff of five. Responsible for complete maintenance and supervision of company computer network. Managed in-house press supervision and product quality control.
FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGN, MARKETING, CONSULTING & CREATIVE SOLUTIONS
1993 - Present
Produced/directed design work for both print and electronic media for over 100 different clients, including identity and brand creation, package design, print and web advertising, product development, layout and design. Most recent project/client list includes:
> Philly Swap O Rama Rama: Identity/Brand design, print advertising and collateral creative solutions. swapphilly.wordpress.com
> Rockadrome Records: CD/Album packaging and web advertising design. rockadrome.com
> Baked: Identity/Brand design and collateral creative strategies for independent microbakery. microbaked.com
> Philadelphia Sewing Collective: Identity/Brand design, print advertising and collateral creative solutions. phillysewing.org
> Vessel Records: Identity/Brand designs. myspace.com/vesselrecords
> Unbridaled Expo: Print layout and web advertising solutions. unbridaledexpo.com
> Serpent Throne: CD design for Philadelphia-based band. myspace.com/serpentthrone
Mac OSX/WINDOWS operating systems.
Adobe CS3, Quark Xpress, MEI ALS/AdForce, Dreamweaver, Flash, Microsoft Office Suite, Pitstop Pro/Preflighting technologies, FTP technologies, HTML coding, Photography (digital & traditional).
Pennsylvania Newspaper Association
Newspaper of the Year Awards
Layout & Design
> 1st Place // 2003-2005, 2008
> 2nd Place // 2008
New Jersey Press Association Awards
Best Classified Advertising Real Estate Display
> 1st Place - Color // 2008
> 1st Place - B&W // 2008
Best Recruitment/Miscellaneous Display
> 3rd Place // 2008
Best Free Standing Special Section
> 2nd Place // 2008
Association of Alternative Newsweeklies
> 2nd Place // 2007
> 1st Place // 2007
Certified Mentor for InDesign & Quark Xpress
Evaluation through www.brainbench.com
Saint Joseph’s University
Bachelor of Science
REFERENCES & RECOMMENDATIONS
Saint Joseph's University