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  • Holly Williamson

    ACD / Sr. Art Director - Creative Strategy, Brand Marketing,...

    Chicago, IL

I am a cutting edge digital/mobile accomplished Creative. I love solving problems with a team who also loves what they do. I enjoy leading a team of creatives, strategizing, directing photoshoots, campaigns, and product design. I have 10+ years experience in digital marketing and media. I have worked with many brands, for B to C and B to B including Groupon, Seventeen, Bongo, Kardashian, Structure, Kenmore, Brunswick Bowling, Walgreens, Joint Commission, Sears, Kmart and many brands from luxury to accessible and affordable. I am an enthusiastic self motivated creative who is precise, direct, and thoughtful in inspiring and working in a team environment. I am passionate and driven by thoughtful UX, beautiful creative and emerging mobile and .com technology. I enjoy developing the strategy, vision and concepts while building healthy client relationships across multiple teams. I can set creative direction and provide hands-on guidance throughout the duration of team projects. Specialties: Creative Direction, Management, Photo Direction, User Experience Design, Branding, Strategy, Presentation, E-Commerce, Online Merchandising, and Fashion Styling

Work Samples

  • Kenmore Owners Site - ipad

  • Seventeen Brand Shop

Work History

  • Brand ACD - Marketing & Product

    • Groupon
    • Chicago, IL
    • Apr 2015 - Present (2 years 4 months)
  • Marketing Art Director & Sr. Product Designer

    • Sears Holdings Corporation
    • Chicago, IL
    • May 2010 - Apr 2015 (4 years 11 months)
  • Art Director

    • LoSasso Advertising
    • 2005 - 2009 (4 years)

Education

  • Cornell University

    • Marketing Strategy Certificate, Marketing
    • 2016 - 2016
  • Columbia College Chicago

    • BA Advertising, Design, Photography
    • 1997 - 2001

    I worked at the Museum of Contemporary Photography http://www.mocp.org/. Installing exhibits and framing artists work as well as organizing and producing events. I worked closely with Stephanie Conaway, Manager of Exhibitions & Facilities. I also ran the darkroom and sold cameras and equipment at the camera store on campus.

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Awards

2014 American Graphoc Design Award Graphic Design USA Seventeen Brand Shop 2013 American Inhouse Design Award Graphic Design USA Sears Apparel, SearsStyle 2011 Stevie Award Winner: Sears Holdings Corporation, Hoffman Estates IL: Come See the Zombie Side of Sears (design & styling) 2011 Bronze Anvil Award “Come See The Zombie Side of Sears” Category: Viral Marketing Program

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