Kissam Creative Inc
2005 - Present (17 years)
Multi-hat wearer.... consultant to hands-on design for clients who need to give their brand (and/or their team) creative design support. Projects include (but not limited to) Brand development / Identity for various companies from Restaurants and events to industrial and tech companies, Packaging, websites, and print collateral. Design consultant for several restaurants helping to develop ideas from menus, signage and interiors. Work with many company depts. to help their internal communications and branding.. from Code of Conduct materials to Benefits and promotions. Clients have included VF, Novartis, Wrangler, Kotis Properties, Oeko-Tex, Cree, Cone Health, Ritikas Rice (product packaging) and Tru Cabinets.
Western Carolina University / BFA / Concentration in Graphic Design
17+ years experience in advertising / design industry( print, environmental, exhibits, web & multi-media). Partner / owner of a design studio for over 12 years. SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE Adobe Creative Suite (Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat), Quark, MS Office, iWork, Quickbooks CLIENTS / BRAND EXPERIENCE Krispy Kreme / Dickies / Jockey / Novartis / VF Corp / Fleer-Skybox / Novant Health Triad Stage / Cone Health / Special Olympics / Nortel / UNCG / UNC-Online / Wrangler
Art Director / partner
Jan 1998 - Mar 2005 (7 years 2 months)
Served as creative project lead on most projects coming through the shop. Worked closely with project mangers and designers to plan/create/deliver projects on time and on budget. Projects spanned the gamut from identity to web to in-store branding, pop/pos and display / signage graphics. Clients included Krispy Kreme, Kindermusik, Hoop-Tee/Achievements Unlimited, Burlington Industries, Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants & hotels and The Loop Restaurants.
Associate Art Director
Rockett, Burkhead & Winslow
Dec 1995 - Jan 1998 (2 years 1 month)
Lead designer for 1999 Special Olympic World Games. Collaborated with creative director and illustrator to develop the logo/identity and all print and online collateral as well as provided design and direction for development of event icons and merchandise. Other projects included design and production of Fleer/Skybox licensed trading cards, packaging and promotions. Ex. included Star Trek, NFL and NBA trading cards sets. Also worked on Nortel corporate collateral and Glaxo ads.