Freelancer and Owner
Amanda Whelen Design
Jan 1999 - Present (22 years 4 months)
Senior Art Director
Feb 2005 - Dec 2009 (4 years 10 months)
+ Performed lead role in the design and production of print, identity, packaging, multimedia, web design and web applications.
+ Provided art direction to other members of the creative department and oversaw projects from concept to completion
+ Responsible for reviewing, approving and maintaining quality of all creative work produced by the agency.
+ Managed creative department alongside Creative Director.
+ Managed vendors, served as client liaison.
+ Sought out, interviewed, hired new talent for the agency.
+ Estimated and quoted projects.
+ Attended press checks and coordinated projects with outside vendors.
+ Quickly provided and executed solutions for browser and platform inconsistencies.
+ Demonstrated ability to learn and use new technology.
Bear Brook Design
Mar 2001 - Dec 2004 (3 years 9 months)
+ Conceptualized, designed, redesigned, maintained a variety of online media including: websites, intranets, interactive CDs,
interactive online-sweepstakes, flash presentations and demos.
+ Flash video integration.
+ Quickly provided and executed solutions for browser and platform inconsistencies. Designed User Interfaces for web-based content management systems and website admins.
+ Designed logos, identity systems, stationery, advertisements, brochures, promotional materials and media kits.
+ Worked closely with creative director, junior designers, programmers and clients to deliver high quality web and print solutions.
+ Demonstrated the ability to multi-task, worked interdependently, attention to detail, estimated time for projects and budgets, and met fluctuating deadlines.
Nov 1999 - Jan 2001 (1 year 2 months)
+ Worked closely with creative director, designers, and programmers to conceptualize, design, and develop websites.
+ Demonstrated the ability to complete projects quickly and efficiently, worked interdependently, met fluctuating deadlines and quickly provided and executed solutions for a variety of issues.
The Pixel Print Network
Apr 1996 - Oct 1999 (3 years 6 months)
+ Assisted in the printing and assembly of training materials.
+ Re-designed company's identity, corporate communications and promotional materials.
+ Ran and maintained two Xerox Docutech color printers.
+ Worked quickly and efficiently and worked well with others.