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Creative Directors manage the art and graphics of promotional products in the fields of advertising and business. Experience included on sample resumes of Creative Directors includes rebranding a company's color scheme, logo, and brand elements; and designing an app user's interface via software like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. The job of a Creative Director is a stressful one, so employers look for several years (about seven to ten) of experience on a candidate's resume, as well as an undergraduate degree in the fields of either marketing or graphic design.

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Founding Partner / Creative Director

Co-wrote business plan for design services company focused on developing cutting-edge e-learning and training solutions for Fortune 1000 companies.

  • Developed firm's initial pitch offerings and brand story based on qualitative market analysis which directly led to winning multi-year contracts worth upwards of $2.5 million.
  • Recruited national design talent and successfully built an award-winning team, growing from 2 to 20 within two years.
  • Aligned creative functions and developed "pod" system for producing multi-disciplinary creative work that supported strategic plans within a fast-paced start-up environment.
  • Negotiated and managed all vendor and supplier relationships with an internal budget of +$250,000.
  • Consistently led firm's communication and presentation efforts with client-side C-level executives that facilitated strong project management and prioritized client's strategic goals.
  • Directed creative management and developed a strong incentive-based working environment that achieved average project profit margins of 35%.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Art History And Cultural Theory
2

Creative Director

Designed all material in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign used across all social media, web, website and merchandise platforms including t-shirts, stickers, sweaters, web advertisements, product pictures, model photography, and all creative requirements or opportunities.

  • Created public relations plans to increase brand recognition, contracts, sales and general exposure within the atheist and secular community.
  • Managed all social media platforms; results include increase of 3,000 likes on Facebook page over the course of three months, 700 followers on Instagram over the course of one month, and 350 new followers on Twitter over the course of three months.
  • Wrote and produced radio advertisement for [company name] airing regularly on three major podcasts.
  • Since joining, sales have increased 10% and production costs have decreased 2%, 7 new contracts with authors, podcasts and television channels have been signed.
  • Secured 1-year contract generating $170 per design plus 5% per sale with Ockham Publishing to be designated designer for book covers.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Public Relations & Advertising
BA
Public Relations & Advertising
3

Interactive Creative Director

Drove all aspects of creative experience design ensuring delivery of creative at the quality level of the highly recognized and successful Target brand.

  • Directed 4 creative managers and a roster of award-winning agencies to create rich, rewarding experiences that were both strategic and brand-right.
  • Monitored social media, identified a need for a consolidated coupon experience with clear coupon policy. Took idea from concept to launch in 1 quarter.
  • Oversaw redesign of in-store signage for Pets department and Target Café
  • Managed estimates, budgets and media spend
  • Led the highly successful Fall 09 Pharmacy campaign, Target Pharmacy and Health department sales (in-store and online) were up as much as 200% year-over-year, in a tough retail sales environment
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Journalism And Spanish
MA
Business Communications
4

Creative Director

Responsible for the design, art direction and management of all the company's product lines, including greeting cards, calendars, and stationery items. Managed all aspects of development including design planning, art direction, editorial, lettering, color separations, and press approvals.

  • Served as creative director and product manager for the company's 2,000-unit product line. Responsible for design, editorial and new product development.
  • Wrote and/or edited copy for the majority of product lines.
  • Supervised graphic designers, an art director and support personnel.
  • Managed the work of freelance artists and outside design services.
  • Dramatically reduced average art cost up to 75% by aggressively utilizing cost effective outside resources and repurposing existing designs.
  • Created and supervised production of printed materials in support of product awareness, brand identity and sales.
Candidate Info
30
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
BFA
Advertising
5

Owner, Creative Director

Run and manage the operation and administration of a rapidly growing hospitality firm

  • Develop, organize and execute innovative menus, service plans, event schedules, and budgets for discerning
  • Build and maintain vendor relationships through networking and referrals.
  • Hired, supervised, and motivated a staff of 10 to increase their efficiency; ensured staff was well-versed regarding clients' requirements and expectations in compliance to Rhode Island health standards and "Delsie Core Values"
  • Developed strong customer base of new and existing clients by maintaining customer satisfaction and quality
  • Maintained client database of all clients served; maintained records and databases regarding budget and costs
  • Assisted the Executive Chef in menu planning and food production for events of 2-1200 guests
  • Designed, coordinated and maintained all marketing collateral including the renovation of a premier website valued at $10,000
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Foodservice Management
6

Ceo/creative Director

Supervised direction of overall strategic vision; shaped and guided creative paths

  • Managed full creative teams and multiple partners/vendors; responsible for all budgeting and scheduling of client
  • Supervised new business efforts, outreach and implementation
  • Cultivated an environment of mentoring and support; increased staff from two to 25 and developed a portfolio of 35 full-time clients
  • Clients included 16 Handles, Canyon Ranch, Spin NY, Capella, MNS Real Estate, Gray Line, One Brooklyn Bridge
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BFA
Communication Design
7

Creative Director

Established an in-house advertising department to handle consumer promotions/catalogs

  • Worked closely with Purchasing and Sales Department Directors
  • Maintained authenticity of brand with campaigns that moved consumers to action
  • Designed and directed trade and consumer advertising campaigns
  • Developed, maintained and updated all corporate communications
  • Created new consumer packaging for all five proprietary brands
  • Championed developmental efforts for new products and line extensions
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Communications
Art
Business
8

Creative Director

Collaborated on the development of new concepts for TWISTER and NERF, along with other games.

  • Designed artwork for CD/DVD covers, print media, promotional pieces and logos for new games.
  • Created screenshots and wireframes for digital and mobile games.
  • Built and maintained websites and social networking sites.
  • Wrote press releases and content for websites, print and other media.
  • Produced and edited movie trailers.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Marketing Communications
Energy Young Entrepreneur Contest
9

Creative Director

Collaborated on the development of new concepts for TWISTER and NERF, along with other games.

  • Designed artwork for CD/DVD covers, print media, promotional pieces and logos for new games.
  • Created screenshots and wireframes for digital and mobile games.
  • Built and maintained websites and social networking sites.
  • Wrote press releases and content for websites, print and other media.
  • Produced and edited movie trailers.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Marketing Communications
Energy Young Entrepreneur Contest
10

Senior Creative Director

Established direction for and coordinated development of all projects produced for agency clients.

  • Managed 115-member creative staff, including six creative directors, seven associate creative directors and three copy supervisors.
  • Directed all creative efforts devoted to business development for the agency.
  • Orchestrated mentoring and career development efforts for staff.
  • Served on senior management team responsible for agency's fiscal and operational accountabilities.
Candidate Info
25
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Journalism / Advertising
Speech Communication

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