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Manager Design

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
January 10, 2018

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Chris Cullinan



Plum assessment: Versatile Creative Director capable of leading teams, directing and creating exceptional advertising and design communications as well as writing engaging narrative and promotional content. Creative, savvy, articulate, concept-thru-production Designer and Writer with broad experience and VCU Art and Film degree. Consistent producer of imaginative, effective communications. Experience-

Art Director 2000-2016

University of Virginia, Advancement Communications. Designed, developed, managed, and produced creative marketing and fund-raising communications including collateral, annual reports, cases, direct mail, advertising, identity, graphics, and special presentations. Managed multiple projects and vendor relations for a variety of internal clients. Contributed award-winning work to $1 billion and $3 billion Campaigns for Virginia. Associate Creative Director 1998-2000

Value America, Inc., Internet/Catalog Retailer, Advertising Directed designers, copywriters and photographers. Hands-on copywriting, art direction, design, and production for national print advertising, direct-mail, and catalogs; TV, video, and online ad concepts, scripts, and storyboards. Art Director/Writer 1995-1998


Corporate, institution and agency clients. Concepts, design, illustration, and video art; print, radio, and TV writing. Advertising Manager 1991-1995

Circuit City Stores, Inc., Recruitment Advertising. Responsible for startup, development, and management of multi-million dollar in-house national recruitment advertising agency, including creative, production, and operations. Achieved six-figure annual contract savings and increased production efficiency by 50%. Developed creative strategies; designed, wrote, and produced print, radio, and outdoor campaigns; directed photography; designed collateral, direct-mail, video, and event displays. Advertising Designer 1990-1991

Circuit City Stores, Inc., Retail Advertising.

Designed national ads and formats, store displays, graphics, direct-mail; new creative for major appliances, consumer electronics, mobile audio.


Print, radio, TV, direct-mail, video, multimedia - concepts, art direction, scripts, storyboards, production Computer Skills-

Adobe CS, Quark, MS Office, others


Arts, Communication Arts

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia Cinematography/Photography/Art History

Professional Affiliations (past and present)-

Richmond Ad Club


Virginia Production Alliance (film/audio/video)

American Advertising Federation’s

National Board of Advisors

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) College Communicators Association (CCA)


Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) design awards (26) Printing Industries of the Virginias (PIVA) awards (2) Printing Industries of the Mid-Atlantic (PIMA) awards (1) American Marketing Association (AMA) awards (2)


Film, art, photography, travel, sports

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