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Duluth, Georgia, United States
Posted:
April 11, 2018

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BILL SHIRK

678-***-**** ac43z4@r.postjobfree.com

*** ******** *****, ***** *****, GA, 30097

• Creative Director, strategic thinker, mentor with branding and financial experience

Skills:

- Inspirational creative leader

- Developing marketing plans and creative briefs

- Art direction, writing creative direction

- Collaborative team player

- Branding, integrated marketing, digital marketing, tradeshow design, environmental graphics design, promotional marketing, content creation, interactive design

- Presentations

- Financial experience - American Express, SunTrust, Great Western Bank, C&S Bank, MBNA, CompuCredit, Datastream, Cincom, WebPas, Per se Technologies

• Award winner with 2 Clio finalists, Effie, NY Art Directors and national, regional, local awards and Best of Shows

• Major agency background (Ogilvy, Dailey)

• Samples at http://billshirk.myportfolio.com

• LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-shirk-thinktank1

BRAND EXPERIENCE: Alcon, American Express, Carnation, CDC, CIBA VISION, Compus, Dekalb Medical, EJ Gallo Winery, Great Western Bank, Honda, Iams, Johnson & Johnson, Kmart, MBNA, Merial, Morrison Management Specialists, PicNSave, Purina, Sara Lee, 7-eleven, Shipmycontacts.com, Shoney’s, Southern Ford Dealers, Southern California Ford Dealers, SunTrust, UPS, Verizon, VistaKon

Think Tank Communications / Atlanta

Executive Creative Director/Principle - 2007 to present

• Manage agency operations and creative product

• Hands-on and over see projects from concept through execution - Interactive designs, online content, print ads, brochures, presentations, direct mail, outdoor, tradeshow booths, video

• Oversee creative hiring and help on new business

• Develop marketing plans and creative strategies

• Manage estimating and set client budget

Mastermind Marketing / Atlanta

VP Creative Director/Partner - 2000 to 2007

• Managed 8 people in the Creative, Traffic, Print and Broadcast Production departments - 4 art directors, 2 copywriters, traffic manager, production manager

• Responsible for annual performance reviews

• Hands-on and oversee projects from concept through execution - Interactive designs, promotions, brochures, direct mail, outdoor, video

• Oversee creative hiring and help with new business

• Develop marketing plans and creative strategies

• Solidify client relationships

St. John & Partners / Jacksonville, FL

Executive Creative Director/Partner - 1994 to 1996

• Responsible for 20 people in three departments - 7 art directors, 4 copywriters, 3 traffic managers, 3 print production managers, 3 broadcast production managers

• Responsible for the agency’s creative product

• Hands-on and oversee projects from concept through execution - Print ads, brochures, direct mail, outdoor, broadcast, writing

• Responsible for hiring and annual performance reviews

• Introduced new systems to manage work-flow and employee training and mentoring

Ogilvy & Mather / Atlanta

Group Creative Director - 1989 to 1994

• Managed 5 people - 3 art directors, 2 copywriters

• Responsible for creative on several accounts - Print, broadcast, direct mail

• Helped manage internal training programs

• Mentor young creatives

Dailey & Associates / Los Angeles

Creative Group Head - 1987 to 1989

• Managed 4 people - 3 art directors, 1 copywriters

• Responsible for all creative work and personnel in my group - Print, broadcast, TV shoots, photoshoots, direct mail

• Helped manage several accounts

PROFICIENT IN:

Adobe Creative Suites, MS Word, MS Powerpoint, Keynote, Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion, Apple Logic, Adobe Audition, Twisted, Bias Peak, Nikon video and still camera equipment

EDUCATION AND AWARDS:

• Graduated with major in Communication Design and Advertising Cooper School of Art/Cleveland, OH

• CLIO Finalist, EFFIE, New York Art Directors, National, Regional and Local ADDYs



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