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Manager Design

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United States
Salary:
150000
Posted:
May 22, 2018

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THERESA

BOROWSKI

Director of Creative Services

949-***-****

ac5kbh@r.postjobfree.com

Foothill Ranch, CA 92610

portfolio » tdesigns.us

LinkedIn » /dz9err/

EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE / GRAPHIC DESIGN

ART INSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIA, OC / 3.7 GPA

Focus in Packaging, Typography and Deliberate Production Appointed Art Director, leading the entire class in collaboration with Toyota/Chiat Day to develop marketing collateral for the Yaris launch, Student Mentor and Tutor

ASSOCIATES DEGREE/GENERAL STUDIES

CHARLES COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE / 3.5 GPA

Focus in Fine Art and Photography, Certificate in Accounting, Student Mentor and Tutor

• PHOTOSHOP

SKILLS

• INDESIGN

• ILLUSTRATOR

• MICROSOFT

• ARTIOS CAD

EXPERTISE

• STRATEGIC MARKETING

• CREATIVE/ART DIRECTION

• BRANDING & IDENTITY

• ADVERTISING & PRODUCT PROMOTIONS

• STRUCTURAL DESIGN

• CUTTING EDGE GRAPHIC DESIGN

• POINT OF PURCHASE / SALE

• CREATIVE PROBLEM RESOLUTION

• CHANNEL PARTNER RELATIONSHIPS

• TRACKING & METRICS

• TRAINING, WORKFLOWS & SOPs

PROFILE

Results-driven creative professional with

exceptional leadership, business acumen,

and artistic talent leveraged to deliver quality

branding and design to support key marketing

initiatives. Solid success directing and

implementing a broad range of revenue-

generating design projects, from conception

through launch. Expert in implementing

marketing, sales, and promotional programs to

maximize revenue and market share. Intuitively

adapt to new technology, trends, and innovative

processes while ensuring compliance with

corporate standards.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

DIRECTOR OF CREATIVE SERVICES, R&D

COYLE REPRODUCTIONS, INC. / NOV 2016 – PRESENT

Collaborate cross-functionally with marketing teams to streamline efforts and drive positive results that generate new leads and maximize sales conversion. Establish and strengthen a full creative R&D department, and manage creative branding, design, and production for various marketing tools. Direct teams in the creation, design, and final development of projects from start to finish, which included retail design, packaging design, environmental design, and large format graphics. Directly involved with full retail environments, POP/POS displays, branding development, packaging, and visual marketing solutions. Collaborate cross-functionally with executive staff, new sales team, and deliver training on all services and selling/marketing techniques.

• Significantly enhanced sales by winning new business and clients through design build opportunities.

• Successfully onboarded and built stronger relationships with Nike, LaJolla Group/O’Neill, Pedego, Incipio, Fat Sal’s, Suzuki, True Religion, MAC, Puma, Mazda, Skechers and many more.

• Recognized for exceptional presentation, pitching, and closing skills utilized to secure high-profile clients.

• Hired to enhance market position, maximize the shops potential, generate new profit-enhancing business ideas, and deliver additional services relevant within the industry. a

CORE ATTRIBUTES

• HIGHLY ORGANIZED

• QUICK TO ADAPT & LEARN

• EXTREMELY MOTIVATED

• STRONG BUSINESS ACUMEN

• CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL

• DEPENDABLE & RELIABLE

• CURIOUS & COURTIOUS

• LIVE, BREATHE, & TEACH FUNCTIONAL DESIGN

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

VERTIS COMMUNICATIONS / APR 2009 – MAR 2012

Held concurrent responsibility for increasing market share and profits through the successful design of packaging, POP display, retail window display, and direct mail programs. Conceived and implemented concepts, guidelines, and strategies in various creative projects and oversaw them to final completion.

• Successfully generated new business for the creative department and the print shop.

• Demonstrated expertise in brand positioning while excelling within a fast-paced and time-sensitive environment.

• Played integral role in the Nike Jordan 23 store window campaigns in Portland.

• Creative Directed projects for high-growth brands, including Adidas, Nike, LG, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Oakley, Guess, Jim Beam, and more.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

REFRACTION GROUP/IMAGE OPTIONS / MAR 2012 – NOV 2016 Spearheaded all branding, marketing, and environmental design for Image Options, it’s clients, and its companies. Actively involved in retail design, packaging design, environmental design, large format graphics, fleet graphics, POP/POS displays, photography, fabrication, and imaging. Built the boutique from the ground up, strategically positioned a creative team to surpass ambitious objectives, and kept abreast with industry/design trends within the marketplace. Oversaw projects from initiation to final completion, which involved pitches, sales calls, project management, file submission, pre-press checks, and final packaging.

• Recognized for establishing more efficient workflows throughout the company.

• Forged and sustained strong relationships with a vast array of clients, including Asics, Spectrum Brands, Oakley, Vans, Disney, Callaway Golf, Sunny Delight, and much more. ART DIRECTOR

VERTIS COMMUNICATIONS / APR 2008 – APR 2009

Interpreted brand messaging to create a strategic and compelling artistic strategy while directing teams through all aspects of production of packaging, POP displays, consumer and B2B advertising, direct mail, pURL campaigns, trade show displays, in-store retail signage, and training manuals. In addition, direct an array of photoshoots both on and off location with food, products, and models. Build trusting relationships to facilitate seamless project executions.

• Successfully secured new accounts and establishing stronger partnerships with existing accounts.

• Drove revenue growth through effective design campaigns. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CONT.

AWARDS/ACHEIVEMENTS

IRON MERCHANT AWARD

VMSD IRDC Conference // 2013

CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING

Charles Co. Community College

DOGS2DOGTAGS NON-PROFIT

VP of Creative // Present

LANGUAGES/INTERESTS

ENGLISH

NATIVE SPEAKER

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

CHINA / PHILIPPINES / COSTA RICA / BELIZE

INNOVATIVE WORK METHODS

REMOTE OFFICES / RETREATS / TEAM

BUILDING / VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS

DELIBERATE PRODUCTION / GIVING BACK

THOMAS MATTINGLY

DIRECTOR of CREATIVE SERVICES

STUDIO64 CREATIVE

ac5kbh@r.postjobfree.com

949-***-****

CHRIS CUETO

VP of MARKETING & TECHNOLOGY

IMAGE OPTIONS

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949-***-****

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CONT.

SENIOR DESIGNER / JR . DIRECTOR

VERTIS COMMUNICATIONS / APR 2007 – APR 2008

Design and lead all creative projects in relation to packaging, POP displays, consumer and B2B advertising, tradeshow displays, and in-store signage.

DESIGNER / DIRECTOR

MAG MANUFACTURING / APR 2006 – NOV 2008

Accountable for five different lines of home safety products, company newsletter, catalog, and website. Oversaw the design and production of all packaging, POP displays, consumer and B2B advertising, trade show displays, in-store signage, and over five different lines of home safety products, company newsletter, catalog, and website.

NEWSPAPER AD PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

LOS ANGELES TIMES / NOV 2004 – APR 2006

Strategically managed and led a skilled team of 25 production artists with a workload of over 200 nightly volume, nightly deadlines, and 24-hour turnarounds for LA Times Newspaper Ads. Established and strengthened expertise in training, workflow, and SOPs. REFERENCES

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

DEPARTMENT MANAGER / TRAINER

ADOUT / APR 2002 – NOV 2004

AD PRODUCTION TEAM LEADER / ASSITANT MANAGER / TRAINER ADOUT / DEC 2001 – NOV 2002

TEMPLATE DESIGNER / AD PRODUCTION ARTIST

ADOUT / JUL 2000 – DEC 2001

JEFF GRAY

PHOTOGRAPY STUDIO MANAGER

IMAGE OPTIONS

ac5kbh@r.postjobfree.com

949-***-****

RECOMMENDATIONS

JEFFREY DONOVAN

VP of FINANCE / RETIRED

“To say Theresa is creative is an

understatement. I worked with her for

about 12 years, and she was the always

the top creative person in that

department. In fact, during the last few

years of the economic downturn, she

single-handedly continued to keep the

creative department profitable and

well respected.

Theresa would be a valuable asset

to any company.”

CHRIS MANKA

ESTIMATOR

“Theresa is the rare designer who can

first offer conceptual ideas and then

execute those ideas into tight,

completed designs - all on a deadline.

She can turn on a dime from project to

project and consistently impresses

clients and colleagues with her design

solutions. Technically speaking, she

absolutely masters Illustrator and

Photoshop

JENNIFER GROSS

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

“Theresa was a kick-butt manager who

took her work seriously and expected

everyone else to as well. But while she

was goal-driven, she genuinely cared

about her employees and inspired us to

get the work done. Oh, and she's a

superb graphic designer with a keen

eye for detail, too!”



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