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Art Director

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
June 03, 2019

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**-**** ****** *** ******ve career spanning across multiple platforms, including various media such as 2D & 3D animation, design, motion graphics, illustration, web, multimedia, print, and video. Led teams of 10+ on many multimillion dollar campaigns and projects. Talent for building teams that compliment each other's skills in creating world-class designs.

Successes have included video director for Disney on Ice and Disney Live. Building a freelance client list that rivals any small agency. Building pitch materials to onboard multimillion dollar clients. Grow campaigns from regional to national with McDonald's. Awards: Addy – Best of Show, Gold, and Silver. MY CAREER

DISCOVERY, Knoxville, TN 2018-Present

Digital Producer

Managed teams of contractors and vendors. Created concept art/designs for pitch material. Liaised between networks and design teams. Worked with marketing groups on advertising, collateral, videos, and graphics.

. Created digital content for HDTV, TRVL, Food Network, Genius Kitchen, TLC, and Discovery.

. Spearheaded digital content creations and elevating them to broadcast.

. Saved the company thousands by using my network of freelancers and vendors.

. Helped onboard Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia to Discovery. FREELANCE, Remote 2004-Present

Art Director

Accumulated a client list that rivals most advertising agencies. Clients list: Nike, Mercedes, McDonald's, Upper Deck, Marvel, DC Comics, Feld Entertainment, Flavor, and more.

. Create pitch materials (storyboards, concept art, video/animation) for agencies across the U.S.

. Cultivate new, long-lasting relationships with clients.

. Educate and communicate effectively with clients to produce engaging advertisements for their business.

. Hire and manage outside vendors for production and post-production needs. CAREERBUILDER, Chicago, IL 2015-2017

Lead Motion Graphics Artist

Worked directly with VP to elevate the CB brand. Developed cutting edge digital content and launched the CB YouTube channel.

. Wrote and directed a six episode, animated series showing the benefts of using CareerBuilder.

. Designed and managed all brand standards across social platforms.

. Took on the role of designer, as needed, to fll in on all software branding.

. Taught courses on how to pitch to investors and VPs. DALTON AGENCY, Jacksonville, FL 2010-2014

Lead Motion Graphics Artist

Grew McDonald's Dollar Drink from a regional campaign to a national campaign. Had fnal looks an all video, animation, and illustration projects.

. Streamlined the production process and reinvigorated communication between departments.

. Saved thousands by bringing 3D animation in house.

. Brought in new clients from around the U.S.

FELD ENTERTAINMENT, Bradenton, FL 2009-2010

Media Developer / Video Director

Grew from Media Developer to Video Director for Disney on Ice and Disney Live. Successfully created content for Disney on Ice, Disney Live, Ringling Bros., and Nuclear Cowboys.

. Managed a team of 10 in creating video and animation content for Disney on Ice and Disney Live.

. Managed time vs. expectations on near impossible deadlines to produce engaging content.

. Strategically planned all shows to ensure video support deadlines.

. Filled a much needed gap in pre-production with storyboards to help facilitate communication between divisions.

MAGNETIC IMAGE, Evansville, IN 2007-2009

Lead Motion Graphics Artist

Brought on to develop and breathe new life into L.A. Weight Loss account.

. Managed a team of 10 in creating video and animation content for Disney on Ice and Disney Live.

. Managed time vs. expectations on near-impossible deadlines to produce engaging content. OSWALD MARKETING, Evansville, IN 2005-2007

Creative Director

Responsible for developing a new post-production department and infrastructure.

. Co-founded and operated,, a trend marketing subsidiary of Oswald.

. Wrote, shot and edited all on air commercials and radio advertisements.

. Managed outside vendors as they related to print and video production. KEY SOFTWARE SKILLS

Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Mocha Pro, Light Room, Sketch, InDesign, Acrobat, C4d, Camtasia 2, Word, Open Ofce, Mac, PC


Concept Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Storyboards, 2D Animation, 3D Animation, Video Production, Logo Design EDUCATION

Columbus College of Art and Design – BFA - Media Design 3.8 GPA

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