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Creative Designer/Educator

Location:
Jacksonville, FL
Salary:
negotiable
Posted:
April 21, 2016

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Introduction I served as an artist for the United States Marine Corps. Creating marketing materials for national companies has been the hall mark of my career. Developing all aspects of a client’s marketing and advertising materials is both rewarding and demanding. As an advertising art director/designer, my work has been honored in six countries on four continents. Areas of concentration include digital photography, visual and conceptual design for both print and digital media, typography design, Adobe software techniques, and preparing files for printing and interactive media. Visit my portfolio at http://www.curtis-loftis.com. Academic

Experience Chowan University, Murfreesboro NC Associate Professor of Art - 8/13 - 5/16 The Portfolio School, Atanta GA Adjunct Professor - 4 years University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL Adjunct Professor - 5 years First Coast Technical College, St. Augustine FL Digital Design Professor - 4 years 08/08 - 06/12 u Areas of concentration/instruction include digital photography, visual and conceptual design for both print and digital media, typography design, Adobe Creative Suite and Photoshop techniques, and preparing files for printing and interactive media. Private Sector

Experience Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville FL 3/97 - 6/08 Director of Advertising Design u increased enrollment from 69 students to over 1400 students, budget from $225K to $1.3M; u produce all portrait photography and architectural and environmental images for marketing and advertising u create and design all communication materials and manage large format printing both in-house u manage and budget marketing costs for advertising, public relations, school stationary, catalogs, viewbooks, and other various materials including overseeing the art direction and design of all materials; u manage effective 5 year production budget plan;

u manage school video and radio production, and all photography needs; u direct all print and video materials in public relations/advertising media; u consult with other school departments and direct all publication needs within their operating budgets; u manage all information and design of school website communication. Bressler & Loftis Agency, Atlanta GA 0/93-3/97 Creative Director/Owner u manage all creative projects from creation through production ranging from $12K to over $1.7M for various clients including Georgians For Children, Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Parkway Medical Center u manage and produce all client photography needs

Austin Kelley Advertising, Atlanta GA 1/91-10/93 Art Director/Graphic Designer u manage all creative projects from creation through production ranging from $325K to $4.8M for various clients including Arvida/St.Joe Realestate, Kiawah Island Realestate, Pizza Hut, Disney World Development Company u manage and produce all client photography needs

West Wayne Agency, Tampa FL 4/85-1/91 Art Director/Graphic Designer u manage all creative projects from creation through production ranging from $275K to $17M for various clients including Florida Ballet, Florida Times Union and Journal, Gate Petroleum, Publix Super Markets u manage and produce all client photography needs

Young & Rubicam, New York and Toronto 6/81-4/85 Art Director/Graphic Designer u manage all creative projects and photography from creation through production ranging from $1.5M to $12M for various clients including Royal Canadian Gold Mint, Proctor and Gamble - Coast Soap, Spic and Span products, Time Magazine, Johnson & Johnson Baby Oil, LaBatts Beer, Alexander Keith’s Pale Ale, General Foods Jello products, Arrow Shirt Company, Hershey Chocolate products, Colgate Palmolive McCann-Erickson, Atlanta GA and New York 6/79-12/81 Art Director/Graphic Designer u manage all creative projects and photography from creation through production ranging from $1.7M - $10M for various clients including Six Flags Over Georgia, Rollins Protective Services, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Coca-Cola USA acugbw@r.postjobfree.com

curtis-loftis.com

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3329 State Road 13 N

c Curtis B. Loftis resume/bio http://www.curtis-loftis.com Switzerland FL 32259 page 1 of 2

Education Bachelor of Visual Arts in Graphic Design/Communications, Georgia State University, Atlanta GA 1977 Masters of Fine Art, Academy of Art University and The Vermont College of Fine Arts 2013 Adobe Certified u Adobe certified in Photoshop and InDesign, expert in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Dreamweaver Personal

Public Service Much of the enjoyment in my work is discovered in the giving of ideas, even when there is little or no budget. This client list represents a small portion of the many public service opportunities I have had to give back. Catholic Men’s Conference “Faith of Our Fathers”

u manage all creative projects from creation through production for the Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine Florida event including the creation of a permanent internet resource for Catholic men, www.floridacatholicmen.org Prevent Blindness, Atlanta GA and USA

u manage all creative projects to raise awareness for the need for eye exams and how used eyeglasses can be recycled and given to those in need who cannot afford prescription eyeglasses Georgians For Children, Atlanta GA

u manage all creative projects from creation through production to raise awareness for the need for more productive methods of teaching underprivileged children to read and write Children’s Museum, Atlanta GA

u manage all creative projects from creation through production to raise awareness for fund raising to build a new children’s museum

High Museum of Art, Atlanta GA

u manage all creative projects from creation through production to raise awareness for fund raising to build a new art museum for the city

Florida Ballet, Jacksonville FL

u manage all creative projects from creation through production to create a new logo and identity for the city’s ballet performance group

Boy Scouts of America, Atlanta GA and Jacksonville FL u 12 years as scoutmaster and assistant scoutmaster in both Troops 266, Cubscout Pack 287 and Troop 225 Awards My work has been honored in six countries on four continents including: Communication Arts Magazine, California

Art Director’s Club of Atlanta, New York, Toronto, Canada and London, England The One Show for Copy and Art, New York

Cannes Film Festival, France

New York Addy Awards

Cleo Awards, New York

Addy Awards, Atlanta GA

Creativity Magazine Awards, New York

Advertising Age Magazine Crain Awards, New York

Advertising Club of Sao Paulo Brazil

Hollywood Broadcasting Awards, California

AdWeek magazine “Art Director of the Year”

Military Artist, United States Marine Corps

Software Nikon Photography, Macintosh & Windows, Adobe Creative Suite References Furnished upon request

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