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Creative Director / Graphic Designer

Brooklyn, NY
June 20, 2024

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Russell LaBosk is an exceptional Creative Director, Design Director, Director of Strategy with a proven 15 plus-year track record. Renowned for elevating global brands, including Neiman Marcus, Lazarro Jewelry, Marc Jacobs, VOGUE, and Balenciaga, he embodies the “VOGUE standard” of quality and innovation—a legacy from his integral role alongside Anna Wintour. His experience as Senior Art Director of VOGUE and Co-Creator of Men’s VOGUE, combined with his essential contributions to boutique luxury businesses like LMD and LaBosk New York, as well as impactful startups and socially aware initiatives, enables him to expertly blend luxury and mass-market strategies, seamlessly bridging the gap. Russell consistently exceeds partnership expectations with his exceptional taste, strategic prowess, and mastery of photo production, from ideation through to delivered final product. A visionary with keen insight, he drives global branding, content creation, and web / AI development while adeptly adapting to evolving technologies and analytics.


La Creative Director Bosk Design Director Director of Strategy Brooklyn, New York 347-***-****

work history:


Creative Director / Design Director / Director of Strategy, Brooklyn, NY (9/17 - present)

—Spearheaded revenue-generating design and branding partnerships for international brands such as Neiman Marcus, Marc Jacobs, and Condé Nast, achieving an impressive average increase of 45% in sales and customer traffic.

—Collaborated with essential decision-makers to redirect and strategize their brand image, resulting in a remarkable 35-50% increase in national and global customer engagement often with a significant 25-65% increase in sales revenue and loyal customer growth tracked through comprehensive rebranding efforts and CRM data.

—Managed full lifecycle projects from initial concept development to project delivery, utilizing expertise in supporting teams, leading editorial and brand design through Adobe Creative Suite with global content awareness, niche, and targeted customer efforts.

—Conducted web development utilizing cutting-edge digital marketing campaigns that resulted in a remarkable 300% increase in website traffic and an exceptional 75% increase in lead generation, improving brand recognition and positioning clients as industry leaders.

—Implemented cost-cutting measures, resulting in more than a 15% reduction in costs while consistently delivering superior work on time and within budget.


Creative Director / Co-Founder / Director of Strategy, New York, NY (9/12 - 9/17)

—Co-founded Lewis Miller Design and collaborated with notable partners such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, Carolina Herrera, Gucci, Bulgari, and Dior.

—Transformed the business model from a costly brick-and-mortar studio to a nimble and scalable satellite approach, resulting in revenue growth and substantial cost savings.

—Generated $1.5M in revenue from seasonal email campaigns, achieving a 25% increase in email sign-ups and a 50% increase in website traffic through targeted campaigns. VOGUE

Senior Art Director, Condé Nast, New York, NY (2/98 - 9/12)*

—Led two highly successful redesigns of VOGUE magazine, solidifying its position as a leading global fashion publication, maintaining a 2.3 million subscriber base with a 30+% increase in ad revenue, initial and secondary web development of

—Vital member of Anna Wintour’s direct team, collaborated daily to make and implement key editorial decisions and messaging across multiple platforms, including Allure, Self and Glamour brands.

—Collaborated with renowned photographers, celebrities, models, and stylists to produce ground-breaking editorial spreads and cover shoots.

—Developed and executed creative concepts and layouts for print, digital and web development, ensuring brand consistency and continuous innovation.

—Fostered relationships with the VOGUE stable of photographers, senior editors, and contributors, such as Grace Coddington, Raymond Meier, Craig McDean, Irving Penn, Arthur Elgort, Helmut Newton, and Annie Leibovitz. MEN’S VOGUE, GQ

Creative Director / Marketing Director, Condé Nast, New York, NY (3/04 - 3/08)*

—As an essential level Creative Director; collaborated with Anna Wintour, senior editors, photographers, and contributors to manage editorial content, design and all photography from concept to finish.

—Oversaw the successful launch of Men’s VOGUE and, achieving record-breaking ad sales and high circulation (+500,000), successfully folded Men’s VOGUE into GQ readership.

—Demonstrated exceptional leadership skills by supervising and managing a team of 35 professionals across various departments, including Fashion, Art, Photo, Production, Website, Media Outlets, and PR. education:


Purchase, New York

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)


Florence, Italy

Special Studies Program (AA)

skills &


Creative Direction & Branding

—UX/UI Creative Direction

—Adobe Creative Suite

(InDesign, Photoshop,


—Print & Digital Design

—Display Copywriting

—Dynamic Typography

Strategic Planning & Marketing

—Project Management &


—Strategic Planning & PR

—Digital Marketing &


—Market Insights & Innovation

—Multi-channel Marketing

Business & Leadership

—Startup Management

& Scalability

—Effective Communication

—Brand Strategy & Rebranding

—Data-Driven Decision Making

—Budgeting & Resource


Team Management

—Team Supervision and


—Photography Direction

—Adapting to Evolving

Technologies & Marketplace

volunteer work

—Above & Beyond Food Pantry

—Saint Paul Luthern





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