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Creative Direction, Art Direction and Graphic Design

Rockford, MI
February 18, 2020

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Jimmie W Hanes III

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A solution-oriented creative who thrives in challenging situations and enjoys working on a variety of projects. Exceptional leadership and technical know-how that meld with interpersonal and analytical skills, with over 20+ years of creative design experience. Ignite Creative & Design: Founder & Creative Director, Rockford, MI 1998 - Present

Clients include: Miller Johnson Law Firm, ArtPrize, RE/Maxx United, EPS Securities, Amway, NewCo Design Build, Nice For You, Macy’s, Kellogg’s, BLOX, Bel Lago Winery, Bar One Events, SEMA, Hush Puppies and more.

Designed creative materials and assets for exhibitions and trade shows.

Developed and creative directed a variety of websites and other multi-media assets.

Concepted and created new brand developments and other commercial identities.

Created product graphics, annual reports, brochures and other printed materials. Kendall College of Art & Design: Adjunct Professor, Grand Rapids, MI 2007 - Present

Graphics Studio I: Educate on the principles, elements, and working procedures of design and visual presentation for the communication industry.

Graphics Studio III: Teach a advanced computer course that focuses on the combined use of graphic software applications in the creation of aesthetic and artistic imagery. Amway: Senior Art Director, Grand Rapids, MI

2007 - 2014

Conceptualize and designed internal and external sales and marketing communication materials, including print, web and multimedia assets.

Art directed photo and video shoots for multiple brands and categories.

Created new business promotions and various corporate initiatives.

Developed visual brand standards for the Nutrilite brand in North America in a Creative Director capacity.

Ambrosi/Schawk: Art Director, Chicago, IL

2002 - 2007

Clients included: Kmart, Sears, The Great Indoors, Macy’s, Comp USA, Bang & Ollufson, Mervyn’s, Quixtar, Fannie May Candies and Bloomingdales.

Art directed multiple catalog and direct mail pieces.

Create and designed all facets of business promotions and corporate identities.

Developed creative ad campaign materials for existing and potential strategic partners. Wilson Sporting Goods: Senior Designer, Chicago, IL 2000 - 2002

Designed multiple sporting goods materials, which included, packaging, product graphics, brochures, fliers, posters, catalogs, logos and letterheads.

Art directed numerous photo shoots for indoor racquet sports and outdoor accessories. Strong ability in multiple graphics software programs including: Adobe CC design collections and Microsoft Office Suite to name a few. Experienced in UX design formats, mobile app technologies and web applications. MFA Graphic Design; Savannah College of Art & Design; Savannah, GA 2021

BFA Illustration; Kendall College of Art & Design; Grand Rapids, MI 1997 AFA Advertising Design; St. Clair County Community College; Port Huron, MI 1995 Work




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