Freelance Advertising Manager & Animator

Location:Plano, Texas, United States
2 Skills
Charlie Gill


Self motivated creative director with exceptional leadership skills with a deep passion for professional growth. Impeccable 15+ year track record of delivering multimillion dollar media campaigns with Fortune 500 corporations and Mid-Market companies. Have a consistent appetite for entrepreneurial projects, additional responsibilities and new challenges. Drive for Results, Business Acumen, Integrity & Trust, and Dealing with Ambiguity are strengths that have been accentuated on many personal development plans. In additional to my award winning Illustration skills I am also proficient in Computer Illustration, 3D Modeling, HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, jQuery, Javascript, Timeline Animation, Actionscript 2 & 3, and Design.

Professional Experience

Director of Creative Services Dallas, Texas
Goodway Group Freelance Sep 2007 – 2010 Fulltime 2010 - Present

Began freelance relationship with the COO through a mutual business partner. Was asked by to work with Goodway to develop industry leading media/rich media campaigns. Over the course of 3 years I have worked on multiple campaigns and internal initiatives to help Goodway become one of the top leaders with automotive industries. I consulted with the on staff developers throughout multiple campaigns to provide solutions for any strategic/technology ideas. Working alongside with Jay we developed a process that ensure on time and on budget media campaigns. Help to develop partner websites like Beep Automotive and Ivy Pixel. Then in June of 2010 to present was asked to join the team full time.

• Directed a remote team of Developers in Philadelphia
• Brought project processes to the department (Ticketing system)
• 30/60/90 Project planning
• Developed company changing dynamic media for clients
• Instituted Business Development Documentation
• Flash Dynamic DMA mapping Web App for Sales group
• March Madness Bracket program Design and Dev Campaign (Web and Media)
• Development of HTML5 Media with zip tracking
• Created Company internal mobile app and web Org Chart
• Create opportunities for my team for training in Flash and HTML5
• Managed work quality and time management of creative work
• Responsible for hiring and overseeing contract labor as needed for projects
• Continue to bring new ideas to the company for improvements
• Annual Reviews on each of my team members

Featured Clients

Smart Car

Media Integration Manager Dallas, Texas
IMC2 Aug 2005 – June 2010

Recruited to IMC2 as a multimedia developer in 2005 specializing in Flash production for web apps, web tools, microsites and online campaigns. Recognizing a need for a special media group, I developed a team that solely specialized in online campaigns so that focus on success was the priority. Creating this team allowed for IMC2 to be considered as a specialized online advertising agency that keeps up with the technology so that we have the best chance to stay on top in this category. In addition to managing this team, I am also actively working on specialize projects that require my skills in actionscripting /development.

• Manage a team of Developers
• Helped to develop IMC2 Ticketing System
• Manage the pipe line of projects and delegation of assignments
• Consult with teams to develop strategies for rich media campaigns
• Create story board illustrations
• Created Lean Cuisine’s company-wide award for their Media campaign
• Designed and co-created game interfaces for Pentasa
• Maintain relationships with Rich Media Vendors to help IMC2 understand the latest technologies
• Coordinate campaigns and launch deadlines with Rich Media Vendors
• Create opportunities for my team to participate in quarterly trainings
• Work closely with the Project Managers to include them in every phase of a projects timeline
• Responsible for hiring and overseeing contract labor as needed for projects
• As a manager I am diligently working with my team on career advancement
• Semi-Annual Reviews on each of my team members
• Organize media campaign training for individuals outside of development such as creatives and project managers
• Certified with PointRoll, EyeWonder, EyeBlaster, DoubleClick, WebMD, Yahoo

Featured Clients

Coca-Cole Diet Coke
MARS Nestle
GSK Secret
Campbells Pizza Hut
Pfizer Eli Lilly
Blockbuster Shire
IAMS Eukanuba
Crest Old Spice

Multi Media Specialist Dallas, Texas
Insider Marketing and Insider Creative Jun 1998 – Aug 2005

Brought onto to Insider Marketing to help develop new process and programs within the Multi Media Department.

• Computer animation for print projects and product launch kits
• 3D animations of kiosks and in-store designs
• Driving force that developed multimedia to win Samsung as a client
• Won multimedia and web development for Samsung's sales reps training web sites
• Responsible for creating the web templates along with enhancements of the templates
• Developed interactive flash product demos
• Created audio for interactive flash videos
• Maintained ASP intranet
• Completed photo shoots for print ads and flash multimedia

3-D Animator Dallas, TX
WeatherCaster (E.G.A.D.) Feb 1998 – Jun 1998

Elected for this position based off my skills and awards for illustration I was hired to created weather topic story boards, 3D modeling, and rendered animations to send to client TV stations on a daily basis.

• Researched each weather fact before illustrating for 3D animation
• Developed story board and time line prior to 3D animation
• Worked on short time lines to produce a daily feed that went live at 11 AM
• Crated new processes to produce 3D animation faster to meet deadlines
• I shot all my own photography for each project from images to textures

Illustrator Technical Artist Addison, Texas
CompUSA Jun 1993 to Feb 1998

Hired to created print production art and illustrations varying from technical ink drawings, cartoons to high-detailed computer illustrations. Worked with the pre-press department on quality assurance. Maintained look and feel of public relations collateral.

• Mechanical and Ink drawings for preprints
• Computer illustrations for internal advertising department
• Took initiative to develop my skills in 3D Modeling and Animation to take web development to the next level
• Worked with multiple designers to make their ads come to life
• Collaborated with the Internal Video/Audio Team to create internal motivational videos
• Developed a unique computer illustration style for preprint photography that was a one of a kind

2011 COX School of Business - Certificate of Leadership
The Art Institute of Dallas
1991-1993 Associates Degree in Visual Communication
Schriener College
1987 - Fine Arts Courses
Round Rock High School
1984 -1988 - High School Diploma



Internet Advertising Competition (IAC)
Best - Advocacy Integrated Ad Campaign: Diet Coke Red Dress


Interactive Media Awards
Outstanding Achievement - School Website Category: The Art Institutes
Outstanding Achievement - Pharmaceutical Category: Eli Lilly’s InsideCymbalta
Second Place - Most Effective Non-Profit Campaign Category: Diet Coke’s Red Dress Campaign
Horizon Interactive Awards
Gold - Advertising Online Category: GlaxoSmithKline’s alli 1-2-3 Start Plan
Silver - Advertising Online Category: P&G’s Eukanuba Naturally Wild Brand Rich Media
MediaPost's Digital Out of Home Awards
First - Best Integration with Online Media Category: Diet Coke's Style Series
Internet Advertising Competition (IAC)
Outstanding - Rich Media Online Ad Category: Campbell's Everyday and Holiday Banners
Outstanding - Rich Media Online Ad Category: P&G’s Eukanuba Naturally Wild Rich Media
W3 Awards
Silver - Rich Media Food/Beverage Category: Diet Coke’s Style Series
Silver - Microsite, Podcasts Category: Diet Coke’s Plus Podcasts
Silver - Microsite, Beverage Category: Diet Coke’s Red Dress
Silver - Online Campaign, Healthcare Services Category: Prilosec OTC’s “A Heartburn Chat with Cheryl Ladd”

MarCom Awards
Platinum - Ads/Other, Out of Home Category: Samsung Jack Times Square
Platinum - Web-based Multimedia Campaign Category: The Art Institutes
Gold - Ads/Advertising Campaign: Samsung Mobile USA


Internet Advertising Competition (IAC)
Best Retail Ads the client did not pick: Express Fashion Creative Comps
PhAME Awards
Second Place - Best Interactive Campaign: GlaxoSmithKline's ApositiveLife


Most Effective - Non-Profit Campaign: P&G’s Being-A-Hero
Internet Advertising Competition
Best - Online Community Online ad: P&G’s Beinggirl – Hero
Outstanding - Online ad: P&G’s MAXFactor
Interactive Media Awards
Best in Class: P&G’s Secret
Skills (2) Rating
Advertising Management