Rhonda Conry

Freelance Logo Designer & Graphic Designer

Location:Calabasas, California, United States
2 Skills
Rhonda Conry Design
Graphic Design Expert
21234 Chagall Road, Topanga CA, 90290 | 310.435.3340
rjconry@conrydesign.com | www.conrydesign.com | https://www.linkedin.com/in/rjconry

Areas of Expertise
Creative/Brand Strategy
Creative Direction
Corporate Identity
Logo Design
Print Design
Event/Tradeshow Graphics
Web Design
UX/UI Design

Executive Summary
A proven award-winning, design leader with over 24 years of branding, creative direction, print and web design experience. A team-player, with an extensive background leading and collaborating with small to large creative and technical teams, as well as partnering directly with clients. Provides a professional, highly-strategic approach to all engagements, whether building new brands from scratch or re-vamping existing brands. Has extensive experience working in the entertainment field, as well as many other business and consumer industries such as retail, fashion, food service, corporate, fitness, law and healthcare.

Professional Experience

Conry Design - Los Angeles,California
Principal / Creative Director (05/01 - Present)
• Successfully developed creative briefs, brand strategy platforms and corporate identity systems for clients to utilize as the groundwork for future marketing, aligning with all core business, technical and creative objectives
• Assisted clients in launching new brands, as well as revitalizing existing brands across all mediums
• Creative directed, designed, produced and oversaw implementation of over 100 small to large-scale engagements both online and offline
• Hired, managed and art directed freelance designers, copywriters, photographers and other 3rd party vendors
• Partnered with web developers to successfully strategize and build out simple to complex web applications, including websites, e-commerce, content management systems, asset management systems, extranets and mini-sites
• Worked locally and remotely with many global clients such as Sony, Paramount, Disney and the Redondo Pier, and across many industry sectors such as entertainment, fitness, healthcare, retail, corporate and healthcare
• Recipient of dozens of industry design awards

TMINUS10 - Los Angeles, California
Vice President, Creative (05/00 - 05/01)
• As part of the functional leadership team, helped create overall company strategy and vision, focusing on entertainment professional services with an emphasis on wireless, broadband and complex and interactive internet solutions
• Recruited, built and managed a multi-disciplined creative team of 15, including design, content, UX/UI and marketing
• Established an integrated, flexible department methodology for the creative services team
• Key player in business development and client management
• Oversaw all creative direction as well hands-on implementation of large-scale engagements for new online brands such as Pressplay.com, Keyhole (Now Google Earth), and Sony 550 Digital Media Ventures

MarchFIRST, (Formerly USWeb/CKS) - Los Angeles, California
Associate Partner/Associate Creative Director (03/97 - 05/00)
• As part of senior management, participated in the overall company direction and objectives, leading the staff through 6 mergers and acquisitions
• Built organizational structure, lead and mentored the design department ranging from 5 to 25 over three years
• Participated in business development, designed and presented full-scale proposals
• Designed and creative directed many large-scale entertainment web development projects
• Managed and built methodology for the multi-million dollar NBC.com account, a 35 person cross-functional multimedia production team both in L.A. and New York
• Worked closely with clients such as; Sony Music, Intel NY Music Festival, Elektra Records, Atlantic Records, Warner Music Group, Hard Rock Online, Artist Direct, FX Networks and George Carlin Productions and worked with artists’ such as; Michael Jackson, Erasure, Van Halen, Natalie Merchant, The 3 Tenors and Tori Amos

Levine & Company - Venice, California
Vice President/Art Director (04/92 - 03/97)
• As vice president/art director of an advertising and design firm, had the opportunity to work very closely with the owner/president, thus developing strong business development, marketing, branding and management skills
• Attended client meetings, developed pitch presentations and materials
• Art directed design and layouts of a large variety of projects including corporate identity, packaging, ad campaigns, catalogues, trade shows and all other print materials
• Art directed designers, production artists, illustrators and photographers on a variety of accounts
• Oversaw computerized pre-press production, press checks and photo-shoots
• Worked closely with clients such as: The Academy Awards, Korean Air, Paramount Parks, Lifeguard Healthcare, Vons/Pavillions

Talbot Design Group - Westlake Village, California
Senior Designer (09/90 - 04/92)
• As senior designer at a small design firm, worked closely with principal, establishing strong skills in print media
• Developed concept to creation of mechanical art on all incoming design projects
• Interacted with clients, vendors, printers and paper houses
• Purchased all outside materials, handle press checks, participate in photo shoots
• Worked with clients such as: Mazda Motor Corporation, The Oaks Shopping Center, Glendale Galleria, Health America and Hyundai Motor Corporation

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Graphic Design
California State University, Northridge

Associate of Arts Degree, Art/Design
Santa Monica College

Ongoing Fine Art Courses
Otis School of Art and Design

Awards & Accolades
Silver Winner, Horizon Interactive Awards / Disney Movie Club
Bronze Winner, Horizon Interactive Awards / Redondo Beach Pier Website
4 Logos featured in the award book, “Logos 1”
Silver Winner, The Communicator Awards / Nui.com
Silver Winner, W3 Award / Conry Design Self Promotion
Award of Excellence, American Corporate Identity 24 / Gluten-Free Foundation
Award of Excellence, American Corporate Identity 24 / PSAV Trade show Booth
Silver Winner, Horizon Interactive Awards / PSAV.com Website
Award of Distinction, Creativity 36 / The Job Coach
Award of Distinction, Creativity 37 / PSAV.com Website
Gold Winner, Millennium Awards / PSAV.com Website
Award of Distinction, Intl. Academy of Visual Arts Media Achievement Awards / PSAV.com Website
Award of Distinction, International Academy of Visual Arts Media Achievement Awards / PSAV Press Kit
Award of Excellence, The Communicator Print Media Award / It’s Your 2nd Nature
Award of Excellence, The Communicator Print Media Award / PSAV Marketing Kit
Award of Distinction, The Communicator Print Media Award / PSAV “Peace of Mind” Ad Campaign
Bronze Winner, Summit Creative Awards / The Job Coach
Bronze Winner, Horizon Interactive Awards / The Job Coach
Best Design, Internet Advertising Award / Conry Design Website
Silver Winner, International Davey Awards / Conry Design Website
Bronze Winner, Horizon Interactive Awards / Conry Design Website
Award of Distinction, Creativity 35 / Conry Design Website
Book Feature, Creativity 35 / Conry Design Website
Standard of Excellence, Web Awards / Tri-anim
Bronze Winner, Horizon Interactive Awards / AVSC
Bronze Winner, Horizon Interactive Awards / Warren Marr’s Spiritscapes
Bronze Winner, Horizon Interactive Awards / Snowden Design
Award of Distinction, Creativity 33 / Warren Marr’s Spiritscapes
Award of Excellence, American Corporate Identity 20 / Dreamcatcher
Bronze Winner, Summit Creative Awards 2004 / Snowden Design
Gold Winner, Horizon Interactive Awards / Paramount Pictures
Award of Distinction, Creativity 32 / Paramount Pictures
Award of Excellence, American Corporate Identity 19 / ivia network, inc.
Macromedia’s Flash Site of the Day / Paramount Pictures
Book Feature / Designers In Handcuffs, Pat Knapp
Gold Winner, Summit Creative Awards 2002 / TMINUS10
Silver Winner, Summit Creative Awards 2002 / ivia network, inc.
Gold Record, Capitol Records / Marcy Playground Website
Web Award, Music Boulevard/T.J. Martell / Celebrity AuctiOnline
Book Feature / Color-The Best Work from the Web, Jeff Carlson
Article Feature, Design Plex (Japanese Design Magazine)
Book Feature, WWW Design-Web Pages from Around the World, Daniel Donnelly
Graphic Arts Printing Award / Academy Awards

American Institute of Graphic Arts, Member since 1990
Former Advisory Board Member, Art Institute of Los Angeles
Judge, ShowSouth Creative Awards/Atlanta
Skills (2) Rating
Logo Design
Graphic Design