Donald Spencer

Freelance Ad Designer & Magazine Designer

Location:United States
2 Skills
Donald Spencer 1017 StockleyBridge Drive Chesapeake, Virginia 23322 757-714-8442
Creative design professional with a clean, bold, aesthetic style. Many years experience in all forms of design/advertising
and marketing for a diverse range of markets from consumer/retail to manufacturing clients. Conceptual thinker with a belief
that no project is too ordinary to receive an innovative, creative solution. Extremely adaptable in collaborating within the needs
of a team environment.
Career Experience:
Senior Designer
Vista Graphics : Virginia Beach, Virginia
10/98 - 12/06
09/08 - Present
Creative development and direction of a broad range of advertising, marketing and collateral pieces for many clients of Vista-
Graphics and Hampton Roads Magazine. Created a bold new and sophisticated look for the Hampton Roads Magazine - full
color lifestyle publication. Incorporated new concepts and visual sophistication. Participated in creative team solutions, advertising
copywriting and supervision of photography for various clients.
Senior Designer
Lillian Vernon : Virginia Beach, Virginia
12/06 - 3/08
Lead Designer with the creative team to develop catalogs for Lillian Vernon, one of America’s most well-known leaders in the
catalog industry. I communicated closely with the creative director and account managers to make sure all deadlines were met
and that we kept a fresh approach to studio photography. Gained expert knowledge of LAGO, a sophisticated software system
that uses a vast database as well as Quark Xpress and other graphic software to create catalogs.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Independent design of marketing materials, identity, stationary, brochures and promotional material for local new
business development
Associate Art Director
The Christopher Agency: Norfolk, Virginia
3/96 - 9/98
An in-house Associate Art Director for a national major cruise line. Involved with creative director, free lance artists, copy writers,
illustrators, photographers and senior executives to determine client’s needs. Developed new marketing approaches, and
created multi-media advertising campaigns aimed at direct consumer, travel trade, and corporate audiences. Instrumental in
the launch of a $2.5 million advertising campaign that netted an overall 25% increase in gross business for the company.
Graphic Designer
The Virginian Pilot Advertising: Norfolk, Virginia
Graphic Designer (1995-1997): Created newsprint advertising for businesses and organizations throughout Hampton Roads,
Virginia Marketplace. Interfaced with other design team members such as the Art Director and Copy Writer to brainstorm and
develop creative concepts for new ad campaigns and promotional programs for a broad spectrum of clients. Used Macintosh,
PC, and Sun Camex.
Bachelor of Fine Arts : Visual Communications
Old Dominion University, 1993
Virginia Commonwealth College
Career Development:
Attended various workshops to improve conceptual skills
Attended Online classes for Web Development and Flash Programming
Skills (2) Rating
Ad Design
Magazine Design