Chris Hart

Freelance Graphic Designer & Logo Designer

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Location:Bentonville, Arkansas, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/chrishart
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Graphic designer, illustrator and creative manager with 19 years experience serving some of the world’s
largest companies, best known brands and highest-profile organizations.

Skills
• Visual design: Print, web, multimedia, video, environmental design, brand guideline management
• Creative direction: Photography, design, multimedia, web, illustration, copywriting, translation, radio,
television, video production
• Management: Client accounts, workflows, budgets, staff development, vendors, agencies

Experience
MITCHELL COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, FAYETTEVILLE, AR
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER 2009-2011
Development and production of creative materials for print, web and video for consumer promotions,
corporate communications, business-to-business communications and public relations. Key clients include: Walmart, Sam’s Club, Southwestern Energy, Tyson Foods, University of Arkansas, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Walton Family Foundation.
• Produced creative for all levels of the organization and its clients
• Developed and maintained brand guidelines for multiple world-class brands
• Managed creative production including project quoting and vendor relations
• Designed trade show exhibits, signage and environmental design
• Produced corporate newsletters, training materials, fact sheets and websites for a wide variety of clients

HARTWORKS CREATIVE, CAVE SPRINGS, AR
PRINCIPAL 2004-PRESENT
Freelance design business specializing in the creation of advertising and marketing products for business-to-business, consumer promotions, internal and external communications. Key clients include: The City of Fayetteville, The Jones Center, Mitchell Communications Group and Active Voicing.

TYSON FOODS INC, SPRINGDALE, AR
CREATIVE DIRECTOR 2002-2009
Development and execution of creative strategies and marketing and advertising assets for point-of-sale and employee communications.
• Provided creative leadership to all levels of the organization
• Designed point-of-sale, advertising and sales materials representing all brand marks
• Created trade show displays, outdoor advertising and signage
• Provided creative communications and marketing products for all divisions
• Managed reproduction and terms-of-use for Tyson brand guidelines
• Supervised designers, photographers, videographers, writers, translators, web designers, account services,
vendors and agencies in the production of creative assets
• Produced award-winning public relations and marketing tools for print, online and broadcast media

TYSON FOODS INC, SPRINGDALE, AR
ART DIRECTOR 1997-2002
Managed creative staff, accounts, workflow and vendors in the implementation of employee communications, marketing and public relations products.
• Supervised designers, photographers, videographers, writers, translators, web designers, account services,
vendors and agencies in the production of creative assets
• Designed point-of-sale, advertising and sales materials representing all brand marks
• Created trade show displays, outdoor advertising and signage

TYSON FOODS INC, SPRINGDALE, AR
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER 1994-1997
• Produced print and multimedia products for employee/consumer communications
• Designed trade displays and event spaces
• Led graphic design, illustration and pre-press projects
• Developed customer relations assets

CREATIVE SPECIALTIES OF TULSA, TULSA, OK
ART DIRECTOR 1992-1994
Concepted/developed creative for premium advertising promotions and business identities.
• Led graphic design, illustration and pre-press projects
• Performed silk screening and dark room production
• Developed customer relations assets

Awards and Affiliations
• American Advertising Federation
• Public Relations Society of America
• PR Week
• Society for Technical Communications
• League of United Latin American Citizens
• Chamber of Commerce, Rogers-Lowell, Arkansas
• Better Business Bureau Certification
• Art Director’s Club of Northwest Arkansas
• Golden Quill
• United Way

Education
• Bachelor of Art, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma – 1988-1992
• Associate Degree in Theatre, Rogers State Collage, Claremore, Oklahoma –1986-1988
• Commercial Art Studies, Tulsa Technology Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma – 1984–1986

References and portfolio available on request...
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Logo Design