Adam Portzel

Freelance Advertising Freelancer & Website Designer

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Location:Ashburn, Virginia, United States
Phone: 703-300-0769
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/adamportzel
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Professional Profile:
High energy & multitalented “Creative“ with extensive experience in marketing, broadcast, multimedia, online & print design. Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills; a dynamic team player with well-developed written & verbal communication abilities. Skilled in client/vendor relations and negotiations; talented at building and maintaining positive partnerships. A leader in the DC advertising community that can speak knowledgeably, have valid reasons from experience and the ability to make recommendations on the fly. With over 12 years experience in passionately building brands by creating innovative marketing strategies, creative campaigns and social media outreach; I’m accustomed to performing in deadline-driven environments with an emphasis on working within budget requirements.

Creative experience and cutting edge expertise in the following MAC based programs:

• Adobe Photoshop CS5
• Adobe InDesign CS5
• Adobe Illustrator CS5
• Adobe ImageReady CS5
• Adobe Acrobat
• Quark Express
• Final Cut, and multiple video editing software
• Suitcase, ATM
• PowerPoint, Excel & Word
• Hands on Experience with many more applications, ask for details

- Advanced photo retouching
- Proficient with all pre-press Production and release of files
- Proficient with entire print production process’s
- Proficient in Mac platform
- Skilled in diverse media such as interactive web
content, DVD/CD-ROMs, and print advertisement.
- Works great in a diverse team environment, always
has a positive attitude, works well independently—
a self-starter and team motivator.
- Able to manage multiple priorities/projects concurrently.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Motivated, adaptable, and quick-learning

Education:

Northern Virginia Community College
Sterling, VA
1997-1999

Professional Experience:

Independent Creative Director/Art Director
March 2006 - present | Creative Director

Currently providing strategic & creative consulting for a variety of clients, on freelance/contract basis. Works very closely with clients to provide end-to-end servicing as per their needs, from initial consultation, to implementation, to on-going maintenance. Services range from identity/ brand building, website design and online advertising, pop, traditional print, tradeshow design, brochure design, magazine advertising, direct mail and marketing collateral. Effectively concept, build, motivate and direct creative & production teams. Coordinate freelance artists, media rep’s, consultants as well as vendors to meet any/all project requirements. Expertly convert feature’s to benefits when developing a client’s marketing solution. Consistently meets deadlines &
requirements – whatever it takes to get the job done!

Agency History:

Adworks
Arnold Worldwide
BlattnerBrunner
Fixation Marketing
Hrabal Creative
Jill Tanenbaum
Ogilvy (DC, NY, Europe)
Porter Novelli
Rasky Baerlein
+SmithGifford
TMP Worldwide
White & Partners

Client History:
AAR ( Association of American Railroads )
AARP
AFA (Abundant Forest Alliance)
All Sports Grand Prix ( Indoor Kart Racing Company )
Arminco, Inc.
ATA (American Trucking Assoc.)
Avanade
BBC
Bee Market ( U.S. – Based European Furniture Store )
Blue Ridge Speech & Hearing
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Browns Automotive
Baltimore Hockey Classic
Campbell Landscaping
CapitolOne
CART Racing
Centex Homes
Chevy Chase Bank
Children’s National Medical Center
Choice Hotels
Citizens Bank
CORT Furniture
Colonial Williamsburg
Crop Insurance
Cub Cadet
Delmarva Shorebirds ( Minor League Baseball Team )
Dewalt Tools
Department of Transportation
Discovery Cove
DynCorp/Tech Serv ( IT Networking Firm )
Fairchild Fasteners
FLASH
Fruits and Veggies More Matters
Garden City Group ( Legal Services Company )
GE ( General Electric )
GEICO
HealthNow
High Wind Safe Rooms.org
Hyatt Hotels
IRS ( PSA for Taxes )
Kompsys
KPMG
Lenovo
Lockheed Martin
Loudoun Hounds ( Independent Baseball Team )
Manugistics
McDonald’s
Mobil Oil
Monster
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Newsroom
Newsweek.com
NEXTEL
NINDS
NISO
Pittsburgh Corning ( FoamGlas & GlassBlock )
PNC Bank
Precision Tune
Propane
Road Runner High Speed Online
Saint Vincent Hospital
Sallie Mae
SAP ( International Software Company )
SeaWorld
SFI ( Sustainable Forestry Initiative )
SIBG ( International Security Buyers Guide )
Sun Car Motors
Snap-On
Sport&Health
Stanley Furniture
Stihl ( Landscaping Tool Company )
The Potomac Cannons ( Minor League Baseball Team )
The Washington Post
The Washington Redskins
Trigon ( National Health Care Company )
University of Virginia ( UVA )
Virginia Lottery
Virginia Power Company
Volkswagen Corporate
Volkswagen ( Dealers )
Waldorf School of Baltimore
Washingtonpost.com
Washington Capitals ( NHL Hockey Team )
Whitman-Walker Clinic
Wyeth ( PSA for Depression )
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