Throughout my professional history I have distinguished myself as a motivated and collaborative colleague, skilled in developing clean, organized and innovative design solutions. I have a well-documented history of successfully managing multiple assignments from concept to completion, on-time and in accordance with corporate culture and brand standards.
I have held the position of Photo Art Director, in which I was accountable for the management and direct supervision of three photography studios and freelance photographers for Sears hardline circulars and specialty pieces. I was responsible for managing the administrative tasks of this position as well, including cost reporting and review and approval of invoices.
As Senior Art Director, I directed and managed the creative design and production of assigned circulars. I was innovative in developing and implementing efficient ways to streamline production by generating layouts electronically and , thus minimizing internal creative rework. My collaborative skills proved useful in my teamwork with Project Managers to motivate and evaluate team members. This collaboration resulted in maximized growth and performance, in conjunction with the lowest error percentage rate and the highest total page count.
My ability to adapt and provide excellent results within a large, complex system has been demonstrated in my 12 years of experience at True Value. I have provided leadership and innovation through my conceptualization and direct execution of high-profile advertising and marketing materials for national advertising campaigns. Once again, my work within a large, well-established brand has allowed me to collaborate effectively with a variety of professionals and agencies, resulting in a superior product.
Additionally, I have executed a diverse array of freelance projects for a variety of businesses throughout my career. These projects have allowed me to utilize not only my creativity, but my ability to take initiative when provided with minimal or no direction, while integrating the preferences of the client.
My extensive work history demonstrates a commitment to the highest quality of creative execution, combined with the ability to manage and conceptualize projects in a realistic, cost-effective manner.
I look forward to the opportunity to discuss my potential contribution in more detail.
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