B I L L N E U M I L L E R
Thirty years in advertising. No two days the same. I love that. I’m constantly learning new things about the marketplace, economy, people, technology in the industry and myself. I’ve had the privilege of working with some great people producing some very exciting work for my clients.
E X P E R T I S E
PRINT • PROMOTION • COLLATERAL • RETAIL. • OUTDOOR • DIGITAL DESIGN • MOTION GRAPHICS
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FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR–March 2012 to present
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR–SELECT COMFORT, INC. PLYMOUTH, MN–July 2006 to March 2012
I had the opportunity in part to lead an internal creative group which supported and touched all aspects of the Sleep Number brand through integration and support across all selling channels. Very strong in design/art direction for print, web, motion graphics and photography art direction.
FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR–February 2006 to July 2006
Worked for various agencies as an art director/designer. Stepped in as marketing director for Red Canyon Company helping to coordinate and implement various marketing efforts.
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR/DESIGNER–JOHN RYAN, MINNETONKA, MN–March 2004 to February 2006
Designed in-branch communications for Charter One Banks, working closely with Arnold Worldwide integrating the brand identity into DCN (direct cable network), P.O.P. and collateral print. Other clients include Bank of America, US Bank and National Bank of Canada.
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR/ACD–BBDO, MINNEAPOLIS, MN–October 1996 to February 2004
I’ve worked on multiple brands under Hormel Foods, TCF Banks, Old Country Buffet and Jennie-O Turkey Store creating promotions, collateral, design, web design, TV and print advertising.
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR–MUELLER MACK, INC, MINNEAPOLIS, MN–November 1994 to October 1996
Created print advertising, collateral, P.O.P., outdoor and promotions for various Land ‘O Lakes products, Green Giant, Pillsbury, Marigold Foods, Wilson Leather and Target.
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR–M&H ADVERTISING, MINNEAPOLIS, MN–September 1982 to November 1994
Did it all–advertising, design, promotion, collateral and for a time, managed production buying. Directed
extensive outside freelance talent. Major accounts were Bordon Pasta Group, Midas International, Marigold Foods, Jerome Foods, Chippewa Spring Water, Farmstead Foods, Heinz Pet Products, Carlson Marketing, Burger King, SuperAmerica, Schweigert Meats, Metropolitan Clinic of Counseling, Anchor Hocking, Buddy’s Kitchen, Cole’s Garlic Bread, Minnesota Opera and March of Dimes.
ART DIRECTOR–J.W. FARMER & ASSOCIATES, RAPID CITY, SD–August 1981 to September 1982
Fresh out of school. A very exciting time with a young aggressive agency that was a big player for South Dakota. Created print and collateral for Western Surety Company, Rushmore Mutual Life and Baldwin Filters. Also created syndicated direct marketing materials for the Association of Independent Schools and Colleges. The agency relocated to Minneapolis in ‘82 under the name Response Direct Marketing which later changed to M&H Advertising.
E D U C A T I O N
B.S. 1981–BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY, SPEARFISH, SD
Mass Communications Major (photography emphasis), Commercial Art Minor
O H , A N D I H A V E A L I F E , T O O
My family is my biggest priority and home improvement projects are constant. One of my passions is restoring and showing 60’s muscle cars as well as auto racing and motocross. I’m a motorcycle/boat/ snowmobile enthusiast. Fitness, fishing /camping and model building round out my interests.
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