UNIVERSAL ORLANDO | ART DIRECTOR, ORIGINAL CONTENT
November 2013 to Present
Developing fresh concepts for annual events, trade campaigns, and branding. Designing print materials, digital, outdoor, and packaging, for various special events as well as annual events and campaigns. Art directing photo and video shoots to support ongoing needs and campaigns as well as for specific campaign concepts that I developed. This includes scouting locations, choosing appropriate talent, working with wardrobe designer and make-up artists, and directing talent on location to achieve the desired vision for a campaign. Collaborating with Art Directors, Print manager, Photographers, and Videographers to produce polished, creative work that meets strategic needs. Overseeing the print, digital, and video work of all creatives involved in a campaign, to ensure consistency and quality throughout and to maintain the vision of campaign.
UNIVERSAL ORLANDO | DIGITAL GRAPHIC DESIGNER, CONTRACTOR
August 2013 to October 2013
Designed static and Flash banner ads and mobile pages for 2013 Halloween Horror Nights campaign.
ORGANIC | SENIOR DESIGNER, CONTRACTOR
October 2012 to AUGUST 2013
Digital & print design and illustration for national brands, including Pepsi, Poise, Goodnites, Kotex, Pull-Ups, Santa Cruze Organic, and Hilton. Design of web pages, print, e-mail marketing, and social media marketing.
AUTOWEEK MAGAZINE | SENIOR DESIGNER, CONTRACTOR
April 2013 to May 2013
Designed the 80+ page event program for the 2013 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.
Designed and implemented Mopar75.com, a microsite for the 75th anniversary of Mopar and its commemorative book.
SHANTYBOY STUDIO | OWNER/CREATIVE DIRECTOR
January 2011 to Present
Providing superior creative solutions for a variety of clients, including: website design, custom social site design, social posts, creative writing, print design, branding, photography, video art direction & production, and illustration.
STARKWEATHER ARTS CENTER | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
April 2010 to June 2012
Planning, implementing, and promoting artist exhibitions, juried group shows, fund raisers, and concerts. Creating print materials, marketing, press releases and social media for Starkweather Arts Center’s seasonal programming, educational programming, and exhibitions. Maintaining and building media contact databases. Managing social media platforms, designing and managing email marketing and maintaining website. Working with the Board of Trustees to plan the direction of the arts center. Managing several volunteers to maintain current seasonal programs, gift shop, as well as music and education programing. Designing window, signage, and gift shop display. Recruiting artists for exhibits and gift shop. Grant writing, fund-raising, book keeping, retail sales, and banking.
KRISTIN BARR INC. | ILLUSTRATOR, Represented Nationally by Irmeli Holmberg
September 1996 to January 2011
Creating colorful and whimsical illustration for a variety of publishers and publications. Self promotion, advertising, web site design and maintenance, building client relationships and contacts, negotiating contracts, project/time management, and working under tight deadlines. Some Clients included: Scholastic, McGraw–Hill, Harcourt, Rigby Literacy, Scott Foresman, Spider Magazine, Cricket Magazine, The Detroit News, MetroParent Magazine, Angel Magazine