2008 – present
STUDIO 513, Owner, Creative Director
Creative spearhead on all projects. Accomplished c...
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Published on: Mar 3, 2016

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  • 1. ALL THINGS RELEVANT 2008 – present STUDIO 513, Owner, Creative Director Creative spearhead on all projects. Accomplished client objectives by overseeing freelance graphic designers, photographers, copywriters and programmers. Managed both print and online budgets, established in-house efficiencies, was the driving force in business development and forged vendor relationships. 2010 – 2012 NDS, Inc., In-house Art Director, Senior Graphic Designer Partnered with the Marketing Director to develop and execute corporate materials to support company key initiatives in both wholesale and retail markets. Managed print vendors and freelance designers. Also worked as the in-house photographer and videographer producing product photographs and installation videos. Creative lead in the visual design of website product pages as well as content hierarchy. 2002 – 2008 NATHAN RHOADS GRAPHIC DESIGN, Freelancer Collaborated with various agencies and design studios in-house as part of a team as well as off-site. In many cases, brought-on in ‘crisis situations’. Assigned large and small projects. Responsible for the entire design process, often given the reigns as creative lead. Partnered with other creative and account team members, as well as vendors, to deliver work on time. 1999 – 2002 GRAVITY DESIGN, Senior Graphic Designer Creative lead on all projects. Responsible to execute entire design process from initial concepts to final artwork. Built a solid foundation of communication directly with clients, partnering with them to establish and carry out marketing goals. 1998 – 1999 CASTLE ADVERTISING, JUNIOR Art Director Worked alongside creative director to translate creative briefs into functional and strategic design. Partnered with account executives to establish deliverable time lines as well as project budgets. Coordinated and managed freelance copywriters, illustrators, photographers and print vendors to produce on- target, dynamic, results driven creative. CREATIVE DIRECTOR |ART DIRECTOR |DESIGNER 3829 N. Vancouver Avenue, Portland, OR 97227 971 270 0513 | THE ‘WOW’ FACTOR Talented and diligent creative/art director. Hotshot visual problem-solver. Solid experience in all areas print and web. Proven performer. Genuine team player. A manager with ingenious design, conceptual thinking and meticulously expeditious computer skills. The Rundown • More than sixteen years of experience • Extensive background with all forms of print, packaging and website design • Highly creative, talented and independent • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Self-starter, highly-motivated • Genuine team-player • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work efficiently under demanding deadlines Education Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Art Graduated with Honors, 1998 Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, California KNOW-HOW • Conceptualize and sketch • Experience dealing directly with clients • Ability to clearly communicate design strategies and instruction to jr. designers • Art direct and supervise photo shoots • Supervise and manage outside vendors, including freelancers and additional staff • Extensive knowledge of print production processes, their technical requirements and press checks • Photoshop and retouching expert MAD Skills Expert knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Intermediate knowledge of Adobe Muse. Light knowledge of Adobe Dreamweaver. Basic understanding of HTML and CSS language. Artistic skill-set: Illustration, Oil Painting, Collage and Photography tidbit fact An abstract and representational painter. Artwork has been featured in galleries as well as boutique restaurants throughout Southern California and Oregon. PORTFOLIO

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