Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - NathanRhoads.Resume.2016
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 | email@example.com
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.
• 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
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Art
Graduated with Honors, 1998
Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, California
• 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
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
An abstract and representational painter.
Artwork has been featured in galleries as
well as boutique restaurants throughout
Southern California and Oregon.