Ad Agencies — On Assignment
My career started at a very small agency, outside Little Rock, Arkansas. Afterwards, I worked for a brief time at a small print shop, learning Pre-Press and hands on printing. While there, I impressed an agency VP and Production Manager who hired me within his firm, Heathcott Associates — which was the 3rd largest Advertising Agency in the entire region.
At Heathcott, I was promoted from Production Artist to Print Designer, and then again to Art Director — in under three years. Working directly with the Creative Director, I was responsible for numerous accounts, including: KFC, AT&T & Taco Bell.
Next, I moved to FLTI, a very large, multi-national organization, which specializes in Publishing, Events & Media. As one of the top Creative Leaders, I headed the Creative Direction for Branding, Design and Development of numerous products, publications, events and media outlets. I then took on additional responsibility as the Design Lead & UX/UI/IA Specialist for the e-commerce website, which served thousands of customers per day.
In 2008, I started to work independently full-time, which allowed me to:
• Freelanced for 7 Advertising Agencies in the areas of creative direction, art direction, flash animation & web design
• Developed branding and identity for 31 separate organizations
• Commissioned, collaborated and lead 15 independent contractors for 37 marketing projects