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Advertising Agencies

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 Associateswhich 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

    Creative directed, designed and managed the development of 19 websites and 2 Flash presentations

    Consulted 27 startups in marketing, advertising, and branding

    • Commissioned, collaborated and lead 15 independent contractors for 37 marketing projects

In addition to Advertising Agency experience, I’ve also completed several freelance assignments within corporate environments, including: L’Oréal, Macy’s & Fujifilm.