Job Experience
Healthgrades, Madison, WI  |  November 2011 to December 2020
Associate Creative Director
•Managed a team of three creatives (two designers and one writer) to develop award-winning creative for multi-channel marketing campaigns: desktop, mobile, email, display, social media, print collateral, and branding
•Developed creative briefs with account management teams to provide creative insight and strategy, which allowed me to connect with the consumer throughout their journey
•Utilized project management skills to organize team resources – across multiple projects – to meet tight deadlines
•Presented creative campaign concepts to internal stakeholders and clients
•Ensured creative was on-brand and on-strategy per creative briefs
•Managed a roster of 50+ clients
•Reviewed analytics to monitor social media success
•Recruited creative candidates for both designer and writer positions resulting in three successful positions filled

Art Director
•Led brainstorming sessions and provided creative design direction
•Guided a cross functional creative team through campaign concepting to final execution
•Fostered designers’ and writers’ skill growth
•Assisted the associate creative director in the development of creative briefs
•Prepared conceptual campaign ideas for presentation to clients
•Identified and researched industry trends
•Ensured brand consistency across all channels

Senior Graphic Designer (formerly Graphic Designer)
•Contributed to brainstorming sessions
•Collaborated with writers to develop on-brand messaging and design for optimal use across print and digital channels
•Achieved time saving results when partnered with project managers to re-examine internal process improvements (timelines were reduced from 24 to 18 weeks)
•Mentored production designers to build upon their design skill sets

KW2 Madison, WI  |  September 2008 to October 2011
Graphic Designer/Production Artist
•Designed for print and digital channels as well as out-of-home marketing materials such as billboards, large format banners, and bus wraps
•Maintained stringent production standards for all artwork that went through the agency
•Prepared files for print and reviewed printer proofs for final production

Springs Window Fashions, Middleton, WI  |  June 2005 to September 2008
Production Artist

Madison College, Madison, WI  |  May 2005
Associate in Applied Arts Degree in Graphic Design

Emphasis on design, typography, page layout, and print production
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