Creative Director Sample Resume

John Denters
1234 Cobblestone DrivePinellas Park, Cleveland, OhioHome: 727-555-5555Cell: 727-555-5556Email:   Objective: Creative Director to secure a position as Art Director in a company where I can help establish the direction of outstanding creative, lead and mentor others in my domain and help beginners understand the creative process while designing the best possible products by applying my experience and personal abilities.   Qualification Summary: Ten years of professional experience in design, producing creative for the entertainment, technology and financial sectors. Excellent skills in computers, proficient in computer based design, 3D animation and modeling, website development, video and sound design, digital video editing and fine art illustration. Highly experienced in software: Photoshop, PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, Flash, 3D Software, Action Script and other specific design packages. Result oriented leader interested in raising the standards of visual communication, equally as comfortable working in an enclosed environment as working within a team.
  Education: Bachelor degree in Fine ArtsMinor studies in AdvertisingUniversity of Cleveland, OhioJuly 1995
  New School for Social ResearchNew York, NY3D Rendering, Animation& Multimedia. 1991
  Work Experience:
  • Art Director, American Greetings, Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 2004 ? present
    Supervised creative design within business groups, directed and developed final visual image that communicates the organization's marketing objectives to the consumer. Analyzed customer requirements, established and ensured adherence to project timelines and budget constraints. Developed and administered graphic design training, mentorship and professional development guidance to junior and peer designers. Proven ability to rally a team and lead the charge toward a common goal.
  • Creative Director, HOT 97 / Emmis, NYC, Jan. 2000 ? Nov. 2004
  • Created high impact interactive 2D and 3D animations using various tools. Created direct response ads and mailers for high-tech and financial service clients. Conceptualized, designed, and produced high impact B2B and B2C marketing and follow up materials targeting firms with net capital of $1M or more. Met with the account management team to discuss the client's requirements. Gained an understanding of the target audience and business that the advert is aimed at. Commissioned photographers, artists or film-makers to work on projects. Other responsibilities implied visiting and assessing different locations for potential shoots and working on location.
  • Graphic Designer, U.S. Army, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Aug. 1995- Dec. 1999
  • Created designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts. The job required extremely polished client presentation skills along with demonstrating a clear vision of how the work addresses problems and requirements set forth in a creative brief. Job duties implied designing, creating and producing new media ads, wireless communications, website content and other digital and interactive media incorporating the newest technologies all while working closely with creative and other internal teams (user experience, professional services and account management).
  Work Samples: Please review my portfolio here. Other work samples may be furnished upon request.   References: Available upon request