Creative Manager Sample Resume

James Schiller
1234 Cherokee Drive
Cleveland, Ohio
Home: 727-555-5555
Cell: 727-555-5556
Email: James_Schiller@netlog.com

Objectives
  • Seeking a creative management position that allows me to drive conceptual, design leadership and creative framework.
  • Looking to create world-class marketing solutions and visual design strategies by applying my strong background in design and extensive knowledge of interpreting business and brand strategies.  
Qualifications Summary
  • Almost 15 years of experience in the Advertising industry, assuming various positions.
  • Accustomed and flexible to a fast paced change environment where deadlines are a priority and handling multiple assignments simultaneously is a requirement.
  • Hard-working, creative, strong team player, professional, organized, detail oriented, work well under pressure, enjoy interacting with professionals at all levels and able to adapt to many different work environments.
  • Results-oriented leader interested in raising the standards of visual advertising industry, equally as comfortable working alone or within a team.  
Education
Cleveland University, Cleveland, OH
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication/Advertising (July 1989)

Work Experience
Creative Manager: Dec. 2004 - Present, American Greetings, Cleveland, OH
  • Responsibilities cover print advertising, promotions, package development, trademark graphics, structural packaging, merchandising, restaurant decor and branding for new emerging products.
  • Highly experienced in internal brand and creative teams as well as in outside resources such as design, branding, promotional agencies, structural suppliers, printing suppliers and fabricators.
  • Extensive background in creative communication and organizational expertise with a proven track record of creative solutions providing marketing efforts with marketing tools that effectively reach and resonate with targeted consumers and marketing strategies.  
Senior Art Director/Marketing Services: Jan. 2000 - Nov. 2004, McDonald's, Cleveland, OH
  • Managed, provided and supported integration of Coca-Cola branding and communication components into consumer communications within the McDonald's brand structure.
  • Managed creative conceptual and innovation efforts in support of the McDonald's Division.
  • Major responsibilities: Creative brief development, preparation of creative and concepts for focus group research, ideation process development, brand graphics and merchandising, structural design concepts with both internal and external resources.
  • Efficiently interacted with McDonald's, its suppliers and partners in the approval and development of Coca-Cola/McDonald's merchandising, promotions and packaging executions for both domestic and international markets.
  • Other duties included design and creative consultation in the development of package, equipment, and decor within the restaurant, drive-thru, and self-beverage equipment through ideation work.  
Principal Designer: Aug. 1990 - Dec. 1999, Coca-Cola USA Division, Cleveland, OH
  • Responsible for the creative design and execution of major national promotions for the Coca-Cola USA Division.
  • Displayed 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.
  • Interacted with promotions managers, promotional package development, brand managers, promotional agencies, partners and legal departments.
  • Also responsible for leading and coordinating the preparation of consumer stimulus materials and follow through with final executions and recommendations to client and brand groups.
*Work Samples: Please review my portfolio.