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AMY SMITH
123 Main Street Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Home: (555) 555-1234, Cell: (555) 555-1235 asmith@sample~resume.com


Objective:   Seek the Position of Art Director

SUMMARY:   Exceptionally talented, creative and innovative Art Director with great background developing, creating and implementing a wide variety of original creative concepts and lay-outs such as print ads, brochures, flyers, posters, collateral material, etc. for Radio, Television, Newsworld, and digital channels.

Summary of Qualifications
  • Ten years experience.
  • Great knowledge of advanced Mac skills in Adobe Illustrator, Acrobat, Indesign and Photoshop Quark XPress, and Macromedia Flash.
  • Sound experience researching and purchasing on-line stock photography.
  • Remarkable skill in computer software maintenance and video-photography techniques, with the ability to build files from start to press-ready final art.
  • Proven ability to understand strategy and produce dynamic creative concepts which adhere and enhance that strategy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills and a great team player with strong attention to detail.
  • Exceptional ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver to deadline.
  • Uncommon ability to be flexible and adaptable, with strong initiative.
Professional Experience

Galaxy Art Studio, Minneapolis
2002 - Present

Art Director
  • Oversee the artistic design of advertisements and print materials, as well as the filming of television commercials.
  • Responsible for the quality of the finished product.
  • Choose a photographer, an illustrator, models, and any props necessary for an ad.
  • Responsible for retouching print when it comes back from the printer with an imperfection.
  • Responsible for the "look" of an ad and also part of the creative team responsible for developing the very concept.
  • Work with the copywriter (who writes the ads) to decide on an advertising concept together and how the ad will look and what it will say.
  • Help to cast the actors for a television advertisement.

Star Express Studio, Minneapolis
2000 - 2002

Assistant Art Director
  • Met with the account management team to discuss the client's requirements.
  • Gained an understanding of the target audience and business that the advert was aimed at.
  • Worked closely with the copywriter to generate creative ideas and concepts to fulfill the client's brief.
  • Met with the creative director before presenting ideas to clients.
  • Pitched ideas to clients.
  • Produced sketches or 'storyboards' (television) or 'roughs' or 'scamps' (print) to communicate ideas to the client.
  • Briefed other members of the creative team.
  • Commissioned photographers, artists and film-makers to work on projects.
  • Visited and assessed different locations for potential shoots and work on location.
  • Attended meetings at production houses and with other directors.
  • Worked in editing suites to oversee the finished product.
  • Advised new creative's, reviewed their books and managed new teams on placement with the agency.

Star Express Studio, Minneapolis
1998 - 2000

Graphic Designer
  • Logged incoming projects and established a work schedule.
  • Designed and created print materials for the department, such as: yearly School Guide and media kit, employee newsletter, Kaleidoscope, bi-monthly parent newsletter, Apple-A-Day, School Report Card supplement.
  • Designed and created brochures, such as: School Board Code of Student Conduct, Fact Pack, Gifted Education, Standards of Learning, and Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel.
  • Designed and created print material for special events, such as: Realtor's Breakfast, groundbreakings, Project Renovate, Proposed Redistricting of Schools, and Stars and Bars.
  • Designed and created print material for several organizations such as: The Education Foundation and Partners in Education, through Annual Reports, brochures, newsletters and posters.
  • Provided photography services at various special events.
  • Maintained and troubleshot graphic equipment, such as the Power Computing Power Tower Pro 225, HP scanner and printer and Epson printer, along with various software products.
  • Provided graphic support to many departments.
  • Performed related work as required.

Education

Associate Degree in Visual Art
University of Minneapolis (1998)




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