Art Director

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Ronna Lindblade

ronna.lindblade@gmail.com | (122) 591-4830 | Portland, OR

Summary


Experience


Art Director at Nike, ORMar 2022 - Present

  • Led a team of 8 in the development and execution of an integrated advertising campaign that generated a 15% increase in web traffic for the client.
  • Successfully pitched creative concepts to clients on 9 occasions, resulting in 100% approval rating.
  • Managed art department budget totaling $1 million annually, while still delivering high-quality work within deadlines.
  • On average, completed projects 10% under budget and ahead of schedule.

Senior Art Director at Adidas, ORAug 2020 - Jan 2022

  • Led a team of 5 designers in creating an award-winning ad campaign that increased sales by 15%.
  • Successfully completed 12 major projects on time and under budget.
  • Increased efficiency in the design department by streamlining processes and implementing new software tools.
  • Trained 2 junior designers, who went on to be promoted to senior positions within 6 months.

Lead Art Director at Puma, ORSep 2015 - Jun 2020

  • Led art direction for a team of 5 designers and 2 illustrators, overseeing the development of 30+ projects per month.
  • Successfully pitched new business to 3 major clients, resulting in $1M in new revenue for the company.
  • Created an award-winning ad campaign that generated a 20% increase in sales for our client.
  • Worked with copywriters and account managers to develop creative concepts that met objectives while staying on strategy.
  • Managed budgets ranging from $50k - $500k ensuring accuracy and adherence to timelines set by upper management.

Education


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design at The University of Oregon, ORSep 2011 - May 2015

I've learned how to communicate my ideas through visual media, to think creatively and critically, and to use industry-standard software and hardware.

Skills


  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Typography
  • Layout and Composition
  • Color Theory

Teala Heffren

teala.heffren@gmail.com | (837) 052-2194 | Fairfield, IA

Summary


Experience


Art Director at The Art Institute of Chicago, IAApr 2022 - Present

  • Led a team of 5 designers in creating an advertising campaign that generated $2 million in new revenue for the company.
  • Developed an award-winning design for a major corporation that increased brand awareness by 25%.
  • Increased sales at a previous employer by 20% through innovative and effective marketing campaigns.
  • Created art direction guidelines used across all departments which helped to unify the overall look of the company’s products.
  • Successfully completed projects on time and under budget while maintaining high quality standards.

Senior Art Director at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, IAJul 2020 - Mar 2022

  • Led a team of 5 designers in creating an ad campaign that generated $2 million in sales.
  • Designed a logo that was used by a company for 10 years.
  • Won 2 awards for design excellence.
  • Taught a class on graphic design at the local community college.
  • Served as president of the Graphic Designers Association for 2 years.
  • Published articles on design trends in 3 different industry magazines.

Lead Art Director at The Museum of Modern Art, IAAug 2015 - May 2020

  • Led a team of 12 artists to create 200 illustrations for a children’s book series, resulting in increased sales by 25%.
  • Successfully pitched an advertising campaign to 10 major clients that led to $2 million in new business.
  • Created a motion graphics piece that was viewed over 1 million times online and won 2 industry awards.
  • Managed the art department budget of $1.5 million, coming in under budget by 5%.
  • Hired and trained 4 new junior designers, helping them develop into key members of the team.
  • Worked closely with copywriters, editors, photographers, and other creatives to produce high-quality work on tight deadlines.

Education


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design at Iowa State UniversitySep 2011 - May 2015

I have learned how to communicate my ideas through design, how to use industry standard software, and how to work under pressure to deadlines.

Skills


  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • After Effects
  • Premiere Pro
  • Maya
  • 3ds Max