Hello!

I’m Matthew, a 28 year old Creative/Art Director.  I have been working in the full-scale branding, web design and print industries since 2012.

I’m looking for a creative leadership position in Richmond, Virginia.

I produce high quality brands and marketing campaigns for premium companies in the B2B and B2C markets.  I am passionate about design in all forms and working/guiding others to create great work!

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Previous Clients Include

Recent Work Experience

THE BORENSTEIN GROUP

Art Director  |  Fairfax, VA  |  August 2017—Present

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Took on additional roles during company turnover.
  • Certified the company as a Google partner for 2018 as independent professional development.

DUTIES

  • Communicates with vendors to deliver high-quality products to clients.
  • Fulfills a Project Management role when needed.
  • Works with the Creative Director to iterate and expand upon design & UX.
  • Responsible for wireframes and site-mapping client sites.
  • Follows through with client deliverables to close out contracts.
  • Guides and leads creative interns during Summer Intern Program.
  • Oversees design team projects: print, web and interactive.
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IMAGEWORKS CREATIVE

Graphic Designer  |  Chantilly, VA   |  May 2015—August 2017

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Interviewed, hired, and mentored design interns.
  • Overseen the website launch of over 10+ successful brands.
  • Absorbed marketing position tasks.
  • Responsible for multiple successful social media campaigns.

DUTIES

  • Worked with more than 60 B2B and B2C clients.
  • Collaborated with design team to produce consistent work.
  • Designed marketing campaigns including as print ads, google ads, email blasts and social posts.
  • Managed the company’s social media presence.
  • Planned and distributed marketing strategy.
  • Spearheaded internal branding designs.
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CTR SERVICES

Lead Designer  |  Washington, DC   |  Oct 2014—May 2015

DUTIES

  • Designed a large array of print collateral and web graphics for clients
  • Managed and completed a full redesign of the company website.
  • Designed print templates for client reference.
  • Taught clients how to use Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Talked to clients through meetings, phone conferences, and email.
  • Responsible for designing all company branding, print and digital assets.
  • Operated professional machinery, including large format printers, digital printers, and bindery.
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DESIGN 4 FUTURE

Junior Designer  |  Sterling, VA  |  Oct 2013—Sept 2014

DUTIES

  • Executed design updates for over 25 small businesses.
  • Designed professional websites for multiple clients.
  • Responsible for designing a new homepage for the firm’s website.
  • Created illustration projects for clients and internal use.
  • Responsible for managing the office upon lead designer’s absence.
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Additional Experience Available Upon Request

Education

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

BFA Graphic Design  | May 2012

Kappa Pi International Art Honors Fraternity

Positions Held: President, Vice President, & Head of Rush

Skills

DESIGN

  • 12 years working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Expert knowledge in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Wireframing, Mock-ups: Adobe XD, Sketch
  • Additional: Photography, Printing

MARKETING

  • Constant Contact, MailChimp
  • Google Analytics
  • Hootsuite, Instagram, Facebook
  • Google Adwords – display ads
  • Yelp!

DEVELOPMENT

  • CMS: WordPress, Drupal, Squarespace, Wix
  • Front End HTML/CSS
  • Dreamweaver
  • GatherContent

ADDITIONAL

  • Project Management: Work ETC, Asana, Toggl, Trello
  • Interpersonal Skills: Phone Communication, Meeting Learship, Customer Service
  • Other Software: Powerpoint, Excel, Word, Premiere
  • Leadership & Teambuilding Skills

Exhibition & Publications

JURIED VENDOR/ART SHOWS

2018 KATSUCON
Fashion Show Special Guest  |  National Harbor, MD

2017 NEKOCON
Convention Guest, Artist Alley  |  Hampton Roads, VA

2016 KATSUCON
Artist Alley  |  National Harbor, MD

2015 WAKUWAKU + NYC
Artist Alley  |  Brooklyn, NY

2014 OTAKON
Artist Alley  |  Baltimore, MD

2012 JURIED UNDERGRAD
Sawhill Gallery  | Harrisonburg, VA

2012 SOLO SHOW
ArtWorks Gallery |  Harrisonburg, VA

2011 SOLO SHOW
ArtWorks Gallery |  Harrisonburg, VA

 

PUBLICATIONS

Featured: V23 CREATIVE MAGAZINE
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Summer 2014 Issue  |  Winter 2013 Issue