Great combination of inhouse marketing & creative agency experience – provides the perfect resume mix to serve small businesses like yours. Companies of all sizes (from Fortune 100 to single person startups) – B2B and B2C – I’ve been a hands on leader taking projects of all types and sizes from concept to completion.

DATATREND TECHNOLOGIES

Minneapolis, MN  | 2012 – Present

Webmaster / Sr. Designer
Creative execution of all marketing assets including: digital design, website & blog, HTML emails, brand identity, print collateral, & presentations.

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G-FORCE CREATIVE

Minneapolis, MN | 2010 – Present

Owner
Freelance creative services & marketing help for startups & small businesses including, brand development & identity, traditional & digital design, WordPress websites, SEO, PPC, hosting, site setup & management, presentations, and display.

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ALLY / GMAC FINANCIAL

Minneapolis, MN | 1995 – 2009

Manager of Graphic Services, Global Communications GMAC (2008 – 2009)
Delivered high impact, branded corporate communications;  executive messaging, HR, internal communications, PR, investor relations, intranet, and business unit support.

Director of Creative Services & Brand, GMAC ResCap (2006 – 2008)
Led brand-building efforts and established a consistent brand identity across seven separate businesses when GMAC ResCap merged all of it’s independently operated mortgage-related businesses (over 15,000 employees worldwide).

Creative Director, GMAC-RFC (1995 – 2006)
Built and led a creative services team that established brand standards, designed & produced print, environmental, and interactive work for enterprise marketing and communications. Promoted in-house creative services enterprise-wide, that offered high end creative solutions – at low cost – while being extremely responsive – and getting desired results.

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STUDIO ONE

Minneapolis, MN | 1991 – 1995

Creative Director

Served as the creative leader and managed a creative team that offered high quality design, art direction, illustration, copy writing, and production. The work included a mix of packaging, POS, brochures, catalogs, and direct mail. Our biggest clients included 3M, Pillsbury, Ecolab, Bluestem Brands, Nordic Track, and more.

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WIRED 4 DESIGN

Minneapolis, MN | 1988 – 1991

Vice President & Creative Director

Led a start-up division of Spectrum that offered digital design access to ad agencies and large marketing departments – later transitioned to a packaging design firm. Developed and executed the business plan, including leasing space, equipment & technology, hired staff, and presented to clients that included 3M, Pillsbury, Land O’Lakes, Hormel, General Mills, and Spearhead Industries.

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Collective Concepts

Minneapolis, MN | 1981 – 1988

Creative Director (1985 – 1988)

Led and managed a creative studio for Colorhouse – that offered creative services to ad agencies and large marketing departments – that included design, illustration, photo studio, production, and pre-press. Managed staff, processes, scheduling and presented to clients that included: 3M, Pillsbury, General Mills, Tonka Toys, Dept. 56, Bachman’s, Datacard, Medtronic, NordicTrack, SuperValu, Herbergers, Spearhead Industries, Fingerhut, and much more.

Illustrator / Designer (1981 – 1985)

Primary (“wrist”) illustrator for large full service studio. Technical medical illustrations, line and wash product illustration, airbrush, retouching, hand lettering, mixed media paintings, marker comps, and layouts.

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EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Minnesota

Certificate for Commercial Illustration & Design, University of Minnesota – Extension

Mini MBA, University of Saint Thomas