Art Director
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Location: Seattle, WA, USA
School: Madison College
Major: Design & Illustration

Art Director

SUMMARY
An innovative and creative Art Director with 9+ years of experience
in creating brand stories and design strategies. Enjoys collaborating
with teams to deliver creative vision and compelling results.


EXPERIENCE
WE Communications | BELLEVUE, WA | ------------
Art Director | AUG 2019 − PRESENT
Responsible for executing client facing projects; including video, digital,
print, and branding.
Clients | Microsoft, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gilead, E2open

Sur La Table | SEATTLE, WA | ------------
Art Director | 2017 − AUG 2019
Manages a 5-person team responsible for the strategy and design
of store-facing collateral and signage for 135 retail stores and
cooking schools nation-wide.
Drives consistency across omni-channel marketing initiatives to
support Sur La Table’s brand vision, strategy, and positioning.
Mentors, reviews and approves creative developed by team
members, fostering creativity and new ideas.
Coordinates with Marketing, Merchandising, and Planning to
create a unified plan for each quarter.


Leo Burnett ARC | CHICAGO, IL | ------------
Sr. Art Director | 2015 − 2017
Art Director | 2012 − 2015
Conceptualized creative solutions to enhance omni-channel
marketing strategies for our clients.
Launched Systane’s first consumer-facing ad campaign across TV,
Print, Online, and Social, and led it's global website redesign.
Mentored, reviewed and approved creative developed by team
members, fostering creativity and new ideas.
Clients | Alcon, P&G, Comcast, 3M, Coke, Kraft, Intel, Samsung


Planet Propaganda | MADISON, WI | ------------
Designer | 2010 − 2011
Developed creative for agency-owned apparel companies, including
one-of-a-kind t-shirts, workwear and footwear.
Clients | Nonsek, Mostbestos


Freelance | MADISON, WI | richardlarue.me
2010 − 2012
Clients | 826CHI, Minkwell, Shana Dressler, Burley School of Chicago, and more

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