Branding Creative Director
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Location: Tampa, FL, USA
School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Field of Study: Graphic Design

Branding Creative Director

Enrico H. de Guzman
9506 Community Place
Tampa, FL 33612
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EDUCATION

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign-Urbana, IL; September 1979 – May 1984
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major: Graphic Design


EXPERIENCE

Enjaz (enjaz.life); Tampa, Florida; November 2020 – Present
Creative Director
In charge of Branding, Advertising and Digital Communications

Able&Co (theableagency.com); March 2020 – November 2020
Director of Creative Services
In charge of a small creative staff producing marketing materials for Real estate Development, Medical Device companies and Government Agencies.

Link Staffing (linkstaffing.com); Houston, Texas; January 2016 – February 2020
Creative Director
Developed Identity (Rebranding) and Rollout including digital applications and graphic standards manual for a national staffing company with headquarters in Houston, Texas.

G.E.G. Reklam (gegreklam.com); Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq; June 2013 – November 2014
Executive Creative Director
Responsibilities include leading the communication design, interactive design, and concept forward on all creative projects. Guide a team of designers and production artists in visual layout, brainstorming, and copy writing. Prepared marketing and business plans for G.E.G. subsidiary companies. Assumed additional duties as General Manager of G.E.G. Inks Print Center on December 2013.

Manama, Bahrain; May 2009 – October 2009
Freelance Creative Director/Director
Worked on projects for @bahrain and Miraj Graphics

Landor Associates (landor.com); Dubai, UAE; February 2008 – April 2009
Design Director
In charge of strategic planning, development of brand positioning and creative implementation of brand identity. Led a team with two graphic designers and a sales executive per project.

enjaz design; Dubai, UAE; October 2007 – January 2008
Freelance Creative Director
Worked on advertising campaigns for Dubailand and Virgin Radio

grow; Doha, Qatar; October 2005 – September 2007
Creative Director
In charge of the strategic planning, creative concept/execution, budget/billing, and production coordination for a Doha-based branding consultancy/advertising agency. Grew a 2-person start-up company into a 14-person full-service advertising agency, with 7 of those employees as direct reports. Helped write proposals and win pitches for business equivalent to US$3 million including Ramada Hotels, Harley-Davidson, CarnegieMellon Qatar Campus and Qatari Diar (real estate investment and development company).

Hippocrates, Co., Ltd.; Tokyo, Japan; August 2004 - August 2005
Creative Director, Overseas Strategy Division
In charge of the development and design of promotional, packaging and POP materials for pharmaceutical products and health-related services for local and international markets.

2AD Design and Communications (tokyo2ad.co.jp);
Tokyo, Japan; May 1994 - July 2004
Creative Director / Partner
In charge of the strategic planning, creative concept/execution, budget/billing, and production coordination for a Tokyo-based multilingual design and communications company that provides a broad range of creative services to an international roster of clients that includes many of the top brands and companies worldwide. Duties also include developing new clients, hiring staff, and coordinating outside vendors.

CDP Japan (cdpjapan.co.jp); Tokyo, Japan, January 1991 - May 1994
Art Director
Gained experience in a full-service advertising agency producing cross-cultural corporate advertising and collateral for Matsushita Electric (National/Panasonic brand products).

Witan Associates (witan.co.jp); Tokyo, Japan, December 1989 - December 1990
Creative Director
Managed a design team responsible for the creative production of English-language and bilingual promotional materials--including annual reports and corporate brochures--for Japanese companies. Responsible for hiring a copy director.

DCC Communications, Minneapolis, MN, May 1988 - November 1989
Vice President, Creative
Became the head of the creative department for a communications company after the merger with Dakota Design.

Dakota Design, St. Paul, MN, December 1986 - April 1988
Design Director, Partner
Started a full-service graphic design company. In charge of creative direction, developing new clients, billing, and hiring staff including account managers, copywriters, and designers.

Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul, MN, August 1985 - November 1986
Art Director
Managed the art department and art direction for Minnesota Monthly, the monthly magazine for Minnesota Public Radio. Responsible for creative production, hiring designers and outsourcing photography and illustration--worked with Brad Holland, Mary Grandpre, and Steve Brodner. Featured in Print Regional Annual for a Minnesota Monthly cover.

Seitz, Yamamoto, Moss, Minneapolis, MN, July 1984 - July 1985
Graphic Designer
Worked on design projects such as corporate collateral and promotional materials for 3M, annual reports for Pillsbury. and corporate identity for Siggraph and Private Music.


SKILLS

Management
Strategic Planning, Budget/Billing Coordination, Staff Management/Hiring, Account Management, New Account Development, Outsourcing Coordination, Marketing.

Creative
Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography Direction, Production Coordination

Technical: Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop), familiar with Quark Xpress and Macromedia Director.

Languages: English, Japanese