Background

I have experience working in outdoor industries and lifestyle/fitness brands. Over my nineteen year career I have worked on such brands as The North Face, Oakley, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, SRAM/Avid, Devil’s Thumb Ranch, CatEye, Børn Shoes and Powerhouse Gym. Not to mention more recent experience in behavior change and awareness campaigns for CDOT, Delta Dental, Colorado Dept. of Health Services, Coloradan’s Against Auto Theft and Colorado Energy Office. I have been fortunate enough to work in all facets of Art Direction and Design within my career.

OVERVIEW

  • manage creative team and their workload
  • concept in multiple capacities while adhering to budget and time-line
  • past small business owner and freelance experience
  • working with account and client to accomplish client goals
  • facilitate production on everything from broadcast to ambient installations
  • initiative to regularly learn new skill sets


EMPLOYMENT

Amélie Company. | Creative Director / Associate Creative Director, Jul. 14 to Present

  • manage team of creatives and guide concept development
  • create presentation decks and present creative to clients
  • work with production to define parameters and production schedules of projects
  • foster team environment and culture within the agency
  • creative direct broadcast, ambient, pre-roll, and radio productions
  • concept radio, ambient, social, broadcast, and traditional advertising

Honest Bros. | Creative Director / Owner, Jan. 08 to Present

  • coordinate operations on a day to day basis
  • generated estimates and sustained bookkeeping
  • finding and maintaining client relationships
  • developing and managing new creative talent

Factory Design Labs | Integrated Art Director / Contract to Full-time, Jan. 12 to Mar. 13

  • responsibilities for web, packaging, and print development
  • art direct photo shoots
  • collaborate in team environment
  • further develop and evolve brands

Pure Brand Communications | Art Director, Oct. 05 to Jan. 08

  • design and concept 360 ad and marketing campaigns
  • production, estimating and design responsibilities for web

Design and Image | Senior Designer, Feb. 05 to Oct. 05

  • developed unique branding and collateral pieces for B to B and B to C clients
  • work with client through all phases of project
  • work and brainstorm in team environment
  • production responsibilities in both print and web environment

Judson Design Associates | Senior Designer, Oct. 00 to Feb. 05

  • design and develop creative for collateral, web sites, branding and annual reports.
  • research, negotiate and facilitate creative support services and talent for project development
  • carry production responsibilities across to both print and web design
  • maintain the firms network, and furnish upgrades and replacements of computers and software

Savage Design Group | Junior Designer, Aug. 99 to Oct. 00

  • expanded role from production to design B to B collateral materials
  • participate in brainstorming and creative concepting of a project
  • work with art director and as part of a team on creative activities
  • design and develop creative solutions to various elements of a project
  • help round out firm’s web capabilities by taking on new technologies


ADDITIONAL SKILLS

matting/framing, metalwork/welding, woodworking, silk-screening, fabricating, printmaking and working knowledge of specialty materials including plexiglass, ABS and fiberglass.



AWARDS

2018 CAAT Rewind Broadcast Honors in The One Show Denver
2018 CAAT Ambient Kilo Car Honors in The One Show Denver
2018 CDOT Pedestrian stunt Featured in The Denver 50
2018 CDOT Seat Belt Grenade Featured in The Denver 50
2018 CDOT Click it or Ticket stunt (Judges Choice) The Denver 50
2017 CDOT MOST campaign featured in Ads of the World
2017 Amelie, Ad Age Small agency of the year (Southwest)
2017 Amelie Welcome Kit, One Club Denver Silver
2017 CDOT Seatbelt grenade featured on Ads of the World
2016 CDOT MOST billboards featured on Ads of the World
2016 CDOT Most campaign in The Denver 50
2016 ADCD broadcast winner for Beware of the Beltless commercial
2015 CDOT drugged driving arcade and smoking car in The Denver 50
2015 CDOT Drink & Don’t Drive Campaign in The Denver 50
2011 Kingpinz Decks published in Inside the World of Board Graphics
2011 Honest Bros. Published in Logolounge Mastery Edition
2010 Honest Bros. Published in 1000 More Greetings
2010 Rainbow Chasers Peoples Choice Award, Adventure Film Festival
2010 Rainbow Chasers Audience Award, Breckenridge Film Festival
2010 Published in MyOwnBusinessCard
2010 Published in Best of Business Cards 9
2010 AMA Silver Peak award for Corona Insight’s Branding
2010 BMA Silver Gold Key Award for Corona Insight’s Branding
2009 Seven pieces published in 100 Habits of Successful Freelance Designers
2008 Honest Bros. Rag Mailer published in Print
2007 Merit award in ADCD for Special Olympics campaign
2005 LifeSpark Logo published in Logo Lounge
2004 Convergent Energy Logo published in Logo Lounge
2003 Gold ADDY for Felix Sanchez Photography web site
2003 Gold ADDY for Felix Sanchez Photography mailer
2002 ADCH Bronze for Judson Design web site
2002 Logo Published in Graphis (P.I.T.)
2001 Judson Design I.D. published in Print
2001 Merit award DSVC for Judson Identity
2000 ADCH Gold for flash design and production



CONTACT
eric@honestbros.com