Craig A Jarrett - Atacus Design Studio @ 484-354-0579  Or if you prefer !   Email Me!

Creative Experience

Career Summary

Exceptional Creative Director with a proven record of developing creative campaigns for client’s needs. Leader in concept and strategy development for complex design, web and management initiatives. Experienced designer with an emphasis on branding and online presence.  Excels at motivating and coordinating teams to deliver outstanding creative work under tight deadlines and even tighter budgets.

Accomplished design professional with a proven track record in all phases of the creative process, from concept through creation; team player and director; out-of-the-box thinker who brings a unique perspective to branding, web design and advertising development. Highly skilled in developing client relationships and creating design solutions that brings vision to life.

 

Experience

Merkle Inc. | 9/14 - 11/14
• Print Design & Web Developer
Developed email campaigns, direct mail and print collateral for clients such as Schneider Electric, Citizens Bank, USAA and TIAA CREF.


ING / Voya Financial | 4/14 - 9/14
• Print & Web Designer
Contracted to implement corporate rebranding initiative for a premier retirement, investment and insurance company serving the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers in the United States. Primary responsibility was to rebrand, redesign and update all existing print and digital marketing collateral to reflect the new brand guidelines. Including HTML/CSS micro-sites and emails, flyers, posters, charts and brochures using Creative Suite in Mac and PC platforms.


Atacus Design Studio | 7/12 - Present
• Principal
Creative services for organizations, business and individuals on website design, mobile web design, (SEO) Search Engine Optimization, copy writing & editing, publication design, ad placement, prepress, printing and mailing. Engaged in many client presentations, project bids and contract development. Assigned, contracted and managed third party vendors. Created long-term campaign plans, set schedules and deadlines for multiple projects.

Expert Solutions Inc. | 1/09 - 7/12
• Creative Director
Creative lead on all media, including design and production of brochures, logo designs, identity programs, display graphics, website layout and various marketing materials. Work closely with clients on project design, updates and execution, print and branding, including production, implementation, and maintenance. Developed web based design and user interface CME programs for clients such as John Hopkins, American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Endocrine Society and MS-Leaders - JHU School of Medicine.

Atacus Design Studio | 4/03 - 1/09
• Principal
Provided creative services for various organizations, business and individuals on website design, copy writing & editing, publication design, ad placement, prepress, printing and mailing. Engaged in many client presentations, project bids and contract development. Assigned, contracted and managed third party vendors. Created long-term campaign plans, set schedules and deadlines for multiple projects.

DirectLine Productions | 8/99 - 4/03
• Senior Designer
Create and develop advertising, direct mail campaigns and corporate marketing collateral for clients such as Disney, Visa, MBNA, Champion Mortgage, Wells Fargo and Capital One. Assisting creative team in developing presentations for new business. Responsible for conceptualization and design including art direction for mailings and monitoring accuracy of final design and product.

 

 

Education
• West Chester University
BFA - Graphic Design Concentration
• Delaware College of Art & Design
Web Design Certificate

 

Skills
• Adobe Creative Suite
• XHTML + CSS
• Microsoft Office
• WordPress
• Quark XPress
• Mac and PC proficient
• Concept development
• Brand building
• User interface design
• Mobile Web Design
• Copy writing
• Project management
• Print / Direct mail design
• Prepress processes
• CSS, jQuery, ASP

 

Clients
• ING / Voya Financial
• John Hopkins
• Disney
• Wells Fargo
• MBNA
• Champion Mortgage
• American Brokerage Services
• Coatesville Savings Bank
• SBLI
• O'Rourke Steel
• Endocrine Society
• Brandywine HVAC
• Chapman Windows & Doors
• Dansko Shoes
• Mid-Atlantic Behavioral Health
• 4Sight Technologies
• Les is More Fitness
• Turks Head Inn
• JLS Design & Construction
• Mac Reality
• Schumann Electric
• Crowne Plaza Valley Forge
• and many more