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September 20th, 2017

Randy Tatum

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Randy is a freelance art director/CD in Minneapolis. All kinds of killer projects on his site from his time at Carmichael Lynch, Martin Williams, and freelancing all over. Of course, this being MC, especially love his use of type and how he brings words to life. Dig it.

Portfolio: pilot-adv.com

September 6th, 2017

Andrei Slobtsov

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Andrei is a designer/art director who is moving to Portland, OR in September. From Andrei: “I’m a conceptual designer and an art director, making things in advertising, branding, interactive design and all the gray areas in between. Originally from Moscow, Russia I moved to the US 12 years ago. I started my career in Milwaukee, WI as a brand art director. Last six years I spent in Chicago and I’m currently working at Cramer-Krasselt on Porsche, Corona, and Edward Jones. While I absolutely loved my time in Chicago and CK, my wife and I are jumping into a new adventure this September and we are moving to Portland, OR.” Can’t wait to see where Andrei lands!

Portfolio: andreis.co

August 22nd, 2017

Chicago Portfolio School Week – Art Director Grads

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Summer 2017 Chicago Portfolio School Week on MC continues, today with the portfolio sites of six art director grads. Lookin’ good!

Alexandra Braasch (art director)

Caleigh Ripp (art director)

Liz Tonner (art director)

Marty Knuth (art director)

Patrick Terwedo (art director)

Tucker Moore (art director)

August 21st, 2017

Chicago Portfolio School Week – Designer Grads

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Ladies and gentlemen, this week MC is honored to present the portfolio sites of Summer 2017 Chicago Portfolio School grads: designers (Monday), art directors (Tuesday), and copywriters (Wednesday). Congrats to all!

Annabelle Goldin-Mertdogan (designer)

Aqsa Tahir (designer)

Ashley Johnson (designer)

Carrie Rumancik (designer)

Donnie Faires (designer)

Jeff McLaren (designer)

July 31st, 2017

Creatives Wanted (all levels): SRG, Boulder

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Jamie Caruso from Sterling-Rice Group in Boulder, Colorado, is on the hunt for copywriters, art directors, and production designers at all levels. From SRG, “Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) is a premier consulting and communications firm. We have created positive and enduring impact for our clients for more than 30 years.

SRG’s unique fusion of strategic and creative capabilities has helped build brands and drive growth at companies big (e.g., PepsiCo, Wendy’s, Lilly) and small (e.g., Dave’s Killer Bread, MyChelle Dermaceuticals, Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers). Founded in 1984, we’ve grown our firm through an integrated combination of capabilities that, together, are unique in the industry. We specialize in consumer insights, strategy, innovation, design, and communications.

Perhaps more important than what we do at SRG is how we do it. Before ever having a client, our founders defined the core beliefs upon which SRG would be built: Excellence, Creativity, Education, Honesty, Respect, Social Value, Responsibility, and Fun. For 30+ years, we have measured our performance on these beliefs annually. And because we live these beliefs every day, we’ve been named a Best Place to Work by AdAge in 2017 and Outside Magazine for the past six years.

Please apply at www.srg.com/careers with a link to your portfolio. We’ll be in touch if there is a match with our needs. We can’t wait to see what you have to offer.”

June 5th, 2017

Bo Han

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Bo is a junior art director at Translation in NYC. Bunch of great projects on her site for MailChimp, Google, Lego, Genius.com, State Farm, Purina, and Amazon Fresh, that are a mix of student work (Art Center College of Design, Bookshop), internship projects (Droga5), and produced. Also, don’t miss her homemade chinchilla furniture. Serious band saw skills.

Portfolio: bookofbo.com

May 8th, 2017

Regan Kline & Jason Tisser

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Regan (copywriter/CD) and Jason (art director/CD) are a freelance team in Los Angeles. All kinds of great projects up and down their joint site, including work for Allstate, Hefty, Hornitos, and a hilarious campaign for Neato Robotics (above). Dig it.

Portfolio: tisserkline.com

May 4th, 2017

Sr Copywriter & Sr AD Wanted: The Escape Pod, Chicago

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Heather Hayden, Director of Talent for The Escape Pod, is on the hunt for a senior copywriter and senior art director (individuals or as a team). From Heather: “The Escape Pod CHICAGO is looking to hire a Senior art director and Senior copywriter (either as a team or we will pair up separately) to join us.

Specifically, we are looking for creative talent who:

  • Have “the ability to think their way out of a proverbial bag”
  • Have a proven track record of presenting & selling conceptual campaign idea work (not just executions)
  • Are self-sufficient, independent yet collaborative
  • Have managed one or more broadcast shoots and been ultimately responsible for its final production delivery
  • Have some creative mentorship experience

If interested or for more info, please contact Heather: heather@theescapepodagency.com

May 3rd, 2017

John Dolab & Chip Kettering

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John (copywriter/CD) and Chip (art director/CD) are a freelance team based in Los Angeles. Their portfolios are loaded with big-name clients like Farmers, Chevy, Kaiser Permanente (above), and Wells Fargo, along with some cool surprises like Thomas + Friends and the Institute on Aging. Psyched to have them up on MC.

John’s portfolio: johndolab.com

Chip’s portfolio: chipkettering.com

April 27th, 2017

VCU Brandcenter Week 2017

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For everyone not able to attend VCU’s recruiter sessions this week (over 200 attending), MC is honored to present the portfolio sites of 26 graduating art directors and 25 copywriters (in alphabetical order). Congrats to all!

 

COPYWRITERS

Maddy Baldwin (copywriter) – maddybaldwin.com

Will Bareford (copywriter) – willbareford.com

Elizabeth Bassett (copywriter) – elizabethbassett.com

Kelly Cabaniss (copywriter) – kellycab.com

Mike Cardamone (copywriter) – mecardamone.com

Samuel Case (copywriter) – samcase.net

Dennis Chen (copywriter) – denniskchen.com

Tom Daley (copywriter) – tomdaleyhere.com

Kevin David (copywriter) – kmdavid.com

Kaitlin DeMayo (copywriter) – kaitlindemayo.com

Jeff Dunn (copywriter) – jeffdunncw.com

Caroline Gallalee (copywriter) – carolinegallalee.com

James Gross (copywriter) – jamesisgross.com

Lizzy Hopkinson (copywriter) – lizzyhopkinson.com

Chris Kessler (copywriter) – iamchriskessler.com

Matt Klugman (copywriter) – mattklugman.com

Conor McFarland (copywriter) – conormcfarland.com

Jessica New (copywriter) – jessicanew.com

Matt Neylon (copywriter) – matt-neylon.com

Tim Shumar (copywriter) – timshumar.com

Jeff B. Tune (copywriter) – jeffbtune.com

Matthew Waronker (copywriter) – mattwaronker.com

Dean Weber (copywriter) – dean-weber.com

Rich Whelchel (copywriter) – richwhelchel.com

Jenny Yoon (copywriter) – jennifermiayoon.com

 

ART DIRECTORS

Majic Aubert (art director) – majicaubert.com

Tony Avila (art director) – amavila.com

Jake Broglio (art director) – jake-broglio.com

Gianna D’Amico (art director) – giannadamico.com

Raven Delisle (art director) – raivenad.com

Elliot Eliash (art director) – ellioteliash.com

Frank Garguilo (art director) – frankgarguilo.com

Josh Gherghel (art director) – joshgg.com

Jason Goldberg (art director) – jasongoldberg.co

Beth Hughes (art director) – jelizabethhughes.com

Samantha Jolley (art director) – samanthajolley.com

Andrew Jones (art director) – andrewcj.com

Jessica Kemmerling (art director) – jessiekemmerling.com

Maria Kouninski (art director) – mariakouninski.com

Steph Langan (art director) – stephlangan.com

Chris Lumain (art director) – chrislumain.com

Alex McClelland (art director) – alexgmcclelland.com

Jasmine McCrae (art director) – jasminelmccrae.com

Héctor Rivas (art director) – hector.works

Wesley Ruff (art director) – wesleyruff.cool

Jessica Sugerman (art director) – jessicasugerman.com

Ken Tsuchiya (art director) – kentsuchiya.com

John Worthington (art director) – jkworthington.com

Liwen Xu (art director) – liwenxu.com

Jansen Yoder (art director) – jansenyoder.com

Holly Younce (art director) – hollyyounce.com

April 26th, 2017

VCU Brandcenter Week – Alex McClelland

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Alex is a brand new art director fresh out of VCU. When a CD hires a new creative, one of the first things they often say is some version of: “Scare me! Don’t hold back. We can always reel you back in—but out of the gate, just go for it.” Ok, so Alex’s Peeps project is just flat-out scary (above). So is her creepy eyeball homepage. And Gollum Girl illustrations. (PS, don’t miss her Illustrations page. So cool.) Love it all.

Portfolio: alexgmcclelland.com

April 11th, 2017

Creative Circus Week – Art Director Grads

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March 2017 Creative Circus Week on MC continues, today with the portfolio sites of four art director grads. Can’t wait to see where they land!

Stacie Larsen (art director) – stacielarsen.com

Kayleigh O-Brien (art director) – kayleigh-obrien.com

Skylar Williams (art director) – skylarawilliams.com

Alex Yancy (art director) – alexyancy.com

April 10th, 2017

Creative Circus Week – Designer Grads

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Ladies and gentlemen, this week MC is honored to present the portfolio sites of March 2017 Creative Circus grads: two designers (Monday), four art directors (Tuesday), and four copywriters (Wednesday). Congrats, Circusers!

Mills Adams (designer) – millsadams.com

Taylor Battle (designer) – tayllorbattle.com

April 4th, 2017

Chicago Portfolio School Week – Art Director Grads

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Winter 2017 Chicago Portfolio School Week on MC continues, today with the portfolio sites of six March art director grads. Get ’em while they’re hot!

Alexandra Courtney (art director) – alexandracourtney.com

Allie Schiesser (art director) – allieschiesser.com

Deirdre Nieto (art director) – deirdrenieto.com

Ellen Kingbury (art director) – lnkingsbury.com

Maximilien Delvigne (art director) – maximiliendelvigne.com

Renato Oliveria (art director) – renatololiveira.com

April 3rd, 2017

Chicago Portfolio School Week – Designer Grads

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Ladies and gentlemen, this week MC is honored to present the portfolio sites of Winter 2017 Chicago Portfolio School grads: designers (Monday), art directors (Tuesday), and copywriters (Wednesday). Congrats to all!

Adeline Chong (designer) – addieadeline.squarespace.com

Max Linenberger (designer) – mlinenberger.com

Zachary Kaplan (designer) – zkaplan.com

March 20th, 2017

Jon Arnold

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Jon is VP/CD/AD at BOHAN in Nashville. Since his last post on MC (09.17.14), he’s got all kinds of cool new work up on his site: Coolville. As a writer, one of the first things MC looks at in designer portfolios is typography. Don’t miss Jon’s typography page in the design section of his site (awesome). But there’s great type all over his site, including in his Mars One project (above, featured under art direction). Take me, please.

Portfolio: thecoolville.squarespace.com

March 6th, 2017

Brian Powers

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Brian is an art director/designer/CD in San Francisco, previously at start-up Madison Reed in SF and DigitasLBi Chicago, Ogilvy Chicago, and Doner Detroit before that. He’s got a beautiful Squarespace site that shows off six brands/projects for Madison Reed, Bumble & Bumble, Dove, Interface, Jim Beam, and BP Stations. Dig it.

Portfolio: pwrs.me

 

February 20th, 2017

Wanted: Creative Director (Design), NatureBox, CA

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Kenny Kim, VP of Marketing at NatureBox in Northern California (and good friend of MC), is on the hunt for a creative director/designer/art director to help them dominate the delicious snacking universe. From NatureBox: “We’re looking for a Creative Director to oversee our internal creative team, external creative agencies, freelancers, and the entire creative process at NatureBox. We need a leader, a mentor, and overall creative genius. Working with the VP of Marketing, this person will play a key role in the evolution of the NatureBox brand, guide our internal creative team to greatness, and direct compelling and memorable design campaigns that solve our business- as well as our creative-goals. S/he will be a proven people leader with expertise in all aspects of graphic and interactive design. The Creative Director oversees creative needs for the Acquisition, Product, Retail, Engineering and Customer Service teams across all marketing channels including, but not limited to, the website, packaging, in-store collateral, advertising, social media, print, and content.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Partner with the VP of Marketing to drive the overall creative direction for the NatureBox brand.
  • Lead creation of all online, offline, and retail marketing efforts (e.g. packaging, digital advertising and social media, print advertising, video, content etc).
  • Manage, and mentor the internal creative team.
  • Serve as a strong, collaborative partner to our external agency partners and freelancer network, managing process, work, budgets and personnel.
  • Collaborate closely with VP of Marketing, Product and Engineering on design elements of the member experience (e.g. website, iPhone app, etc).
  • Set product and brand photography direction and provide creative direction on all internal and external photoshoots (both still and video).
  • Help ensure consistency across all creative executions.
  • Direct the creative function ensuring that the team, culture, capabilities, tools and processes support NatureBox’s strategic objectives and brand.
  • Establish scalable creative development and review process, to ensure that the creative team operates in a highly efficient manner while maintaining the highest quality standards.
  • Manage the evolution of the team’s technology needs, developing streamlined systems to manage workflow and leveraging external tools when necessary.
  • Drive continual improvement in NatureBox’s creative quality, thinking and capabilities.
  • Champion innovation by introducing new ideas and stimulation to the team.
  • Develop strong relationships within Marketing and across the organization.
  • Estimate, flight and manage annual design and photography budget.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Graphic Design or Fine Arts; additional business degree preferred.
  • Minimum 2+ years of managerial experience in a design or art department, 3-4 years of relevant consumer brand experience preferred.
  • Exceptional aesthetic sense and intuitive understanding of design principles.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships and work with senior level executives.
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to link creative to revenue-driving behavior.
  • Significant experience art directing photo and video shoots.
  • Project management experience in a design environment.
  • Exposure to design team tools like web request system, project archival systems, etc.
  • Strong communication/organizational/presentation skills are a must.
  • Proven ability to work with cross-functional teams. Ability to respond quickly to multiple projects and superb time management skills.
  • Advanced skills in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign as well as basic office and organizational software.
  • Experience in food a plus

To learn more or to apply, click here: linkedin.com/jobs/view/239178125

January 19th, 2017

Matt Johanning

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Matt is an art director/creative director in Madison, WI, on the hunt for his next gig. All kinds of smart, beautiful campaigns on his site, including “You deserve a decent sandwich” for Milio’s (above). Dig it.

Portfolio: mattjohanning.com

January 10th, 2017

Creative Circus Week – Art Director Grads

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December 2016 Creative Circus Week on MC continues, today with the portfolio sites of eight art director grads. Can’t wait to see where they’re gonna land!

Lauren Adams (art director) – laurenbrookeadams.com

Michelle Bird (art director) – michellelouisebird.com

Leslie Graham (art director) – leslyegraham.com

Sally Mills (art director) – stuffbysally.com

Chidalu Montanya (art director) – chidalu.com

Derek Smith (art director) – derekcsmith.com

Shannon Steger (art director) – shannonsteger.com

John Wood (art director) – johnleowood.com

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