SMITTY (aka Jeff Smith)




Downloadable PDF here (~2015)


EXPERIENCE

Design Director, West Coast : Forum One
2015 – Current | Seattle, WA

Designing for amazing clients here: forumone.com

Freelance Art Director + Designer
2012 – 2015 | Los Angeles, CA

Manages all aspects of all types of creative/branding projects, from estimating a project to seeing it roll off the assembly line or go live.

Senior Designer : ds+f
2009 – 2013 | Washington, DC / Los Angeles, CA

Created and managed every aspect of Print and Web projects from concept to completion, including working directly with clients and vendors. Continued to work on projects with clients after moving to Los Angeles in the Fall of 2012.

Contract Art Director : Progress Energy
2008 – 2009 | Raleigh, NC

Directed projects of varying scope within corporate in-house communications department of major utility company. Updated existing branding parameters including typography and color usage. Developed unique direct-mail pieces as well as internal interactive modules for human resources.

Art Director : Anoroc
2003 – 2008 | Raleigh, NC

Managed design team and projects as creative lead, working within budget and scheduling requirements. Conferred with agency heads to discuss client requirements and to coordinate creative activities. Reviewed all creative materials, and managed quality control measures over outside vendors. Organized and maintained all aspects of working studio.

Designer, Finished Artist : McKinney
2001 – 2003 | Raleigh, NC

Aided lead creatives on national brands. Developed visual concepts for presentations by retouching imagery, working out layouts and researching. Took layouts to mechanical stage as print-ready art for all national publications.

Designer : Tradeshow Direct
1999 – 2001 | Harrisonburg, VA

Concepted for tradeshow exhibits. Produced large format prints and assembled various displays while finishing school. Assisted with renovation of office in old warehouse downtown.


BRAND EXPERIENCE

USC (School of Cinematic Arts)
US State Department
Starbucks
Nasdaq
Audi of North America
US Bobsled and Skeleton Foundation
XO Communications
Arthur (Marc Brown Inc.)
Bubel Aiken Foundation
Carlson Worldwide
T.G.I.Friday’s
Panasonic
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH)
Kennametal
Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI, NPE)
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)

SKILLS/PROJECTS

Intellectual
Art Direction
Design
Branding
Project Management
Budgeting

Technical
Adobe Creative Suite
CSS, HTML, WordPress
Mockups
Press Checks

Project Types
Logos
Stationery
Websites
Presentation Materials
Print and Digital Advertising
Brand and Tone Boards
Style Guides
Direct Mail
Image Retouching
Annual Reports
Brochures
Packaging
Magazine Layout

EDUCATION

1995 – 1997 | Virginia Commonwealth University : Richmond, VA
1997 – 2000 | James Madison University : Harrisonburg, VA
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising and Graphic Design, May 2000
Minor: Art Education, Licensure K-12


REFERENCES
Available upon request