CarnegieDartlet
ART DIRECTOR
Nov 2019 – present
Nashville, TN


Art direction, concept development and design for various clients in the higher education market. This includes working closely with the content team to develop conceptual marketing campaigns as well as print collateral, website design and digital advertising. Currently managing a team of two full-time designers and sourcing additional freelance support as needed.

Third Man Records
DESIGN DIRECTOR
Jun 2015 – 2019
Nashville, TN


Established creative strategies, budgets, schedules and work-flow for all design projects. Maintained the brand aesthetic across multiple platforms. Acted as creative lead for the label and international artist campaigns such as Jack White, The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs and Margo Price. These included album art, print, digital assets, social media campaigns, tour merchandise and branding for events such as listening parties, secret shows, pop up shops and local takeovers. Designed artwork for the label including album packaging, digital and social assets, websites, artist and store merchandise, packaging, point-of-sale signage, advertising assets and marketing campaigns. Hired, mentored and supervised the creative team. Established departmental guidelines, developed a successful internship program and doubled the size of the creative team. Coordinated all print and digital production, including vendor sourcing, project budgeting, time management and talent allocation. Received a Grammy nomination for Best Recording Package for Elvis Presley "My Happiness" in 2015.



ART DIRECTOR
Apr 2013 – Jun 2015
Art direction, concept development and design of all visual communications. This included print and digital marketing campaigns, album art, merchandise, t-shirts, posters, photo shoots, video editing, retail signage, website designs, social media and other various creative assets. Tasks included initial concepts and planning, vendor sourcing and budget analysis, asset gathering, design execution, testing and/or press checks and final delivery.




The Buntin Group
ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR
Feb 2010 – Apr 2013
Nashville, TN

Art direction and design for local and national clients such as Chinet, ServPro, John Deere, Oreck, Cracker Barrel, Brookdale, Royal Bank of Canada, O’Charley’s, Logan’s Roadhouse, American Born Moonshine and Tennessee Lottery. This included both digital and print media such as logos, packaging, invitations, posters, photo retouching, point-of-sale, menus, ads, website layouts, 3-D product renderings, merchandise, marketing and advertising campaigns, apps and social media. Managed team projects including concept development, internal review, client presentation and approval, pre-press, final execution and delivery.



DESIGNER
Aug 2007 – Feb 2010

Design and concept development for both local and national clients. Projects included branding, packaging, point-of-sale, out-of-home, print ads, digital marketing, web design, book design and RFPs.



INTERN
May 2007 – Aug 2007

Design and production for various projects including print ads, branding, digital marketing and collateral.





Open Communications International
GRAPHICS & TRANSLATIONS MANAGER - BILINGUAL (SPANISH)
May 2003 – May 2007
Nashville, TN

Creation of all visual communications which included state-wide, multi-lingual informational posters, various marketing materials, and a complete re-brand, including logo, stationary, website and online presence. Management of the document translations department, overseeing all registered translators and ensuring that all documents were properly translated and proofed, notarized, completed on-time, and formatted accurately. Additionally, actively worked as a Spanish translator and interpreter for hospitals, government agencies and other various clients.
AWARDS
Grammy Nomination
BEST RECORDING PACKAGE - 2015
Elvis Presley "My Happiness"
Gold ADDY
PHOTOGRAPHY CAMPAIGN - 2011
Pigeon Forge
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