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Adam Hayes

Art Director

Brooklyn, NY, USA
Adam Hayes is an award-winning, multi talented creative director living in NYC. He has a love of image making, typography and design. His career has been motivated with the desire to innovate, and create high-quality creative solutions across multiple media platforms for companies such as: Estee Lauder, Belvedere Vodka, Garnier, Guinness, Sony Playstation, Nike, Ted Baker, MTV Europe, Doc Martens and Remy Martin. Very disciplined, and a visual thinker with great experience as both a team player and leader, he is versatile in his skills as a top hands-on creative. Always executing quality creative work from basic sketches and detailed storyboards up to completion, whatever the budget and timescale. His belief is that high quality creativity and design, seamlessly integrated, is at the core of great brands. It is not media specific. Whether it’s web-based, apps for smart phones, traditional advertising, or print, his aim is always to create great ideas and stunning design wherever it may live in the world.
Work Experience
New York, NY, USA
Jun 2012Present
Freelance Creative Director
Working for a variety of NYC advertising agencies on luxury brand accounts- injecting positive energy and new ideas. Developing concepts for TV spots, and overall creativity for major campaigns. Agencies and accounts worked with: Lloyd and Co: Estee Lauder (TV/Web/Print). Tag Group: Garnier Plus, Maybelline, and Matrix Hair Products (TV/Web/Print). Arnell Group: Belvedere Vodka (TV/Web/Print).
Johannes Leonardo: Macys (Web/Print). Walton Isaacson: Lexus (Web/Print). Relevant Partners: Jeep and Audi (Web/Print).
New York, NY, USA
Dec 2007Jun 2012
Partner and Creative Director
Partner of influential creative agency, performing lead role in the creation of advertising campaigns, websites, motion for broadcast and web, design for print and corporate identity.
+ Art direct photography and motion, direct motion, supervise team of hand-picked creative experts.
+ Manage multiple, concurrent projects in different stages.
+ Maintain production schedules and budgets. + Managed multiple, concurrent projects in different stages.
+ Develop business, manage vendors, serve as client liaison.
Clients: Remy Martin, Rolling Stone, Dr Martens, Timex, Payne Women, Tapout Athletic, NY Cosmos.
New York, NY, USA
Jun 2004Nov 2007
Group Art Director
Full-time group art director for leading fashion brand, headed team of nine with major role in design & production of advertising campaigns, print, identity, multimedia, web design and motion projects. Played a major role in establishing this young clothing label as a global brand.
+ Art directed photography, film and CGI as well as supervising my team’s design efforts.
+ Maintained production schedules and budgets, from small print projects to major campaigns.
+ Managed multiple, concurrent projects in different stages.
+ Trained, supervised and provided art direction for designers.
Stand-out Projects: Director of several major international advertising campaigns.
London, United Kingdom
Dec 2000Jun 2004
Identikal Corporation
Art Director
Partner and art director of respected creative team, with full creative control of major advertising campaigns, print production, identity, packaging, multimedia, web design and typeface design.
London, United Kingdom
Oct 1998Dec 2000
Dennis Publishing
Art Director
Full-time Art Editor at leading London based publishing company. Worked on major titles in design and production of print, and online content.
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Sep 1995Jul 1998
University of Wolverhampton
BA(Hons): Graphic Communication. First Class.
Art Director, Concept builder, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Typographer, Photographer, digital photographer, Director of Motion, retoucher, Writer, Creative Suite, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Quark Xpress, Freehand, Fontographer, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Capture One Pro, CineRed PRO
Computer Arts Magazine
Top 200 moments in design
Phase One
Top 10 image makers.
Photo District News Magazine Awards
Best photography website.
Three IPA awards for his images in the categories of; Advertsing, Fine Art and Architecture.
Hasselblad Masters
Finalist In the category of Fashion.