Spencer Slemenda

Creative Leader

Arlington, VA, USA
An award-winning creative who for over a decade developed and directed experiences through artistic and strategic methodologies. Responsible for guiding the concept and creation of complex feature sets for an enterprise level SaaS product through design, UX and brand storytelling.

A collaborative leader that guides impactful design visuals to establish brands in the marketplace and bring life to digital products through technology, delightful user experiences, and pixel perfect assets.

Work Experience

Full Measure Education

VP Design and User Experience

Provide leadership and direction through strong instincts, intuition, and passion. Concentrated on creating innovative UX for education based SaaS products that touch both the student and faculty alike. Produces clean design, advocates for the user, and is committed to creating elegantly simple user experiences from otherwise complex workflows.
November 2015 - Present Washington, District of Columbia, United States

DMI

Design Director

Responsible for the oversight of the east coast creative department to push innovative ideas, uphold creative excellence and deliver unique creative solutions. Recognized as an imaginative leader that cultivates and inspires creativity within departments and helps drive strategy and ideation to win new clients. Produced a body of work that delivers quality design solutions, unique user experiences and advertising campaigns that connect consumers to brands.
November 2014 - November 2015 Virginia, United States

Pappas Group

Sr. Art Director

Known for delivering creative and adaptive concepts from conceptualization through final product. A master of design, able to produce groundbreaking ideas, best-in-class digital executions, advertising and visual storytelling. A collaborative team player working closely with a team of strategists, project managers, visual designers, and copywriters, to achieve award-winning results.
August 2011 - November 2014 United States

HZDG

Sr. Art Director

Responsible for creating dynamic brands and campaigns that integrate print, interactive, mobile, and social media for a diverse client list including Brooks Brothers, Volkswagen, Washington Redskins, Shulman Rogers, Erkiletian, Mayorga Coffee, and several real estate developers.
November 2008 - August 2011 Maryland, United States

The ExOne Company

Marketing Communications Manager

Manager for a future forward manufacturing think-tank and global provider of 3D printing machines and 3D printed products. Responsible for all design and marketing activities serving the global umbrella company and divisions consisting of one B2C and five B2B divisions.
September 2005 - November 2008 Pennsylvania, United States

Mainframe Skateshop

Owner

Owner and operator of mainframe skateshop; a retail brick and mortar action sports store that specialized in the sale of in-line skates and skateboards.

• Created and marketed a global brand of urethane wheels and clothing
Pennsylvania, United States

Self-Employed

Designer

Freelance designer specialized in branding and identity development.

CLIENTS : sunKING Multimedia, o'creations, Blattner Brunner, Think Inc., Big Bang Bicycles
Pennsylvania, United States

Education

The Art Institute Of Pittsburgh

Bachelor of Fine Arts

August 2002 - July 2005 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Awards

DC Ad Club

Gold Addy | XO Communications - Beauty Behind the Technology Website

2014

DC Ad Club

Gold Addy | XO Communications - iWAN Website

2014

DC Ad Club

Silver Addy | NCTA Website

2014

Webby Awards

Honoree | NCTA Website

2014

DC AdClub

Silver Addy | Brooks Brothers Blog

2011

Art Directors Club MW

Halstead Square Website

2011

DC AdClub

Gold Addy | Brooks Brothers Black Fleece Website

2010

DC AdClub

Gold Addy | Alex Erkiletian Stationery

2010

Art Directors Club MW

Alex Erkiletian Personal Stationary

2010

Art Directors Club MW

Brooks Brothers Black Fleece Website

2010

Art Directors Club MW

Brooks Brothers Blog

2010

Art Directors Club MW

Peach Tree Direct Mail

2010

Art Directors Club MW

Erkiletian collateral

2009

Art Directors Club MW

Erkiletian investor package

2009

Art Directors Club MW

Shulman Rogers website

2009

Art Directors Club MW

Shulman Rogers collateral

2009

Art Directors Club MW

360state collateral

2009

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Digital Publishing, Art Direction, Branding, Creative Data Visualizations, Creative Direction, Creative Technologies, Design, Digital Design, Graphic Design, Identity, Illustrator, Indesign, Interactive Design, Mobile Application Design, Mobile UI Design, Mobile UI Design, Photoshop, Print Design, Sketch, Social Media Marketing, UI Design , User Interface Design, Ux, Web Design,

Notable Clients

3M, Audi, AOL, AARP, Brooks Brothers, Coca-Cola, DataBlink, Georgetown University, Giant Eagle, GNC, Hershey's, Hobsons, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, iNDemand, Mayorga Coffee, Marriott, NCTA, Neustar, U.S. State Department, Verisign, Volkswagen, Washington Redskins, XO Communications