Doug Forbes

Art Director

Saint Paul, MN, USA
As a business building Creative, I assess the needs of the organization, create expectations, and then execute on time every time. My hard work, artistic talent, and continual growth has been a consistent asset as I’ve enjoyed collaborating with many clients over many years. I have worked within the agency, for individuals, and for companies. I am a husband and father of two high-energy toddlers. And in the spare time carved out from career and family, I am a loose and painterly scifi artist capturing an imperfect future human reality.

Work Experience

Doug Forbes Design

Art Direction and Design

Provide expert creative advice to help redefine a problem or opportunity a company faces, come up with new and innovative responses and solutions, and take action.

Create and implement visual design to communicate ideas that inspire, inform and captivate the audience. Graphic Design, Web Design, Branding and Marketing Materials.

Clients: RSP Architecture, Spye Communications, Horton, Minnesota Vikings, NEXT/gls, Pentair
May 2014 - Present Minnesota, United States

Channel Partners Capital

Art Director

Responsible for the overall visual aspects of brand, advertising and media campaigns. Coordinated the work of other creative staff, contractors and vendors.

Design and produce marketing communications (print and digital) pieces for a wide variety of campaigns and projects. Design and code (HTML/CSS) marketing emails to promote product and services. Implement and execute campaigns in marketing software (SalesForce, Marketo, CostantContact, MailChimp).

Develop and oversee marketing campaigns to promote product/service. Develop creative solutions and then translate those solutions through a variety of channels.
February 2015 - April 2018 Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States

Lecy Design

Senior Graphic Designer

Produce designs that get clients’ message across with high visual impact. Work on a variety of products, including websites, packaging, books and magazines, corporate identity, advertising, and exhibitions/displays.

Clients: St. Thomas University, Tennant Co, Disney, Dunn Brothers
January 2014 - May 2014 Minnesota, United States

American Academy Of Neurology

Graphic Designer

Campaign based solutions on a team of marketing, design, and public relations. Identity design and implementation based on brand research for annual campaigns, products, and organizations.

Conceptualized and produced a wide variety of print design deliverables including: identity, ads, brochures, products, direct mail, and publications. Produced and maintained digital design solutions including: website, web banners, email, digital book (pdf and tablet based), and video. On site meeting responsibilities including: setting up and capturing video interviews and press releases, event photography, and pressroom liaison.
September 2004 - April 2013 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Pyramid Sign, LTD

Graphic Designer

Design and fabrication of neon signs and similar environment display product. Responsibilities included marker compositions, sales presentation, and fabrication ready files. Predominately work in vector. Fabrication consisted of building, welding, wiring, and install of finished product.
October 2002 - July 2004 Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

Education

Minneapolis College Of Art And Design

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Brown College

Mendota Heights, Minnesota, United States

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Art Direction, Brand, Creative Consultation, Creative Direction, CSS, Fabrication, HTML, Identity, Illustration, Print Design, Print Production, UI, Ux, Video, Video Capture,