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Jeremy Thompson

Founder & Creative Director

USA
Detail-oriented Graphic Designer and Strategic Branding Consultant with international experience serving technology, youth-oriented marketing, sportswear and non-profit organizations.

Specialties include brand development, corporate identity, visual communication, and social media marketing. Excellent concept development skills, with experience providing effective creative solutions for apparel, print, and new media. Entrepreneurial spirit and driven to achieve.

Work Experience

Beast Syndicate

Founder & Creative Director

Comprehensive creative support and consultation including brand development, apparel graphics, large-format artwork, brochure design, print advertisements, website design, and social media marketing.

Support for a diverse collection of brands including the NBA Charlotte Bobcats, Jordan sneakers, Kia Motors, Hanes, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, UFC Mixed Martial Arts, Saturday Skateboards, Time Warner Cable Arena, Verbatim (Mitsubishi Chemical), Battle Slam Jam, DJ Neu Girl, and Niche sneaker boutique.

Develop and market select in-house brands including eponymous streetwear brand, and 'Art On The Run', a series of street art photo journals.
January 2003 - Present Detroit, Michigan, United States

NBA Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets

Graphic Designer (Freelance)

Supported Marketing, Sales, Promotions, and Community Outreach departments designing brochures, flyers, print advertisements, in-arena signage, billboard artwork, in-game (scoreboard) graphics, T-shirts, and social media graphics.

Designed issues of 'Game Time', the official Bobcats event program.

Created materials for existing and prospective partners including Sprite, Wells Fargo, Lowes, Novant Health, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
September 2013 - January 2014 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

The Salvation Army - Carolinas Division

Graphic Design Specialist

Provided creative direction and design for Carolina-wide marketing projects, including event branding, youth-oriented marketing, brochure design, direct mail, website/new media development, billboard design, newsletters and internal communications.

Assisted the Richards Group’s national re-branding effort by providing creative, design and managerial support. Personally developed new brand guidelines book for 15-state region.

Responsible for project management and coordinating production of marketing materials, utilizing both in-house printing capabilities and multiple outside vendors.

Developed proposals for corporate New Media Strategy and Internship programs.
September 2003 - July 2007 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Automated Guided Vehicle Products, Inc.

Marketing Assistant

Responsible for global branding of high-end 'Odyssey' line of AGVs.

Designed complex visualizations for proposals, utilizing Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, AutoCAD, and PowerPoint.

Supported marketing and sales departments with brochure design, print advertisements, trade show artwork, website re-design, shooting/editing digital video/photographs, and creation of extensive online library of PDF documents.

Laid off due to corporate down-sizing.
September 2001 - July 2003 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Education

Sessions School Of Design

Masters Certificate in Graphic Design

2007 - 2009 New York City, New York, United States

University Of Wales - Swansea

Development Economics BSc

I received the prestigious Ruth First Prize for my dissertation on the Portuguese Surf and Sportswear Industry.
1994 - 1997 Swansea, United Kingdom

Languages

Spanish (Beginner),
English (Native),
French (Conversational),

Skills

Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Blogger, Character Design, Contribute, Creative Direction, CSS, Dreamweaver, Excel, Flash, HTML, Illustrator, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Search Engine Optimization, SEO, Social Media, Strategic Branding, Viral Marketing, Visual Communication, Word, WordPress,

Additional Information

I’m honored to have received international recognition in a growing number of magazines, books and websites including JoshSpear.com, Europe’s Streetwear Today and DIGIT magazines, Japan’s Sophistry.fm design website, and Rockport’s recent book ‘1,000 Garment Graphics’.