Chad Arentz

Enola, PA, USA
I have over 25 years as a professional Graphic Designer, Animator, Art Director and Creative Director in the Broadcast, Marketing and Technical fields. My goal is to continue to market through design, always pushing my skills to the next level.

Specialties: Static and Motion Graphics Design, Illustration, 2D & 3D Animation and Compositing, Video Editing, Commercial Directing, Web Design, Mobile Application Design, Software Application Design.

Work Experience

Jump Motion Design

Owner/Creative Director

Brand development, graphic design, broadcast design, marketing, promotional strategy, television commercial post-production.
November 2005 - Present Pennsylvania, United States

Red Privet, LLC

Visual Web Designer (Contracted)

Designed visual aspects of websites for Red Privet and their clients.
September 2013 - February 2014 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Central PA Dawgs Lacrosse

Director of Media & Communications

I designed and manage the website and email communications, as well as all logos and branding. I also create and manage social and mainstream media campaigns, using Facebook and other popular venues. In 2014, I redesigned the teams' uniforms.
January 2013 - Present Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States

Versatile Systems, Inc.

Manager, Creative Services

Versatile creates interactive customer engagement solutions - on the cutting-edge of the mobile and interactive market. We provide captivating, media-rich interactive experiences through digital signage, kiosks and enhanced mobile cross-over. Versatile's intelligent engagement solutions provide businesses with the tools needed to face the ever-changing social marketing dilemma.
November 2007 - September 2013 Enola, Pennsylvania, United States

Cinemagic

Director of Motion Design

Developed business with broadcast and cable entities, as well as commercial advertisers. Designed and Produced on-air visual brands for over 30 television stations (including groups) within the United States. Raised Cinemagic to be a competitor in the motion graphics industry.
September 1998 - October 2005 Enola, Pennsylvania, United States

RNN (Regional News Network)

Creative Director

RNN (Regional News Network)
1996 – 1998 (2 years)Kingston, NY
Responsible for all News Network Promotion and On-Air Brand. Managed a staff of seven, including Graphic Designers, Writer/Producers and Video Editors.
July 1996 - August 1998 Rye Brook, New York, United States

WYOU-TV

Promotion Manager

In charge of on-air and off-air promotion of the WYOU brand. Managed design, editing and writing staff and created ratings-winning campaigns.
June 1995 - June 1996 Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States

WPMT - FOX43

Art Director

Was responsible for all on-air and off-air design initiatives, including news. Managed staff of graphics designers, and designed many national and regional award-winning campaigns, including the launch of the Emmy-Award winning newscast in 1995.
June 1989 - June 1995 Pennsylvania, United States

McFarland Advertising

Graphic Designer

March 1988 - June 1989 York, Pennsylvania, United States

Education

Bradley Academy For The Visual Arts

AST, Communication Design

January 1987 - May 1989 York, Pennsylvania, United States

Kutztown University Of Pennsylvania

Communication Design

I studied at Kutztown University for 3 semesters before transferring to Bradley Academy.
September 1985 - December 1986 Kutztown, Pennsylvania, United States

Awards

WEB MARKETING ASSOCIATION

WebAward "Outstanding Website, Small Business"

2016

WEB MARKETING ASSOCIATION

WebAward "Standard of Excellence, Construction"

2016

Ad Club (North East PA)

Silver Addy Award: Mixed Media Campaign - Consumer/Local

2007

Ad Club (North East PA)

Gold Addy Award: Mixed Media Campaign - Consumer/Local

2006

NATAS - New York, NY

Emmy Award: Outstanding Artist

1997

FOX Network

FOX Monument Award: Best Contest Promo

1995

NATAS - Mid Atlantic

Emmy Award: Outstanding Production Design

1995

NATAS - Mid Atlantic

Emmy Award: Outstanding Public Relations Program

1995

The Telly Awards

TV Production - Outstanding Public Relations Program

1995

NATAS - Mid Atlantic

Emmy Award: Outstanding Artist

1994

NATAS - Mid Atlantic

Emmy Nomination: Outstanding Production Design

1994

FOX Network

FOX Monument Award: Best On-Air Promo

1994

Bradley Academy

Outstanding Alumnus Award

1994

ITV

1st Place "Indy": Print Design, Brochure

1991

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, 3d Animation, 3D Modeling, Adobe Aftereffects, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, APPLE FINAL CUT PRO, Apple ILife, Apple IWorks, Cinema 4D, Constant Contact, Graphic Design, HTML, Illustration, Layout, Microsoft Office, Motion Design, OmniGraffle, Photography, Smart Sign Studio,