Chad Trutt

Interactive Designer

Charlotte, NC, USA
I’ve worked with small independent companies, national firms, and even the international MET Studio. Regardless of size, scale or geographic location, I know how to connect with a company’s mission and communicate a message that’s heard.

I am looking for a combination of challenging work and growth within a company.

Work Experience

Direct Digital LLC

Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer for Direct Digital LLC. I create Direct Response graphics for emails & product landing pages working with programmers to ensure all graphics are to their needs.
November 2013 - Present North Carolina, United States

Design Lab


Mentoring Design 101 students with the goal of setting them up for success in their Designlab coursework and in their careers. Engage weekly via Skype sessions with students to discuss projects, review critiques and answer any industry questions.
October 2015 - United States

IADT Online

Graphic Design Adjunct Instructor

Conducted bi-weekly on-line sessions. Engaged and monitor students through weekly academic discussion board posts. Evaluated and grade weekly individual assignments and discussion board posts. Mentor students by giving professional advice and encouragement through in-depth project feedback and inspirational announcements posted in the virtual campus.
February 2011 - February 2015 United States




FREELANCE DESIGNER – Trajan Studio - 2013–Present
Abingdon, VA
Responsible for all graphics including logos, web banners and printed material as needed. Clients include March of Dimes, OmniEnviro Water Systems and DJS Designer Jewelry Supplies.

DESIGN CONTRACTOR – The Creative Group - 2011–Present
Charlotte, NC
Tattoo Projects LLC. - Responsible for development of concept direction and solving marketing problems. Involved with clients such as Sheetz Convenience Stores, Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte and Victory Motorcycles.
March 2013 - Present United States

ISS Research

Lead Graphic Designer

Managed and developed ISS Research brand OhYeah! Nutrition. Developed all print ad campaigns, environmental graphics, retail packaging/labels/POP POS and web graphics. Managed off site photo shoots to be utilized in various print and web campaigns. Increased
companies social media by over 1000% in six months.
January 2011 - May 2013 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

MET Studio Design Ltd.

Senior Graphic Designer

Lead full concept and design implementation of graphics for projects located in the United Kingdom, China, Mexico and the Middle East. Designed and composed multimillion GBP credential, pitch, stage & final design documents for delivery and presentations. Developed and designed environmental graphics, directional signage and gallery icons for museums, exhibitions and visitor centers. Clear understanding of
cultural sensitivity and sustainable design, through principles of economic, social, and ecological sustainability.
October 2007 - April 2010 London, United Kingdom

Market Street Mortgage

Graphic/Web Designer

Overall creation of loan officer and branch web pages including maintaining company intranet. Design and coordination of various field requests, including custom open house flyers, advertisements, posters, presentations, signage and web banners.
July 2005 - March 2007 Clearwater, Florida, United States


International Academy Of Design And Technologoy

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Graduated with a 3.88 GPA
September 2003 - June 2007 Tampa, Florida, United States


The Art Fund Prize

Finalist - Conflicts of Interest


International Award Museums & Heritage Awards

Finalist - Manchester United Experience


The Grand Award

Finalist - Manchester United Experience


FX International Interior Design Awards

Finalist - Manchester United Experience


BIAZA Awards

Winner Best New Exhibit Award BIAZA Awards - Budongo Trail


BIAZA Awards

Winner Education Award (Public & Visitors) BIAZA Awards - Budongo Trail


BIAZA Awards

Winner Best New Exhibit Award BIAZA Awards - Budongo Trail


BIZA Awards

Winner Education Award (Public & Visitors) BIAZA Awards - Budongo Trail*


The Arts Fund Prize

FInalist - Helmand, A Soldier's Story


Museum & Heritage Awards

Runner-Up - Helmand, A Soldier's Story


Market Street Mortage

Highest Customer Service Award



Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, AfterEffects, Art Direction, Campaigns, Concepting, CSS, Excel, Flash, HTML, Icon Design, Indesign, Keynote , Label Design, Labels, Marketing, Packaging, Packaging Design, Powerpoint, Presentations, Print Advertisements, Product Photography, Story Boarding, Way Finding, Word,