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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

Interactive Designer

Interactive Designer creating graphics for email drops, email auto-responders, landing pages and packaging/labels for new and existing products.
December 2013 - Present Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

IADT Online

Graphic Design Adjunct Instructor

Conduct bi-weekly on-line sessions. Engage and monitor students through weekly cademic discussion board posts. Evaluate 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 - Present United States

Freelance

Freelance/Contractor

FREELANCE/CONTRACT

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

Education

International Academy Of Design And Technologoy

Bachelor of Fine Arts

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

Awards

The Art Fund Prize

Finalist - Conflicts of Interest

2010

International Award Museums & Heritage Awards

Finalist - Manchester United Experience

2010

The Grand Award

Finalist - Manchester United Experience

2009

FX International Interior Design Awards

Finalist - Manchester United Experience

2009

BIAZA Awards

Winner Best New Exhibit Award BIAZA Awards - Budongo Trail

2008

BIAZA Awards

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

2008

BIAZA Awards

Winner Best New Exhibit Award BIAZA Awards - Budongo Trail

2008

BIZA Awards

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

2008

The Arts Fund Prize

FInalist - Helmand, A Soldier's Story

2008

Museum & Heritage Awards

Runner-Up - Helmand, A Soldier's Story

2008

Market Street Mortage

Highest Customer Service Award

2006

Skills

Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Aftereffects, Art Direction, Concepting, CSS, Dreamweaver, Excel, Flash, HTML, InDesign, Keynote, Label Design, Labels, Marketing, Packaging Design, PowerPoint, Print Advertisements, Social Media, Word, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Campaigns, Icon Design, Packaging, Photography, Presentations, Product Photography, Story Boarding, Way Finding,