Christopher Newman

Creative Director/Designer

New York, NY, USA

Work Experience

Marbleblock

Creative Director/Designer

Creative and strategy across design, development, content, and brand.

Design - User Experience, Visual Design, Art Direction, Motion Design
Development - Rapid Prototyping, Front-End Development, Usability Testing
Content - Creative Direction, Integrated Campaigns, Copywriting
Brand - Naming and Identity, Voice and Messaging, System and Guides, Content Direction
January 2019 - Present Brooklyn, New York, United States

Metal Rabbit

Creative Director

Responsibilities included: Overseeing creative development, harnessing strategy and human-centered design to translate ideas into compelling brand stories and experiences. Building audience communities from scratch through insight-driven, narrative-based campaigns, using a deep knowledge in a variety of design, prototyping, and animation tools. Partnering with internal and external cross-functional teams to iteratively provide world-class design. Practicing brand stewardship for reputation clients, film titles, film studios, and entertainment brands, including Amazon Studios, IFC Films, The Weinstein Company, Sundance Selects, The Orchard, and StudioCanal.

• Created, designed, and presented over 300 projects from concept to solution for clients and businesses.
• Worked closely with clients and marketing managers to develop and revise the creative direction for a group of on average five projects/websites.
• Actively researched, followed, and forecasted design trends to bring new ideas. Implemented company-level educational content and book reading practices at a later stage that led to better workflow and higher quality design production.
• Created 10-12 ads and imageries weekly, including social graphics, banners, posters, promo videos, and logos.
• Developed and updated 24 websites.
• Generated and completed approximately 65 full advertising campaigns using Adobe Creative Suite.
• Delivered design solutions under extremely tight deadlines.
• Mentored filmmakers and studio partners on best practices for implementing clean, consistent design templates for static and motion graphics in marketing campaigns.
April 2014 - December 2018 Brooklyn, New York, United States

McMurry/TMG

Post-Production Coordinator

Managed an award-winning team of designers, animators and editors

Provided creative and technical support in delivering video for web

Produced videos for various clients ranging from non-profit to Fortune 500

Evaluated and booked freelance producers, designers, animators and editors
April 2013 - October 2013 New York, New York, United States

#waywire

Editor and Designer

Produced, shot, and edited daily web shows, interviews, and documentaries: youtube.com/waywire

Provided technical expertise in all aspects of production including studio lighting, mixing, camera op, field/tech directing, acting, field editing, green screen, motion graphic design, and scoring

Collaborated with social media and technology teams on optimizing content for web syndication

Supervised a team of writers and editors through production of music videos

Managed daily production team deadlines on simultaneous projects

Presented and published graphics for video and web design

Pitched ideas for shows, documentaries, and talent
June 2012 - January 2013 New York, United States

Focus Features

Creative Advertising Intern

Assisted Senior Vice President of Marketing and Creative Advertising Coordinator

Developed a marketing campaign for the film For a Good Time, Call...

Provided analyses, reports, and presentations on new media marketing initiatives

Edited b-roll and special features for Moonrise Kingdom and Anna Karenina

Aided development of film trailers and promotional materials

Conducted weekly video conference meetings

Assisted marketing department photo shoots
January 2012 - June 2012 New York, United States

National Public Radio

Public Relations Intern

Designed and maintained content on www.kwbu.org

Engaged target audiences through executing and managing social media strategies

Assisted in operations: scheduled tapings, wrote scripts, and conducted interviews

Wrote, designed, and disseminated press releases and promotional materials

Self-produced radio stories for non-profit and arts related segments

References available upon request
December 2010 - May 2011 Texas, United States

National Public Radio

Media Production Intern

Self-produced stories covering the arts, business, and local government beats

Worked independently conducting field interviews, writing and narrating scripts, and editing audio

Designed, edited, and published station’s newsletter

Produced videos for promotional use
August 2011 - December 2011 Waco, Texas, United States

Education

Baylor University

BA, Advertising and Public Relations, Film and Digital Media Minor

August 2008 - May 2012 Texas, United States

Skills

After Effects CC, Art Direction, Creative Direction, CSS, Digital Marketing, HTML, Illustrator, JavaScript, Photoshop, Sketch, Web Design, Web Development,