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Ian Gadson

Interactive Designer/Brand Strategist

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Work Experience

Bank Of America Corp.

Interactive Art Director

• Created digital design marketing deliverables and integrated communication solutions
• Developed and implemented unique, creative, and innovative concepts and design strategies
across a full spectrum of rich, interactive media platforms
• Presented creative concepts and direction to team
• Used solid communication skills to guide work sessions and work collaboratively with other
team members
• Executed new concepts and strategies (including storyboards) or repurpose, rework, and revise
existing content when appropriate and necessary
• Established job specifications to conform to project scope and budget parameters
November 2010 - November 2012 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The X Agency

Senior Interactive Designer

Demonstrated leadership by actively contributing to strategic business objectives and client projects
• Presented and defended conceptual positions during brainstorming sessions
• Guided client relationships from conceptualization to post production follow-up
• Responsible for the design, supervision, and implementation of creative deliverables for print,
web, and mobile applications
• Motivated creative team to continue raising the bar in development efforts, work quality, and
staff performance
November 2011 - September 2012 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Cadient Group

Interactive Designer

• Responsible for creating the overall look and feel of a wide range of interactive communication
products using wire frames, flash banners, storyboards, and user interface design
• Directed all phases of creative work for the Brilinta brand from concept through production
• Effectively managed product-design process in decision-making, project management,
prioritization, and adhering to production schedules
• Collaborated with vetted group of team members to iterate concepts
August 2010 - November 2010 King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States

Defined Clarity

Interactive Designer

• Worked directly with the creative director on web/interactive design projects.
• Designed comps based on the needs of the client, knowledge of cutting-edge practices, and
professional judgment
• Organized user interfaces using the tenets of information architecture, including content curation
and wire framing
• Edited/manipulated photos to create flash banners
• Provided front end coding as needed
• Collaborated with developers and other vendors to ensure a stellar final product
May 2009 - April 2010 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Gadfellows Design

Freelance Art Director/Owner

Perform lead creative role in the design and production of interactive, branding and high-end print for start-ups and small, established businesses
• Effectively manages multiple projects simultaneously from start to finish ensuring the needs of
the clients are met
• Design a range of approaches that are strategically on-target and maintained a level of
creativity that continually exceeded client expectation, resulting in an 80% repeat business and
referral rate
• Responsible for all day-to-day activities of running a small business, such as creative direction,
client relations, project management, sales, accounting, vendor collaboration, etc.
March 2003 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Education

Hampton University

Bachelor of Arts

Hampton, Virginia, United States

Skills

Adobe Photoshop, Apple Motion, Compositing, User-experience Design, Web Design, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Creative Suite, Branding, Cinema 4D, Information Architecture, User Interface Design,