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Joel Savitzky

Creative Director, Head of Graphic Design, APAC

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hands-on Digital Creative Lead.

Highlights
• Able to take digital projects from concept, through UX, design and production
• Well-traveled; has worked both internationally (Hong Kong, London, Paris) and across America (New York City, San Francisco)
• Exceptional command of digital and social media
• Graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, BFA Graphic Design
• Enthusiast/DJ of electronic music
• Easy-going, happy and creative guy who loves to lead by example

Specialties
• Technological insights
• Impeccable typography
• Strong team player

Work Experience

CBRE Asia Pacific

Creative Director, Head of Graphic Design, APAC

Design, lead, inspire and direct world-class work from a talented team of 20+ designers across the Asia Pacific region including Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney and Beijing. Be accountable for regional design decisions, winning new business, and global brand consistency.

Create online/offline collateral and capture business needs in both local and regional initiatives:
• CBRE Asia Pacific career portal
• CBRE Asia Pacific Market Outlook series
• CBRE thought leadership & research outputs
September 2014 - Present Hong Kong

Starwood Hotels And Resorts

Senior Digital Art DIrector, Global Brand Design

Headed up creative development on web product teams involved with Starwood Hotels' brands + SPG. Partnered with product owner on Starwood mobile web and desktop to ensure innovation and strict creative standards. Oversaw external vendors and supervised their digital creative work. Assumed creative leadership in Agile methodology within Starwood corporate.

Responsible for launching several high-profile digital projects, including:
• spg.com 2014 desktop redesign and launch on mobile
• Starwood.com on mobile
• Instagram on all Starwood brand sites (http://usat.ly/1f6jObj)
• W Hotels 'Turn It Up' campaign on Spotify
November 2012 - July 2014 New York, United States

Health4Brands (HAVAS Worldwide)

Senior Art Director, Digital

Managed, grew and led the digital creative department in London.

Oversaw flawless creative execution on global brands across Paris, Rome, UK, Spain and the United States. Worked on a variety of platforms, commanding knowledge particularly in the digital/mobile/tablet and environmental space.
November 2011 - November 2012 London, United Kingdom

HAVAS Lynx (HAVAS Worldwide)

Senior Art Director

Managed national accounts on a day-to-day basis, grew creative team from 5 to 15 designers, copywriters and art directors.

Contributed conceptually to agency brands and new business pitches, while executing design solutions for a variety of media and platforms. Focused on digital/interactive space. Managed team of designers, IAs, developers.
2010 - 2011 New York, New York, United States

Rosetta (Publicis Groupe)

Senior Art Director

Grew New York creative team from 1 to 25 designers, copywriters, art directors and creative directors.

Managed team execution of websites, development of branding and corporate identity systems, email and RM templates, banner and rich media advertising, and direct mail packages.

Completed design work on several high profile, global brands.
2007 - 2010 New York, New York, United States

System Recordings

Art Director, Head of Production

Responsibilities included design and production of 200+ releases (CDs, 12" vinyl and digital downloads), label merchandise, advertising materials, flyers, posters, newsletters, online contests, web materials and affiliated websites.
2002 - 2007 New York, New York, United States

Education

Rhode Island School Of Design (RISD)

BFA, Graphic Design major.

Awarded Meridian Printing Award by the Rhode Island School of Design faculty for excellence. Received honor roll status by the Academic Standing Committee at the Rhode Island School of Design.
September 1997 - June 2001 Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Skills

Drawing, Typography, Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign,

Notes

Known to be an extremely strong team player who gets along well across disciplines.

References available upon request.
Willing to relocate.