Jonathan Havlik

Director, Design and Development

Saint Louis, MO, USA
Creative, innovative and versatile design professional with success in branding development, experiential marketing, promotional and incentive marketing, retail packaging and displays, product development and project management. Possesses comprehensive background in creating innovative and dynamic designs with emphasis in concept, detail, and style. Gained reputation as reliable and flexible designer, with adeptness in understanding the needs of clients. Exemplifies proven ability to see the big picture in a project; equipped with outstanding work ethic and unsurpassed dedication to consistently produce remarkable results.

Work Experience

Development Designer

Designed, implemented and managed development of national licensed leather goods brand, medical accessory line and cause-related apparel line for company diversification. Led creative rebranding of core winter accessory line through product restructuring, photography, retail packaging and marketing collateral. Implemented multiple B2B ecommerce websites learning CMS and shopping cart systems on the job for increased brand awareness and sales. Managed overseas vendors production ensuring product standards and approval processes were met for consistency across all brands. Traveled to overseas factories for product development, sourcing and production checks. Generated successful design of identity, packaging and co-branding materials for private label clients effectively meeting brands specific requirements.
April 2012 - St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Senior Graphic Designer

Facilitated design and development of national sports licensed apparel products including identity, packaging, marketing collateral, advertising and B2C ecommerce website. Led the innovative rebranding campaigns across all seven company brands maintaining project timelines, budgets and all communications. Provided paramount support for all designing and development needs of the company including identity, branding, product brochures, catalogs and presentations.
December 2009 - March 2012 St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Packaging Designer

Designed packaging and display graphics for exclusive lines of products for local and national retailers in corrugated, plastic and metal mediums. Managed production of design projects including quoting, vendor communication, manufacturing coordination, press checks, problem solving and client servicing. Collaborated with manufacturers for new and improved design techniques and production practices.
January 2007 - November 2009 St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Owner/Designer

Managed promotional marketing and incentive company including business development, revenue projections and budgeting, time line management and the fulfillment/distribution of all project deliverables. Served as merchandise marketer for company promotions, special events and product catalogs. Designed custom promotional merchandise and corporate incentive gifts for multiple beverage industry brands.
May 2005 - December 2006 St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Graphic Designer

Designed promotional merchandise and graphics for multiple national companies and advertising agencies. Marketed merchandise for brand reinforcement and rebranding campaigns, corporate incentives and events. Collaborated with key buyers to devise a comprehensive marketing solution that achieved organizational goals within established budget and timeline.
December 2001 - April 2005 St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Education

Ball State University

Bachelor of Arts

Dual Major: Journalism Advertising, Telecommunications Sales & Management
Dual Minor: Marketing, French
August 1997 - December 2001 Muncie, Indiana, United States

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Apparel Design, Branding, Display Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, HTML 5, Identity Design, Logo Design, Marketing Collateral, Marketing Design, Marketing Development, Merchandising, Packaging Design, Photography, Product Design, Product Development, Technical Design, Technical Packaging Design, Web Design,