John Thomson

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Work Experience

Freelance

Freelance Art Director/Creative Director

FREELANCE CLIENTS

Events Nova Scotia, Colour Creative Persuasion, Communications Nova Scotia Standing Offer, Cossette East, Extreme Group, Trampoline Branding, MT&L Public Relations, Media Mechanics
April 2010 - Present Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Chester + Company

Associate Creative Director

- Mentored Junior teams
- Responsible for agency creative standards
- Conducted performance reviews for creative staff.
- Involvement in strategy sessions
- Involvement in overall agency direction
March 2008 - April 2010 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Freelance

Art Director

FREELANCE CLIENTS

Impact Communications, Colour Creative Persuasion
July 2007 - March 2008 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Extreme Group

Art Director

- Part of lead team on Bell Aliant
- Responsible for concept development with copywriter
- Responsible for overseeing photoshoots and TV shoots
- Responsible for client presentations
April 2007 - July 2007 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Bristol

Art Director

- Part of lead team on Superstore (Loblaws), ALC, Brand Nova Scotia
- Responsible for concept development with copywriter
- Responsible for overseeing photoshoots and TV shoots
- Responsible for client presentations
May 2005 - April 2007 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Freelance

Art Director

FREELANCE CLIENTS

Axmith McIntyre Wicht, Cossette Atlantic, The Marketing Store Worldwide,
Cundari Integrated Communications, porkpie hat advertising, Allard Johnson
January 2002 - May 2005 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Campbell & Partners/Allard Johnson

Art Director

- Part of lead creative team on Keg Steakhouse & Bar, Sobeys, Novartis Animal Health
- Responsible for concept development with copywriter
- Responsible for overseeing photoshoots and TV shoots
- Responsible for client presentations
November 1998 - January 2002 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

MacLAREN McCANN

Art Director

- Clients: General Motors, McNeil Consumer Products, Motorola
- Responsible for concept development with copywriter
- Responsible for overseeing photoshoots and TV shoots
May 1997 - November 1998 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Education

Art Center College Of Design

BFA

Art Center Scholarship – 1996
January 1995 - March 1997 Pasadena, California, United States

Awards

Marketing Awards

Newspaper Campaign - Gold

2004

ICE Awards

Export Marketing Campaign - Merit

2007

ICE Awards

Out of Home Single - Merit

2007

Summit International Awards

Poster - Silver

2010

Summit International Awards

Poster - Bronze

2010

Summit International Awards

Print - 2 Bronze

2010

ICE Awards

TV Campaign - Merit

2010

ICE Awards

Point of Sale Single - Merit

2010

ICE Awards

Point of Sale Single - Silver

2010

ICE Awards

Non-Traditional Campaign – Silver

2012