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Kate de Longpre

Art Director

New York, NY, USA
I am a creative _______.

I take pride in the fact that I view the world in a unique way. My unique viewpoint allows me to solve problems in ways that would not occur to most people.

As an art director I am interested in creating work that does one of two things; entertains or solves a problem for the consumer. I believe strongly that we as advertisers need to revaluate how we are using social media in our branding efforts. Social media should not just be an extra voice repeating the brands message. It should be an addition channel through which we communicate with consumers to make a brands message more immersive. I also believe TV will never die so we should make the most of it.

I once explained my mission to an actor friend like this: The difference between the advertising that is out there now and what I want to create is the difference between a movie and a Broadway show. It’s all in the artistry and the details, not the scale of the spectacle.

When I'm not working in the ad world I am hanging out in the company of New York Cities finest comedians performing improv comedy on stages all over the city and guest appearing in web series, video shorts, podcasts and much more.

Work Experience

Jack Morton Worldwide

Art Direction Intern

▪Worked side by side with the creative team in designing and developing Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show.

▪Acted as lead art director in developing, designing and executing an interactive lobby installation for the Jack Morton NYC office.
May 2011 - August 2011 New York, New York, United States

JWT (J. Walter Thompson)

Art Direction

▪Executed content for specific business objectives of HSBC Premier, including print, banners, landing pages, a mobile app, etc.

▪Developed, created and maintained all visual elements of Stouffer’s social media presence

▪Developed campaigns for global business pitches, including Tylenol and Macy’s millennial business

▪Developed and designed web-based experiences for Macy’s, Schick HydroSilk, Kleenex and HSBC.
June 2012 - August 2013 New York, New York, United States

Mcgarry Bowen

Art Direction (freelance)

April 2014 - December 2014 New York, New York, United States

Digitas

Art Director (freelance)

January 2015 - February 2015 New York, New York, United States

360i

Art Director

February 2015 New York, New York, United States

Education

VCU Brandcenter

Masters in Mass Communication; Concentration: Art Direction

August 2010 - May 2012 Richmond, Virginia, United States

Kendall College Of Art And Design

Audited graphic design and advertising classes.

2007 - 2008 Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Michigan State University

B.A. in Advertising

2004 - 2007 Lansing, Michigan, United States

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Block Printing, Gif Making, Infographic, Keynote , Multi-Media Stop Motion, Needle Felting, Wood Carving,