Nathan Dean

Art Director | Multi-media Producer

WA, USA

Work Experience

Fresh Consulting

Creative Director

Fresh offers a gamut of services including website and mobile app design and development, user experience design, branding, digital strategy motion graphics and video production.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Work directly with clients to define business/brand goals and develop digital strategies.
Lead teams of cross-disciplinary designers to execute concept direction and user experience.
Orchestrate and oversee video production from project ideation to final delivery.
Work with sales team to create proposals, SOWs, and presenting/pitching new business.
Drive internal review cycles and lead creative brainstorm sessions.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Helped bootstrap a 10 person startup into a 10 million dollar company.
Produced 40+ videos — including ~$400,000 worth of video work through a single client.
Increased creative department size by 600% in 4 years.
November 2013 - Present Washington, United States

Fresh Consulting

Senior Graphic Designer

Implement internal brand standards, elevating the company’s image to attract bigger contracts.
Establish a structured creative process to ensure deliverables meet clients’ business objectives.
Illustrate, design, and animate motion graphics. Coordinate production efforts start to finish.
Create web layouts, wireframes, prototypes and high definition mockups.
Design user interfaces for mobile apps and responsive websites.
Work closely with developers to ensure consistency from prototype to product.
November 2011 - 2013 Washington, United States

BelPres

Senior Visual Designer

Maintain branding standard, advertising procedures, and budgets for entire organization.
Conduct capital video productions, assuming the role of writer, director, editor, and animator.
Prepare detailed storyboards, camera diagrams, and shot lists for videos.
Interpret conceptual art across a variety of mediums (web, digital signage, print, PowerPoint CD/DVD packaging and animated graphics used in video productions and live broadcasts).
June 2005 - November 2011 Washington, United States

freelance designer

2008 - 2012 Seattle, Washington, United States

Microsoft

Motion Designer

ABOUT FOUNDRY
Foundry is Microsoft’s premiere incubation studio focused on inventing and defining transformative solutions on next-generation platforms and devices. A collection of artists, product designers, developers, and user researchers, Foundry is paving the path of innovation at Microsoft.

RESPONSIBILITIES
– Act as lead artist in producing motion graphics and video productions.
– Partner with UX designers in creating user-centered designs that align and inspire product teams.
– Illustrate product concepts and user scenarios for emerging technologies.
– Design strategic storytelling materials used in executive VP presentations.
– Provide studio-wide presentation consultation, graphics and technical support.
September 2016 - February 2018 Redmond, Washington, United States

Prime 8 Consulting

Associate Creative Director

– Own art direction, execution and production efforts across creative services projects.
– Assist the design director in development of new business, pitching to clients, and closing sales.
– Define the creative direction for corporate brand and marketing materials.
– Evolve and maintain design systems, set the quality bar, and inform, educate, and empower Prime 8 employees with tools and methods to produce top visual design results.
March 2018 - September 2018 Bellevue, Washington, United States

Universal Laser Systems

Sr. Visual Communicaitons Manager

December 2018 - Present Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Education

Western Washington University

Bachelor of Arts

B.A. with minors in English, German & Music. Focus in humanities, communications, marketing, art, and vocal performance.
September 2000 - June 2005 Bellingham, Washington, United States

Languages

English (Native),
German (Conversational),
Español (Beginner),

Skills

Animation, Art Direction, Branding, Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Ilustration, Motion Graphics , Sales, UX Design, Video Production,