Kevin Nowak

Creative Director

Detroit, MI, USA
UI/UX, VIDEO, GRAPHIC DESIGN

Excellent at distilling messages into focused concepts and organizing complicated information into simple navigation.

Experience leading teams through Web, video, and print projects with impossible deadlines.

Proven evaluator, delegator, and mentor of talent.

Work Experience

Flexible Plan Investments

Creative Director


User interface design lead: concepts, style guides, research, and implementation.

Storyboarding of videos and management of recording studio.

Design quality control and continual improvement of all digital experiences (web sites, client portals, landing pages, webinars, emails, videos).
March 2011 - Michigan, United States

Nowak Media

Freelance

UI/UX, VIDEO, GRAPHIC DESIGN

CLIENTS:

NEXIQ Technologies/Snap-on: User Interface designer for proprietary tools and mobile apps

Empowered Blogs: Co-founder of a Wordpress-based service providing 100’s of custom blog sites and themes to online entrepreneurs

Hide From Cleo: Increased national exposure for a local Michigan alt-rock band by producing Detroit Music Video-nominated music videos that aired on Country Music Television and DIRTtv
August 2003 - Michigan, United States

Group EX

Art Director/Graphic Designer


Account representative and graphic designer for NEXIQ Technologies, a division of Snap-on, Inc.

Worked within demanding brand standards and color management requirements for national companies like PPG, Hot Wheels, and Snap-on.

Large format vehicle wraps for Discovery Channel Biker Build-off.

On-site photo shoot direction, product photography, and digital retouching.
May 2000 - June 2009 Michigan, United States

CU Corp

Graphic Designer


Lead designer for in-house print and marketing firm

Produced monthly 28-page financial industry magazine

Web design

Trade show displays

Affiliate newsletters and direct mailers
May 1996 - May 2000 Michigan, United States

Education

Eastern Michigan University

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Muse, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe XD, Art Direction, Bootstrap, CSS, DNN, Team Building, Visual Studio, Web Design,

design-bullies.com

Cedar Point

Making songs, stories, and videos

Lake Huron beach life

iPhone photography and slow-mo video experiments