Peter Murnieks

Art Director / Marketing Generalist

San Diego, CA, USA
Passionate results-driven Marketing Expert who’s medium is design and accustom to fast-paced deadline driven environments seeking a full-time career opportunity

Work Experience

PWG Range

Marketing Generalist

- Target new members and customers by analyze data trends, create ad campaigns, writing copy within strict brand guidelines, then design engaging ads that promote PWG Range
- Rebrand, update and produce marketing materials for print, social media and video content for internal and external use
- Organize and maintain detailed file and tracking system on the server
- Manage content presented on monitors and the sales floor
- Update software for registers, computers and IT issues when needed
March 2019 - Present Poway, California, United States

Murnieks Services

Freelance Designer

- Consult and strategize with clients to assess needs for brand identity, advertisements, and/or marketing materials
- Developed successful large-scale multimedia ad campaigns for Level3Karate and feature film "Branded"
- Orchestrated from concept to completion webpages, promotional materials, collateral; forms and stationery; templates, banners, online ads, animated gifs, motion graphics, presentation media, signage, storyboards, special effects, title sequences, social media, video content
- Partner with vendors to finalize print campaigns for delivery
December 2001 - March 2019 San Diego, California, United States

Gemological Institute Of America

Graphic Designer

- Design and layout English, Japanese, and Chinese student application forms, promotional materials, collateral, stationery, and templates using Adobe Suite and Sketchup
- Strategized campaign goals by working Stakeholders on Gem Mine India Odyssey Auction and the Annual International Symposium
- Adhered to international and domestic brand standards
- Optimize and manipulate photos and graphics for GIA.edu website, print banners, ads, animated gifs, Home Page Hero’s, and presentation media
- Prepare files for asset management, file protection, and delivery
- Review prepress proofs and ensure they are within agency standards
September 2018 - February 2019 California, United States

PMG Athletic Funding

Art Director

- Boosted lead generation of 27 new contracts each season by designing ad campaigns of high school athletic posters
- Researched, developed, implemented the PMG App in App Store and Google Play Store to maintain 136 high schools and 2,500+ advertisers
- Corresponded with advertisers like Tommy Hilfiger, McDonalds, Berkshire Hathaway, 7-Eleven, Papa Murphy's, Party City, and Grocery Outlet to develop local and national ad campaigns
- Interviewed, managed and delegated work to designers and interns
- Conducted company-wide workshops bi-weekly to help designers and employees improve design skills
- Implemented detailed internal tracking system to administer cross-functional B2B file management
- Stakeholder in creating copy for Facebook and Blogger accounts
February 2015 - June 2018 Oceanside, California, United States

Z-Ultimate Self Defense Studios

Graphic Designer

- Design internal / external marketing and advertising materials using Adobe CC Creative Suite and provide quality assurance
- Collaborate with District Managers of Los Angeles, Ventura County,
San Diego and Washington state and implement brand strategy
- Produce posters, flyers, animated banners, Facebook & Instagram ads, product displays, large print banners, events booths, apparel, interactive applications & forms, logos, certificates, business cards, invitations
January 2014 - February 2015 United States

Union Tribune / North County Times

Creative Traffic Coordinator & Designer

- Conceptualized up to 20 layouts per day and include ad elements in tracking software and for designers create which led to an 18% increase in customer's local businesses
- Enforce hourly deadlines and ensure ads are completed at end of day
- Manage billing and grouping pages of daily Health & Fitness Section
- Successfully aligned workflow restructure in North County Ad Division
- Disperse monthly reports and collateral for six sales representatives
February 2011 - January 2014 California, United States

GV3 International

Creative Designer

- Revitalized creative concepts and campaign goals then implemented project strategy for a clean and modern aesthetic
- Improved correspondence between reps in Nevada, Illinois and California by 38% by producing interactive collateral for internal use
- Coordinated with stakeholders in marketing department to create packaging labels, product displays, commercial spots, large print banners, posters, flyers, and restaurant menus
- Created online presence by designing gv3.biz website
August 2009 - May 2011 California, United States

DGL Entertainment

Motion Graphics Artist & Storyboard Artist

- Created opening titles, end credits, and special effects for film and TV
- Projects include "First Timers", "Three7Nine", "Near Miss", "The Big Black Comedy Show", and "You Can't Do That on the Internet"
- Illustrated storyboards for "Three7Nine" and "Let's Ride" using traditional hand drawing skills (max 5 min per frame)
August 2008 - December 2009 California, United States

DigiCorp

Graphic & Web Designer

- Developed microsites using HTML5 and CSS for Fox, Starbucks, RipeTV and more
- Increased revenue of DVD sales by 25% designing Classic Mexican Cinema wrap art and DVDs
- Adhering to protocols, prioritized, and maintained online DVD Catalog using 3rd party software for cinevilla.com
- Designed titles and bumpers for online and Direct-to-DVD movies
- Edited weekly Advanced Automotive Concepts podcasts for iTunes using feedburner and Sony Vegas
December 2006 - August 2008 California, United States

In-Three Inc

Corporate Design Manager

- Converted movies into 3D using Photoshop and proprietary software
- Scheduled and monitored key milestones for Peter Jackson's "King Kong" and "Aliens of the Deep"
- Interviewed and developed visual assessment for hiring animators
- Managed, assigned and measured productivity of team leaders while ensuring quality control and continuity of clips for 35 animators
- Created e-Learning Training Manuals for animators which led to 70% improvement and efficiency
March 2001 - May 2006 California, United States

Education

California State University - Northridge

Art & Animation

December 2001

University Of London

Transfer Student

London, United Kingdom

Skills

Acrobat, Adobe, Advertising, After Effects, Agency Experience, App Development, Asset, B2B, Brand Identity, Cinema 4D, Content, Creative Campaign, Creative Lead, Creative Suite, CSS, Design, Development, Dreamweaver, Excel, FPT, HTML5, Illustrator, Indesign, Keynote , Mac, Mac &, Mac Operating System, Management, Marketing, Materials, Media Encoder, Motion Graphics , PC Environments, PC Operating System, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Premiere, Proprietary, Sketchup, Social Media, Software & Tracking, Sony, Storyboard Artist, Systems, Traditional Artist, User Interface (UI), Vegas, Visio, Web Technologies, Word,

Memberships / Affiliations

- San Diego Digital Designers, SDDD (Member)
- ASIFA Hollywood, International Animated Film Society (Member)
- Digital Artists in Lost Angeles, DMALA (Member)
- Relentless Studios Visual Effects Artist (Team Member)
- Internet Movie Database, IMDB.com (Work History)
- Photographer (award-winning photography at www.pixoto.com/pmurnieks)
- Submit Stock Imagery to Dreamstime, Pixoto
- Gallery Viewing of Traditional Artwork (ArtBeats on MainStreet, Vista, CA)
- Attend Local Drawing Workshops
- Attend Seminars for Educational and Skill Improvements