Sean Conrad

Senior Interactive Art Director

Greater, DC, USA
With over a decade of experience as a Creative Director, Art Director and Designer, I have led the creative process for award winning clients and industry leaders in: Entertainment, Hospitality, the Federal Government, Real Estate and Higher Education.

Currently, I am a detail-oriented Senior Interactive Art Director at an agency where I solve strategic problems for clients who present unique challenges. I guide the client and other team members from initial discovery through design, QA and site launch.

If you’d like to learn more about how I can help your team, please reach out via email (seanpatrickconrad@gmail.com)

I also encourage you to visit my online portfolio: http://www.placidminds.com

Work Experience

HZDG

Senior Interactive Art Director

Current:
• Creative Director: Gables Residential, Montgomery College, UMUC

Past:
• Senior Interactive lead: Volkswagen of America
• UI/UX Design and Art Direction for overall improvements to HealthCare.gov V2
• Creative Director: HHS, NIH, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Cancer Institute (NCI)
• Art Director: King Arthur Flour, Army/Navy, NRA, Mayorga Coffee and more.
January 2010 - District of Columbia, United States

Placid Minds

Creative Director / Owner

For over a decade I’ve provided design direction to clients such as: Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Records, Atlantic Records, Billboard award-winning artist Dishwalla, Coca Cola and more.

• Art Director/Lead Designer for Warner Bros. International films: Firewall, The Good German, 300, Beowulf, Harry Potter, Lady in the Water.
• Creative Director for Dishwalla, consisting of: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation websites, 6-panel design for national release of self-titled album, and increased site traffic by 188%.
• Art Director and UI design for Sherlock Holmes experience site.
• Art Director for Warner Bros. Records sites: Chris Isaak, Jessica Harp, Inglorious Basterds.
December 1997 - Greater, District of Columbia, United States

Sapient Nitro

Sr. Art Director (Contractor)

Our overall creative efforts led to vast improvements to the UI and content design of The Washington Post Online. I worked closely with the client to write creative documentation to support our overall design campaign, and a comprehensive set of design recommendations.

• Made recommendations for overall improvements to UI & site design for Washington Post.
• Working as a team, we analyzed personas and key data to establish a hierarchy of content.
• Wrote Creative Brief to outline our findings, and establish a voice to our creative goals.
October 2009 - December 2009 Arlington, Virginia, United States

Ink

Senior Art Director

Worked closely on a digital team to successfully pitch new business to Legendary Pictures and help launch their rapidly growing catalog of films.

• Successfully launched a comprehensive, interactive experience for Legendary Pictures.
• Led creative efforts to redesign the UI for Directv
March 2008 - October 2009 Irvine, California, United States

Projectc

Art Director

While working with Project C I was a member of a highly talented creative team that worked on a constant flow of award-winning film sites.

• Art Director/Designer for the following film sites: A Mighty Heart, Changeling, Iron Man, American Gangster, Wanted, The Bourne Ultimatum, Gone Baby Gone, and The Kingdom.
December 2006 - September 2008 California, United States

Cimarron Group

Senior Art Director

• Art Director for multiple international film site campaigns: Firewall, 300, The Good German, Lady in the Water
• Art Director for MGM Grand (Cirque Du Soleil) 'KA'
December 2005 - May 2007 Hollywood, California, United States

Arnold Worldwide

Interactive Designer / Digital Art Director

Working on a close-nit team I helped design the award-winning launch of VW.com in 2005 and Art Directed the creative process, including a photo shoot for Choice Hotels International in 2009.

• Designed many aspects of the VW.com redesign; including promotional micro sites and UI.
• Worked closely with a team to write and design a series of online spots for Sleep Inn.
• Art Directed an online and offline sweepstakes campaign in partnership with Rachel Ray.
September 2004 - August 2009 Arlington, Virginia, United States

Education

Penn State University

June 1997 - March 2001 State College, Pennsylvania, United States

Awards

The FWA - Favorite Website Awards

FWA Site of the Day: Wanted

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The FWA - Favorite Website Awards

FWA Site of the Day: Wanted

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Webby Awards

2008 Webby Honoree: WANTED

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Webby Awards

2008 Key Art Nominee: The Bourne Ultimatum

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Skills

Hospitality, Interactive Design, Art Direction, Creative Direction, Digital Photography, Digital Strategy, Federal Government , Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Intranet, Project Lead, Theatrical Film Sites, UI Design , Web Design, Wire Frames,