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Sean Conrad

Senior Interactive Art Director

Greater, DC, USA
With over a decade of experience as an Art Director, I am involved with each stage of the creative process; working closely with the client and other team members to create a unique, and award-winning experiences.

I am self-taught, and love to learn from collaborative teams and creative environments. To see most of my work, I encourage you to visit my online portfolio: http://www.placidminds.com

Work Experience

HZDG

Senior Interactive Art Director

For over 4 years I have worked to maintain a set of strict visual standards for Volkswagen of America’s online presence. Using this clear attention to detail, I have created an agency wide set of guidelines for handling assets and efficiently delivering files to programmers inside and outside the agency.

• Senior Interactive lead for Volkswagen of America.
• Art director and design lead of Internet/Intranet for: HHS, NIH, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Cancer Institute (NCI), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and Stop Medicare Fraud.
• Art Director or designer for: King Arthur Flour, Army/Navy Game, NRA, Turbana, Mayorga Coffee and more.
January 2010 Greater, 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

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,