Russell Beaver

Graphic Design & Art Direction

Chicago, IL, USA
I'm an art director based in Chicago. My passion is transforming brands inside & outside the digital space. I strive to deliver visually compelling narratives.

Work Experience

Russell Beaver | Design

Freelance Graphic Designer / Art Director

2005 - Present United States

Closerlook

Freelance Art Director

November 2015 - November 2016 Illinois, United States

The Integer Group

Freelance Senior Art Director

MillerCoors
May 2015 - November 2015 Illinois, United States

FCB Chicago

Freelance Art Director

Discover Card Interactive
March 2015 - May 2015 Illinois, United States

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Freelance Senior Graphic Designer

John Hancock Center, The Wrigley Building
October 2014 - March 2015 Illinois, United States

Popskull

Freelance Graphic Designer / Art Director

Mossy Oak Pursuit Energy
January 2014 - January 2015 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Havas Worldwide Chicago

Freelance Graphic Designer

Citi, Craftsman, Dish, Michelob, Reynolds, Terminix
October 2013 - June 2014 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Digitas LBi

Freelance Senior Graphic Designer

Sprint, eBay
April 2013 - June 2013 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Schafer Condon Carter

Freelance Graphic Designer / Art Director

Animal Planet, Campbell's, Con Agra, Cracker Barrel, Eckrich, John Morrell Food Group, Nathan's, Patrick Cudahy, Wawa, Whole Mega
December 2012 - June 2013 Chicago, Illinois, United States

EPIC: Engaging Philanthropy, Inspiring Creatives

Senior Graphic Designer

Crushers Club - Volunteered to help rebrand a successful organization that is helping Englewood youths get off streets by giving them a chance to redirect their lives through boxing. crushersclub.org
April 2013 - July 2013 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Ogilvy & Mather

Freelance Print Production Artist

Glade, Raid
September 2012 - October 2012 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Energy BBDO

Creative Media Artist

Altoids, Art Institute of Chicago, Bayer, Flintstone's Vitamins, Glade, Lay's, Illinois Lottery, Off, Quaker, Raid, Wrigley
April 2011 - August 2012 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Make-A-Messterpiece

Freelance Graphic Designer

Promotional print and web designs for the Ultimate Kids’ Creative Art Studio!
August 2010 - April 2011 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Mobil Travel Guide Inc.

Graphic Designer

(Now Forbes Travel Guide)
March 2008 - January 2009 Chicago, Illinois, United States

OWP/P Architects Inc.

Graphic Design Intern

(Now Cannon Design)
June 2007 - August 2007 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Innovative Media

Graphic Design Intern

Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GM, JEEP, Detroit Tigers
May 2005 - September 2005 Madison Heights, Michigan, United States

Education

Kendall College Of Art And Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Graphic Design

January 2002 - May 2007 Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Awards

Kendall College Of Art & Design

Annual Portfolio Award

200005

Kendall College Of Art & Design

Design for NEOCON in Contract Magazine Spread

200605

Kendall College Of Art & Design

Kendall Alumni DVD Cover Design

200707

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite CS5, App Design, Corporate Branding, Design For Identities, Environmental Display, Mobile Design, Packaging, Page Layout, Promotions, Responsive Design, Small Business, Visual Storyteller, Web Design,

Additional Information

mobile, web, apps, strategy, UI/UX, identities, promotions, packaging, environmental display, publishing, page layout, corporate branding, architecture, health care, higher education, non-profit, and small businesses.