Sean Bishop

Chicago, IL, USA
I believe that graphic design should be held to the same standard as any intelligent investment. I want to cause action; to elevate, reach, exceed, respond, build, change, motivate, feel and move. Why? Quite simply, I want a return on your investment and mine. When you choose to work with me you are not only getting a strong marketing partner, but also my personal commitment to the success of your business. We are in it together — your success is my success. Lets have some fun while building the story!

Work Experience

ACCO Brands

Art Director


ACCO Brands Corporation is the world's largest suppliers of branded office products. We market products in more than 100 countries through our own sales force and distribution networks.
+ 21 years of design / management experience.
+ Experience in a client facing design role.
+ Experience with technical design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite etc.
+ Years of experience planning, developing, and managing departmental expense and capital budgets.
+ Years of experience directly managing creative/design individuals, including hiring, developing, motivating, and directing people as they work
+ Experience with conceptual design, branding design, fixture design, POP, Large format trade show graphics

ACCO Brands, Art Director
Kemper Lakes IL ‘11– Present

Managing a team of six direct reports while prioritizing projects with the brand, product, and channel teams. This along with daily priority project flow for ACCO Brands Corporate, Swingline, Quartet, Wilson Jones, and GBC Brands. Keeping check that all product that my team is top notch. Mentoring the team to always think creatively which empowers them to become better designers. Leading by creating positive and fun workspace environment by example.
November 2011 - Present Lake Zurich, Illinois, United States

ACCO Brands

Senior Graphic Designer

Being the Creative Thinker, and Idea Person. Concept to completion with the following: Packaging, Trade Show Exhibits, E-Blasts, Landing Pages, Literature, Illustration, Photography, Art Direction, all at lightning fast speed.
June 2003 - November 2011 Illinois, United States

Macintosh Mechanix


Macintosh System Support for the Chicago Land Area
April 2001 - June 2003 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Majority Strategies

Creative Services Manager | Graphic Designer | I.T. Services

Leader of the creative services group
25 direct reports
24 - 7 Production / Design Team
September 1999 - April 2001 Columbus, Ohio, United States

First USA Bank

Officer | Manager | Graphic Designer

Manager of the Financial Institutions Graphics Center Group.
5 Direct Reports 2 shifts
on-call 24hr
September 1995 - September 1999 Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Franklin Mint

Freelance Artist

First Job out of school. Pretty much did anything and everything to work with over 50 artisans. You know how it is starting from the bottom. It was a great experience, I learned a lot.
September 1994 - September 1996 Lima, Pennsylvania, United States


Hussian School Of Art

Advertising Design

1990 - 1994 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


English (Native),


Hussian School Of Art

Excellence in Painting Award



Adobe Creative Suite, Amazon Standards, Client Facing Focus, Creative Master, Nation Builder, Photo Manipulation, Story,