David Han

Creative Director

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Passionate, inventive, and strategically focused creative professional with 15+ years of experience in visual, interaction, and experience design.

Strengths:

+ Architecting memorable digital experiences for users and measurable wins for the business through insight-driven design

+ Proven ability to ideate, refine, and translate complex business goals with user needs into experience strategies and digital executions

+ Managing and mentoring cross-disciplinary teams in an agile environment to ideate and succeed within challenging project constraints

+ Champions the inclusive design thinking to build accessible digital experiences to reach, engage, and include the broadest audience

Work Experience

GALE Partners

Creative Director

Key clients: BMW, Allstate

Actively working on new business, agency process, client relationships, and the growth of a cross-disciplinary team of 10+ copy writers, designers and art directors with focus on storytelling and experience design.
September 2016 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

GALE Partners

Associate Creative Director

July 2014 - August 2016 Ontario, Canada

Sun Life Financial

Manager, User Experience

Led the enterprise UX practice development and integration across the organization. Focused on share of wallet growth and transactional efficiencies in digital touch points for both prospective customers and existing members. Owned and reinforced the web accessibility practice to create more inclusive and accessible digital experiences.
April 2012 - July 2014 Ontario, Canada

Dashboard

User Experience Design Director

Key client: The Toronto Star

Led the user experience design thinking for all client work. Advocated and developed the UX practice at Dashboard through training, process definition, and template creation.
April 2011 - April 2012 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sapient Nitro

Senior Art Director

Key clients: Scotia Bank, BMO, Target, Vodafone, Sport Chalet

Design lead for a broad set of new business pitches and client projects ranging from full-scale site redesigns to experiential concepts. Managed career plans of designers and cultivated knowledge sharing within the studio.
March 2007 - April 2011 Ontario, Canada

Critical Mass

Senior Designer

Key clients: Dell, Michelin, Rolex

Collaborated with clients on-site and teams within the agency to ideate and co-create design concepts and executions for micro-sites, online applications, and marketing campaigns. Mentored designers through projects and guided their career growths.
Ontario, Canada

Dthree

Motion Designer

Clients: Labatt Blue, Becks Beer, Rolling Rock

Working within a cross-disciplinary team of designers, developers, and writers, I brought a unique skills set of motion design to ideate and deliver immersive site experiences for our key client — Anheuser-Busch InBev.

My key contribution to the team was around visual design, motion design, 3D animation, and video production.
March 2004 - September 2005 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Quarry

Designer

Clients: Bell Caanda, Sprint USA

In learning the ropes at my first marketing agency, I worked within an integrated team as an interactive designer doing all things digital, creating design comps under the guidance of an art director, and creating flash micro-sites — where the latter was my unique contribution to the team.
July 2002 - February 2004 Ontario, Canada

Education

York University

Bachelor of Design

1999 - 2002 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Skills

Creative Direction, Digital Strategy, Interaction Design, Photography, User Experience, WEB ACCESSIBILITY,