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Keith Hart

Art Director, Vice President

New York, NY, USA
A design industry veteran with over 20 years of extensive print and interactive experience

Passionate about bringing good design to technology to tell engaging brand stories

Adept at developing the big creative concept as well as being hands on writing code and pushing pixels

Worked for a wide range of high-tech and consumer brands including Beefeater, PayPal, EMC, Lysol, Toshiba, Nivea, Sprint, Disney and Sony

Accountable for creative excellence of personal design contributions as well as providing guidance and mentoring to a design team

High degree of conceptual direction skills and ability to communicate them to a supporting design team

Known for outstanding reliability, creativity and professionalism

Fast, experienced skill set with Adobe CC, HTML5, CSS3, XML and various Javascript frameworks

Work Experience

Access Communications

Art Director, Vice President, Creative Services

Responsible for the conceptual development, design and production of numerous public relations materials, all with the key strategic objective of driving revenues and increasing customer awareness

Establishes the conceptual and stylistic direction for the design staff and orchestrates their work as well as the work of production artists, photographers, illustrators, pre-press technicians, printers and anyone else involved in the development of a project

Responsible managing and scheduling the workflow of the Design Department, as well as hands-on production work

Design all printed and online materials

Supervise and direct the work of graphic designers

Selects vendors and has final creative authority

Assess the need for, and contract with, outside contractors and/or vendors, to include screening and negotiating contractor bids to select those who meet standards of quality and service in addition to budget constraints

Schedule and manage all jobs through the Design Department to meet deadlines

Act as liaison with Production Department to achieve consistency in printed materials.

Manage Design Department’s pre-production services

Serve as System Administrator for the department’s local area network

Coordinate with Access executive management and Human Resources to manage all updates and changes to the FTP and Access web sites

Coordinate with IT to establish and maintain technical equipment (audio/video, LCD projectors, etc.)
January 2004 - Present New York, United States

Education

Boston University

Bachelor of Science

Degree in Journalism
September 1987 - May 1991 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Awards

American Web Design Awards

Winner (3)

2014

Webby Awards

Official Honoree - Mobile, Urban Innovation

2014

American Web Design Awards

Winner (3)

2013

W3 Awards

Silver Award - Website

2013

W3 Awards

Silver Award - Mobile Website

2013

W3 Awards

Silver Award - Email Marketing

2013

W3 Awards

Silver Award - Website

2012

W3 Awards

Silver Award - Email Marketing

2012

W3 Awards

Gold Award - Email Marketing

2012

GDUSA

American Web Design Award

2011

Graphic Design USA

American Graphic Design Award: Internet Design

2010

Graphic Design USA

American Web Design Award

2010

W3 Awards

W3 Silver Award: Email Marketing

2009

Skills

Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop, Art Direction, Art Direction, Copywriting, Creative Direction, CSS, Graphic Design, HTML, Web Design, Web Development,