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Keith Hart

Art Director, Vice President

New York, NY, USA
646.247.6995
A design industry veteran with over 15 years of extensive print and interactive experience

Worked for a wide range of high-tech and consumer clients including Beefeater, PayPal, Toshiba, Sprint, Disney and Sony

Known for outstanding reliability, creativity and professionalism

Strong design, layout and typographic skills

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

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

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

Works collaboratively with designers, photographers and illustrators
Experience
NY, USA
Jan 2004Present
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.)
Education
Boston, MA, USA
Sep 1987May 1991
Boston University
Bachelor of Science
Degree in Journalism
Awards
2014
Official Honoree - Mobile, Urban Innovation
2013
Silver Award - Website
2013
Silver Award - Mobile Website
2013
Silver Award - Email Marketing
2012
Silver Award - Website
2012
Silver Award - Email Marketing
2012
Gold Award - Email Marketing
2011
American Web Design Award
2010
American Graphic Design Award: Internet Design
2010
American Web Design Award
2009
W3 Silver Award: Email Marketing
Skills
 
Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Art Direction, Art Direction, CSS, Copywriting, Graphic Design, HTML, Illustration, Web Design, Web Development