Keith Hart

Art Director & Designer

New York, NY, USA
Throughout my year career, I’ve focused on creativity, concept development and design for both print and web applications. I’m passionate about bringing good design to technology to tell engaging stories. I have a wealth of experience bringing dynamic creative solutions to clients such as Sony, EMC, Facebook, Intuit, Toshiba, Beefeater, Sprint and Disney. I’m adept at developing and pitching big creative concepts as well as being hands on kerning type, writing code and pushing pixels. From mobile websites to Times Square billboards to taco truck wraps to Facebook apps, I’ve been helping brands get their message across.

Work Experience

Access Communications

Art Director, Vice President, Creative Services

Lead multiple project teams in all aspects of creative development of complex print, web, experiential, social, email and video projects

Lead designers, art directors, writers, producers and developers to meet project expectations creating high value, creative user experiences

Hands on web design and development including user interface, user experience (UI/UX), web typography, image compression, code optimization, performance testing and web server management

Creative and art direction for all photography, animation, motion graphics, video, visual design and graphic materials

Communicate effectively and collaborate with web producers, information architects and developers to coordinate website strategy, creative execution, color theory, UI design and content management

Understands target audience requirements and translates to team actions that enhance development of creative approaches and storytelling solutions

Prepare documentation describing how message architecture, concept, and design reflect the outlined communication strategy and audience

Maintain consistent brand identity across all media for multiple Fortune 500 brands in marketing, public relations and advertising materials

Provide quality assurance for all creative deliverables with strong attention to detail

Develop high-end business development presentations which include; concept, writing, collaboration, creative execution and pitching

Manage staff and determines appropriate coordination needs for freelance and consultant needs

Mentor and inspire creative staff in a highly dynamic environment with tight deadlines

Develop and manage budgets effectively
January 2004 - September 2017 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,