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Zac Bettendorf

Designer / Art Director

Minneapolis, MN, USA
I am an award-winning graphic designer with a a strong sense of user experience design and a fiery passion for uncompromising, honest design. My life is enveloped in a world of cutting-edge technology, experimental typography, earthy street art, mid century furnishings, DIY ethic, and a curiosity that can't be quenched.

Work Experience

TLG

Designer / Art Director

I design digital campaigns utilizing my strong creative instincts as well as my in-depth knowledge of HTML and CSS to make communications that are not only good-looking, but are also highly functional and well-planned. My creative is directed through a blend of user experience knowledge and strong sense of that which captivates an audience.

Clients: Ford, Lincoln, National Car Rental, Enterprise Car Rental, Alamo, Disney, Carnival, US Bank, Pioneer.
October 2012 - Present Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Zac Bettendorf Creative

Self Employed

It's all about the process.
Concepting • Storytelling • Brand

I do all things digital.
Responsive • Adaptive • Websites • Ebooks • Emerging Technologies

I love print.
Books • Posters • Logos • Branding
August 2011 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

University Of Akron Press

Designer

The University of Akron Press is a publisher that works with national and international authors. UA Press publishes books about history, poetry, law, psychology, and regional interests. Responsibilities: page layout, cover design, design of advertising and promotional materials.
October 2010 - July 2012 Akron, Ohio, United States

Design X 9

Designer

Design x 9 is an award-winning design studio within the Myers School of Art. Nine students are selected each year to participate based on work ethic, skill, communication, and leadership. Design x 9 works with both regional and national clientele. Responsibilities: web design and development, publication, advertising, presentation, branding.
August 2011 - May 2012 Akron, Ohio, United States

Education

Myers School Of Art, The University Of Akron

Bachelor's (BFA) in Graphic Design

Minor in Computer Imaging
Graduated May 2012
Magna Cum Laude
August 2008 - May 2012 Akron, Ohio, United States

Awards

TLG

Nominee — Creative Solutions

2014

TLG

Nominee — Rookie of the Year

2013

American Advertising Federation (AAF)

National Student Silver ADDY

2012

American Advertising Federation (AAF)

Regional Student Gold ADDY

2012

American Advertising Federation (AAF)

Local Student Gold ADDY

2012

American Advertising Federation (AAF)

Local Judge's Choice ADDY

2012

The University Of Akron

Breaking Thru Website Design Award (1st)

2012

Folio Focus

Featured on foliofocus.com

2012

The University Of Akron

Dean's List 2008-present

2012

Myers School Of Art

Exhibitions from 2009-2012

2012

Myers School Of Art

Venice Biennale Travel Grant Nominee

201105

Myers School Of Art

Studio Competition Scholarship

201105

Myers School Of Art

Miami Art Basel Travel Grant

201012

Myers School Of Art

1st place — Breaking Thru Website Design Award (1st)

2010

Skills

Art Direction, Branding, Illustration/Icon Development, Interactive/Web Design, Strategy, UI/UX,

Organizations

AIGA 2010 – present
American Advertising Federation 2010 – present
Nerdy Overnight Website Challenge 2014 – present