art director resume example with 18+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Results-focused computer science professional with strength in animation, web development, technology systems, and business management. Proactive leader with strengths in communication and collaboration. Proficient in researching, leveraging, and applying new technologies. Adept at managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes.

  • Graphic arts design
  • Media Master Professional
  • 3D design
  • Art composition
  • Design troubleshooting
  • Digital illustration
  • Branding techniques
  • Art styles and techniques
  • Mobile web design
  • Web security
  • Search engine optimization
  • Computer systems installation
  • Network repairs and maintenance
  • System upgrades
  • Network security management
  • Performance improvements
  • Hardware expertise
  • System updates
  • Diagnosing issues
  • New program installations
  • Infrastructure updates
  • Organization
  • Troubleshooting
  • Analytical
  • Friendly, positive attitude
  • Interpersonal and written communication
  • Specifications understanding
05/2017 to Current Art Director Surveymonkey | San Antonio, TX,
  • Developed strong working knowledge of game's design to enable early identification of potential issues.
  • Designed new on-brand visual elements to effectively convey concepts and messaging.
  • Collaborated with creative design team to complete projects on tight deadlines.
  • Clearly communicated updates and concerns to appropriate team members and managers.
  • Conceptualized and illustrated game assets, characters, environments, props and icons.
  • Maintained accurate specs, adhering to print and art specification standards.
  • Successfully resolved range of complex artistic development issues.
  • Worked alongside entire development team in energetic and creative environment.
  • Produced imaginative illustrations in efficient and timely manner.
  • Mentored artists on quality standards and improvements.
  • Developed thorough understanding of pipelines and art integration.
  • Generated prototypes and pitched to art department for development.
  • Contributed to game design and implementation.
  • Organized files for data merging and script use.
  • Supported model development and subsequent animation of models.
  • Increased web traffic by improving navigation, creating dynamic media sections and adding social media plugins.
  • Designed websites, portals and large-scale web applications for multiple clients.
  • Managed all project and web strategic planning for marketing and web development team.
  • Checked all sites and online elements for proper adherence to brand guidelines and functionality.
  • Established hosting for each website and completed go-live process by uploading sites to host account.
  • Maintained strong education in latest technologies, software and hardware products for use in various projects.
  • Developed unique website and logo using Adobe Illustrator to strengthen company brand and identity.
  • Crafted mobile-friendly websites and transitioned legacy site to mobile-friendly platform.
  • Designed visual and graphic images to use on multiple platforms.
  • Leveraged optimization techniques to boost website speed and performance.
  • Created web materials such as images and redirect links for use in marketing and email campaigns.
  • Assisted end users by maintaining and supporting both Windows and Mac-based computers.
  • Repaired issues causing site crashes, resulting in elevated uptime and increased sales.
  • Determined job priorities for multiple projects and communicated sequencing, priorities and timelines to entire team.
11/2013 to 05/2017 Freelance Animation, Film, and Design Self-Employed | City, STATE,
  • Devised and initiated engineering solutions to variety of project and design issues.
  • Collaborated with writers to translate visions into visuals.
  • Worked with artistic and technical teams to implement new software for updated animation objectives.
  • Simplified complex specifications into logical design requirements for production.
  • Wrote protocols, qualification documents, test plans and reports.
  • Applied knowledge of variables such as anticipation and impact for model development.
  • Attended cross-functional product meetings to discuss parts sourcing, lead times and production schedules.
  • Selected manufacturing methods, fabrication and product designs.
  • Manipulated digital images to achieve highest possible image quality during film production and managed transferring and storage of image data.
  • Monitored, installed and tested system components.
  • Conferred with team engineers to implement operating procedures and resolve system malfunctions.
  • Applied best techniques, procedures and theories to researching, analyzing and designing mechanical equipment and components.
  • Designed new, on-brand visual elements focusing on concept and messaging.
  • Developed engaging marketing and promotional advertisements to generate sales revenue and grow customer base.
  • Leveraged proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator to design email blasts, catalogs, posters and other promotional materials.
  • Submitted design ideas to plan projects with customers and managers.
  • Oversaw product design, print design and marketing collateral from concept to completion.
  • Worked with customers to present mockups and collect information for adjustments.
  • Developed, designed, laid out and produced variety of technical illustrations for brochures, banners and signs.
  • Created beautiful, interactive print-ready graphics for licensed products to sell in retail stores and outlets.
  • Fostered relationships with retail clients through effective communication, negotiation and collaboration.
  • Created corporate brands by designing cohesive looks between logos and letterheads.
  • Maintained company website and updated with newly designed products and corporate announcements.
  • Formatted print and web applications designs and media to deliver production-ready graphics.
  • Tested product designs utilizing models, prototypes and computer-aided technology.
  • Created 3D models in Maya, ZBrush, and Blender, and presented prototype to focus group for feedback on functionality and design from potential consumers.
  • Prepared branding packages for point of purchase displays, marketing materials and product packages.
  • Generated digital image files for use in digital and traditional printing.
  • Created personalized portfolio modeling designs to deliver unique, customized portfolios to each client.
  • Selected colors and themes while adding functionality to create new designs.
06/2011 to 11/2013 Special Effects Makeup and Scene Artist Tin Cup, LLC. | City, STATE,
  • Defined strategies and created a plan to achieve ambitious operational objectives.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
  • Motivated and encouraged team members to communicate more openly and constructively with each other.
  • Created communication materials for team meetings.
  • Applied makeup to clientele to create new looks.
  • Purchased and rented necessary supplies such as pneumatic equipment, makeup supplies, generators, sound equipment, projectors, and various props.
  • Proposed and developed new programming ideas and special features to drive audience engagement.
  • Met with technical team members, production crews and producers to keep program in line with established creative direction.
  • Directed films and recordings or non-broadcast programming for public entertainment or education.
  • Reviewed rehearsals to verify conformance to production standards.
  • Adhered to strict budgets, controlling costs during all phases of production to meet financial and scheduling demands.
  • Liaised with crew regarding all technical elements, including lighting, graphics, and audio.
01/2002 to 11/2010 Spotlight, Stage Tech, Puller Lightning Stage | City, STATE,
  • Inspected and repaired program systems and components.
  • Built and decorated props and set pieces according to client's instructions.
  • Adhered to safety protocol in storing, loading and unloading set pieces and stage equipment.
  • Collaborated with team of up to 100 people to monitor performances and move all props and set pieces at appropriate cues.
  • Assisted in stage and technical setup and breakdown for musical theatrical, and other public performances.
  • Remained alert, active and ready to respond to any request at any time using variety of available resources.
  • Pitched in to help crews with building sets and identified problems that could have resulted in possible safety issues.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
Education and Training
Expected in 07/2014 to to Bachelor of Science | Computer Animation Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL GPA:
  • Course Director's Award for Computer Animation 1 Recipient
  • Course Director's Award for Computer Animation 2 Recipient
Expected in 02/2019 to to Master of Science | Entertainment Business Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL GPA:
  • Valedictorian Recipient
  • Course Director's Award for Project and Team Management Recipient
  • Course Director's Award for Digital Marketing Recipient
  • Course Director's Award for Business Plan Development Recipient

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School Attended

  • Full Sail University
  • Full Sail University

Job Titles Held:

  • Art Director
  • Freelance Animation, Film, and Design
  • Special Effects Makeup and Scene Artist
  • Spotlight, Stage Tech, Puller


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Science

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