The guru of Services Drafts silentlyspeaking My focus is strategic planning and development of high-level marketing and communications concepts and designs to support the brand and recognition for my clientele. Life is full of challenges and surprises but I am up for the journey on the long road to my dream. Following the way, I have been able to integrate my passion for creative communication, strategizing, and collaboration to excel well beyond the expected.I am a Chicago based Associate Creative Director. My focus is strategic planning and development of high-level marketing and communications concepts and designs to support the brand and recognition for my clientele. I love a good challenge, and am passionate about helping grow my client's brand as well as their business to become leaders in their competitive fields. I offer more than 19 years experience creative communications, concepting, and implementation of brand initiative. As an Associate Creative Director I supervise design resources and concepts for projects that include junior staff guidance, project vision, project briefs, graphic design, display design, website and social media management, and other creative solutions. My experience also includes working with account leads and project management to ensure that project deliverables satisfy the client, go out on time and on budget, and support project goals. Through my previous freelance career I have provided contracted art direction and design for but not limited to:• Edelman• Jacobs & Clevenger• BET Networks• Society of Actuaries• Financial Training Partners• Blackwell Consulting• Ulta Cosmetics• Tribune Direct• Flair Communications• Real Business Solutions• Midtronics, Inc.• Schumacher Electric• Calamos Investments• JPMorgan Chase• Gaston Advertising Agency• Cassiday Schade• American Dietetic AssociationI am proficient in Adobe Creative Suite CS, Quark, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, Social Media Utilization and Navigation, and other programs, using both Mac and PC platforms.