A MANIFESTO OF SORTS
With a background in fine art, I have always been fascinated by how artwork can evoke the inherent attributes of human emotion. Utilizing emotion is the fundamental means by which a message can be conveyed and remembered; with emotion comes successful communication. Having the capacity to engage a person through a visual dialogue is of the utmost importance. Design is pivotal — whether it be a brand, a product, a service, a movement, or an idea — there is a message. This message must be seen.
Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design: The Art Institute of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ; 3/09
Study in Fine ARTS: Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO; 8/99 -6/02
Adobe CC: Illustrator | InDesign | Photoshop | Premiere | After Effects | Dreamweaver | Flas
Hand Lettering | Illustration | Storyboarding | Installations | Reverse Glass Painting | Maker | File Structure Extraordinaire
LAVIDGE, Phoenix, AZ; 09/11 - 03/15
Lead the conceptual development and execution of biannual campaigns across multiple advertising platforms for Phoenix International Raceway, from which top performing results were achieved. Pushed creative direction into new territories putting the brand in the national spotlight. Worked closely with client services and creative teams to ensure exemplary quality control and production of deliverables. Handled vendor coordination and, when necessary, client relations. Other duties consisted of new business procurement, brand strategy, logo design, production, ad campaigns traditional/interactive and broadcast, all while advocating a fun, collaborative culture to inspire others to do great work.
Clients: Phoenix International Raceway, Sun Devil Auto, Republic Services, Xyron, McDonalds and Westphalia
Art Director | Contracted
The James Agency, Scottsdale, AZ; 03/10 - 09/11
Worked closely with teams in both the conceptual stages, as well as overseeing the execution of strategic campaigns and brand development. Duties also included client relations,
vendor coordination, estimating and team building exercises.
Clients: West Sixth Tempe, Hotel Valley Ho, Valley Vintage, Crave, Maverick, Pepsi, Ross Steck Group, and Spraytech
Senior Identity & Web Designer | Contracted
Taste of Ink Studios, Scottsdale, AZ; 02/10 - 02/11
Lead designer and brand specialist in both print and online applications. Duties involved ideation, design, presentation, client relations, vendor coordination, estimating and billing.
Creative Visionary | Contracted
Blind Society, Scottsdale, AZ; 06/09 - 03/10
Duties included design and execution of strategic, consumer-centric campaigns.
Experiential tactics and non-traditional marketing were the primary approach.
Graphic Design | Freelance
timiam, Phoenix, AZ; 05/08 - current
As the sole proprietor, it is necessary to handle all business aspects of the company as well as creative services. Duties entail ideation, collaboration, design, development, production, client relations, vendor coordination, new business procurement, estimating, billing and licensing.
Clients: AT&T, ASU, Sotru, Tellum Ties, Valley Vintage, Pro Beauty Association, McLaughlin & Sons, Creative People Results,
New Life Chapel, Residential Project Management, Streamline Custom Coatings, The Studio and many more.
Graphic Design | Freelance
Keane Creative, Tempe, AZ; 01/09 - 03/09
Duties include concepting, branding, layouts, research, multimedia projects and print production.
Fine Art | Professional Artist
Timothy D. Brennan, Phoenix, AZ; 01/04 - current
As a well-fed starving artist, I have worked with many different mediums including murals, installations, illustrations, gallery works, live art performances, tattoo design and personal commissions. My primary focus is a process called Reverse Glass Painting.
Sign Manufacturer | Installer
Sign-O-Rama, Durango, CO; 08/00 - 04/02
Sign maker and installer.
ADDYS: 1 Regional Gold, 1 National Silver (2014) | 1 Bronze (2012) | Best of Show, 1 Gold (2011) | 2 Gold, 2 Silver (2010)
OTHER: NASCAR Best Advertising/Marketing Campaign (2014) | Best of Show AIPX Portfolio Review (2009) Valedictorian | Student Leader Achievement Award | Best of Show & Honorable Mention 42nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition
AFFILIATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
President of The 23rd Avenue Ad Club (rAD Club) | AAF Member | AIGA Board of Directors/Member | Ad2 Phoenix Board of Directors | Phoenix Design Week Speaker | Creative Mornings Contributor/Speaker