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David Wise  
Art Director + Designer
I have over a decade of expertise in print & interactive design, partnering with private and public sector clients to create unique visual experiences. Equally comfortable crafting solutions that range from handmade to architecturally precise, I’m a visual storyteller who understands the power of messaging. I take the time to analyze and understand my clients’ needs and expectations, then exceed them—by developing outstanding creative that commands attention and yields results.

• Illustrated and designed HRC’s 30th Annual Atlanta Gala Dinner & Auction marketing and event materials. 
• Art directed and designed the Georgia Aquarium’s 2015 annual report and accompanying marketing materials, celebrating its 10-year anniversary and supporting its annual fund campaign. 
• Designed the Child & Family Network Centers’ 2014 annual report, celebrating 30 years.  

ART DIRECTOR | Artemis Creative | 2012–2014 
• Art directed and designed the creation of digital, motion and print point-of-sale advertising for The Coca-Cola Company’s broad portfolio of sparkling & still beverages across multiple retail channels, including cinema, convenience, fast food and grocery venues 
• Developed logos & identity, educational & sales collateral, icons, mobile apps, packaging, websites and other visual assets and messaging for companies in a wide range of industries, including apparel & accessories, interior design, health communications, public relations, restaurants and television 

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER | Atlanta Regional Commission | 2005–2012 
 • Executed a wholesale redesign of the agency’s style guide and visual assets across all print and online media to unify the agency’s brand, while maintaining distinct identities for each of its divisions, study areas and initiatives 
 • Created a comprehensive visual identity package and branding strategy across all media for the agency’s 60th anniversary retrospective, Fifty Forward public forum series and PLAN 2040 visioning initiative 
 • Redesigned the agency’s information center into a dynamic public space with the inclusion of a detailed timeline, vibrant information graphics and reorganized publication offerings 

ART DIRECTOR/GRAPHIC DESIGNER | contract/freelance/full-time | 1997–2005 
BroadRiver Communications, The Leader Publishing Group, MediaOne, Modo Modo, Sarrett Creative, Voyage Communications, et al. 
 • Bolstered the Atlanta Housing Authority’s reputation as the nation’s most innovative public housing provider by helping to launch its CATALYST campaign 
 • Collaborated on the feasibility study and endorsement campaign to garner public- and private-sector support for the Atlanta Streetcar initiative 
 • Art directed and designed “Business to Business” magazine, winner of the Bronze GAMMA for Best Photography; and the style guide & premiere issue of “Atlanta Woman” magazine, winner of the Gold GAMMA for General Excellence 
 • Created the BroadRiver visual identity and collaborated in a comprehensive marketing campaign that secured investor funding to position this startup as the premiere provider of packaged voice, data and online services for small businesses 
 • Worked with local and national clients, including CAMA, the Florida Everblades hockey team, MediaOne Road Runner, Motorola, Philips Arena and TV 33, to create websites, kiosks, logos, icons, editorial illustrations and iPIX photography virtual tours 
 • Increased visibility, productivity and profitability for a myriad of clients by creating visual identity packages, annual reports, brochures, marketing collateral, invitations, promotional materials, illustrations, icons and interactive content 


 • Create and manage varied brands across a wide spectrum of media 
 • Articulate design and strategy 
 • Brainstorm and conceptualize a diverse range of design options for creative content that yield outstanding visual solutions 
 • Communicate through excellent written and verbal skills, with experience presenting to all peer and client levels 
 • Art direction and production of print, interactive and environmental design 
 • Implement numerous, multifaceted projects concurrently, with high-quality, on-time and on-budget delivery 
 • Recruit and direct copywriters, developers, illustrators and photographers to obtain superlative results 
 • Guide projects, motivate creative groups and collaborate with peers 
 • Formulate concepts and direction for interactive content and video 
 • Strong work ethic rooted in research, organization, efficiency and out-of-the-box problem-solving 
 • Fluent in Adobe Creative Cloud, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop; competent in Microsoft Office; developing skills in WordPress; experience with ActionScript, CSS, HTML 


Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Communications, Art Institute of Atlanta 
Member of AIGA Atlanta and MODA
David Wise
Full-time, Part-time, Freelance/contract
Art Direction, Design
Marcomm, Web/Multimedia
POST DATE: 01.03.2018
Seattle, WA
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