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Adam Gaines  
Creative Director
Passionate and dedicated creative director with over 20 years experience in the fast-paced, high-pressured, deadline-sensitive environment of design. From concept to production, small agency to large institution, I possess extensive design experience for the challenges new design projects bring. Detail oriented, organized, resourceful, and able to juggle many projects under constantly changing priorities—all while retaining a sense of humor.

BFA | Graphic Design | Mississippi State | 1994


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center | 2017-present | Memphis, TN
Creative Director

archer>malmo | 2003–2017 | Memphis, TN
Art Director/Designer/Production Artist

• Art direction, design, and production of collateral materials, direct mail campaigns, ads, web design, promotions, brand identity and e-mail marketing for various clientele.
• Work closely with associate creative directors, writers, and account team on projects through conceptualizing, design, and final execution. 
• Brand stewardship – responsible for review, consistent application and extension of the brand of Fortune 500 global orthopedic firm. Also responsible for training new team members regarding brand guidelines.

Wright Medical Technology, Inc. | 2001–2003 | Arlington, TN
Art Director/Designer

• Responsible for the direction and design of corporate collateral from concept to press. 
• Directed local and national photographers on all product photography.

Peavey Electronics Corporation | 1999–2001 | Meridian, MS
Art Director/Designer

• Directed design and photography for one of the largest manufacturers of musical instruments in the world. This included corporate collateral, ads, POP material, trade show/exhibit design, product packaging and catalogs.
• Managed and directed freelancers and other staff designers.

Nichols Research Corporation | 1996–1999 | Huntsville, AL
Graphic Designer/Contractor

• Provided graphic support for a number of military contracts and designed presentations, exhibit booths graphics and interactive kiosks for army installations across the country. 
• Collaborated with industrial designers and booth construction vendors on booth design, staging and installations.

Southeast Screen Graphics | 1995–1996 | Tupelo, MS
Graphic Designer/Asst. Press Manager

• Responsibilities included custom t-shirt and ad specialty designs, promotional items, poster and event signage as well as press management.


Smith & Nephew, Valent USA, Cellular South, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Eddie Van Halen, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Systematic, The Allman Brothers, The Foo Fighters, Dweezil Zappa, United States Army, Independent Bank, Kraft Food Ingredients, Terminix, The Urban Child Institute, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Norfolk Southern, YMCA, Verizon, Conwood, Issac Mizrahi, Mississippi State University, Universal Studios, Waterbury, Nazareth Mills, Wal-Mart, Tupelo High School, Tupelo Ballet, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Roudebush Family Eyecare, SecurTrust Federal Credit Union, North Mississippi Medical Center, Voyages Travel, Memphis Footworks, JRO Labs, Jambalya King


Mac and PC proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, After Effects, Dreamweaver), QuarkXPress, Acrobat, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office


Medical Devices, Healthcare, Entertainment, Packaged Goods, Government, Technology, Travel & Tourism, Banking & Finance, Vision Care, Textiles, Clothing & Fashion, Home Products & Services, Educational Institutions


Local and regional ADDYs, Numerous Medical Marketing Association International Awards of Excellence (IN-AWE)
Adam Gaines
Full-time, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Creative Direction, Design
Advertising, Print
POST DATE: 03.20.2024
Colliervillle, TN
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