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Elysia Yeager  
Art Director/Graphic & Web Designer
Proven leader with demonstrated skill in digital, traditional print and broadcast media as well as interactive and video production. 

Dynamic, versatile art director offering superior strategic planning and conceptual skills along with outstanding organizational and project management expertise. Record of developing and deploying high-impact US and international campaigns. Polished production skills; history of effectively managing internal and outsourced talent. Excellent communication and interpersonal strengths among client decision-makers and internal teams alike; unparalleled work ethic.

~ AREAS OF EMPHASIS ~
360 Strategy, Concepts & Design  *  Web Site Design   *  Print & Broadcast Production  *  Client Relationships  *  Branding & Quality Guidelines  *  Cross-functional Teams  *  Multidisciplinary Collaboration  *  Team Building & Mentoring
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VERSATILE TRADITIONAL & INTERACTIVE ART DIRECTOR

Proven leader with demonstrated skill in digital, traditional print and broadcast media 
as well as interactive and video production. 

Dynamic, versatile art director offering superior strategic planning and conceptual skills along with outstanding organizational and project management expertise. Record of developing and deploying high-impact US and international campaigns. Polished production skills; history of effectively managing internal and outsourced talent. Excellent communication and interpersonal strengths among client decision-makers and internal teams alike; unparalleled work ethic.

~ AREAS OF EMPHASIS ~
Strategy, Concepts & Design  *  Web Site Design & Development  *  Print & Broadcast Production   *  Flash & Video Projects  *  Client Relationships  *    *  Project Management  *  Branding & Quality Guidelines  *  Cross-functional Teams  *  Multidisciplinary Collaboration  *  Team Building & Mentoring

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FREELANCE Project work, 2014–Present
Shell, TGI Fridays, Whataburger - various large-scale installation graphics and event space design and signage

FREELANCE Head of Design, 2013–2014
Kimbell Art Museum 
Hired to develop, design and produce all pieces for the museum including, but not limited to: print and outdoor advertising, large scale display graphics, environmental signs, event invitations, brochures, direct mail, emails 
and other digital correspondence. 

FREELANCE ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR, 2012-2013
Mary Kay 
Originally hired to lead the $1.2 million strategic redesign of 40+ EU sales force materials including: shipping boxes, 40-60 page how-to guides, 10-20 page supplemental guides, product & how-to videos, DVD cases and order forms.
Due to outstanding creative and organizational skills was asked to design and produce first ever global Gift Guide and Holiday video as well manage the production of the quarterly magazine.

-- Freelance Senior Interactive Art Director, 2010 to 2011
Digital Draft/FCB - New York, NY 
Interfaced and collaborated with account team, project managers, information architects and developers to identify goals and conceptualize, develop and produce compelling results that addressed account /client needs.

-- Art Supervisor, 2007 to 2010
GSW Worldwide - New York, NY 
Interfaced and collaborated with account team, project managers, and production team to identify goals and conceptualize, develop and produce compelling results that addressed account /client needs. Coordinated across functions and resolved issues to meet budgetary and deadline requirements. Managed external creatives and liaised with team, supervisors, vendors and strategic partners, ensuring accuracy, consistency and compliance with branding and campaign requirements. Planned and managed photo shoots; trained and mentored junior personnel. 

-- Art Director,  2006 to 2007 
DiNoto Advertising - New York, NY
Provided leadership, organization and support while assigned to high-end Eos Airlines account. Collaborated with copywriters to initiate and develop concepts and craft mechanicals to individual domestic / international publications' specifications. Managed freelancers and partnered with Web designer and overseas vendors.

-- Junior Art Director / 2003 to 2005 
-- New Business Coordinator, 2001 to 2003
McCann Erickson - New York, NY
Partnered with copywriters to conceptualize and develop new advertising collateral; coordinated with traffic and production teams as well as directors, production companies and account / strategic teams. Provided expertise in casting, wardrobe, location selection and director / production company selection. Oversaw studio artist to ensure smooth workflow and compliance with ad specifications. Delivered presentations and provided expert problem resolution.
Managed communication among 7 interagency departments as well as external partners; directed multiple, tight-deadline, simultaneous projects. Coordinated schedules / pitch details with clients.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Bachelor of Science in Advertising / Creative Sequence, 2000
University of Texas, Austin, TX

Technical Proficiency
Environments: Mac 
Tools: CC (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) iMovie, Acrobat, Word

~ Complete client list available on request ~
Elysia Yeager
Seeking
Full-time, Part-time, On-site, Off-site, Freelance/contract
Experience
Senior
Skills
Art Direction, Design
Industry
Advertising, Print
POST DATE: 02.09.2019
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Houston, TX
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