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Jim Cybul  
Sr. Art Director
Innovative, conceptual, strategic thinker. Focused creativity utilizing an understanding of brand and consumer. Responsible for a broad range of creative assignments from conception through execution and final production. 
Excelling in 3D vision.

Independent Freelance Creative  2009-CURRENT
Various Personal Clients- Branding, Logo Design, Packaging, Retail, POS/Promotion, Trade Show, B2B, Print Ads, Dmail, Catalog, Interactive & Social Media, New Business.

Columbian Home Products, Housewares Manufacturer
Boots, Inc., International Food Products Producer & Importer
Shelby County Community Services, Medical/Pharmaceutical/Healthcare Supplier

Work directly with marketing directors/brand managers and business owners on a range of CPG products.

The Joint Commission, Healthcare Marketing
Work directly with division marketing managers to design print communication pieces and more.

Reggies Chicago, Live Music Venue & Bar-Restaurant
Work directly with ownership on branding, website and UX design, merchandise, venue and band promotions.

Agency Freelance Creative  2009-2014
Momentum Worldwide, Kraft/Nabisco 
TPN Worldwide, Cricket Communications
The Marketing Store Worldwide, McDonald's, Southern Comfort

Wirestone Chicago  2008
Freelance Creative, Motorola, New Business

Worked with account and creative teams on Motorola promo, display, retail projects. Worked on concept and execution for new business pitches.

Arc Worldwide  2007
Senior Art Director (Full-time freelance), P&G Health and Beauty

Worked with multiple P&G Health and Beauty account and creative teams on wide range of creative projects. 

Concepted, designed, and developed packaging, retail displays, POS elements, and print. Brands include Crest, Olay, Always/Infinity.

Draft / Draftfcb  2005 - 2007
Art Director, Nokia Global & North America

Worked directly with all levels of Nokia account and creative teams on global, multi-agency creative effort. 

Concepted and designed innovative packaging and POS elements, leading Nokia team in three-dimensional design and constructions.

Concepted and developed retail displays and interactive kiosks. Researched retail environments. Worked directly with emerging media group and outside vendors to design retailer-specific solutions.

Researched, concepted and executed POS solutions for Asia Pacific market. Created client presentation of agency expertise on those solutions.

Concepted partnering Nokia Nseries with Cingular and W Hotels.

Created client presentation to illustrate agency retail expertise. Contributed all research and photography.

Concepted and developed Nseries presence (visual and experiential) for Nokia flagship retail environments.

DraftWorldwide / Draft  2004 - 2005
Art Director, M&M Mars (Masterfoods)

Concept and development of Packaging, POP, Promotional (print and interactive) elements for M&M Mars account.

Fulfilled M&M Mars account requirements which demanded art directors to be responsible for production workload.

DraftWorldwide  2002 - 2004
Art Director, Jack Daniel's Family of Fine Whiskeys

Concept and development of broad range of creative elements for the JDFOFW brand line.

Worked directly with CD, AD, Print Production, Account Management and Client to see projects from initiation through completion.

Prepared for and presented to creative, account, and client.

Directed illustration, photography, retouching. Oversaw press runs.

Contributed illustration, photography, retouching.

Fulfilled various requirements in support of the account team.

Responsibilities included meeting deadlines, working within budgets.

DraftWorldwide / Surge@DraftWorldwide  2000 - 2002
Art Director/Preproduction Supervisor, Jack Daniel's FOFW

Concurrently performed creative (see AD,above) and production role.

Fulfilled all responsibilities of Art Director.

Continued all responsibilities of Senior Prepress Coordinator.

Trained and managed Mac Production Artist. Managed freelance.

Lee Hill, Incorporated / Draft  1997 - 2000
Sr.Prepress Coordinator, Jack Daniel's FOFW

Project coordination and prepress production for JDFOFW brand line. 

Coordinated freelance production personnel in large scale projects. 

Contributed concepting, art direction, illustration and retouching.

Fulfilled various requirements in support of the account team.

Responsibilities included assuring accuracy and consistency of all details throughout  
promotions, providing agency quality control on all jobs released for print production, establishing and maintaining account archives.


Jim Cybul has emerged as a significant force on Nokia. He has embraced the challenge of capturing our retail message in the confines of Asia Pacific retail, and taken it to a new level...
Steve Nubie
(Nokia) SVP, Group Creative Director

Presenting a concept from Jim comes with a ton of rational that will definitely pique the interest of our clients/consumers!
Janet Broesch
(Nokia) Creative Director

Jim consistently pushes past the negativity to deliver his best work.
Tim Moore
(M&M Mars) Creative Director

Jim exceeds all expectations as an art director.
Joel Optholt
(Jack Daniel's FOFW) Creative Director

Thank God he's here to worry about the details so we don't have to.
Jeannine Wise
Promotions Manager, Brown-Forman Corporation

This is the best piece [of POP] we've ever done!
Riley Hedrick
Promotions Manager, Brown-Forman Corporation

AWARDS of particular pride :

2005 In-Store Marketing Institute Expo
Gold Medal Jack Daniel's Old No.7 lighted sign

2004 Chicago Tribune Glorious Gardens Competition
1st Place Best Overall Garden and Design

Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame 


Northern Illinois University1981 - 1985, College of Visual and Performing Arts, 
School of Visual Communications

REFERENCES available on request.
Jim Cybul
Full-time, Part-time
Art Direction, Design
Advertising, Marcomm
POST DATE: 11.16.2020
Riverside, IL
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