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Steve Harlan  
Art Director/Designer
 
Creative design professional with a clean, bold, aesthetic style. Many years experience in all forms of advertising and marketing print work for a diverse range of markets from consumer/retail to industrial clients. Trend-conscious, conceptual thinker with a belief that no project is too ordinary to receive an innovative, creative solution. Extremely adaptable in collaborating within the needs of a team environment.
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FREELANCE DESIGNER
Mansfield, OH
10/09 - Present
Independent print and web design of marketing collateral, advertising, identity and promotional material for established brands and new business venture clients.

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR 
D&S Creative Communications : Mansfield, OH
10/05 - 10/09
Creative development and direction of multiple projects in advertising, marketing collateral, annual report, catalog, retail packaging and trade show design for B2B and national clients. This included advertising, packaging and point-of-sale design for Electrolux/ICON, Hilti tool and Lutron lighting brands among others. Focused on expanding the brand of these clients with such retailers as WalMart, Lowes and Home Depot. Participated in creative team solutions, advertising copywriting and structural package design. Supervision of photographers, retouchers, copywriters and production staff in project completion.

FREELANCE DESIGNER
Mansfield, OH
9/02 - 10/05
Independent design of marketing collateral, advertising, identity and promotional material for established brands and new business venture clients.

DESIGNER/ART DIRECTOR
Detrow and Underwood Advertising : Ashland, Ohio
7/94 - 9/02
Lead Designer on all new business development. Creative reinvention of advertising and marketing materials for many existing clients in the form of fresh approaches in catalog, retail packaging, collateral and identity design to reposition them in today's market. Extensive direct client interaction and communication. Supervision of photographers, illustrators, designers and copywriters in project completion.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE : Visual Communications
Industrial Design Program
The Ohio State University, 1992
Steve Harlan
Experience
Senior
Skills
Art Direction, Design
Industry
Advertising, Marcomm
POST DATE: 06.20.2022
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