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Mark Benton  
Graphic Design Professional
I am an enterprising graphic design professional with extensive experience in the creative services field. I enjoy working in fast-paced environments and interacting with various internal and external clients. I specialize in maximizing production efficiency in a creative services environment while providing high-quality creative design solutions on time and on budget.

My experience includes virtually all phases of graphic design including graphics manager, art director, graphic designer, and production management. In short, I am an imaginative, industrious individual with a proven acumen for success in any creative services role.

Specialties: Branding, package design, logos, brochures, large format graphics, photography art direction, and food styling.

• Creative and enterprising Senior Graphic Designer with extensive creative services experience.
• Strong conceptual thinker with a passion for the creative process.
• Excels at full life cycle project management.
• Thrives in a fast-paced multi-project team environment as well as working independently.
• Proven expertise in establishing, implementing, and maintaining brand identities and standards.
• Maximize resources to achieve customer satisfaction, increased productivity, meet deadlines, budgets, and goals.
• Thorough attention to detail in all areas of design and production.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience.
• Adept and experienced in problem-solving and providing solutions.
• Comprehensive experience in all phases of prepress print production.


PGA TOUR, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Print Management and Graphic Design, November 2016 to present
• Providing print management and graphic design services to the PGA TOUR, the world's foremost professional golf tour. Responsibilities include developing designs that ensure brand continuity throughout all PGA TOUR deliverables, including, advertising, marketing collateral, and projects focused primarily on traditional print media. Designs and produces tournament on-site large format graphics. Oversees the workflow and trafficking of all printed projects created in the Brand Creative department. Manages vendor relationships and conducts all print bidding and tracking of vendor performance including delivery and invoicing. 

EVERBANK, Jacksonville, FL
Senior Graphic Designer, October 2012 to November 2016
• Provided creative services for marketing communications materials for EverBank’s Retail Lending, Direct Lending, and Correspondent Lending business units. Various media includes consumer and trade publication ads, brochures, posters, product flyers, direct mail, HTML marketing emails, web banner ads, presentations, and trade show graphics for EverBank — the largest bank based in Florida.

PANOS BRANDS, Saddle Brook, NJ
Contract Graphic Designer, March 2010 to September 2012
• Provide creative services for package design, print production, and marketing materials for PANOS Brands — a consumer packaged goods company that manages a unique portfolio of fifteen natural and specialty food brands.

TREE OF LIFE, INC., St. Augustine, FL
Creative Supervisor, 1989 to 2007 / Graphic Supervisor, 2007 to February 2010
• Performed creative art direction of corporate visual communications for a leading marketer and distributor of natural and specialty foods in the United States and Canada.
• Managed and staffed a professional in-house photography studio that produced and cataloged over 18,000 product images per year.
• Supervised creative services for PANOS Brands (a sister company) including branding, package design, production scheduling, package print production, marketing materials, and consumer and trade advertising for multiple natural and specialty food consumer brands.
• Provided formal and informal art direction and mentoring to two senior graphic designers and two graphic designers.
• Contributed creative services via Tree House Creative Group, an in-house advertising agency functioning as a corporate profit center, serving external as well as internal clients.
• Created total visual branding for new natural and specialty food product lines and rebranding of existing product lines.
• Initiated, authored, and designed the Tree of Life, Inc. Corporate Graphic Identity Manual.
• Designed and produced original large format graphics for multiple annual major industry trade shows.
• Art directed photo shoots in studio and on location with professional photographers, models, and food stylists.
• Negotiated with suppliers, such as printers, illustrators, and photographers, to receive the highest quality / lowest cost options.
• Conducted press checks at various printers’ locations in the United States and Canada to ensure print quality and client satisfaction.

TREE OF LIFE, INC., St. Augustine, FL

Senior Graphic Designer, 1987 to 1989
• Served as creative lead graphic designer performing design, layout, and illustration functions.
• Design projects included consumer goods package design, monthly publications, photography art direction, trade and consumer ads, trade show graphics, brochures, sell sheets, logos, direct mail, presentations, media kits, stationery systems, and point of purchase displays.
• Negotiated with and commissioned professional illustrators for multiple package design projects.

Graphics Manager, 1985 to 1987
• Managed four-person in-house design department including an advertising manager, a senior graphic designer, and a graphic designer.
• Handled personnel tasks including hiring, performance reviews, and other day-to-day department staffing operations.
• Maintained on-time production and delivery of monthly deal books and quarterly catalogs for multiple distribution centers as well as profit and loss reports on all publications.

Adjunct Professor of Graphic Design, 1989 to 1991
• Graphic Design I and II

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

• Expert proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro DC, Dreamweaver).
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel).
• Mac OS and PC OS fluent.

• Corporate management training in Project Management, Crucial Conversations, Coaching for Performance, Behavioral Based Interview Training, and Taking Disciplinary Actions.
• Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign seminars.

• National Nutritional Foods Association new logo design contest winner.
• 2006 Spirit of Innovation Package Design Award from Prepared Foods Magazine.
Mark Benton
Art Direction, Design
Advertising, Print
POST DATE: 12.29.2022
St. Augustine, FL
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