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Dawn Albore  
Senior Art Director
Hello, my name is Dawn Albore. With 20+years of professional experience as an art director, I am a hands-on graphic designer in love with layouts, typography, color, style, and marketing strategy. I have a refined aesthetic and a deep knowledge of graphic design tools and strategy. I have developed brand strategies and multimedia marketing materials for print, web, and social media. I stay ahead of trends, providing proactive inspiration and recommendations to national and international clients.

I have extensive experience as a leader, both as a project leader, and as a leader of creative teams. As a strategic thinker, I thrive in a collaborative creative environment and encourage a lively exchange of ideas with in my team. However, I also have the ability to work happily and well independently. I am able to recruit, hire, train, manage, and mentor creative individuals, overseeing day-to-day tasks and helping my team members develop their strengths.

I am accustomed to managing multiple projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. I work well under pressure and consistently meet production deadlines.
Experienced art director and team leader, able to recruit, hire and manage creative teams. Aesthetically refined graphic designer able to create engaging multi-marketing materials for print, web, and social media. Strategic thinker who thrives in a collaborative environment and enjoys lively exchange of ideas and revels in the creative process. Proven ability to effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, work well under pressure, and consistently meet production deadlines. Creative thought leader who keeps ahead of trends, providing proactive inspiration and recommendations.

• Team Management	• Project Management	• Client & Vendor Management
• Brand Strategy	• Illustration	• Photo Shoot Direction
• Typography	• Print & Collateral Materials	• Recruiting Talent
• Layout & Composition	• Graphics for Print & Digital	• Adobe Creative Suite

Senior Art Director, Dawn Albore Art Direction and Design, West Orange, NJ    1998 - 2000
Design and develop engaging marketing materials for a diversified client roster including print advertising, brochures, flyers, logos, postcards, signage, etc., as well as electronic assets such as digital advertising, website graphics, and social media and email banners. Collaborate with clients to translate brand objectives into tangible creative concepts that increase engagement and drive sales. 
	• Creative strategist for notable clients such as Avon, Babies ‘R Us, Brooks Brothers, Champs Sports, Christmas Tree Shops, C&W, Diversified Media Group, JCrew, Kmart, Kohls, Lane Bryant, Spiegel and St. Barnabas Health.
	• Recruited premium graphic designers, writers, photographers, models, stylists, and hair/makeup artists to enhance brand presence of the client.
	• Designed the annual report for St. Barnabas Fundraising for purposes of securing funding for the staffing, equipment, and facility renovations necessary for the hospital facility to function at maximum capacity.
Senior Art Director, Dr. Leonard’s Healthcare Corp, Edison, NJ    2015 - 2020
Manage a creative team in the creation and design of multimedia marketing materials. Maintain brand standards and guide staff on correct use of assets. Supervised photoshoots, including assigning team duties, and collaborating with talent, stylist and hair/makeup artists.
	• Established a visually recognizable identity for two distinct brands, Carol Wright and Dr. Leonard’s, through the execution of concept development, design and production of catalogs and related collateral.
	• Achieved highest quarterly sales results as the creative leader of special promotional projects.
	• Upgraded still life and fashion photography presentation.
Senior Art Director,, Secaucus, NJ    1998 - 2000
Recruited, trained, and mentored creative team in maintaining and enhancing brand strategy for five organizations – NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, and Nascar. Created graphic designs for catalogs, advertisements, packaging, and related marketing collateral. Directed still life and fashion photo shorts.
	• Increased brand revenue by expanding brand recognition and strategic product presentations.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Certificate in Social Media Marketing, Bergen Community College, Hackensack, NJ

Dawn Albore
Full-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Art Direction, Creative Direction
Print, Advertising
POST DATE: 02.18.2021
West Orange, NJ
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