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john donaghue  
Art Director/Designer/CD
I am interested in freelance design or advertising projects. Remote or onsite. i enjoy conceptual problem solving and working with nice people. That is more important than the money to me.

What I have done
Mostly I have been an advertising creative / art director. I have done commercials that ran on the Super Bowl all the way to ads on coffee cups. I did a campaign for DHL that had a 98% recall. I did some tv commercials for Nevada Power that starred an Alien Elvis impersonator. I was the group creative director for the launch of

I have Clios and Cannes plus NY Art Directors Show, Addys, SF Show awards. My work has been featured in Newsweek, CNN and on PBS. I was also voted Adweeks Art Director of the year

I also created a comic series that I write and illustrate:
September 2004 – Present
John Donaghue Advertising Design
Art/Creative Director
Clients: Jamba Juice, Pasta Pomodoro, Boise Paper, Microsoft, GM, Adobe, McAfee Software, AT&T, Jelly Bellies, Peet’s Coffee, Mondavi Wine, Kashi Foods, Proctor and Gamble, Wachovia, Yogi Tea, Clorox, Wells Fargo, Kikkoman, Abbott Health Care, Mr Cooper Mortgage, NewDay USA, East Bay Regional Parks, Golden Gate Park Conservatory of Flowers, SF Parks and The Francisco Park Conservancy

May 2002-September 2004
Mering Carson
Co-Creative Director – Co-Managed group of 8, including writers, art directors, designers, producers 
Clients: Buy California , Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, Sutter Health, Pebble Beach, Fiji, Disney

November 1999 - September 2001
Group Creative Director - Managed group of 6, including writers and art directors
Clients:, San Francisco Opera, Commerce One, Siemens

1995-1999 – Present
John Donaghue Advertising Design
Art/Creative Director
Clients:  Nevada Power, TCSI, Mushroom Council, Rent-a-Computer, Urban Brothers
The Beef Council,, Sterling Vineyards, Clorox, Wells Fargo, Intel, Microsoft, Kikkoman

Earlier work at Ketchum Advertising and Hal Riney clients included:   
The Beef Council, Hunt Wesson, Bank of America, Canned Food Council, DHL, United Way, Norvartis, Clorox, Christian Brothers Brandy and Wine Pabst Beer, Old English 800, ON TV, Arizona Savings

San Jose State University Bachelor of Science: Design

Clios, Cannes Film Festival Bronze, San Francisco Show, NY Art Director’s Club, Print Magazine Annual, Andy Awards, West Coast Show, Telly Awards Art Director of the Year for Adweek
john donaghue
On-site, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Art Direction, Design
Advertising, Print
POST DATE: 11.23.2020
San Francisco, CA
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