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PROFILE/RESUME
Kent Flora  
Creative Director | Sr. Art Director
 
Extensive professional design experience and an exemplary portfolio of work. 

Strength in designing strategic, result oriented advertising, multi-media campaigns and marketing communication materials with impact and measurable results. 

Portfolio includes advertising, annual reports, catalogs, technical documents, magazines, newsletters, posters, calendars, comprehensive marketing brochures, brand identity, product literature, and business collateral. Extensive knowledge and expertise with comprehensive advertising and marketing campaigns, special events and trade shows, direct mail, signage, commercial and fine art photography, point-of-purchase displays, website design and development, radio/televsion spots. Brand management experience, along with budget and project management through production and delivery of final product, media planning and buying, as well as personnel selection and supervision, complement this exemplary skill set.
Resume
OBJECTIVE:
Senior Level Creative Art & Design Responsibility. 
Creative Director. Senior Art Director. Senior Graphic Designer.

PROFILE:
Energetic, creative, motivated to succeed with extensive experience as both an entrepreneur and a team member of numerous successful design and marketing communications teams in both public and private sectors.

Energetic, creative, motivated to succeed with extensive experience as both an entrepreneur and a team member of numerous successful design and marketing communications teams in both public and private sectors.

Award-winning professional recognized for excellence in print, online design, point-of-purchase displays, content/copywriting and photography.

Proven design and management team leadership skills; capable of directing and handling multiple projects with competing deadlines and objectives. Talented, dependable, dedicated, conscientious and fiscally responsible.

Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to capture intent of client/project and conceptualize, develop and orchestrate communication and marketing campaigns that reach and exceed their objective, and deliver measurable ROI.

Skills:
	• 20+ Years Creative Leadership	
	• Adobe Creative Suite CC 	
	• MS Office/Powerpoint
	• Brand Objective Focused	
	• Outstanding Attention to Detail	
	• Marketing Campaign Strategy			
	• Current Production Knowledge	
	• Content/Copywriting 
	• Online/Social Media Savvy
	• Cross Platform MAC/Windows	
	• Excellent Customer Service	
	• Exemplary Proficiency Reviews

Experience:
Knockout Creative. Creative Director. 5/1994–Present
Conceptualizing, art direction and management of all design deliverables, design, photography and illustration direction, mechanical production, print/vendor coordination and proofing. Experience in brand development and management, corporate identity, B2B and B2C advertising, corporate business collateral, white papers, integrated marketing campaigns, project management, budget management, web site design supervision, signage, radio/television, media planning, copywriting, supervision and management of design resources. Cross platform MAC/PC. Adobe Creative Suite CC, Quark, MS Office/Powerpoint. Significant contribution: Awarded multiple RFPs for successfully translating marketing objectives into effective creative strategies.

Janiczek & Company, Ltd. Wealth Management. Graphic Designer. 7/2008–7/2010
Produced professional design solutions for exclusive, high-end proprietary financial marketing and sales collateral. Comprehensive creative design, project management and planning, vendor selection and supervision. Experience in brand development and style guide enhancement, and producing print, video and online digital media, white papers, and marketing collateral. Multi platform graphic interface design, development and coordination with third party implementation. Significant contribution: Instrumental in organization achieving 5 Star honors.

Quality Built. Graphic Designer. 10/2005–11/2006
Designed and Produced all design and marketing deliverables, photography, illustration, mechanical production, print/vendor coordination and proofing. Experience in brand development and management, branding style guide enhancement and templates, corporate identity, B2B and B2C advertising, corporate business collateral, white papers, multi-media presentations, email and marketing campaigns, project management, trade show exhibits and signage, supervision and management of design resources. Copyright, trademark and ISO compliance responsibilities. Significant contribution: Honored with successfully producing national conference, and producing all conference collateral, exhibits and signage.

Heinz Barton, Inc. Advertising. Art Director. 11/1990–5/1994
Art direction and management of all assigned design deliverables, mechanical production, vendor coordination, proofing. Experience in branding, corporate identity, B2B and B2C advertising, corporate business collateral, integrated marketing campaigns, video, bidding, and personnel supervision/mentoring. Significant contribution: Numerous account acquisitions and multiple awards.

Denver Regional Council of Governments. Graphics Supervisor. 10/1984–1/1990
Art direction and management of all design deliverables, production, drafting, illustration, photography, signage, audio/visual presentations, scheduling, purchasing, budgeting, supervision and vendor coordination. Experience producing annual reports, newsletters, marketing campaigns, logos, television/video, advertisements, technical documents, brochures, and computer graphics. Supervise and manage design resources/freelance. 
Significant contribution: Transitioned department to online; produced award winning regional PSA.

Education:
Purdue University. Bachelor of Arts. Major: Visual Design/Photography; Minor: French.

Training Access. Advanced MacIntosh Systems, Quark XPress, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Works, Pagemaker, Persuasion, Adobe Photoshop.

Rocky Mountain Digital Arts Center. Dreamweaver and Fireworks. Introduction to Website Design.

Awards:
Cum Laude Award—Arthritis Foundation, Halo Award: Denver Advertising Federation, First Place B&W: Greenwood and Beyond Juried Photography Exhibition; Colorado MAC Award; HOW Magazine Online Design Award; Art Directors Club of Denver Awards; BPAA/Gold Key Awards; Peak Awards; IABC/Bronze Quill Award; PIA Big Cheese Award, Best of Category: Point-of-Purchase Display; AE Award from Consolidated Papers for Outstanding Excellence in Print; State of Colorado Art in Public Places Grant: Two Selections in the State Art Collection.

Volunteer:
ARTMA, Project Angel Heart, Alexander Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, Curtis Park Community Center Master Artist Workshop, Bonfils Blood Center, KRMA TV/Channel 6 PBS, Warren Village.

BIOGRAPHY
Kent Flora has an extraordinary fascination with light and a gifted ability to capture spirited, highly expressive images that illuminate our world. His impressive catalogue encompasses an extensive variety of subjects and styles, illustrating his skill and technical ability. Flora’s expertise and passion are evident in the strength of his images in black and white–often using alternative processes, experimental toners, or exaggerated hand-tinting to enhance the quality of his unique perception.

The reoccurring thematic focus of Flora’s work juxtaposes a contemporary view and medium with powerful, timeless images of ancient civilizations, architecture, foreign cultures, the human form, botanicals and dramatic landscapes–images that evoke your response to his keen vision. 

An accomplished photographer for more than forty years, Flora’s work has been published and honored multiple times in area art shows, philanthropic benefits, and private collections throughout the country. A distinctive collection of his work has exhibited in the Annual Art Market held at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.  

Two particularly inspiring images were selected for acquisition by the notable Art in Public Places Program, in the State of Colorado. The executive art administrator of this program regards these images as “a beautiful and significant addition to the State Art Collection,” and states that they will be installed for display in the State Services Building in Denver, Colorado, adjacent to the State Capital. 

He was honored with a comprehensive one-man show of his work at the historic Red Bricks Arts Center in beautiful Aspen, Colorado.

A graduate of Purdue University, Flora is Creative Director/Principal of Knockout Creative, a full-service professional advertising, graphic design and marketing communications service.

He is available for commissions, selective assignments and private consultation.
Kent Flora
Seeking
Full-time, Part-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Experience
Senior
Skills
Creative Direction, Design
Industry
Advertising, Marcomm
POST DATE: 06.05.2021
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