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Steve Rousso  
Graphic Designer, Creative Director
After a varied and extensive career in the creative/design field, I am currently offering professional quality graphic design and creative direction. If you're looking for a pro, who can either follow direction, or give you direction, please keep me in mind.
R2 Design & Creative 
Freelance business. Clients have included Hospitality Staffing Solutions, Software Solutions, Hewitt Associates, A.W. Hutchison & Assoc., Dewey Color System, Keller Williams Realty, Maestro Strategies, Quantum Aviation Solutions, Denmark The Agency, Advertising Specialties Institute.

Randstad USA 
Manager Creative Services 
Responsible for all creative and production output of the Marketing Department of Randstad USA, including brand application, advertising, marketing collateral, direct mail, branch promotions, environmental graphics, corporate communications, and electronic media and communications. 
Executive Vice-President, Design Director 
Partnered in the conception, development and implementation of web business. Created brand, site design and assisted in architecture and business plan development. 

Rousso+Associates Inc.
President, Creative Director 
Buyout and name change of Rousso+Wagner. Total creative responsibility as well as oversight of administrative and marketing. Additional clients include Milliken Hospitality Carpet, Georgia Power Company, Childress Klein Properties, KnowledgeWare, AirTouch Cellular, OmniOffices, The Portman Companies. Highlights: Created “Milliken Grand” brand identity for Milliken Hospitality Carpet. Designed and produced Milliken Carpet brand image for the 3 carpet divisions, including stationery, promotional materials, sales aids, and sampling folders. Created, designed and produced “Meeting of the Minds” conference brand and materials for KnowledgeWare. Designed and produced AirTouch collateral and in store brand image. Designed and developed corporate identity programs for OmniOffices, Harbinger Corporation, Software Solutions, eQuorum. Created web interface design/architecture for Rebranding of Fuqua Industries, including new name, The Actava Group, brand identity design and introductory advertising campaign. 

RWB Environmental
Creative Director 
A division of Rousso+Wagner, concentrating on environmental design. Consulted with senior environmental designer and 2 to 3 other designers and coordinated Rousso+Wagner work with RWB work. Clients included Taylor&Mathis, The Metro Companies, Community Savings, Peterson Properties. Highlights: Designed and developed brand identities including signage programs for The Metro Companies and Community Savings (FL).

Rousso+Wagner Inc.
Executive Vice-President, Creative Director 
Responsible for all creative aspects of the company as well as administrative and marketing decisions. Directed 2 - 4 other designers in addition to my own projects. Clients included The Wine Spectrum, Westmark Hotels, Life of Georgia, Ringling Bros., Southern Engineering, Burger King Corp., CocaCola, GeorgiaPacific, Hyatt Hotels, HaagenDazs, Taylor&Mathis, Harris/Lanier. Highlights: Designed and developed “The Wine List Program” for The Wine Spectrum (a division of Coca-Cola). Created, designed and produced the “Gold Star Club” and “Knock Out the Competition” incentive programs for Burger King. Designed and implemented corporate identity programs for International Banking Technologies, Buckhead Plaza, Westmark Hotels. Created product identities for Georgia Power Company, Columbus Mills, and Burger King. 

Vice-President / Associate Creative Director 
Responsibilities in all phases of design and art direction, from concept through production, from corporate identity to point-of-sale. Directed 6 to 8 other art directors and designers, production staff and illustrators, as well as working on my own projects. Worked directly with clients and on company administration. Clients included Coca-Cola, British Tire & Rubber, Federal Express, The Wine Spectrum, Ryan Homes, Hav-A-Tampa Corporation, Ringling Bros., WXIA-TV, Clarke Checks, Public Relations Society of America, Atlanta International Airport. Highlights: Created and developed educational presentation and resulting corporate identity for Atlanta International Airport. Created and developed various promotional campaigns for Coca-Cola (including “Getaway Giveaway”). Designed and managed the application of new brand identities for WXIA-TV, Ryan Homes, Ferguson Enterprises and PRSA. Designed and produced company identity and promotional brochure.

Over 100 local and national industry awards and honors including more than a dozen from Atlanta creative organizations, 13 from paper manufacturers and printing organizations, 12 from industry publications, 39 selections into American Corporate Identity and 8 IABC Golden Flame Awards. (List available on request.)

My work is included in over 20 books, including World Trademarks & Logotypes (II & III), North American Corporate Design Review, The Big Book of Logos, and Atlanta Graphic Design. (List available on request.)

Over the years I have worked with hundreds of local, regional, national, and international clients, including such well-known companies as Coca-Cola, Milliken & Company, AirTouch Cellular, Ringling Brothers, John Portman & Associates, Stanley Tools, and NationsBank. (List available on request.)

Consumer Products, Business Services, Industrial Products, Human Resources/Staffing, Food Service, Financial, Beverage Industry, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Technology/Software, Real Estate Development, Architecture/Engineering, Professional Services, Arts & Crafts, Consulting Services, Non-Profit.

Computer Skills/Advanced: Mac OS, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) Adobe Acrobat, Techtool Pro, Extensis Suitcase. Computer Skills/Intermediate: Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, SoftPress Freeway. Computer Skills/Basic: Microsoft Excel, Adobe Flash.

University of Georgia  MFA
East Carolina University  BFA
Steve Rousso
Part-time, On-site, Off-site, Freelance/contract
Design, Creative Direction
Marcomm, Advertising
POST DATE: 12.01.2018
Atlanta, GA
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