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Steve Collier  
Art Director/Senior Designer
Art Director/Designer: The art director establishes the conceptual and stylistic direction for design staff and orchestrates their work, as well as the work of production artists, photographers, illustrators, prepress technicians, printers, and anyone else who is involved in the development of a project. The art director generally selects vendors and, if there isn't a creative director on staff, has final creative authority.
My goal is to join an organization that offers the opportunity to develop a vision and set the stage for marketing and communication efforts with existing and new clients. To work with a team in evaluating client needs and avenues for applying solid marketing concepts reinforced by innovative and engaging visual solutions. Growth through successful positioning of client products and/or services. It's not a job, it's a pleasure.

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My career in the graphics business began in Dallas, TX as part of a newly formed design firm developing packaging, brand identities and collateral materials. Later I was employed by two design firms in Houston before opening Collier Studio, a full service graphics design/marketing studio offering clients graphic communication solutions in the areas of corporate identity programs, brochures, posters, direct mail campaigns, packaging, signage, interior, 3-D graphics, web sites and coordinated advertising campaigns. Collier Studio provided communication services to advertising agencies/design firms and direct clients in a most effective manner. 

In 2004, I joined GalleryPlayer, a digital imaging startup company in Seattle, WA, serving in the capacity as their senior designer in the development of the “look and feel” and standards of the company graphics, the art and photo galleries, DVD and SD products for widescreen TV art and photography galleries.

-Bachelor of Arts (BA), Graphic Design.
-Problem solving to a degree that each project is not seen in isolation and the ability to bring collaboration to a bigger picture.        
-Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.
-Ability to work effectively with and manage remote employees.        
-Hands-on senior level experience in the design, development and production of artwork.
Silver, Bronze and Awards of Excellence. The Houston Art Directors Club, Dallas Society of Visual Arts, Oklahoma Art Directors Club, 10th District Addy Awards, National Addy Awards and The New York Society of Illustrators. Silver-Emerald City Craftsmanship Award.

Quark 7.3 (preferred), CS5-In-Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, PowerPoint


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Steve Collier
Design, Art Direction
Print, Exhibit
POST DATE: 01.06.2011
Kerrville, TX
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