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PROFILE/RESUME
Mike Gaines  
Advertising; Art Direction
I am an art director and who would love to learn from and be an asset to creative teams producing high caliber and unique work. 

As an intern, I gained experience working in an agency setting and creating deliverables lead by data and strategy. I designed for print, web, and different forms of media mostly targeted towards shopper marketing. I enhanced my presentation skills by having to regularly present and sell my ideas to real clients. I also continued to grow as a creative thinker through brainstorming as a team and providing ideation to solve briefs and clients’ problems. I bring strong Photoshop, Indesign, and video editing skills in either Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, or Avid. I also have a strong working knowledge of Illustrator, video production, and basic human computer interaction. I learn quickly and have immense interest in honing my current skill set, as well as, widening my abilities to other areas such as UX design, web design, and event production in the near future. 

As a teammate on athletics teams for most of my life, I learned how to motivate a team, maximize the potential of my fellow teammates, and fill needs as they arise to ensure success as a whole. My recent involvement in boxing has also taught me a multitude of lessons in addition to resulting in a few aches and bruises. I have learned to implement harshly phrased criticism, make the most out of every second of hard work, and maintain chaos in times of high stress.
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EXPERIENCE

TRACYLOCKE
Art Director Intern | Wilton, CT 6/2019 — 8/2019
Worked with the Heineken team to create on brief deliverables Provided ideation for campaigns in team brainstorms Designed retail theater, packaging, clothing and other media Collaborated and communicated with creative directors and other senior creatives on a regular basis
Designed and presented deliverables and Keynotes to clients for intern projects and open briefs for Pepsi and other brands Heeded brand guidelines to maintain a consistent brand image Used a data driven approach to create strategy led creative

US INTERCOLLEGIATE BOXING NATIONALS COMMITTEE
Advertising Chair | Syracuse, NY 9/2018 — 3/2019
Used print and Instagram story content to sell 250 tickets Raised awareness among the nation’s collegiate boxing community to register 187 fighters from over 20 schools
Lead a team of over 30 volunteers to ensure the 3 day event ran efficiently
Built relationships with sponsors, local small businesses, and nonprofits for needed resources

BOXING CLUB AT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Captain and E Board | Syracuse, NY 9/2018 — Present
Use social media and events to promote club resulting in over 200 new member sign ups
Communicate information to over 90 registered members Lead and maintain a safe environment at 5 practices a week of on average 30 members
Collect, organize, and document club dues and safety waivers Create print and digital promotional content for charitable initiatives and fundraising events
Teach women’s self defense course with coach twice a week

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF STUDENT LIVING
Resident Advisor | Syracuse, NY 8/2018 — Present
Ensure safety across a multiple building residence hall complex Promote mental and physical health with Office of Health Promotions
Design and implement initiatives to build a community of 45 residents
Advertise to raise awareness for campus events
Work with Professional Staff members and team of 11 RAs to follow protocol in high stress situations

SKILLS

Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Premiere, Illustrator, & Lightroom
Final Cut Pro X and Avid Microsoft Office Suite Keynote, Numbers, & Pages Google's G Suite
Social Media & Hootsuite Squarespace, WordPress, Wix, & Weebly
DSLR Videography Lighting for film and video MRI-Simmons GarageBand
Celtx
Native English Intermediate Spanish

EDUCATION

S.I. NEWHOUSE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC COMMUNICATION; SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Science: Advertising; Art Direction
Communication and Rhetorical Studies minor 3x Dean's List
3.54 GPA

CONTACT

PORTFOLIO
mikeagaines.com
PHONE NUMBER
(347) 310 9273
EMAIL
mikegainesartdirector@gmail.com
Mike Gaines
Education Level
Senior
Seeking
Full-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Experience
Intern
Skills
Art Direction, Production
Industry
Advertising, Web/Multimedia
POST DATE: 10.08.2019
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