Experience

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Colin Nekritz, Creative Principal New York/Global   2000 – present

Creative, art, and brand direction. Print, online, and interactive campaign strategy for a range of clients and projects great and small,

Brands: The Home Depot, Entergy, Wegmans, Lehigh University, Georgia Tech, Center for Disease Control, Innovative Foods, Progressive Gourmet, Oswego Health, Corbis, Women’s Refugee Commission, World Rabies Day, Public Health Group, EquaGen, Alabama Symphony Orchestra

State University of New York at Oswego, Creative Director (employee & freelance) 2001 – present

Serve the Office of the President/VPs on special projects, helping raise a half billion dollars through strategic marketing, and secure attention, grants, world-class entertainment and culture for Performing Arts at Oswego

Seven Worldwide, Creative Director Atlanta   1999 – 2000

Directed team who developed web sites, interactive, publications, trade shows, and full international brand marketing deployments.

Brands: Philips, The Coca-Cola Company, Motorola, Delta, Wachovia, SunFirst, UPS

The Coca-Cola Company, Designer Atlanta   1997 – 1999

Developed, designed and created layouts of a variety regional and international artwork, which included promotional, point-of-sale, packaging, guidelines, and other renowned product pieces.

Brands: The Coca-Cola Company, Diet Coke, Sprite, SURGE, POWERaDE, BonAqua, Fruitopia, Fanta, Coca-Cola Football (soccer), Athletics, and Olympics divisions

Adobe Systems Incorporated, Designer Seattle   1995 – 1997

Worked in  teams with engineers, writers, editors and designers in creating multiple-piece projects in print, audio, video and on-line guides.

Brands: Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, PageMill, InDesign, FrameMaker, Persuasion, Acrobat

ARTS

Nelson Odeon – Artistic and Brand Director, Promoter

The Music Hall – Art Director, Artistic Committee, Promoter

ARTSwego – Art Director, Strategist, Ticketing and Box Office Support

Atlanta Music Midtown – Artist Support and Media Relations

Bumpershoot – Artist Support and Liason

EDUCATION

SUNY Oswego, Oswego, New York, 1991 BFA
Graphic Design, Psychology, Design Theory, Painting, Calligraphy

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1996
Classes for HTML, Web Theory

Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)

Other Ongoing Skill Development
HOW Conferences, AIGA Conferences (GAIN), others

SKILLS

Branding, it’s positioning, identity guidelines, and the web in terms of technology’s march towards the interrelationship of consumer brand awareness in a mobile content driven world.
Technical skills include: Whiteboards, Storyboards, Wireframing, Photography and it’s art direction from small to large studio shoots coordinating models, set builders, stylists, and photographers, Adobe Creative Suite [InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash, Premiere, AfterEffects, Muse], Apple iWork and FinalCut Pro. Microsoft Office. Google Docs. Twitter. Facebook. LinkedIn. Working knowledge of HTML5, CSS 3, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP, RSS, and XML.
Paid speaker: Branding, content, technology pundit/musings, mixed with humor.

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