James Paul
Art Direction, Denver Colorado United States
 
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Brief Summary
Online Portfolio: http://www.jamespaul.org

James Paul has years of solid experience in graphic design, art direction and illustration for both web and print. He has worked as both art and creative director in advertising, journalism and new media in New York City, San Francisco and Denver. He is an expert at Adobe Creative Suite programs such as Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, and has created dynamic two dimensional character animations in Flash. James' latest experience has been as an on-site freelance Art Director at Integer Group, working on such brands as Miller and Coors beer, as well as Kraft foods. He also created the web site, branding, signage, menu for the all - new Hawt Dog and Sausage Eatery (www.hawtdogeatery.com) in Cherry Creek North. He has worked for such agencies as J Walter Thompson, Schematic Interactive and Vanguard Direct, and has taught web design at New York University. In his free time, James continues to write, record and perform independent music.

 

Says James: "My diverse background and life experience have made me a strong team leader and a great problem solver. I have always had a wild and vivid imagination, and technology has enabled me to bring me to bring my ideas to life. By constantly learning and expanding my repertoire, I ensure that my clients never have to worry about the techie details. I pride myself in making collaboration fun and easy for everyone I work with."
Clients
Miller Lite, Coors Lite, Blue Moon Ale, Kraft, Coca-Cola, CNN, CondeNet, Nickelodeon, New York’s Dept. of Homeless, Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting , Administration of Children’s Services, Universal Television, World Trade Center Association, NY/NJ Port Authority, WPLJ Radio NYC, Ford Motor Company.
Professional Experience
James M. Paul | 8993 24th pl. #106, Denver, CO  80238  • p: 917 - 309 – 2047  •  e: jpaul@jamespaul.org

 

PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE:
THE INTEGER GROUP, DENVER, CO On-Site Contract Art Director. August 2011 – Present.

• Concept, direction, design and support for creative team at Integer. Clients include: Miller Lite, Coors Lite, Blue Moon Ale and Kraft..
 

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK, NY SCPS. Design Program Instructor.

 August 2010 – 2011.

• Instructing students in various technical aspects of design and visual communication and software applications..

 

SCHEMATIC INTERACTIVE, NEW YORK, NY  On-Site Contract Designer. June 2007 – July 2008.
• Design, production and front-end development. Clients included: Coca-Cola, CNN, CondeNet, Nickelodeon.

 

VANGUARD DIRECT, NEW YORK, NY, Associate Creative Director.

 April 2004 – May 2007.

• Senior level director supervising designers and production specialists

• Performed much hands-on execution of branding material, advertising and collateral

Clients include: New York’s Dept. of Homeless, Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting

and Administration of Children’s Services

 

YB SERVICES, NEW YORK, NY, Design Director

 December 2002 – April 2004.

• Director of a five person print design and production department reporting only to CEO

• Responsible for tracking job status at  a moments notice

• Supervised and oversaw all department output

• Designed my own projects (print and web) from concept through final production

Clients included: Nickelodeon, Universal Television, World Trade Center Association, NY/NJ Port Authority, WPLJ Radio NYC

 

NEWMEDIA. SAN MATEO, CA, Art Director

 November 1999 - October 2002.

• Illustration, Flash animation and designing editorial content for online magazine

• Ongoing design of Newmedia web site 

• General art direction and design for Newmedia marketing and collateral

 

SILICON VALLEY COLLEGE. WALNUT CREEK, CA, Graphics Instructor

 November 1996 - November-1999

• Vocational Instruction for students taking Intro to Macintosh Desktop Publishing, Page Layout and Design, and Portfolio classes

 

J. WALTER THOMPSON, DENVER, CO, Art Director

 November 1994 - November 1996.

• Concepting, executing and producing regional television and print advertising for Ford Motor Company


Aquent NYC - Freelancer of the Month, July 2007

 

Awarded 1996 Telly Award for animated Intro Television ad (new cable channel)

 

FORMAL EDUCATION:

Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, 49307

Bachelor of Science in Business, Emphasis on Advertising.

 

Ferris State University,

Associate of Applied Science in Visual Communication.

 

CONTINUING  EDUCATION:

Art Students League of New York, 215 w 57th st., New York, NY, 10019 (Courses in Life Drawing and Anatomy)

Cooper Union, Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003 (Courses in Typography and Film)

 

SKILL AND TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE:

Well-versed on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Excellent system problem solver, especially on Mac.

Expert-level proficiency with:

 

• InDesign vCS

• Illustrator vCS

• Photoshop vCS

• Quark Xpress

• Flash

 

• Dreamweaver
• GoLive

• Fireworks

• ImageReady

• HTML, CSS

• MS Word

• Excel

• Acrobat

• MS Powerpoint

• ProTools

OTHER EXPERIENCE AND SPECIAL INTERESTS:

• AIGA Member 2006-present.

• California State Certification for Post Secondary Instruction 1998.

• Creative Director, American Advertising Federation, Ferris State Chapter, 1990-91.

• Semi-Professional Singer/ Songwriter/ Guitarist, ASCAP Member 2006-present.

• Part-time Snowboard instructor at Loveland Ski Resort, Colorado, 1996-97.

• Passion for music, film, books, art, travel and adventure.

References upon request

 

 


Awards and Recognition

Aquent NYC - Freelancer of the Month, July 2007

 

Awarded 1996 Telly Award for animated Intro Television ad (new cable channel)


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