Escalating retail product rankings, cultivating new business alliances, and broadening visibility for clients and products through a skillful mix of brand management, comprehensive marketing, and public relations skills are all examples of my contributions to the growth of previous employers. A highly analytical executive leader excelling in creative and administrative functions encompassing project management, interactive website design, product development/placement, budgeting, and personnel management.
• Inventive creative strategist versed in originating and executing profitable corporate and product branding, entertainment marketing designs, and comprehensive marketing campaigns across multiple industries. • Exceptional public relations and marketing skills used to capture national exposure through all media. • Published writer experienced in interactive media, website design, public speaking, media appearances, and environmental collateral (signage and wayfinding). • Mentor thriving on maximizing the talents of personnel to yield high-caliber results competitive with larger, more well-financed rivals. • Skilled project manager excelling in estimating, and budget, client relations, and vendor management.
Accent Care Allied Domecq Allumination FilmWorks Animal Planet Ardustry Home Entertainment Art Center Austrian National Tourist Office Baskin-Robbins Big Ticket Television Cal Arts California Tourism Board CBS Television Distribution City of Alhambra (USA) Creatives Against Cancer Discovery Channel Discovery Communications Edmunds.com The Elephant Theatre Ensemble Travel Fledgling Productions The Fontayne Group Gaiam, Inc. Gregory Thomas Associates John Wayne Enterprises John Wayne Cancer Foundation John Wayne Cancer Institute Kahlua LAEP The Learning Channel The Lillian Theatres MDA Northern California Military Channel Moonstone Entertainment Mustang Marketing New Zealand Tourism Board Paramount Television Peace Arch Entertainment Perception DVD Peripheral Resources Phase 4 Films Qantas Vacations Queensland Tourism Science Channel Sequoia Financial Singapore Airlines Sunkist Brands Tia Maria UCLA USC
PUBLISHED WORK How to Design Logos, Symbols and Icons (1st, 2nd & 3rd Editions) by Gregory Thomas (Cover & Book Design)
Best of Brochure Design 6, by Cheryl Cullen (Work Featured)
Color Graphics: The Power of Color in Graphic Design, by Karen Triedman and Cheryl Cullen (Work Featured)
Information Graphics & Visual Clues, by Ronnie Lipton (Work Featured)
MEDIA APPEARANCES/PUBLIC SPEAKING The Food Network’s “Unwrapped” (2003 & 2004) Guest Lecturer, USC School of Fine Arts and the Annenberg School For Communication
EXHIBITIONS The 4th United Designs International Biannual Design Exhibition
AWARDS / GRANTS Silver Golden Bell Public Relations, Queensland Tourism Direct Mail Bronze Summit Awards, Kahlua Style Guide Bronze Summit Awards, Baskin-Robbins Voice Book Bronze New York Festivals, Baskin-Robbins Voice Book Sappi Ideas That Matter Grant Recipient for Creatives Against Cancer