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Tom Portrait3
Firstname/Profession
Tom
Art Director / Digital Designer
8-12 years Experience
Tauranga, Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington
1033

Represented: 14/03/18

Bio

I am a creative thinker and designer living and working in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. I have over 8 years experience working throughout brand, digital and advertising agencies in England, Australia and NZ. Starting off as a designer, working in digital and progressing into art direction has given me a unique understanding and set of skills that help brands connect with their audience. 

Expertise

Art Direction Brand Identity Concepting Copywriting Creative Strategy Digital Design Graphic Design Logo Design UX / UI Design Web Design

Software

Dreamweaver CC Flash CC Illustrator CC InDesign CC Lightroom CC Photoshop CC

Recent Employment

Art Director / 2016 - 2018 / Wave

 

I joined Wave when I moved home from Melbourne with my wife. Being their first art director hire my focus was to push the conceptual thinking and execution of the agencies creative. Working with a team of designers and copywriters we worked together on the importance of Insight, Idea and execution. Once we conceptually articulated the response to the brief we rolled out the design to create some really insightful simple clear communication.

Art Director / 2015-2016 / Saatchi&Saatchi

 

During my time at Saatchi&Saatchi my focus was creative thinking and articulating our messages through both written and visual execution to solve business problems. I worked alongside some of the most creative and strategically focussed minds in the Australian ad industry.

Art Director / 2014 - 2015 / CHE Proximity

After working in digital I moved into the creative department to develop my skill in creative thinking, strategy and art direction. During my time as AD at CHE I worked on conceptual campaigns, radio, print, TV and almost everything in between. Our focus at CHE was to make brands more valuable to their customers.

Industries I know well

Sports
Travel & Tourism
Automotive
Retail
Utilities
Banking

Mediums I know well

Print
Web
App
Tv

Honours & awards

Gold Winner
Engagement Category
Clio Sports
2014

Gold Integrated
Caples
2014

Gold Winner
Mobius
2014

Silver
New Zealand Best Awards
2010

Qualifications

Massey University Bachelor of Visual Communication Design2006 - 2009 First Class Honours

 

BOP Polytechnic NZ National Certificate in Graphic Design2005 Design Technician (Level 4)

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