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Todd Threats

Graphic Designer

Washington, 20002

Skills

Project Management

Verbal/Written Communication

Mentoring

Team Collaboration

About

Creator of compelling and effective design solutions through honed skill and talent in print, package, web, and multimedia design strategies. Motivated self-starter recognized as a team player and client advocate who responds swiftly to customer demands.

Education

Howard University

Communications , Communications

May 1989 - May 1989

Rufus King, Milwaukee WI

June 1985 - June 1985

Experience

Principal/Creative Director

Studio T68 Design LLC , Washington DC

April 2009 - July 2012

Established this firm to leverage my wide range of client management experience and design skill to determine business requirements, create action plans, and develop graphics solutions that increase market share, sales, and brand recognition. My passion for creative collaboration, attention to detail, and rapid turnaround has earned Studio T68 LLC a solid reputation for consistently exceeding client expectations. Key highlights Successfully formulated and implemented branding, marketing, and design solutions for Fabulocs Natural Hair Care Products and Services resulting in a 25% increase in online sales, increased online traffic, and feature coverage from both CNN and The New York Times over an 18-month period. Actively managed JML Marketing + Communications’ project overflow for award-winning Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s J&G Steakhouse by creating a series of visually arresting ads and a new menu reflecting the restaurant’s distinctive décor and cuisine.

Project Management
Client Collaboration
Design Solutions
Senior Graphic Design Specialist

Corporate Executive Board, Creative Solutions Group (CSG) , Washington DC

July 2003 - April 2009

Inspired team cohesion and client confidence in CEB’s most demanding research clients by employing effective oral and written communication skills, a calm demeanor, and a sense of humor to foster a collaborative atmosphere between research and design. The result: a measurably increased output in graphically innovative and technically accurate deliverables—on time and under budget—meeting or exceeding franchise goals. Key highlights Created an environment of high performance for staff: recruited, mentored, and trained new design personnel in the best practices for graphic design and customer service resulting in a 36% increase in productivity and 25% decrease in attrition over a 24-month period.

Project Management
Client Collaboration
Design Solutions
Graphic Designer

Greater Washington Publishing, Inc. (GWPI) , Vienna, VA

May 2002 - July 2003

Combined skills in design and illustration to create print and website solutions that help consumers find lifestyle information in the Washington DC metro area. Collaborated with internal clients to design and create compelling collateral that facilitated greater brand awareness and revenue generation. Key highlights Furnished print graphic design, file preparation, and print management support to small, fast-paced art department aimed at securing clients and increasing advertising revenue. Provided critical creative input in image research, art direction, and design integral to the rebranding of the Washington Post Apartment Showcase Guide resulting in numerous industry awards and increased circulation.

Project Management
Client Collaboration
Design Solutions

Workplace personality

100+

Company Size

12

Day Length

25+

Team Size

Loud

Noise Level

Formal

Dress Code

Benefits

N/A

Commute

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