Professional Summary

Highly accomplished Branding and Marketing Account Executive who has developed a results-driven portfolio of brand leadership, business development and client relationship management achievements with the Consumer Products Group industry.

  • Strategic partner driven to create success for brands through creative anticipation, imagination and persistence
  • Proven track record of leveraging graphic design knowledge and strong communication skills which resulted in successful translation of client objectives into strategic solutions
  • Determined root cause and developed right solution to meet client's needs through a conscientious approach
  • Developed harmonious teams by creating consensus and areas of agreement
  • Served as primary liaison; troubleshot problem areas and took a leadership role in ensuring satisfactory resolution

Contact information: Christopher J. Venneman cjvenn@fuse.net cjvenneman@gmail.com LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/christopherjvenneman Twitter: http://twitter.com.cjvenneman

Objective

To be associated with a progressive organization that welcomes fresh ideas, dedication, experience, integrity and dependability as well as proactive planning and implementation ability.

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Effective management of notable, distinguished accounts
  • Client relationship building and business development
  • Effectively managed diverse groups of teams
  • Progressive graphic design accomplishments
  • Persuasive communication skills
  • Successful translation of client objectives into strategic and effective solutions

Work History

Work History
Aug 2007 - Present

Consultant / Account Manager

Consultant
Branding, Design and Marketing Consultant specializing in packaging design.
Mar 2007 - Aug 2008

Assistant Sales Manager

Dillard's
Managed 15-24 sales associates for respective departments. Customer service representative for entire retail environment.
Jan 1989 - Apr 2005

Senior Brand Consultant

Managed existing and new business accounts for design and marketing firm. As project manager, lead the design and production team to drive the process of taking client goals from idea to production. Supervised all facets of product-line packaging projects with life cycles from 6 months to 5 years.

  • Participated in project development meetings with client.
  • Communicated client objectives to design staff and provided input and feedback to the design process.
  • Presented design ideas to client; contributed expertise on production costs and processes to assist in selectioin of production studio and final project decisions.
  • Directed the production team in creation of graphic materials.
  • Served as primary client liaison; trobleshot problem areas and took a leadership role in ensuring satisfactory resolution.

Developed new business primarily through ongoing account relationships; provided a high level of account service to ensure customer satisfaction. Prepared proposals and estimates; delivered effective sales, marketing and account presentations. Received a Recognition Award from the Campbell Soup Company for the success of the "Select" premium soup package redesign. Outperformed estimated sales of a "Chunky" product line extension due to the success of the "Chunky Chili" package design.

1989 - 2005

Senior Brand Consultant

LAGA -Lipson Alport Glass & Assoc.
Dec 1987 - Nov 1988

Art Director

Artworks Integrated Graphics
Created advertising and marketing print materials to meet specific client needs. Collaborated closely with clients throughout the design process.
Jan 1979 - Mar 1987

Vice President / Account Representative / Art Director

George Tassian Organization
Provided design, type specification and production services for annual reports, corporate brochures, point-of-purchase displays, logos and promotional materials.

Education

Education
1974 - 1976

Associate

Ohio Visual Art Institute