Craig Claeys

Craig Claeys

fresh, on-strategy design

Work History
Work History
1999 - Present
Senior Art Director
DKY

I'm an award-winning Senior Art Director at a dynamic advertising agency. In my capacity as Sr. Art Director at DKY, I've designed and directed a range of print and digital projects including front end web design, graphics for television spots, print ads, web ads, brochures, environmental signage, brand identity, and brochures. I've also act as in house photographer for client portraiture and studio product photography. Whether it’s traditional or digital media, I tackle each assignment with the same enthusiasm and quest for visual excellence. Produced work for a number of clients including Toro, General Mills, National Public Radio, and Winnebago.

1993 - 1999
Sr. Graphic Designer
Augsburg Fortress Publishers

Design and direct a range of print projects including book design, corporate communications, curriculum design, promotional materials. Art directed photographers, illustrators and other creatives. Worked as part of an efficient team to provide excellent work on time and within budget. 

Education
Education
1989 - 1992
Batchelor of Fine Arts-Graphic Design Emphasis | Minor in Business Administration
University of wisconsin Stout

Graduated Cum Laude. Worked under the campus printing manager in the communications department while attending UW-Stout.

Skills
Skills
Friendly, collaborative, team player

I enjoy working with collaborative teams and have fostered quality working relationships wherever I have been employed.

Design software

Proficient in the use of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Omnigraffle for wire framing.

photography

I have a passion for photography. As well as shooting some location work and studio/tabletop photography for DKY, I've shot a number of weddings and senior portraits. I've also shot DSLR video with a DJI Ronin gimbal.

sketching | visual concepting

I am a proficient drawer/draftsperson and can sketch concepts quickly.

typography

I have a refined aesthetic sensibility regarding typography