Blaise Ballard

  • Baton Rouge US-LA
Blaise Ballard

Summary

Accomplished Creative Director / Graphic Designer with extensive experience in advertising and marketing communications, in both corporate and agency environments. A proven leader possessing outstanding management and conceptualization skills for creating the proper visual concept to promote growth in sales and destinguishable profit margins. Possessing specific area of expertise in the areas of client development, creative expansion, public relations, original media promotions and uncanny market analysis.

Software Expertise

  • Acrobat 9.0
  • Photoshop CS4
  • Illustrator CS4
  • InDesign CS4
  • Dreamweaver CS4
  • Fireworks CS4
  • QuarkXpress 7.0
  • Freehand 10.0
  • Word 2007
  • Excel 2007
  • Access 2007
  • Publisher 2007
  • Outlook 2007
  • PowerPoint 2007
  • Real World Design

    Publishing Related

    • News On Wheels
    • Automotive Gold
    • HealthCare Highlights
    • Marquis Magazine
    • Q&A on Health Matters

    Direct Mail Campaigns

    • Robinson Brothers
    • Barbera Chevrolet
    • Marketing & Design
    • Hanks Pontiac-GMC-Buick
    • Sterling Automotive

    Web Development

    • Cadillac Cafe’
    • The Buzz Cafe’
    • Automotive Gold LLC
    • Williamson Eye Center
    • Williamson Cosmetic Center
    • PKG Art
    • Sterling Imports

    Work History

    Work History

    Creative Director

    Marketing Design LLC
    • Designed to completion all issues of regional start-up publication “Marquis Magazine.” This entailed but was not limited to communicating completed advertisement layouts to clients for approval, development of magazine format, communicating with printer for timely delivery and distribution.
    • Planned, developed and directed the execution of all visual communication projects. Managed graphic design department in the development newsletters, print advertisign, brochures, logos, business cards, direct mail campaigns and other creative endeavors.
    • Developed budgeting guidelines for the disbursment of funds through printing, freelance designers, design collateral and professional organization membership fees.

    Portfolio

    Education

    Education
    Jan 1994 - May 2001

    Southeastern Louisiana University