Gene Olazabal

Gene Olazabal

Interest

Travel, Photography, Sports, and Fast Dating

Summary

I am currently looking for Senior creative director opportunities within an advertising agency or in-house ad-marcom department.  I have plenty of experience in branding, development of strategy for both off and online campaigns.

Work History

Work History

Senior Creative Director

d+g communications Group, Inc

At  D+G , I was assisted and helped procure new accounts through my development of creative strategy and creative ideas, along with agency principals. I helped direct creative endeavors at the agency for both advertising and public relations. I  was the lead creative on major new accounts that have come into the agency’s portfolio. I have also revamped on-going campaigns of some of the agency’s leading clients. My main focus was to lead our clients toward a posture of branding as it strengthens the relationships with their consumer/audiences and fosters growth for a long term period. Creating a future rather than just being a by-stander in it.

Mar 2008 - Jan 2009

Senior Creative Director

DJS Marketing Group, Inc.

I returned to DJS Marketing Group to head the creative and production department of the agency, helping garner the Palladium Alliance International account and others. As senior creative director I lead a 7 staff-member department. I had a pivotal role in addressing the needs of the clients. I worked, I delegated and I chose duties for the staff of copywriters, junior art directors, web-designers, code and back-end web authors plus I had an integral role in planning, choosing and contracting talent for photo-shoots and other agency creative functions.

Education

Education
Sep 1980 - May 1982

BA

Florida International University
Aug 1978 - May 1980

AA and AS degrees

Miami Dade Community College

I attained an AA and an AS degree from Miami Dade Community College ( now Miami-Dade College)

Skills

Skills

Creative director

Creative direction is my passion.  I like addressing the brand and marketing concerns of major companies from Real Estate to Fashion, Travel and Leisure to Food and Beverage.  I like getting to the crux of the marketing problem and develop ideas both offline and online to help resolve and bring greater awareness to the brands in my care.

Software

Adobe CS4 / InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat   Intermediate skills:  Dreamweaver, Flash