Ross Brier

Ross Brier

Summary

For the last year, I have been a freelancer working on a range of projects from advertising collateral and content management systems to package design, video production and motion graphics. Clients include Cycling Sports Group, Veritage Marketing Group and more.In 2007-08, I was a Jr. Art Director at Amplitude Marketing Group, a small privately-owned agency in Newtown, Connecticut. My responsibilities included design of advertising material, event signage, product displays, posters, website layouts, direct mail marketing and more.Before joining Amplitude, I was lead designer for a start-up magazine on resort property development. I joined the staff in Hawaii in 2005. My work included shaping the publication's look, laying out the first issue, designing the web site, and creating marketing materials.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2009 - Present

Freelance Web Designer

Veritage Marketing Group

Freelance web design for various local businesses using the Joomla! content management system. Responsibilities include design of site themes and art direction of CSS coder.

May 2010 - Jun 2010

Freelance Graphic Design

Cycling Sports Group

Design collateral for four major bicycling brands; Cannondale, GT, Schwinn and Mongoose. Projects include production of trade show signage, advertising, sell sheets, and banners. Designs were produced according to brand specific look and feel.

Nov 2006 - Jan 2009

Junior Art Director

Amplitude Marketing Group

Executed final design and production of marketing promotions for Schick including freestanding inserts, banners, posters, magazine ads and direct mailers. Tent design and event signage for the Schick-sponsored 2007 AVP Volleyball Tour. Animated banners, website design, and photo redemption pages produced for multiple Schick brands. Design of various Schick holiday and bonus packaging, and POP displays. Promotional videos created for the “Dane Cook Revealed” tour pitch presentation and Amplitude self-promotion.

Advertising for ‘Mike and Ike’ brand candy including web banners, magazine ads, event signage and sell sheets. Creative support on design pitch for 2009 ‘Mike and Ike’ website re-launch.

Website design support for Pilot Pen’s website re-launch.

Worked with printers to secure timelines, printing specs and quotes.

Nov 2005 - Jul 2006

Graphic Designer

Resortica Magazine

Publication layout for aresort real-estate magazine. Created style sheets and templates for first issue. Design and production of Resortica.com, including detailed instruction for flash developer and construction of the HTML version. Design of Resortica corporate identity and direct mail promotions.

Nov 2001 - Apr 2006

Freelance Designer

The WriteDesign Company

Design of GE Consumer Finance division internal newsletter masthead and email blasts. Production of 3D illustrations for the opening spread of 2003 Barnes Group Inc. Annual Report. Comprehensive design for 2004 Barnes Group Inc. Annual Report. 3D illustrations for Guideposts direct mail materials.

Education

Education
Aug 2003 - Dec 2003

California State U. at Chico

National Student Exchange to study 

Computer animation and multi-media

Courses Included:

Multi-media (Flash MX)

Kinetic Typography (After Effects)

Computer Modeling (Lightwave 3D)

Computer Animation (Lightwave 3D)  Design Workshop (Photoshop)

Skills

Skills

Joomla! Content Management System

Final Cut Pro

QuarkXpress

PowerPoint

Newtek’s Lightwave 3D

Dreamweaver MX

Flash

Adobe Acrobat Professional

Adobe After Effects

Adobe CS3

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop