robbyn s mcclain

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Graphic Designer

September 2009 – Present, Freelance

Establish client relationships, budget and pitch projects from start to finish. Advertising, branding, web-design, and print design. Photography and photo-editing. Clients range from corporate to non-profit

Creative Lead

April 2011 – March 2018, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

Developed and maintained all aspects of design from concept to deliverables for the institution and its programs, departments, services, and events. Collaborated with internal departments to communicate strategic goals into actionable design solutions. Led promotion of brand equity and ensured premium design in the marketplace externally and internally. Managed projects, calendar and tasks while supervising the in-house creative services department and projects to ensuring a cohesive institutional-wide visual brand by communicating and collaborating with The Kentucky Center’s internal departments, any external designers or firms, and resident companies. Collaborated with internal departments, web developers, video/photographers and content managers to insure cohesive visuals throughout the organization. Developed and managed relationships with printers and vendors. Created and implemented new logo and branding campaign in 2013/14.
Promoted from graphic designer to Creative Lead in 2013.

Marketing and Events Manager

January 2009 – April 2011, Bourbons Bistro

Designed and managed all in-house graphics. Developed and oversaw advertisements, menus and other materials from concept to the production. Developed and designed research materials for employees. Managed and maintained corporate website. Created and maintained social marketing sites. Created and managed e-mail campaigns. Developed and maintained relationship with printers. Oversaw, organized and participated in off-site events. Created and distributed press releases. Developed and maintained relationships with media, hotels, distilleries and other related connections.

Senior Graphic Design Intern

Oct 2009 – Apr 2011, Creative Communications

Designed new concepts and updated older designs for large state-wide university system. Led creative direction and design for multi-piece marketing campaign for Spencerian College. Directive was to create cohesive campaign for a high school student target audience. Directed photo shoot, developed concept, and executed concept from design to print. Designed advertisements, various print items, signage, and web materials. Collaborated with main in-house design team. Completed and file project requests for the marketing team. Prepared and created print and web ready files for printer and publishing. Trained, managed, and organized new interns and updated and developed training materials.

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, 2010

Sullivan College of Design, Louisville, KY

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

 

SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite, Art Direction, Art History, Branding, Bartending, Cheesecake Connoisseur, Copyediting, Copywriting, Creative Direction, Creative Marketing, Creative Writing, Digital Design, Digital Marketing, Dreamweaver, Environmental Design, Email Marketing, Event Planning, Fine Art, Fine Art Photography, Flash, Graphic Design, Ideation, Illustrator, InDesign, Infographics, Keynote, Logo Design, Mac OS, MacGuyvering, Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Microsoft Office, Numbers, Pages, Photography, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Premier Pro, Prezi, Print Design, Project Management, Studio Photography, Video Editing, Wayfinding, WordPress

 

AWARDS

2014: American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards, Louie Award

2017: Award of Excellence 2017 PIAS Graphics Awards

 

CLIENTS 

(Current and past)