David Miller

David Miller

Creative Director / Partner at Group 365
Bloomingdale, United States

About me

For as long as I can remember, I have loved the creative side advertising. At first, it was because of the art and the anthropological nature of the business—I was always fascinated with human behavior and what motivates people—but, as time passed, I also fell in love with the business side of marketing. The so-called boring, analytical numbers side that, in many ways, influences the direction of the creative strategy. Like a good song that perfectly balances the rhythm, melody and lyrics, I came to understand that the creative process can, and should, be applied to the business strategy as much as to the creative work itself. I have worked with marketing and sales organizations from small technology start-ups to Fortune 1000 companies to meet and exceed their goals. While I’ve won numerous advertising design and creative awards, the bottom line is always about increasing brand value and sales revenues. Some clients include: PayPal, Tellabs, eBay, Orbitz for Business, Kodak, Komatsu, and ServiceMaster, to name a few. Skills and Experience: • 15+ years experience as an Art Director, Associate Creative Director and Creative Director; including experience as a Global Marketing Manager for a $1.25 billion+ company. • Strong conceptual thinking and design skills. • Experienced at managing a team of internal staff and external resources; including web developers, writers, designers, photographers, illustrators, printers, etc. • Excellent knowledge of both print and digital environments, from concept development to execution and production. • Expert-level knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Microsoft Office. • Extensive UX/UI design and production management experience of landing pages and websites for desktop and mobile environments. • Familiarity with FinalCut, HTML and CSS. • Strong organizational skills: ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks/assignments, meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment.

Positions

Creative Director/Partner
Bloomingdale, United States
March 2006 - Present (16 years 2 months)
A small marketing, PR and design firm located in the Chicagoland area, Group 365 combines the attention to service and affordability of a small agency with big-agency experience and ideas. We are a group of professionals dedicated to a single cause; our clients' success. We do this by making marketing budgets appear larger than thay actually are. We specialize in strategic planning, multi-channel management, web development, brand awareness and lead-generation programs for B2B clients that work.
Global Marketing Manager
AMCOL International
April 2013 - July 2014 (1 year 3 months)
Amcol international (now Minerals Technology Inc.) is a $2.5 billion resource- and technology-based company that develops, produces and markets worldwide a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and related systems and services. As the Global Marketing Manager for CETCO's Building Materials division, my responsibilites included:

• Design and implimentation of a unified global brand standard across all print and online media.

• Research and implimentation of efficient and cost-effective communication and collaboration protocals.

• Consolodate a myriad of global and division websites into a single branded, user-friendly and easy to manage website.

• Development and implementation of marketing plans that included strategic planning, print and online advertising, landing pages, trade shows, email programs, sales collateral, packaging, product manuals, event planning, videos, photography, illustration, and special promotions.
Associate Creative Director
Chicago, United States
February 2001 - February 2006 (5 years)
• Worked with teams of account executives, designers, writers and web developers to concept
and create marketing and sales programs for a wide-range of U.S and global clients.

• Clients Experience: The U.S. Government (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System—EFTPS
Northern Trust Bank, PayPal, eBay, Tellabs, Career Builder and Orbitz.
Creative Director
The Kimball Group
June 1996 - January 2001 (4 years 7 months)

Education

BA, Communication Design

1987 - 1989 (2 years)

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