AUG 2020 - AUG 2023
Senior Art Director
Cotton & Company
The client base is primarily within the luxury residential real estate segment. As a working Art Director I’m responsible for art concepts in the production of advertising and marketing projects and campaigns. Designs print ads, brochures, booklets, fliers, TV commercials, billboards, interactive/web ads and more, according to strategic plans provided by account executives. • Meets as needed with account executives and design/production personnel to ensure coordination between traditional and interactive advertising and marketing efforts. • Works with production personnel, providing complete input and any instruction and supervision required to smoothly complete production of approved design. • Provides all required specifications (colors, fonts, papers, sizes, etc.) to production department. • Reviews all production materials on assigned projects and signs off prior to forwarding job to account executive and CMO for further required approvals/outside production. • Art directs videos, photo sessions, press-proofing, etc. and supervises freelancers assigned to art director’s projects as requested by traffic manager. • Meets with account executives/traffic manager as required ensuring timely, accurate completion of assigned projects.
Mar 2020 - AUG 2020
Creative Art Director
Created and produced engaging designs with high visual impact to capture and promote the company vision and brand. * Created and updated design concepts, graphics, and layouts for digital and/or print material, including email campaigns, web images, and graphics, brochures, trade show materials, stationery, website pages, and other design materials needed; refining images, fonts, and layouts. * Maintained consistency of brand throughout several different marketing projects. * Designed and created various online and PDF fillable forms for all lines of business. * Produced and edited videos for all lines of business. * Assisted with SEO strategies, optimization, and analytics. * Helped advance visibility through effective social media marketing. * Took on special design tasks to support multiple projects. * Used feedback from business leaders to improve work. * Managed creative agencies collaborated with team members & graphic designers * In charge of all advertisements such as international magazines and digital medias
Feb 2019 - Jan 2020
Design & Marketing Manager / Creative Director
Freelance Work for Various Companies, PodTronix, MFS
• Developed big ideas that forged strong emotional connections between brand and consumer, and supporting those ideas with thorough research & development. • Directed all phases of creative work from concept through production. • Partner with the account and production teams to manage senior level clients. • Provided proposals and creative strategies for video, design, social activations that took creative brands to the next level. • Built relationships (internally with clients) and collaborative leadership skills. • Helped lead, manage, and mentor junior creatives, Handled all marketing operations ensuring all departments are functioning at optimal levels, assuring all social media channels are working properly. Generating all monthly reports, reporting directly to the CEO. • Generating branding templates, to include Identity Manual & Policies, rendering of mock-ups for specific departments, SEO development, and website maintenance and updates. Develop specialized rendering mock-ups for specific departments such as Product research and development. Was responsible for setting up PDX/MFS Servers for Systems Administrator / IT Responsibilities maintaining all user accounts on Windows Server 2016 / Organizing File Structure / Administering user accounts for Remote Desktops. Head/lead of the Research and Development Department. Responsibilities: include UL Certification, ensuring all material research is cataloged for UL engineering final approval. Worked with engineers to verify technical designs & drawings. In Change of Advertising designs such as ads, websites, e-blast, social media channels (Hoot-suite), also verified designs for final approval.
MAR 2014 - FEB 2019
Web & Graphic Designer / Advertising & Marketing Coordinator
Managed web business operations of SCTC companies websites and other Online marketing presence, developing and to include website maintenance, online marketing presence, advertising campaigns, and activities. Working with all C-Suite executives to ensure company messages were consistent with branding guidelines; increased online presence to potential customers including ways to increase inbound inquiries. • Working with financial portfolio, Preparing Documents for going public such as Private Placement Memorandum • Specializing in Branding • Built concept design mock-up of the SCT&E LNG Plant and surrounding areas through successive iterations (retouching, compositing & image finalizing); generating after-effects video composites for commercial & industrial use. • Special Projects, Direct support to Engineering, CMS • Generating After Effects Video Composites for Commercial & Industrial Use • Managed media applications, special projects and IT Services for both telecom & energy divisions.
JAN 2011 - MAR 2014
Graphic Designer / Video Editor / Marketing
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES
Video Edit & Filming productions • In charge of developing Listing Presentations and Product Concepts • Working with Designers and Web Developers to form brand product lines • Multiple Language Developing Platforms for Marketing Campaigns • Working with Customer Services or Agents for Multiple Property Listings • Managing website links for massive e-blast for mortgage clients • Develop New Innovative Branding Materials • Online Video E-blast with PodCast – for Broadcast • Maintain all video channels, such as YouTube, Vimeo • IT Technical Support for PC, MAC & UNIX Scripting / Operations Site • Web Design (Mobile Devices, IPad, iPhone, Android) • Developing new branding guidelines for Prudential & Berkshire such design elements/websites / Social Media Channels
JUN 2007 - JUL 2010 BA IM
Universidad America Latina - JAL MX
Bachelor's Degree: International Marketing
2003 - 2006 BAFA
Bachelor of Arts: Graphic Design
Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ
Bachelor of Arts: Graphic Design
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Element Technologies / CEO
The overall quality of work was outstanding. Professional and very talented. Attention to detail and follow-through was great. Overall quality Ruben Lewis presented was very high. Someone you want to have on an international project.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices / Marketing Admin
Great co-worker and a friend. I wouldn’t be where I am without his support. Definitely recommended for any project.
RGM International / CEO
Great engagement overall and we are very pleased with the results. Great Designer -- highly recommend professional, responsive, on top of things and a pleasure to work with.