Richard Mullins
Digital Designer

Tel: 214-766-5147

A versatile creative professional with a reputation for dynamic and imaginative energy – seeking to combine a genuine love for smart design with a never-satisfied drive for creative impact. Significant experience in design for web and print, illustration and creative management.

Proficient with:
Adobe CC 2017: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver
Web scripting using HTML5 and CSS3
Microsoft Office: PowerPoint and Word
Vector illustration, image manipulation and logo design

Working knowledge of:
Content Management Systems (WordPress & HP Autonomy)
Responsive Design
E mail marketing campaigns
Adobe CC 2017: After Effects and Premiere
Sketch, UI / UX design, wireframe and front end development
Digital photography

Senior Graphic Designer
Research Now
Plano Texas
October 2016 – March 2017

Functioned as a member of Research Now's global marketing team. Worked in partnership with marketing managers to enhance internal and external resources in an effort to increase lead generation and brand awareness for Research Now’s digital marketing products and services. Responsible for overseeing the ‘look and feel’ of marketing and advertising creative assets
Worked in conjunction with the Social Media Director to concept, illustrate and design front-end elements, including email, web, and social to generate online traffic for Research Now’s thought leadership web seminars and speaking engagements
Illustrated and designed information graphics using data visualization produced by Research Now. Also, ideation and design of product logos
Worked with the Marketing Events Manager to create trade show environmental graphics and web site elements. Also, designed white papers, e books and sales presentations

Creative Lead
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Plano Texas
October 2015 – August 2016

Responsible for the design and creative direction of web sites, e mail communication, interactive presentations, and other collateral for the Human Resources Employee Experience Team. This role involved working with internal stakeholders and program leads to ensure all creative assets were produced as effective marketing tools and were HPE brand compliant in solving related briefs.

Lead a design team to create an interactive look-and-feel for the HPE HR Experience Center web site and collateral
Significantly increased HR program awareness with targeted e mail marketing campaigns
Facilitated a close working relationship between the corporate branding team and Human Resources managers and employees

Instructor (School of Design)
The Art Institute of Dallas
Dallas Texas
October 2000 – October 2015

Responsible for class instruction, course creation, as well as art direction and critical evaluation of student work. Functioned as a guide and mentor for developing creatives over a 15 year career.

Researched and developed curriculum for graphic design, web design and illustration courses
Built a long-standing record of nurturing and developing creative talent
Extensive work in design thought and criticism implementing a solution-based approach to visual problem solving

Art Director
Richard Mullins Design
Dallas Texas
June 1994 – October 2000

Freelance photographic art direction, illustration and graphic design. Clients included: Promotional Products Association, Women’s Apparel Service, Children’s Apparel Service and CompUSA
Created and managed a small business.

Art Director
Harcourt Brace College Publishers
Fort Worth Texas
November 1991 – June 1994

Worked in coordination with the in-house marketing team to produce advertising collateral to be used in product promotion. This role involved execution of concept, art direction, print management and creative design. Also, the responsibility for vendor relations, budget control and press checks.

Demonstrated ability to communicate artistic vision using written, verbal and visual methods.
Art direction experience including: hiring of free-lance photographers and illustrators.
Constructed press-ready, offset lithography documents for sheet fed and web projects including panel brochures, multi-page books and sales support collateral.

San Francisco Art Institute
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Studied: painting, contemporary aesthetics and art criticism

University of Oklahoma
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
Studied: commercial and fine art

Industry & Personal Skills
Life-time learner with the proven ability to train and develop creative talent
Experience working within the parameters of corporate branding guidelines
Extensive knowledge of typographic aesthetics and visual hierarchy
Accomplished presentation and public speaking skills
Leadership of brainstorming sessions and mentorship of emerging creatives

Current Areas of Study
App design & development
Motion graphics & interactive storytelling
Front end development
Interactive data visualization

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