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Ross Maupin

Creative Director
Digital-first AD/CD with just over twenty years experience and an unwavering passion for making campaigns, content and digital products with talented teams. Work recognized by: One Show, Webby's, Clio's and Communication Arts

Work Experience

Hudson Rouge

Group Creative Director

Aug 2015 - Current

Leading creative and UX for digital platforms (web and mobile apps), asset creation, and campaign integration for the Lincoln Motor Company. In 2017 we rebooted the social strategy and are in the process of developing the next generation of work.

Code and Theory

Group Creative Director

Nov 2014 - Aug 2015

Ran the Brand Group creative team with my talented writer partner. Code & Theory was the social agency of record as well as digital agency of record for the majority of our clients in the group, so the work focused on content development, campaign integration and a smattering of digital product work. Also led a handful of pitches during my time here. Clients: Maybelline, Chandon, Burger King, Essie and 7Up

Victoria's Secret Pink

Creative Director

Mar 2014 - Oct 2014

Leading digital creative and UX on the PINK brand across eCommerce, campaigns, app and digital products.


Creative Director

Jun 2012 - Jan 2014

Led creative on a healthy mix of advertising, social and product design at Huge. In addition to existing clients, also ran pitches throughout my tenure there. Clients: Samsung, Audi, Frank's Red Hot, Pizza Hut, TD Ameritrade, Nespresso, and Joe Fresh among others.

Arnold Worldwide

Digital Creative Director

Apr 2011 - Jun 2012

Lead digital creative on Progressive Insurance and Dell — from campaign integration to social. Worked on some TV and worked to bring the online and offline aspects of these clients together.

Creative Director

Jan 2011 - May 2011

Provided visual design, UX and digital strategy for a range of technology clients on a freelance basis.

Factory Design Labs

Associate Creative Director

Dec 2005 - Dec 2010

Designed, produced and animated websites and online campaigns for Sony Pictures, Paramount, Universal Studios, Dell and Airwalk. Worked full time as ACD on the Audi of America online account for 3 years: - Led creative on 10 large-scale campaigns, including their first Superbowl campaign in a decade and promotion for their involvement in the Iron Man movies. - Led the deployment of the new site on their global CMS platform - Launched 3 iOS applications for the Audi brand which have collectively been downloaded 4.5 million times. - Directed photo and video shoots both locally and around the country, executed one episodic viral video campaign that garnered a million views and led too many online banner campaigns to count.

Xylem Interactive

Senior Art Director

Mar 2003 - Dec 2005

Senior Art Director on interactive projects for clients including Chipotle, Jimmy Johns, Red Robin, Giant Bicycles and Chili's. The majority of work here was executed in Flash, and while I focused on the creative side, I also built a number of projects in Actionscript.

Beatnik, Inc.


Jun 2000 - Aug 2001

Executed UI design for music software as well as illustration for consumer packaging.


Colorado State University BFA, Concentration Graphic Design, 1995 - 2000 Activities and Societies: Student instructor in Photoshop and Freehand / Illustrator Ross Maupin Creative Director

1995 - 2000
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Patrick Young

Creative Director
Vancouver, BC
Pat is a positive and thoughtful creative leader, with a focus on brand vision and aesthetic. He puts an emphasis on building and fostering relationships in the workplace, and on empowering the people around him. Originally from Toronto, he started at lululemon 13+ years ago as their first campaign photographer, and is now a part of the Creative Leadership Team. Pat lives in Vancouver, Canada with his wife and two sons, and loves to snowboard, cycle, surf, make music, and create!

Work Experience


Creative Director, Brand

Oct 2017 - Current

Leadership of the 20+ person Creative Team for North America, directly managing a group of Art Directors. Responsible for helping to set and evolve the brand creative vision and aesthetic, providing direction and guidance for major and minor campaigns from ideation to execution and delivery, and ensuring all work is up to standard and on-brand. Wholistic oversight and direction of photography, film, design, and messaging, ensuring everything works together to deliver powerful, effective and engaging pieces of communication.

Supporting the growth and development of people, and the team as a whole. Mentorship, guidance, coaching of team to develop the creative leaders of tomorrow, with a focus on creating a positive and empowering 'state of flow' within the team to produce World-class results in a fun environment.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • NA Tier 1 + 2 Campaigns (large Brand + Product initiatives)
  • Seasonal Campaigns (product franchise 4x per year)
  • Retail Gifting Campaigns (Holiday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc.)
  • Weekly Product Newness marketing
  • Digital workstream
  • NA Social workstream
  • Team org. design and evolution
  • Creative Team management and development
  • Agency and partner relationships and direction


Art Director

Jul 2015 - Oct 2017

Oversight and direction for a variety of campaigns (product, event, brand, etc.). Responsible for aesthetic and messaging direction. On-set direction for photo and film shoots. Managed a team of designers, writers and photographers.


Manager, Photography

Nov 2012 - Jul 2015

Helped to set and evolve overall photographic direction for the brand. Executed photography on a number of projects, both on-location and in-studio. Managed a team of 3+ photographers.


Lead Photographer

Oct 2009 - Nov 2012

Helped to define campaign photography for the brand. Worked with a team of creatives to conceptualize and plan campaign shoots for product, brand initiatives, events, ambassadors (athletes), etc. Travelled to international locations for a variety of productions.


Vancouver Institute of Media Arts


2008 - 2009

Graduated with Honors

Saint Lawrence College

Civil Engineering Technology

2003 - 2006

Graduated with Honors


  • creative direction
  • art direction
  • team leadership + management
  • brand
  • photography
  • film
  • digital
  • print
  • retail
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Rob Starkey

Creative Director
Saint Louis, Missouri
I am a creative director and designer known for breaking down the component parts of any consumer interaction, whether digital or experiential. With more than 20 years in the industry, I have brought my extensive experience to many sectors including Financial, CPG and Technology. I have worked on national and international brands such as Discover Card, Citi and Capital One, Mondelez, Nike, Time-Warner, Sprint, Michelob and Kraft Foods to name a few.

Work Experience

Big Club Digital

Creative Director

Sep 2015 - Current

Momentum Worldwide

Creative Director

Jun 2011 - Oct 2014

Worked on Mondelez (Nabisco brands), Nike, LG, Ghirardelli, SunTrust, Broadcom, Allergen, Smuckers and Sleep Innovations

  • Led creative teams from multiple offices developing integrated branding solutions including social media, content creation, brand websites, online advertising, promotions, and experiential
  • Collaborated with vendor partners to implement latest technologies for all media including responsive websites, mobile apps on both iOS and Android platforms and custom hardware/software integration for events
  • Educated creatives and clients on the digital process (both creative/technical) and trends in UX/UI


Creative Director

Jun 2010 - Jun 2011

Worked on Dean Foods brands (Swiss Tea, TruMoo, etc.), Bacardi, Balance Bar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Capital One

  • Developed creative strategies for markeing and promotion that extended through digital, print, social media and experiential
  • Created and maintained communications from client presentations through interaction notes
  • Helped educate creatives on the digital process, both in design and copy

Euro RSCG Worldwide

Associate Creative Director

Jun 2008 - Jun 2010

Worked on Sprint, Kraft, AB-InBev, Valspar, Cabot Stains, Barilla, Wasa, Citi, Culligan, Circuit City, Shell, ExxonMobil, The Economist, The First Years, Effen Vodka, Quill, Western Union, C.B. Fleet and Assurant Health

  • Delivered digital strategies from high-level concepts to tactical executions
  • Partnered with online content providers to deliver timely and relevant messaging via rich media and awareness banners
  • Led teams of art directors and copywriters for online deliverables across multiple brands
  • Maintained high creative standards under tight deadlines
  • Supervised and mentored art directors, designers and interns


Senior Art Director

Jun 2007 - Jun 2008

Worked on Kraft Foods, Planters, Honeycomb Cereal, Ritz Crackers, Chips Ahoy! Garden Harvest Toasted Chips

  • Led teams from concept to launch for integrated campaigns, promotions, and online banner ads which included rich media and immersive website experiences
  • Developed creative strategies for multiple brands
  • Created fun gaming experiences in-house and with vendor partners;

Euro RSCG Worldwide

Associate Creative Director

Oct 2005 - Jun 2007

Discover Card

Art Director (Freelance)

Mar 2004 - Oct 2005
  • Collaborated with clients, from creative brief to the final presentation
  • Generated ideas in brainstorms for creative concepts, new product designs and credit card identities
  • Partnered with copywriters on print/online ads and direct mail
  • Worked with external advertising agency to ensure all materials match corporate brand

Jacobs & Clevenger

Art Director (Freelance)

Oct 2003 - Mar 2004

Worked on Orbitz, Federal Reserve Bank, The American Marketing Association

  • Created brand identities, logos, print collateral, print ads and direct mail
  • Presented concepts and final deliverables to clients
  • Concepted and art directed client newsletters

Freelance Art Director

Jun 2001 - Oct 2003

Clients included Time Warner Cable, University of Texas, nFusion, Milkshake Media, Jell Creative, Fly Technologies

  • Partnered with national companies, local agencies and startup companies to produce websites, marketing campaigns and collateral
  • Developed long lasting relationships with clients


Art Director

Jan 2001 - Jun 2001

Worked on AV Guide, Newgistics

  • Served as design lead on B2B and consumer Web sites — including and Newgistics
  • Concepted and designed direct mail campaigns and dimensional marketing materials
  • Designed business identity systems including letterhead and business card collateral


Senior Interface Designer

Apr 2000 - Jan 2001

Worked on 3M, AMD, Ditchwitch

  • Led strategy and design phases of Web projects—including 3M and AMD
  • Created identity systems and logos, maintaining consistency between print and electronic media

News 8 Austin

Senior Designer

Jun 1999 - Apr 2000
  • Created brand identities for local news groups—including News 8 Austin (now known as Time Warner Cable News)
  • Produced and designed television graphics including map systems, over-the-shoulder (OTS) and lower thirds; set standards for on-air usage
  • Developed template for the news website that was used across multiple Time Warner Cable owned news stations
  • Trained and mentored a design staff

Spectrum Media

Art Director/Creative Manager

Jun 1994 - Jun 1999
  • Implemented and managed a design department utilizing the latest hardware and software for creative
  • Art directed, designed and produced hundreds of CD, cassette, audio book and video packaging
  • Worked one on one with clients on a daily basis
  • Maintained a system of weekly press checks


University of Oklahoma

Bachelor of Fine Arts Visual Communications

Jan 1990 - Dec 1993


  • Creative direction
  • Art direction
  • Interactive advertising
  • Creative strategy
  • UX/UI
  • Concept development
  • Corporate branding
  • Social media marketing
  • Direct marketing
  • Design (digital/print)
  • Illustration
  • Animation
  • Macintosh OSX and Windows platforms
  • Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects and Acrobat
  • Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Sketch / Zeplin
  • InVision
  • Keynote
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Creative Director & Product Designer

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Wunmi Atewologun

Creative Director + Product Designer
Brooklyn, NY
Over 15 years of experience directing, designing, and strategizing for innovative companies. Focusing on creating more natural interactions with users, while inspiring design teams to build products which increase market share across numerous verticals.

Work Experience

efurb | NYC

Product Design Lead

Feb 2015 - Dec 2015

Newly launched e-commerce startup specializing in like-new refurbished products across Home, Tools, Electronics and more.

  • Collaborated in prototyping and validating design solutions
  • Managed multiple verticals simultaneously
  • Implemented an agile approach to work closely with creative, engineering, and operations teams
  • Created design assets including: UI style guide, UX flows, wireframes, design comp, and documentation
  • Directed designers and front-end developers
  • Led brand development, advertising, marketing concepts, user data analysis, prototyping, and business strategy

Nano | NYC

Product Design Lead

Feb 2014 - Feb 2015

Full service boutique digital agency specializing in designing and developing digital products.

  • Pitched and outlined concepts to company stakeholders, fostered client relationships, inspired and managed teams, and allocated resources across numerous creative projects
  • Led creative projects for e-commerce websites and apps including: UX, UI, brand awareness, navigation and conversions
  • Collaborated with designers, developers, project managers, and clients to deliver innovative results

I Will Change It Studios | NYC

Freelance Product Design Lead + Creative Director

May 2004 - Current

Consult on numerous projects from ideation to delivery for startups, agencies, and brands.

  • Implement Waterfall and Agile work methods, brand development, advertising and marketing concepts, prototyping, and strategy
  • Partner with team of stake holders, creatives, and project managers to produce innovative solutions
  • Design and re-imagined the e-commerce experience
  • Create design assets including: UI style guide, UX flows, wireframes, design comps, and documentation
  • Design award winning websites and advertising campaigns
  • Mentor and direct designers and front-end developer
  • Design and pitch concepts to clients
  • Consulted @: Atmosphere Proximity, Quirky Inc., Kettle, Mullen Lowe U.S., Tribal Worldwide, BBDO Worldwide, EURO, MRM, RG/A
  • Clients: FedEx, Emirates, Google, Conservation International, Reebok, Nike, Showtime, Lifetime, HBO, Intel, American Express, GE, M&M, Xfinity, Loews, Adult Swim, BMW, Pantene, Volvo


Syracuse University

Bachelor of Fine Arts



NY Top Creative Winner for Vitamin T

Mar 2014


Red Hook Initiative Career Panel Speaker

Jan 2015


  • Product Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Waterfall Workflow
  • Team Management
  • UI Design
  • Brand Development
  • UX
  • CSS
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Creative Director & Graphic Designer

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Hovin Wang

Creative Director and Graphic Designer.
Los Angeles, California
15 years experience in graphic design, art direction, and creative direction across multiple industries including technology, fashion, video gaming, action sports, music, and consumer products. I have worked for global brands both in-house and as a contractor providing creative services, brand building, and team management and budget management. I enjoy the great outdoors, spinach calzones, and hanging out with my dog Barnaby.

Work Experience

Freelance Creative Director at Oshin Studio

Creative Director

Aug 2017 - Current

Creative direction for brand and marketing strategies (digital and print), graphic design, illustration, package design, and print design. Project work for brands such as Red Bull, Nike, and Fero Cannabis.


Art Director

Oct 2016 - Aug 2017

Art Director for Facebook Messenger Day social story sharing platform. I worked with artist and designers both in-house and freelance to create digital artworks for Facebook/Messengers 1 billion world-wide daily users.


Senior Art Director

Oct 2015 - Oct 2016

Sr. Art Director for clients Audi, Activision, and Marvel/Kabam. I managed an in-house team of copywriters and designers to conceptualize and produce digital campaigns, websites, social media marketing assets, and video commercials.


Marketing & Communications Manager (Art Director)

Sep 2013 - Apr 2015

Provide creative conception, direction, and design execution for web, mobile, and print media for Microsoft Office and Microsoft's Yammer platform.

Church of Type


May 2012 - Aug 2013

Apprenticeship under the "King of American Letterpress", Kevin Bradley learning traditional letterpress printing processes.


Graphic Designer

2006 - Mar 2012

Conceptualize and produce marketing advertisements, print and digital catalogs, packaging, photoshoot direction, apparel design, events marketing design, and social media marketing campaign and assets.

INDEX: 2005

Exhibition/graphic/environment designer

May 2005 - Aug 2005

Conceptualize and design assets for the Danish INDEX design exhibition. Products include environmental graphics and digital/print marketing assets.


Art Center College of Design

BA w/ Honors Graphic Design

2001 - 2005

Focused studies in editorial design, packaging design, web design, and creative direction.


  • Expert software knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Sketch, InVision, Keynote, Google Docs, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Specialized working experience in print design, packaging design, web/digital design, brand marketing, typography, illustration, mural painting, silkscreen printing, letterpress printing, and digital photo/image editing.
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