Jim Faris: Creative
Senior creative. I do it all from new client acquisition and management to strategy and direction, to crafting the graphic elements and code that delivers a solid and exciting brand experience. My primary focus is on web design, CMS, UI and UX.
Senior Creative, Accelerant Studios
Arlington, VA — 2007-Present
At a small company, one wears many hats: I develop customer relations, manage client accounts, develop concepts, mock-up site maps, UX, UI style guides, integrate CMS (WordPress, Drupal, SquareSpace, Pardot, etc). I’m a hands on art director. The Abobe CC suite is always open and active on my machine,
Clients: National Association of Broadcasters, MyCarDoesWhat, The Magyar Foundation, Steel Manufacturers Association, Association of Research Libraries, Campaign for America’s Future, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Genentech, WABA, URAC, National Turkey Federation, Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness, AM General, Nestle, NYU-Poly, Phrma, Sound Exchange
Adjunct Professor, Corcoran School of Design
Washington, DC — 2010-2011
Web Design For Business, I developed the curriculum and taught the class of business professionals and student.
Independent Web Consultant, Boston, MA
Washington, DC — 2006-2007
Designed and developed web sites and business strategies for companies and design agencies to help them achieve a higher level of work for their clients.
Clients: CG Iinteractive, Black Barn Media, Liberty Run Benefits, NekFIT
Creative Director of Web Development, 3000k
Worchester, MA — 2003-2006
Was the creative leader of a small but powerful web development team that focused on delivering online solutions to small businesses. Designed and developed web sites, business strategies, and online identities clients. Managed all areas of design and development, new business presentations, client and account management, proposals and client communications. Managed designers, developers, and sales/marketers.
Clients: Morgan Brown & Joy, Pes-it.com, FAE Law, HCR-Group, Boston Property Portfolio, Red Cross, EB Carlson, Page After Page
McDougal Littel, XML Specialist
Boston MA 2002-2004
As a Quark and InDesign Specialist, I developed and implemented a workflow process for producing educational publishing materials, from authoring through page layout to XML. I created templates in Microsoft Word, Adobe InDesign, Quark, Adobe InCopy, and HTML resulting in a series of math books, divided by state and grade and delivered in multiple formats and integrated into online and CD-ROM format.
FromTopDown, Creative Director/Co-founder
Boston, MA 2001-2002
I co-founded this unique web design company based on analytic analysis. Before Google analytics there was not a clear way to segment and understand you site’s traffic. We designed and built the tool that did it, then helped clients re-build their sits to address the true needs of their users. additionally I created and managed all online marketing campaigns, banner ad integrations, information kiosks, and websites.
Clients: TJMaxx, AuBonPain, Carnie Digital, Red Lobster, Holland Mark Advertising, Velocity Advertising, The Another Agency
Conception Interactive, Creative Director/Partner
Boston, MA 1999-2001
I was a co-founder of this small, 3-person, web design firm that grew into a 22 person development shop. In addition to new business acquisition, I designed and developed web sites, online marketing campaigns, banner ads, business strategies, online identities.
Clients: Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Dunkin Donuts, eYak VOIP, Holland Mark Advertising, John Soares Photos, Factory 501
Holland Mark Advertising, Interactive Art Director
Boston, MA 1996-1999
I designed and developed websites to support advertising efforts plus local and national print and broadcast campaigns with online services. Produced, designed, illustrated, and scripted the company’s website that won the CLIO, MIMIC, and HATCH awards. Moved the small new media group into a fully integrated interactive design department.
Clients: Polaroid, Liberty Mutual, Legends of Golf, US Trust, Casual Male, Veryfine Beverages, Boston Harbor Islands
Antonelli College ofArt and Photography — 1986
I can see and close design business. I develop solid marketing strategies. I can lead teams, mentor, manage and develop talent. I am a power users of Abobe CC, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Muse, Dreamweaver. I LOVE WordPress. I develop for Drupal, Pardot, SquareSpace and good old hand coding.