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DANIEL KITTS

Visual Designer. Passionate about good branding.

ABOUT ME

WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW?

I'm a rare born and raised Charlotte native. I've been designing for over 6 years and gaining experience in a variety of industries. I'm big into branding. If you turned on the Ghostbusters (even the sequel), I'll always sit down and watch. Fun facts: I enjoy cat memes, pro-wrestling, exercise, trips to Asheville, healthy food, unhealthy food, and Cheerwine.

PORTFOLIO

THE MEAT AND POTATOES

  • ALL
  • Social Media
  • Advertising
  • Logos
  • Corporate
  • Branding
  • Web
  • Infographics
  • Billboard
  • Print

EXPERIENCE

WHERE I HAVE BEEN

Harris Teeter

Graphic Designer

Contract Designer via Ettain Group
- Designed weekly advertising for print, digital, and in-store platforms
- Worked with in house vendors and out of house vendors
- Collaborate with other marketing and pricing departments on a daily basis
- Daily experience with Time Management software and weekly traffic updates
- Worked with social media on various projects including creative, advertising offers, and contests.

May 2013 - March 2014
April 2011 - May 2013

Joerns

Graphic Designer

- Head designer and internal consultant for national & international division
- Help manage re-branding and guidance throughout, including incorporation
- Introduce branding policy and enforcement
- Introduce social media for video use as well as QR codes
- Create e-blasts and other e-mail campaigns
- Reported directly to the Senior Vice President of Global Marketing
- Managing the department including production, graphic, web, special projects, project management, print, and trade shows
- Trade shows:
- Creating before and after tradeshow marketing campaigns
- Worked with outside vendors and created graphic interfaces directed channels and lead capture with QR
- Worked on campaigns to create the market with the A&D community for Joerns furniture Division and promote their own in-house Design Firm
- Research with clients to gain better knowledge of projects
- Filmed, edited and produced product video to increase product training and sales
- Oversee & produce catalog production for external client base
- Manage internal & external graphic design projects for catalog and online to improve sales
- Provide marketing team with prototypes, storyboards & branding strategies
- Produced company marketing booklet for client meetings and trade conferences
- Administer the alignment of online marketing development with a branding campaign
- Oversee design consistency, sub-brands and integration with Lines of Business
- Manage adherence to budgets & cost cutting vendor negotiations for print and video campaigns

Mirrus

Graphic Designer

- Produced cutting edge Digital Advertising for a new marketing medium
- Worked with leading advertisers including Pepsi, Geico, and multiple celebrities
- Consulted regularly with marketing staff, Vice President & CEO  for ad campaigns
- Created and managed company social media
- Provided Design and consulting that was implemented in large customer traffic areas including Airports, Sporting Arenas, and  Football Stadiums
- Developed marketing  collateral in  print, digital, and video formats

2009 - 2010
January 2009 – May 2009

Clic King LLC

Graphic / Web Designer

- Worked with Developer and Marketer
- Designed ads, landing pages, and dynamic web sites in HTML and CSS

YMCA of Greater Charlotte

Graphic Design Intern

- Worked closely with lead Designer, Traffic Coordinator, Web Specialists  and Marketing Departments
- Produced Internet and Newspaper Ads, Billboards, Brochures, Camp Guides, Name Tags and Newsletters

2007 - 2008
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Years in Advertising
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Years in Corporate

EDUCATION

WHERE I LEARNED MY STUFF

Bachelor of Fine Arts

University of North Carolina - Charlotte

Dec. 2008

Specialized in Graphic Design. I also have a minor in Art History.

SKILLS

BREAKING IT DOWN--BY THE NUMBERS

Branding
100
Design
90
Web
50
Print
100
Adobe CC
85
Video
50
Project Mgmt
75
Time Mgmt
85
Social Media
65

BRANDING IS MY BIGGEST PASSION

There's no better way to get recognized than with great branding.

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BLOG

RANDOM MUSINGS, MAYBE EVEN AN UPDATE

I’m working on some really cool stuff for this years Mid-South fanfest, taking place Wrestlemania 30 Weekend in New Orleans. I should have the artwork ready to go soon. When I do, I’ll update my portfolio section.

Coming Soon: Mid-South Fanfest!

Obviously, the digs are a bit different today. I wanted a more responsive, retina-ready website that users could access from all devices. So far, I’m quite pleased. Tune in as I tweak the website. If any fellow designers have any tips on how I can improve, drop me a line!

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