Hey there,

my name is Bryan Van Epps, I am your Go2CreativeGuy.


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I believe good communication provides a greater impact through simplicity, usability & intuition.

And it all begins with a cup of coffee and a conversation.

Here’s a little about me.

I am an avid cyclist and outdoor enthusiast that has extensive creative experience in marketing and communications and know what it takes to create an innovative design presence that gets you noticed.

As a Designer, I am known for my unique execution of marketing initiatives – including printed and interactive as well as web-based materials. I have the expertise to manage the appropriate creative resources including writers, photographers and illustrators as well as overseeing an efficient production staff and front-end web development staff – taking your project from start to finish. I have collaborated with senior marketers, search engine optimization experts, product developers, account managers and sales executives to execute highly effective, profitable creative campaigns – on time and within budget.

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Experience

Skill set includes:

  • 20+ years of design and team management
  • Skilled and dedicated Graphic Artist with more than 20 years experience coordinating,planning and overseeing the completion of projects.
  • Outstanding Communication skills – proficiently utilize interpersonal skills in relating with others. Effectively handles difficult situations, negotiates, as well as develops and implements solutions. Proven ability to interact with clients and staff at all levels.
  • Highly Focused and results-oriented in supporting complex, deadline-driven operations, able to identify goals and priorities and resolve issues in initial stages.
  • Excellent management skills.
  • Exceptional supervisor – motivates personnel to increase efficiency, quality of service, and productivity.
  • Hard-working, goal-oriented, flexible, and a team player.
  • Proficient in PC & Macintosh hardware and software programs including the Adobe Creative Suite, Quark XPress, and Microsoft Office.

 

Design Consultant
Responsible for creative development from concept through production of business-to-business materials with a strong focus on manufacturing.

  • Responsible for the creation of both online and offline direct response, collateral, promotions and advertising materials.
  • All facets of production, including hi-resolution manipulation, photo shoot direction, and press approvals.
  • Production responsibilities including art and print buying, vendor and resource management.
Designer & Production Manager
Took part in the creative development from concept through production of business-to-business materials with a strong focus on manufacturing.

  • Produced both online and offline direct response, collateral, promotions and advertising materials .
  • All of the facets of production, including hi-resolution manipulation, and press approvals
  • Production responsibilities include art and print buying, vendor and resource management.
Proposal Document Specialist
Responsible for the design creation, manipulation and/or formatting of proposal graphics as well as text insertion and changes in large, multi-volume proposal documents to include page formatting as well as coordinating the printing and binding of hard copy proposal documents to support the internal reviews as well as final hard and electronic copies.

  • Extensive proofreading and editing of existing documents.
  • In depth knowledge of MicrosoftWord, Excel, Powerpoint and the ability to expediently integrate them with graphics from the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Represent the department in meetings with management.
Art Director
Responsible for the expedient flow of work throughout the department while overseeing a creative staff of four (4) designers and create and produce marketing support materials as needed.
Director of Creative Services/Print Media
Responsible for the effective creative development and delivery of fulfillment materials, direct mail campaigns and internet sites to support a wide variety of membership programs either by directing a design group or by working independently, based on strategic input from Product staff and/or Client needs.

  • Oversee and provide input to the creative development of all acquisition, retention and testing initiatives, as well as provide support for the Product, Sales, Account, Direct Mail, and Wholesale departments with presentation, recruitment and other related materials.
  • Creative development and delivery of fulfillment materials and direct mail campaigns to support a variety of membership programs.
  • Develop and maintain creative department standards for file preparation and release.
  • Manage technical issues within the department with a goal of 95% uptime for all systems.
  • Establish relationships with outside creative and technical resources in order to obtain and evaluate bids that will ensure the lowest logical cost, quality and delivery deadlines.
  • Maintain a general working knowledge of the creative status for all products both domestic and international.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, 1987, Paier College of Art, Hamden, CT

Associates Science Degree & Certificate in Publication Design, 1984 Tunxis Community College, Farmington, CT


Take a moment to review some of my samples


Advertising, Print & Branding

Drop me a line at  860-919-9142 or simply email me and I will contact you as soon as possible.

I look forward to chatting with you.