© 2018 by Christopher Weigand

My resume as
an infographic

Skills
Art Director | Studio Production Manager
HyperPointe (formerly GCG Connect)

 Create, conceptualize and design campaigns and projects for all of the agency’s clients .

  •  Work closely with the leadership team to drive new business, support overall efficiencies, and develop new models and tools to support creative work, including: design systems, automation, offshoring and utilization of external agencies 

  •  Perform layout support, edits to existing work, versioning and resizing, rebranding of materials, recreation of agency created materials, image replacement, image retouching, and image sourcing 

  •   Manage the development of creative work for new business pitches as well as existing clients  

  •  Implement best tactical and workflow processes for the entire agency 

  •   Improved production accuracy, reduced turnaround time, and increased profitability by successfully restructuring internal workflow  

InDesign

Photoshop

Illustrator
Acrobat 

Powerpoint

Word

Excel

Quark

Sketch

Specctr

Dreamweaver

Flash

Premiere

HTML, CSS

ZBrush, Sculptris

 


 

Art Director 
ghg | greyhealth group

Manage and direct creative execution from concept to completion of various marketing and promotional materials in both print and digital formats.​

  • Shape all phases of creative development including conceptual development, branding and visual design while possessing a depth and expertise in content development. 

  • Work closely with the leadership team to drive new business, support overall efficiencies, and develop new models and tools to support creative work, including: design systems, automation, offshoring and utilization of external agencies

  • Handled all aspects of production for print and digital projects including creation of mechanicals and final disk release files, as well as turn over of digital assets   

  • Help lead the creative direction for new business activity; help direct and coordinate the communications strategy and art development of all pitch materials

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a comprehensive, cross-channel strategic approach that is relevant to the current issues facing the client’s business and brand 

  • Clients include Aralez, Greer, Shionogi, Dendreon, Bayer, Therakos, Pfizer, Novartis,
    Celgene, Janssen

Interests

Photography

Art

Typography
Painting 

Digital Sculpting

Swimming, Surfing

 


 

Experience
 
Art Director 
Sudler & Hennessey

Quality Matters

Lead creative in the design and development of projects including launch materials, interactive materials, and leave behinds while maintaining brand identity and consistency.

  • Oversee and implement the process by which a project moves from concept and rough
    layout, through tight comps, client comments, medical/regulatory submission, to a finished produced piece

  • Conceive and design visual materials according to the clients established guidelines regarding branded and unbranded materials

  • Manage effectively all aspects of art direction for multiple brands including Pfizer (Prevnar 13®, Trumenba, CSSG,) Genentech, Novo Nordisk

  • Maintain a hands-on role in each brands strategic and creative development process

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a comprehensive, cross-channel strategic approach that is relevant to the current issues facing the client’s business and brand

  • Participate in business-building efforts; help maintain existing business, explore new opportunities with current clients

2010 - present

2010 - present

Art Director 
Pearson Education

​Professional & Career/Health Science division

Responsible for interior and cover designs for higher education and college level educational materials and online, mobile and print products.

  • Commission and oversee the design of various book or product elements from freelance vendors from presentation stage through final pre-press: e.g., interior design, cover design, multimedia package design.

  • Create, design and/or modify 4-color book covers, interiors, graphic art pieces and computer illustrations needed.

  • Create web icons and basic web pages.

  • Work closely with project team including Production Editor, Buyer, Editor, and Marketing Manager to ensure successful completion and functionality of all projects.

  • Research and secure photos and permissions for covers, interior design elements and work-for-hire agreements as needed.

  • Discuss and resolve design and electronic production problems with editors, marketing, manufacturing and outside vendors.

  • Monitor delivery dates for all assignments, ensuring general schedule needs of the project are met.

  • Establish initial budget and monitor costs, including alterations throughout the course of the project.

  • Evaluate expertise, costing structure and prior performance of outside vendors to ensure a good match between project’s need and vendor’s ability.

Assistant Art Director 
Thomson Healthcare

​Medical Economics Magazine

Conceived, directed, designed, and produced feature stories from concept to finished piece for award-winning bi-weekly publication.

  • Managed and directed designers as well as freelancers on specialty editions and projects to maintain look and feel of magazine.

  • Worked closely with art staff and editors on visual packaging of Special Edition issues and individual articles.

  • Maintained quality control and increased efficiency in the production of the specialty editions.

  • Worked directly with the Senior Art Director, editorial, copy, and production departments to achieve all art, copy, and production deadlines.

  • Conceived, produced, and directed photo shoots in-house and on location.

  • Contributed computer illustrations, artwork and photography to enhance the readability of the magazine.

Designed and produced various graphic design pieces including catalogs, textbooks, brochures, flyers, direct mail pieces, and ads for fast-paced design studio. Clients included: Scholastic Inc.; Phoenix Learning Resources; Grolier Publishing Company; Sharp Electronics Corporation.

  • Oversaw all phases of production and prepress, including approval of blueprints, match prints, and film.

  • Had direct contact with clients, outside suppliers, and service bureaus.

  • Hired and coordinated photographers and illustrators.

  • Supervised and trained Design Assistants as well as student interns. 

Designer 
Pencil Point Studio/Press

 

  • Responsible for the layout and design of the various departments.

  • Scanned, retouched, and manipulated slides and photographs for black & white 
    and 4 color reproduction.

  • Assisted in paste-up and production.

  • Provided art and illustrations as needed. 

Art Assistant 
New Jersey Monthly Magazine

 

Outstanding Product Team  Award  Emergency Care 10th Edition

Awards
 
BFA Graphic Design
William Paterson University
Education