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About Clay Adams

Multi-award winning, creative professional with a record of success in marketing, publishing, graphic design and corporate branding. Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills with well-developed written, verbal and visual communication abilities.


Expertise

  • Graphic Design
  • Print Production
  • Art Direction
  • Creative Direction
  • Marketing/Branding
  • Copy Writing
  • Project Management


Software/Technology Proficiency

  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Acrobat
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Access
  • PowerPoint
  • Keynote
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Xcode


Professional History

Sr. Graphic Designer

MCS Advertising • Idaho Falls, Idaho (2014 - Present)

  • Design advertising and branding strategies from concept to completion.


Graphic Designer/Marketing/Print Brokering

Braintree Creative • Idaho Falls, Idaho (2012 - 2017)

  • Designing identity and advertising materials for companies and individuals from the US and Canada.


Creative Director/Graphic Designer

Hunt Advertising & Consulting, Inc. • Odessa, Texas (2008 - 2012)

  • Researched and developed contacts with suppliers and wholesalers that decreased the agency’s printing costs and increased profits.
  • Created advertising/branding strategies to maximize client’s budget and produce meaningful results.


Publisher/Creative Director

Good Times West Texas Magazine • Midland, Texas (2006 - 2010)

  • Created the area’s most respected arts and entertainment magazine.
  • Won Addy Awards for both cover and ad design.


Graphic Designer/Preflight & Prepress Technician

Teraco, Inc. • Midland, Texas (2003 - 2006)

  • Managed preflight department for very large graphics and printing operation and implemented procedures that drastically cut down on re-prints and increased production speed and efficiency.
  • Was able to bring in-house many of the design jobs that had previously be sent to outside agencies.
  • Major clients included Disney & Ford Motor Company.


Manager/Graphic Designer

Penny-Quick Printing • Midland, Texas (1995 - 2006)

  • Oversaw all aspects of print production.
  • Handled printing contracts for the Midland County, the City of Midland and Midland College


Awards

  • Best of Show Addy Award - AAF Permian Basin Chapter (2012)
  • Special Judges Award Addy - AAF Permian Basin Chapter (2012)
  • Silver Addy Awards - AAF District 10 (2012)
  • Silver Addy Award  - AAF District 10 (2011)
  • Numerous Gold Addy Awards - AAF Permian Basin Chapter (2009 - 2012)
  • Numerous Diamond Awards - AAF Idaho Falls Chapter (2012 - 2020)
  • Silver Rocky Awards - AAF Boise Chapter (20014 - 2018)


Education

Art/Design, Creative Writing, Computer Programing • Midland College - Midland, Texas (1994 - 2000)


Community Involvement

  • Board Member/Communications Chair
    American Advertising Federation, Permian Basin Chapter (2009 - 2012)

  • Ambassador
    Midland Chamber of Commerce (2009 - 2011)

  • Member
    American Advertising Federation, Idaho Falls Chapter (2012 - Present)

  • Volunteer
    Community Food Basket – Idaho Falls