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Full name

Kevin Palmer

Title

Creative & Art Direction

Location

Houston, Texas

Blurb

Chief idea giant. Creative problem solver.

Biography


If there is one thing that Kevin has learned in his more than 17 years of experience, it’s that concept is king, as long as it’s on-strategy. This creative aficionado has proven to be a jack of all trades and has even managed to master some, along the way. He once worked as a demo artist for Alias | Wavefront and Silicon Graphics, teaching Maya and 3d animation software. On another occasion he branded a company, shot all the photography and directed the production of the entire product catalog. And once, he even refinished the interior of a yacht (not his own). Let’s just say he likes to keep busy.

Kevin's personality traits
Perfectionist. Movie snob.

Interesting facts about Kevin
Lived in Hawaii. Part Native American (at least until a DNA test proves otherwise).

Books Kevin likes.







E X P E R I E N C E

Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University, Houston, TX | June, 2009 - Present
+ Creative Director

Responsible for school creative, branding & messaging, print marketing materials and advertising (on and off-line). Manage on and off-site workers for various, overlapping projects. Oversee SEM, web and programmatic advertising agencies.

HEAVYGIANT.com Houston, TX | May, 2007 - Present
+ Owner | Creative Director

Creative/art direction and production for various companies on a contract basis. Brands include The Discovery Channel, TLC, United Way, Duke Medicine and Rice University.

Jennings, Chapel Hill, NC | March, 2005 – May, 2007
+ Art Director | Associate Creative Director

Art Director title but performed the role of Associate Creative Director for this mid-sized agency. Established Art Direction and supervised production of creative in print, TV and interactive. Presented concepts to clients. Worked directly with outside vendors to ensure creative vision. Other responsibilities included interviewing new employees, managing junior staff and freelancers. Some of the brands serviced were Volvo Trucks, UNC Health Care, Häfele and Eurosport.

whiteOrangedesign, Sugar Land, TX | September, 2002 - 2005
+ Owner | Creative Director

Founded full service agency. Projects included TV, outdoor, direct-mail, product catalogs, photography, web design and maintenance. Coordinated and lead creative team of remote sub-contractors. Worked with budgets ranging in size from corporations to small businesses. Just some of the brands serviced included Igloo, John Deere, Travelocity and Betsey Johnson.

Anadarko The Woodlands, TX | February, 1998 - January, 2005
+ Dynamic Projects Supervisor
Responsible for Creative and Art direction, photography, color correction and retouching, videography, video and audio editing, music composition, 3d animation, interactive design, and web design projects. Supervised and guided the creative team in the planning of internal and external advertising/marketing.

Digital Reality, Houston, TX | May, 1997 - February, 1998
+ Artist | Animator | Technologist
Lead on projects for major corporate accounts dealing directly with clients. Tasks ranging from 3d animation, web development, interactive CD, video editing, music composition and other creative tasks.

SGI - Alias | Wavefront, Houston, TX | June, 1996 - January, 1997
+ Applications Engineer Internship
Provided training and support to customers in the central region of the U.S. Demonstrated Alias PowerAnimator/Maya and SGI hardware at various trade shows as well as on-site to existing and prospective customers.



A W A R D S

+ Addy Awards, Houston, TX | 2013
Silver Addy Award for MBADNA Brochures. Citation of Excellence for MBADNA campaign.

+ Marcom Awards, Houston, TX | 2012
Platinum Marcom awards for MBADNA.com website and MBADNA Brochures.

+ District Case IV, Houston, TX | 2012
Gold award for Jones Graduate School of Business 2011 Annual Report. Bronze award for 2011-2012 ad campaign.

+ Holman Cup, Houston, TX | 2012
The top award given by the Jones Graduate School of Business, for outstanding service to stakeholders.

+ Marcom Awards, Houston, TX | 2011
Gold Marcom award for the business.rice.edu website.

+ Addy Awards, Raleigh, NC | 2007
Gold Addy Award for JenningsCo.com website.

+ Addy Awards, Houston, TX | 2007
Silver Addy Award for PinkKoiFish.com website.

+ Telly Awards, National | 2006 & 2007
Won five Telly Awards for UNC "Connections" TV campaign.

+Aster Awards, National | 2007
Won Gold and Silver awards for UNC "Connections" outdoor and print.

+ Marcom Awards, National | 2006
Platinum Marcom award for UNC "Connections" campaign.

+ National Health Information Award | 2006
Won award for UNC "Connections" campaign.

+ Silver Spur/Best of Texas, Texas PR Association, Houston, TX | 2003
Award for Anadarko Gulf of Mexico digital media CDROM kit.



S P E C I A L S K I L L S

+ Hardware
Professional Film, Digital Photography, Video and Audio and Lighting Equipment, High-end scanning

+ Operating Systems
Windows | Macintosh | Unix

+ Software
Adobe CS | Flash | After Effects | Premiere | Maya

+ Beta Testing
Alias/Maya - Arete Digital Nature Tools, Paint Effects | Phase One - Capture One
The Valis Group - Pixel Putty Solo



E D U C A T I O N

+ Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX | 1996
Bachelor of Fine Arts Advertising and Graphic Design

+ San Jacinto College Central, Pasadena, TX | 1996
Associate of Applied Science in Music Business
Specializing in Audio Engineering (Attended on voice scholarship)

+ Training and Affiliations
Advanced Macromedia Flash and Director and Adobe Premiere certifications, Advertising Photographers of America

+ ADDITIONAL REFERENCES PROVIDED UPON REQUEST




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