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James Richards

James Richards

702.373.4056
jamesrichards0308@gmail.com

Education

Communications & New Media
Southern Maine Community College
1994-1996
South Portland, Maine

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite experienced designer – Photoshop/Illustrator/After Effects/Muse/InDesign/Lightroom/Premiere

Avid Pro Tools – Final Cut – Sony Vegas Pro Video Editing Software or any Non Linear Editing System
Experienced SLR Camera operator
Html5 CSS3 proficient editor
Wordpress Developer
Website Design & Development
UI/UX Development
Design Department management
Marketing cost consulting
Sign design and development Digital & Print
Manage multiple design departments and multiple brand standard guidelines
Manage multiple PPC/remarketing/retargeting campaigns
Ebay/craigslist marketing specialist
A+ Certified – Windows system building and repair
Network/Video Cabling – DVR software setup Network and Mobile
Microsoft proficient administrator
Network Administrator experienced with Network/Audio/TV cabling
Windows and Mac user
Event audio/video technical support
Installation and technical support for digital signage applications.

Owner / Creative Director / Lead Designer</p>
GottaBrelevant Inc. is the marketing company owned my James and has been a sideline project for the last few years.
Jan 2015 ~ Present
Daytona Beach, Florida

Director of Media Services
Twin Towers Trading / T3 Sign Design Inc.
As director of media Services of T3 Sign Design Inc., James managed over 2500 Digital Menus throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. James developed, programmed, installed and managed the newly implemented T3 Digital Menu player system that is currently in place in restaurants located in Walmart’s throughout the US. James worked directly with franchisees’ of Subway, Auntie Anne’s, Checker’s, Rally’s, Nathan’s Hot Dogs, Baskin Robbins, etc. providing installation, technical support, menu design, and menu management. James also managed the design department on the print side of T3 Sign Design Inc. and worked closely with franchisees and brand standard management on new designs for Subway, Auntie Anne’s, Checker’s, Rally’s, Nathan’s Hot Dogs, Baskin Robbins, etc.
Nov 2016 ~ Nov 2017

Daytona Beach, Florida

Marketing/Creative Director
Urbanista Realty Inc.
As Creative Director of Urbanista Realty Inc., James is responsible for shaping creative strategy and overseeing visual direction for all campaigns.&nbsp; James addresses marketing and communication challenges by leading his team to bring their ideas to life creatively while controlling overall marketing costs.&nbsp; James creates design concepts, implements marketing strategies and develops digital campaigns. As Creative Director for Urbanista Realty Inc.,&nbsp; James put his leadership skills in creative marketing and a long-standing passion for design to use. He initiated and created local and national ad campaigns while consulting on dozens of individual brand agendas for Urbanista Realty Inc. sales agents as well as run all technical aspects of Marina Grande events.

Jan 2010 ~ Sept 2019
Daytona Beach, Florida

Video Surveillance Company Owner
ICU Video Pro
After living in the cold weather for so long James decided to venture south and ended up In Palm Coast, Florida and setup business as a video surveillance installation company and contracted surveillance services for residential and commercial projects. After 4 years James decided to sell the business and pursue employment in the multimedia arena.</p>
2005 ~ 2009
Palm Coast, Florida

Video Production & Editor
Nightline Productions
As part of the Nightline team James Assisted in video field production, performed video dubbing and tape duplication, ensured maintenance of video library and catalog, performed shooting, editing and graphic design for commercials, infomercials, and televised sporting events.

1997 ~ 2004</p>
Boston, Massachusetts

Vision.
I see digital design as an art and a driver of a person’s thought process in becoming a customer. I’m the catalyst that mixes ideas, pushes concepts and finds the best way to energize brands through sophisticated visual design.

Problem-Solver.
I believe in design with purpose. I see digital design as a science and believe that design can play a role in solving problems that improve the consumer experience.

Strategic.
I think like a business owner and identify opportunities to grow the business, the brand, whether indirectly or directly related to design.

Hands-On.
I enjoy rolling up my sleeves and getting into the nitty gritty of design, yet my goal is ultimately to be a ‘thought-leader’ and provide more than ideas but inspiration.

Collaborative.
I have high regards for team building, I work well across all key functional areas including sales, web development, video production and customer service.

Ambitious.
I’m always looking for opportunities and I’m not afraid to take risks for the sake of making things better.

Recommendations

I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with James on several projects. Not only is he a brilliant designer, he’s also extremely marketing savvy. James truly understands what it takes to build a competitive brand in a cluttered market, while helping it stand out from the crowd.

O. Kheir
Real Estate Broker

I worked with James on a number of projects that required drone videography. He is one of the best Creative Directors I’ve been privileged to do business with and I highly recommend him!!!! One of the main qualities that James brings to any and all the projects he’s involved in is his ability to not only create the vision, but also produce the project himself, he is multi-talented across so many digital platforms.

Justin Harvey
Just1UAV – Tempe, Arizona

More References on request…Daytona Beach

Website Design & Development

Band & Entertainment Design

Email Marketing

We design customized email templates that are responsive, compatible with all the devices and are appealing to the targeted audience. Producing great emails that consistently drive awareness requires a compelling design and engaging content. We work with you closely at every stage of your email marketing campaign – designing email templates, crafting content & subject lines that are compelling enough to engage your customers and drive traffic towards your website.

Video Production

gottaBrelevant Custom Digital Design

702-373-4056