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Aaron Krantz

Creative Director

Aaron Krantz

Creative director for CBS, Microsoft & Disney.

A creative professional with over 18 solid years of experience, Aaron Krantz has developed enticing and engaging contents and compelling brand stories for digital, print, broadcast and event-related marketing. He has worked with a wide variety of industries and verticals including healthcare, casual gaming, advertising, entertainment, beauty, technology, software, manufacturing, broadcast and online retail. His past clients include Microsoft, Intuit, Westin Hotels, Aveda, Vertafore, WildTangent, The University of Phoenix, TreeTop, Hoya, AT&T, Expedia, New Balance, CBS and Disney. Aaron enjoys helping companies achieve brand equity and market growth through interactive storyboards and illustrations.

Presentation Decks
Design
Digital Marketing
Graphic Design
Interactive Infographics
UX Design
UI Design
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Creative Suite
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Art Direction
Business Card Design
Illustration
Photography
Poster Design
Wireframing
CMS
CSS3
HTML5
JavaScript
jQuery
Landing Pages
Website Development
Art Director
Branding
B2B Marketing
Lead Generation
Motion Graphics
Videography
3D Animation
Adobe Premiere
Newsletters
eBooks
Customer Acquisition
Demand Generation
Social & Digital Campaign Management
Creative Direction
B2C Marketing
Postcard Design
Cinema 4D
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Aaron Krantz

Aaron Krantz

Creative director for CBS, Microsoft & Disney.

Creative Director

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Employment Highlights

Designer, Illustrator & Photographer

Independent

October 2018 - Present (3 years 11 months)

Associate Creative Director

Apptio

September 2016 - October 2018 (2 years 2 months)

Associate Creative Director

Kitterman Marketing

September 2014 - August 2016 (2 years)

Teacher

School of Visual Concepts

June 2015 - April 2016 (11 months)

Education Highlights

AAS Graphic Design and Illustration, Graphic Design and Illustration

Seattle Central Creative Academy (SCCC)

January 2001 - December 2003 (3 years)

Portfolio

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Agency Nurture

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Casual Connect 2012

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HSG: Blast Radius

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Apptio.com Website

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Contract Management

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Interactive Infographics

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Agency Nurture

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Casual Connect 2012

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HSG: Blast Radius

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Apptio.com Website

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Contract Management

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Interactive Infographics

Resume

Designer, Illustrator & Photographer

Independent

October 2018 - Present (3 years 11 months)

Grand Simple Creative LLC is a marketing and advertising agency offering digital content creation services.

  • Provided services in art direction, creative direction, graphic design, illustration, branding, and motion graphics.
  • Crafted design plan, concept and layout for motion graphic projects.
  • Designed and created enticing and engaging motion graphics for video deliverables.
  • Clients: Distilled, DWave, Apptio, Flexe, and Renault.

Associate Creative Director

Apptio

September 2016 - October 2018 (2 years 2 months)

Apptio is a Washington-based company that develops technology business management software as a service application.

  • Acted as the manager and creative lead for all marketing services within the company.
  • Led a team of three full-time employees and multiple vendors to produce compelling visual collateral for all the companies marketing needs.
  • Handled annual events around the globe, digital, social and web presence, and prepared demand generation marketing materials for every step of the sales cycle.

Associate Creative Director

Kitterman Marketing

September 2014 - August 2016 (2 years)

Kitterman Marketing is a marketing and advertising agency specializing in lead generation marketing, audience research, content creation, B2B industry insights and media services from Seattle.

  • Managed creative and art direction and graphic design.
  • Acted as the direct supervisor to a creative team and contractors.
  • Delivered web, UI/UX design, motion graphics, animation, frontend web development and video production services.
  • Worked alongside the Creative Director to develop design concepts and directions for marketing materials, campaigns and multiple projects.

Teacher

School of Visual Concepts

June 2015 - April 2016 (11 months)

An educational institution for higher education based in Seattle, School of Visual Concepts offers evening classes and full-day workshops in marketing, branding, graphic design, UX, UI, software, letterpress printing and content creation.

  • Prepared and delivered regular lectures for students.
  • Conducted tutorial sessions and guided class discussions, whilst encouraging debate and feedback amongst students.
  • Developed and marked student assignments, essays, exams and provided one-on-one feedback on academic performance where necessary.

Senior Art Director

WIldTangent

April 2012 - April 2013 (1 year 1 month)

WildTangent is a cross-device technology company focused on the distribution and monetization of mobile and online apps.

  • Managed the creative services division of WildTangent Games.
  • Produced all marketing and creative materials across the company with four direct reports.
  • Worked together with art and copy staff to provide creative, strategically sound solutions for client, in-house and new business needs.
  • Interpreted the client's business needs and developed a visual concept to suit their purpose.

Education

AAS Graphic Design and Illustration, Graphic Design and Illustration

Seattle Central Creative Academy (SCCC)

January 2001 - December 2003 (3 years)