ROY ELLIS
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR + DESIGNER
royellis@mac.com • 312-286-7373 • linkedin.com/in/royellisdesign

20+ years of experience developing B2C and B2B concepts, Art Direction, and Design for Fortune 500 brands and leading agencies in multiple industries. Hands-on creative with a passion for helping in-house and agency teams deliver results-driven, strategic, integrated marketing and advertising campaigns. Renowned for creating engaging visual content that excites audiences and exceeds client expectations. Excels at shepherding big concepts to detailed executions across multiple channels. Seasoned full-time and freelance professional who understands how to create innovative ideas that align with brand strategy, manage many moving parts with multiple stakeholders, and operate in fast-paced environments with tight timelines.

EXPERIENCE
FREELANCE • Senior Art Director + Designer • 1/2005 – Present
Create captivating, on-brand, cross-platform concepts, art direction, and design that inspire, educate, and entice audiences to act.
Highlighted Projects
METAFACEBOOKINSTAGRAMArt Direction, Design, Social, Mobile • 2022 
COLLEGE BOARD • AMERICAN MARKETING SERVICES • Art Direction, Design, Concepting • 2016 – 2024
ESCALON • POPSKULL • Art Direction, Design, Concepting, Mobile-First, UI/UX, Responsive Design • 2021
BAIRD & WARNER REAL ESTATE • SIMPLE TRUTH • Art Direction, Design • 2018
AMEX • DENTSU/MCGARRYBOWEN • Art Direction, Design Direction, Design, Concept Development • 2017
CERVIDIL • FERRING PHARMACEUTICALS • Art Direction, Concepting, Mobile-First, UI/UX, Responsive Design • 2017
OREO • GEOMETRY GLOBAL • Art Direction, Design, Social, Shopper, Mobile • 2016
HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE • AON • Art Direction, Design, Concepting, B2B, Mobile-First Design, UI/UX, Responsive Design • 2014

FCB • Senior Art Director + Designer • 1/2008 – 12/2012
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AREAS OF EXPERTISE
KEY STRENGTHS: Art Direction • Integrated Campaigns • Graphic Design • Branding • Social Media Marketing • Email Campaigns • Video and Animation • UX/UI Website Design • Creative Direction • Advertising, Public Relations, and Marketing • Digital and Traditional • Style Guides • Shopper Marketing • Mobile • Responsive Design • OOH • B2C • B2B • Typography • Motion Graphics • Storyboarding 
SOFTWARE: Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Adobe XD • Figma • Sketch

CLIENTS AND AGENCIES
BRANDS: Meta • American Express • Lyft • Mondelez • Hewlett Parckard Enterprise • SpringHill Suites • Comcast • SC Johnson • NBCUniversal • Allstate • Aon • Kraft • Dove • Coca-Cola • Ferring Pharmaceuticals • Miller Lite • Coors Light • Unilever • Suave • BP • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois • Motorola • Waste Management • Crystal Light • Whirlpool • Baird & Warner Real Estate • Chicago History Museum • Fendt 
AGENCIES: Ogilvy • FCB • Leo Burnett • ARC Worldwide • The Mars Agency • Dentsu/McGarryBowen • Calvary • Y&R • Geometry Global • Simple Truth • The Marketing Arm • College Board • Intersport


EDUCATION
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS • Major: Advertising and Design • Columbia College • Chicago, IL
ADVERTISING AND DESIGN • California State University • Fresno, CA
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