Chris Naples

  • Creative Manager / Senior Graphic Designer
  • San Diego, California, United States
  • Marketing and Advertising

Previous positions

  • Freelance Art Director at Scripps Research
  • Design Manager at LifeWave, Inc

Education

UC San Diego Extension, , Flash

Background

Summary

Extensive agency and in-house experience in multiple industries including: automotive, finance, food and beverage, government, healthcare, industrial, real estate, retail, sports and telecommunications. A proven creative professional, providing leadership to establish brand identity through concept, design and open communication. Committed to providing superior efficiency and accuracy, leading teams of creative specialists consisting of: designers, production artists, web programmers, freelancers, photo retouchers, and project coordinators.

Experience

  • Senior Graphic Designer

    Freelance Creative

    March 2019 – Present(7 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Contract creative positions with various companies.

  • Freelance Art Director

    Scripps Research

    December 2017 – December 2018(1 year)

    Lead visual branding for The Scripps Research Institute / Wondros, All of Us Research Program, the largest health research project in American history.

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  • Design Manager

    LifeWave, Inc

    November 2016 – October 2017(11 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Manage creative direction of internal and external print, web, and video designers that adheres to all corporate brand guidelines. Responsible for conceptual design of U.S. and International product packaging.

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  • Freelance Creative Professional

    Freelance Creative

    October 2014 – November 2016(2 years 1 month)

    Temporary management assignment with National University. Contract creative positions with CBRE, Philips Volcano, LifeWave and other various clients.

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  • Creative Manager

    Millennium Health

    March 2013 – September 2014(1 year 6 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Manage and lead designers, production artists, project coordinator and web team. Responsible for all print, web and video visual elements. Mentor and lead design staff in performance evaluations, projects assigning and mentoring. Oversee strategic, conceptual and development phases of multi-channel marketing/brand initiatives. Ensure a consistent look and feel that adheres to corporate brand guidelines (visual and messaging identity), and all legal guidelines. Manage external marketing campaigns, messaging and internal standard operating procedures, document control, and vendor relationships.

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  • Graphic Designer

    Aquent

    May 2012 – March 2013(10 months)San Diego

    Temporary design assignments with, SKLZ and Millennium Health.

  • Lead Production Artist

    ViTRO

    April 2007 – October 2011(4 years 6 months)

    Lead Production Artist on ASICS and Alaska Communications accounts while supervising Production Artists. Responsible for design of advertisements, brochures, building and vehicle wraps, collateral, packaging, POP, presentations, signage and web graphics for national and international campaigns. Responsible for color management, proofing, pre-press and retouching. Support for all accounts that include: Bollé, Cobra Golf , IHOP, Intel, Kyocera, Newcastle, P.F. Changs, Serengeti Eyewear, Taylor Guitars, Yamaha.

  • Creative Marketing Director

    10,000 RV

    2005 – 2006

    Manage in-house marketing team in delivery of creative services to all internal clients, meeting on-time delivery and exceeding client satisfaction. Construct high-impact creative strategies within the company. Collaborate in decision making for overall company brand strategy. Develop and implement brand direction across all company segments. Determine optimal organizational structure and manage relationships, using both in-house and outside creative resources to drive optimal results. Executes budget management responsibilities. Design and implement all corporate advertising for print / television / radio / web. Oversee and coordinate onsite promotions.

  • Designer

    HD Supply

    May 2004 – October 2005(1 year 5 months)

    Design and produce original formats, layouts, charts, graphs, icons and related marketing information for catalogs, mini-catalogs, tabloids, guides, tradeshow graphics, web site and all other product collateral material. Create and modify corporate logos and branding. Manipulate and retouch digital photography to support design projects. Proofread all press checks from printer. Spearhead interdepartmental communication to meet project expectations.

  • Graphic Artist

    Burnham Real Estate

    November 1999 – August 2003(3 years 9 months)

    Design investment packages, brochures and flyers. Create and modify corporate logos and branding. Supervise, and conduct digital photography property shoots, including photo enhancement, touch-up and superimposing. Conceptual design for website layouts. Create web-ready graphics. Produce custom signs and maps. Coordinate with print house for job assurance. Create interactive Adobe Acrobat files.

  • Marketing Specialist

    USA Federal Credit Union

    1996 – 1999

    Design and maintain internet site and company intranet. Design marketing flyers and brochures. Create presentation materials for board meetings. Contribute technical computer support and training throughout the credit union. Manage corporate store. Contribute towards many special projects and add support to other departments.

  • Promotions Assistant / Programming Assistant / Board Operator

    92.5 The Flash

    March 1994 – October 1996(2 years 7 months)

  • Graphic Artist

    City of San Diego

    March 1996 – June 1996(3 months)

    Design graphics for city web site. Design page layout for all issues of newsletters to coordinate with web graphics. Construct media advisories and fact sheets. Work closely with mayor’s office and city council for special events and press releases. Coordinate with print shop to ensure full understanding of project requirements.

Education

  • UC San Diego Extension

    Flash

    2001 – 2001

  • New Horizons

    HTML

    1999 – 1999

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Wrike
  • Brochures
  • Leadership
  • Graphic Design
  • Brand Management
  • Offset Printing
  • Communication
  • Print Production Management
  • Illustrator
  • Graphic Design Management
  • Creative Direction
  • Mockups
  • Mentoring
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • Print Collateral
  • Style Guides
  • Logo Design
  • Creative Services
  • Corporate Identity
  • Corporate Branding
  • Marketing
  • InDesign
  • Packaging
  • Digital Printing
  • Photoshop
  • Catalogs
  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • QuarkXPress
  • WordPress
  • Typography
  • Creative Design
  • Basecamp
  • Consumer Products

Honors & Awards

  • Department Team Player of the Year

    1997

  • Employee of the Month

    1998

  • Employee of the Year

    1998

  • Rookie of the Year

    2000