Christopher DILLEN Phelps
Creative Director, Digital Artist, Personal Trainer, Bouncer, Former Marine, Action Adventurer, Pseudo Scientist, Philanthropist Playboy, Friend To All Animals & Children
Digital Editorial Designer
Decider.com, New York, NY
Lead creative resource for the first entertainment and pop culture site created to help today’s on-demand generation discover the best streaming content through a blend of pop culture expertise and hilarious insight, part of the Post Digital Network.
Create and execute on revamped Decider.com aesthetic including website, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter and Snapchat.
Support and collaborate on creative requests for 10 Fulltime and 10 Freelance journalists, encompassing everything from lead article art to infographics, gifs, timelines, flowcharts and miscellaneous creative needs.
Help plan and visualize approach to collaborative projects between multiple stakeholders.
Deep industry research surrounding both competitive content and brand impact.
Ability to curate Decider.com brand to stand out in a crowded newsfeed environment and ensure laser-focus on Decider.com target audience.
Pace University, New York, NY
Lead Pace Freshmen in the BFA IN ACTING FOR FILM, TELEVISION, VOICE-OVERS AND COMMERCIALS program through an extremely rigorous physical prep program.
Creative Director, National Accounts
LivingSocial, New York, NY
Lead all creative services and execute deliverables for the National Sales Team including email design, site-wide sponsorships, pre-sale mocks, decks, live campaigns, marketplace tools, product development initiatives, experiential engagements and customized integrations,ensuring consistent LivingSocial branded messaging.
Pre-visualization, content strategy, creation and deployment of new advertising sales products & associated internal and external facing materials.
Part of the team that sold through highly-customized partnerships like the Chevy/Isaac Mizrahi integration and pop-up shop, Pepsi Now, & two of the best performing deals in internet history, Starbucks and Whole Foods.
Worked on both live & pre-sale integrations for various National and Global Brands including Amazon, Burger King, Wal-Mart, Costco, Victoria’s Secret, Volkswagen, Reebok, Disney, & T-Mobile.
Creative Services Manager
appssavvy, New York, NY
Helped develop full go-to-market rebrand concept for appssavvy, focusing on image and messaging.
Created and implemented successful omni-channel, appssavvy-branded campaigns communicating the value of in-game, in-app, and cross- channel advertising for top brands including EA, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Ubisoft, Heineken, Lexus, Sprint, Sony, Revlon, McDonald’s, Dentyne, Kohl’s, Target, Microsoft, and Kraft.
Created Lay’s Facebook fan page, an essential part of the Frito-Lay/Farmville integration, which made the Guinness Book of World Records for the most “likes” in a 24-hour period.
Planned, designed, and edited branded video presentations for pitches, case studies, and sizzle reels.
Recruited creative talent, managed, and mentored production artists and designers.
Prioritized and managed multiple projects in high-pressure, deadline driven environment.
appssavvy, New York, NY
Developed product marketing materials that communicated the appssavvy value proposition.
Quickly visualized and designed custom assets for all collateral, pitches, RFPs, videos and live campaign work.
Well-versed in multi-channel platform advertising, including mobile, social, display, print, environmental, and in-console.
Strong eye for design with meticulous attention to detail and organizational skills.
Special Projects Content Manager
Vault.com, New York, NY
Managed all content pertaining to the April 2009 brand re-launch of Vault.com.
Managed and facilitated relationships between all copywriters, designers, and project managers.
Determined and managed all deadlines and quotas needed to ensure on-time re-launch.
Walsh Family Media, Brooklyn, NY
Created 3D models and textures for feature length animated films and DVDs.
Modeled multiple assets including characters, props, and environments.
Laid out u.v.’s and created multiple textures for assets.
Sargent of Marines
Lead Marines as a CDI Sargent with VMFA-112.
Selected as a Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor (MCMAP Instructor).
Awarded 3 Naval Achievement Medals.
Member of NASJRB Fort Worth Honor Guard.
Participated in Toys For Tots for 3 Holiday seasons.
Volunteered in a Marine Outreach Program tutoring program for elementary students.
Certified as Laser Safety instructor.
David Dale Photography
Photographer’s Assistant, Lincoln, NE
BA Computer Animation
Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL
- adobe suite
- SketchBook Pro
- After Effects
- Final Cut
- Creative Consulting
- Weight training
- Self defense
- Physical Education