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Full name

Christopher DILLEN Phelps

Title

Creative Director / Creative Consultant / Digital Artist

Location

Brooklyn, NY

Biography

Creative Director, Digital Artist, Personal Trainer, Bouncer, Former Marine, Action Adventurer, Pseudo Scientist, Philanthropist Playboy, Friend To All Animals & Children

Experience

Adjunct Professor

Pace University

New York, NY · 2013 – Present

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 · 2011 – 2016

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 · 2010 – 2011

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.

Designer

appssavvy

New York, NY · 2009 – 2010

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 · 2008 – 2009

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.

3D Modeler

Walsh Family Media

Brooklyn, NY · 2007 – 2008

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

United States Marine Corps

· 1999 – 2004

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 · 1998 – 1999

Education

BA Computer Animation

Full Sail University

Winter Park, FL ·

Skills

adobe suite, Illustrator, photoshop, InDesign, Illustration, SketchBook Pro, Keynote, After Effects, Final Cut, Shake, Maya, ZBrush, Creative Consulting, Weight training, Self defense, Physical Education, Teaching

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