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With over 10 years of successful, progressive experience as a Creative Director—I am passionate about motivating and inspiring creative teams to build innovative, award winning design, develop strong brand awareness, and actively contribute to the success of healthy organizations. These qualities will make me a valuable asset to your company. 


My Qualifications Include: 


Deep creative background: My passion for and expertise in digital design is a continuation of my formal training in fine arts. I brought my increasingly unique skill set to my previous employers as head of their creative departments; spearheading all creative initiatives including interactive applications, internet, print, displays, presentations, webcast, proposals, advertising, and special events. I am an expert-level user of all major graphics software. My previous teams consistently won national industry competitions showcasing our designs. 


Strong Project Management Abilities:


In my tenure at Hazen and Sawyer, I led production of over a thousand presentations (Power Point, printed proposals, and more)-vying for contracts worth up to $200+ million in a fast-paced, highly competitive market with a strong success rate! I worked directly with the CEO and Senior executives, while leading a dedicated department of seven top creative personnel at our in-house agency. I served as a vendor liaison and moderated timelines of initiatives across groups in the firm. I am technically proficient and maintained all department work stations including commercial grade printing equipment. 


Creating Cost-Cutting Initiatives:


I worked tirelessly with vendors and freelancers to continually lower costs—while still beating deadlines. With efficient time management we were able to produce nearly all materials in-house from concept to final product resulting in large savings. 


First-Rate Interpersonal Skills & Flexibility:


I am committed to understanding clients’ concerns, companies’ business needs and staying ahead of industry/technology trends. Proprietary material is handled with top security and confidentiality procedures. I am skilled at communicating, influencing, facilitating, presenting and getting others excited about implementing new ideas; comfortable handling multiple projects–and operating in several capacities–simultaneously. 


I am certain that my experience, design sensitivities, enthusiasm, and work ethic will benefit your company. Please download my resume for more details. I look forward to hearing from you! Thank you for your time and consideration.





Erik Balay






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