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Jamie Berger

Creative graphic design, advertising + media professional.

Location
Youngstown, Ohio Area
Industry
Graphic Design
Current
  1. Cranky Pressman
Previous
  1. Pottering Around,
  2. Leo Burnett
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Cranky Pressman

Cranky Pressman

Creative Director

– Present

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Background

Summary

I'm an art director. However, the job has always involved many skills such as developing strategies, graphic design and copywriting to organizing and overseeing photography, illustration, printing, digital or film production. I enjoy it all and believe the entire process is crucial to the success of the final work.

I make things. Early in my career this usually meant print, glossy brochures, magazine advertisements, branding and promotional campaigns galore. There was no internet then but we made do.

I've produced work for entrepreneurial startups while at smaller creative shops and national television campaigns for international brands during my time at large agencies in New York, Chicago and London. I'm a creative soul doing what the job calls for.

Recently I've settled back in Ohio and run a graphic design and commercial art studio. We have an old-fashioned letterpress printing shop as well. But now the internet, digital and social media are the main marketing tools and allow our teams to continue to work for companies all over the world.

Actually, things have changed very little. Creatively solving problems, using the best methods possible, for clients, businesses, publications and products is what I've always had the pleasure to do.

Experience

Creative Director

Cranky Pressman
– Present (9 years)Youngstown, Ohio Area

Cranky Pressman is a crotchety old brand persona we've created and company I run with my brother Keith. It is an old-fashioned letterpress printing studio that was brought kicking and screaming into the new millennium by use of such modern hokery-pokery as the internet and social media.

The operation serves graphic designers, art directors and a creative industry known for being demanding. We happily do this with little or no complaints. Keith is the real pressman and with his tortured crew is responsible for the production.

To help ease the workday pain, the shop tries to produce the occasional interesting self-initiated printed piece or product. I oversee all the graphic design, advertising and creative output working along with a talented array of friends and collaborators we have come to know along the way.

We have become one of the most recognized names in letterpress thanks to new media mixed with good old marketing know-how

Cranky Pressman and our work has been showcased in numerous publications and awards including a feature article on the shop in How Magazine. I am currently working on expanding our offering with the new Graphite & Lead commercial art studio. More news is coming soon.

Partner

Pottering Around
(9 years 10 months)Greater Chicago Area

Pottering Around was a creative garden and outdoor design studio run by my wife Marina and myself. We completed numerous design and construction projects in the Chicago area. The company built a reputation for creative stonework, structures, planting design, exterior furnishings, art and outdoor decor.

Our work was featured in many magazines including Chicago Home & Garden and won a silver award from the Illinois Landscape Contractor's Association.

Pottering Around is no longer taking on projects as we are focusing on new directions in our design business.

Creative Director

Leo Burnett
(3 years)Greater Chicago Area

I was transferred to the Leo Burnet Chicago corporate headquarters from their London office. I gained valuable experience working in two of the international advertising agency's largest creative departments.

During my time with Burnett I created and produced work in all mediums including television, cinema, print, outdoor, radio, direct mail, promotions, collateral and integrated campaigns. While developing concepts and campaigns that helped build brands tended to be my favorite part of the job, I was also very happy to act as creative director, working with clients and agency teams and overseeing productions such as photography and film shoots.

My US clients included McDonald's, Kraft Foods, Kellogg's, Crayola and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Art Director

Leo Burnett
(4 years)London, United Kingdom

I first joined Leo Burnett in their London office creative department. Living and working in Britain was an invaluable experience in my career.

Accounts I worked on in the UK included McDonald's, United Distillers (Gordon's Gin), Kellogg's, and United Airlines.

Publications

PUSH Print, 30+ Artists Explore the Boundaries of Printmaking(Link)

Lark Crafts, An Imprint of Sterling Publishing
September 2012

Discover 30+ contemporary print artists pushing the limits with their innovative work. Letterpress, screenprinting, xylography, lithography, and etching, as well as multimedia and digital approaches to print are included in this diverse survey compiled by Cranky Pressman, a letterpress team made up of brothers Jamie and Keith Berger. A visual feast, PUSH Print will pique curiosity and spark inspiration by illustrating the scope and power of printmaking today.

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Skills

  • Art Direction
  • Advertising
  • Letterpress
  • Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Logo Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Typography
  • Corporate Identity
  • Illustration
  • Packaging
  • Concept Development
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Graphics
  • Visual Communication
  • Brochures
  • Layout
  • Illustrator
  • Web Design
  • Posters
  • Photography
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Brand Development
  • Image Manipulation
  • Art
  • Online Marketing
  • Magazines
  • Direct Mail
  • Corporate Branding
  • Creative Strategy
  • Branding & Identity
  • Collateral
  • Publishing
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