Michelle Blaze

Director of Creative Services

Location
Greater Los Angeles Area
Industry
Marketing and Advertising

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Michelle Blaze's Overview

Current
  • Creative Services Manager at Freelance
Past
  • Global – Director of Creative Services at One Distribution: SUPRA Footwear + KR3W Denim
  • Senior Art Director at Saatchi & Saatchi, LA
  • Senior Art Director + Nissan Brand Compliance Manager at The Designory
Education
Connections

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Michelle Blaze's Experience

Creative Services Manager

Freelance

October 2011Present (3 years)

Global – Director of Creative Services

One Distribution: SUPRA Footwear + KR3W Denim

October 2010October 2011 (1 year 1 month) Orange County, California Area

Senior Art Director

Saatchi & Saatchi, LA

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; PUB; Marketing and Advertising industry

20032009 (6 years)

Senior Art Director + Nissan Brand Compliance Manager

The Designory

Public Company; 201-500 employees; OMC; Marketing and Advertising industry

June 2001June 2003 (2 years 1 month) Greater Los Angeles Area

Interactive Art Director + Creative Services Manager

Odiorne Wilde Narraway + Partners

August 1998June 2001 (2 years 11 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Creative Technologies Manager

Foote, Cone & Belding

Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

July 1997August 1998 (1 year 2 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Art Director

Foote, Cone & Belding

Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

March 1996July 1997 (1 year 5 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Freelance Art Director

Anderson & Lembke

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

March 1994June 1994 (4 months) Greater New York City Area

Art Director

Doner

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

January 1991January 1993 (2 years 1 month) Greater Detroit Area

Art Direction Internship

Ogilvy & Mather

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; WPP; Marketing and Advertising industry

September 1990December 1990 (4 months) London, United Kingdom

Michelle Blaze's Skills & Expertise

  1. • Review portfolios and resumes for potential candidates and freelance positions
  2. • Utilize social media trends to network with potential candidates
  3. • Evaluate departmental resource needs and organizational growth
  4. • Keep an open line of communication to improve employee relations
  5. • Knowledge of all aspects of the agency process and positions
  6. • Create and implement inspirational team building events
  7. • Manage multiple projects, people and budget requirements
  8. • Adhere to project objectives and time lines
  9. • Ensure tracking and recording of project time and time off
  10. • Evaluate creative technology needs for employees and departments
  11. • Monitor creative workflow and scheduling
  12. • Assess and assign creative teams according to project needs
  13. • Keep up-to-date creative resource availability for upcoming projects
  14. • Brand Development: ensure creative solutions adhere to proper guidelines
  15. • Adobe InDesign + Photoshop + Illustrator CS5 + Microsoft Office
  16. • Hardware + Software Troubleshooting
  17. Web Design
  18. Creative Services
  19. Creative Direction
  20. Social Media
  21. Digital Strategy
  22. Brand Management
  23. Art
  24. Typography
  25. Creative Strategy
  26. Interactive Advertising
  27. Art Direction
  28. Interactive Marketing
  29. Advertising
  30. Integrated Marketing
  31. InDesign
  32. Digital Marketing
  33. Brand Development
  34. Outdoor Advertising

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Michelle Blaze's Education

College for Creative Studies

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Advertising

19871991

University of Michigan

19851986

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