Aaron Graff

I’m an experienced art director with an agency and in-house  background in developing branding, marketing materials, and digital design.

BFA-Graphic Communication, 2003

Relevant Work History

Element Creative / Art Director
Develop strategic creative and design execution for branding, marketing, and digital projects for consumer and B2B accounts.

Kite & Anchor Studio / Owner & Creative
MARCH 2014 – JANUARY 2016
After more than a decade working as designer, art director, and creative director in both agencies and in-house creative departments, I made the leap and launched my own design studio.

Spark Advertising / Creative Director
MAY 2013 – MAY 2014
As creative lead on all agency accounts; met with clients for pitches and presentations, developed creative strategy and design solutions, and then  ensured that the brand vision was executed consistently across all campaign materials while managing workflow and advising creative department staff.

Directions Marketing / Creative Director
JULY 2009 – MAY 2013
Developed strategic creative and design solutions and provided direction and oversight of design implementation. Started in July of 2009 as an Art Director.

Cannondale Sports Group / Senior Graphic Designer
SEPTEMBER 2008 – JULY 2009
Developed and designed marketing materials for GT, Schwinn and Mongoose bicycles. Provided art direction and design for print, web, packaging, apparel, photography, and branding.

Spark Advertising / Art Director
JULY 2007 – SEPTEMBER 2008
Provided art direction and design for print, web, apparel, photography, and branding for a wide variety of B2B clients.

Leibold Associates / Graphic Designer and Photographer
JUNE 2005 – JULY 2007
Developed concepts and design for print, packaging, photography, and branding, primarily for Kimberly-Clark brands.

Image Pros of Wisconsin / Graphic Designer and Photo Retouch Artist
JULY 2003 – MAY 2005
Designed marketing materials, prepared files for large-format printing, and retouched professional photography.