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" I am a life-long learner, constant creative, fun-loving, yet precision minded. I work for results and live for my family. "

Kev Hatanaka

ART DIRECTOR / SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Over 20 years of Graphic Design experience (In-house, Design Firms and Freelance)
17 years of Management experience (Design Teams, Print Production, Marketing Campaigns, Interns and Volunteers)
10 years of Online and Traditional Marketing experience working with hundreds of companies, on both a local and national scale.
Dedicated to self-improvement, development, creativity, and being a team player.
Dozens of recommendations on Linkedin.com

STRENGTHS
Creative problem solver
Project manager
Clear communicator
Team leader
Optimistic
Flexible

EXPERIENCE
Graphic Design Director – COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT CORP / Costa Mesa
[Jan ’14–Apr ‘15]
Managed the development, design and creation of all print and digital design products as needed by company principals, property marketing managers and retail marketing managers
Oversaw and maintained the design calendar for all properties: Anaheim Packing District, The Lab Anti-Mall, The Camp, CTRST Shops, The Casino San Clemente, and additional new projects as needed
Supervised design team and freelance designers, sourcing print jobs, and securing vendor relationships to meet marketing budgets

Freelance Senior Graphic Designer – VARIOUS CLIENTS and FIRMS / Southern California
[Jul ’13–Dec ‘13]
Conceptualized, designed and created company brands, logos, business cards, marketing materials, direct-mail pieces, sales collateral and promotional items for national marketing campaigns

Art Director – EXPERT MARKETING SERVICE / Irvine
[May ’11–Jul ‘13]
Oversaw all design, production and final staging of digital and print marketing
Regularly met with clients, assuring the accuracy and efficiency of all requirements, deadlines, and receivables
Managed design team and freelance designers, sourcing print jobs, and securing vendor relationships to meet marketing budgets

Marketing Manager – RECYCLA, LLC / Cerritos
[Apr ’09–May ‘11]
Acted as Lead Designer for all online, print ad and in-store marketing
Designed online presence and in-store POP
Designed company brand, established brand style guide, logos, business cards, brochures, business forms, website advertising banners, trade show displays, company apparel and packaging

Senior Postal Consultant – PITNEY BOWES / Lake Forest
[Aug ’05–Dec ‘08]
Functioned as USPS Postal regulation and marketing consultant for client base throughout Orange County
Regularly interfaced with C-level, key decision makers consulting on business decisions and procedures for their outbound, inbound mail, marketing and package management systems
Trained and mentored new hires
Recognized as a corporate top producer in Orange County: Oct ’05, Jan ’06, Jan ’07, and Feb ’07
Received Challenger Award in 2007 – among the top 5 consultants selected from over 2500 national reps.

Associate Pastor – GATEWAY FRIENDS CHURCH / Diamond Bar
[Aug ‘98–Aug ‘05]
Led and managed the Music Department and Young Adult Outreach Team.
Organized successful “outreach” events targeting local community key demographic groups.
Administered leadership development, vision casting, goal setting, performance reviews and management of large volunteer base
Successfully renovated the ministry’s organizational infrastructure and supported the volunteer base through large scale church-wide changes

SKILLS
InDesign
Illustrator
Photoshop
Muse
Acrobat Pro
WordPress & Squarespace
PTI Fusion Pro (VDP)
Satori BulkMailer Pro

EDUCATION
CALVARY CHAPEL BIBLE COLLEGE / Murrieta
[Aug ‘94 – May ‘96]
Bachelor of Biblical Studies–Emphasis in Pastoral Ministries