Hello!

My name is Matt Butler, I am a Senior Graphic Designer and Production Artist with extensive experience in creating integrated multi-channel campaigns. I specialize in developing compelling visual content for direct mail, email, and social media, ensuring brand consistency and engaging customer experiences across platforms. Passionate about leveraging creativity and strategic thinking, I have a proven track record of delivering successful marketing campaigns that drive results and elevate brand presence.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

March 2008 – Present

Owner/Creative Director

Whiting Kemp Creative

Complete projects with various clients, including Hearst Magazines, CDS Global, ACH Foodservice, and Slow Food Central Iowa. Lead design and end-to-end project management for local businesses, start-ups, non-profits, and international brands. Foster long-lasting relationships with clients through effective communication. Create marketing materials, websites, logo/branding designs, menus, event posters, and screen-printed t-shirts.

Streamlined workflow and ordering process with Conde Nast Publishing including the following titles: Bon appetite, Vogue, The New Yorker and WIRED Magazines to save company costs and reduce order delivery time.

Delivered exceptional support to small businesses, getting on their feet and continue to grow.

July 2015 – August 2016

Graphic Designer

ACH Food Companies, Inc

Directed and completed exceptional artwork for print to ensure accuracy of packaging copy, consistency of brand identities, and quality appearance for all company graphics while maintaining compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Spearheaded and deployed multiple projects within strict timelines and budgetary constraints.

Designed and implemented internal workflow documents, enabling departments to keep track of status for given projects.

May 2010 – July 2015

Senior Art and Production Specialist

CDS Global

Performed innovative artwork for various magazines such as style, layout, and graphic design to attract readership. Delivered expert level support to magazine publishers with performing stock printing and maintaining quality in close collaboration with national vendors. Ensured compliance of all artwork entering mail stream with USPS standards.

Increased company non-profit revenue by 35% via initiating new position to make art for fundraisers and events.

Acted as main point of contact to onboard new clients into CDS.

August 2006 – May 2010

Senior Graphic Designer

Iowa Telecom

Engaged with writers and creative teams to develop and execute end-to-end marketing campaigns. Increased brand awareness by preparing effective marketing materials for direct mail, print ads, outdoor, online video production, and interactive media. Accomplished desired outcomes by overseeing vendor selection, budget, final production schedules, and quality.

Trusted to create and rewrite headlines/copy of marketing materials and direct mail campaigns.

Conceptualized overall marketing campaigns and built photography studio on-site for teams to get necessary images for marketing materials.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Aerial Photographer/Team Leader

Aerial Services Incorporated

Photographer/Owner

Creative Differences Photography

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION

2019 – 2024

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design (Summa Cum Laude)

Drake University

2004 – 2006

Associate of Applied Arts in Graphic Communications (Magna Cum Laude)

Hawkeye Community College

1994 – 1997

Associate of Applied Arts in Professional Photography

Hawkeye Community College

2013

Certified Mailpiece Design Consultant

AFFILIATIONS

2007 – Present

Advisory Board Member 

Hawkeye Community College Graphic Communications

2002 – 2004

Advisory Board Member

Hawkeye Community College Professional Photography

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES

Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, XD, After Effects, Premier Pro, WordPress, Quark Xpress, Microsoft Suite, Print Making, Forging, Welding

Contact

Phone: 515.306.4383

Email: mattabutler75@gmail.com

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