I'M

Sean

sutton

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GRAPHIC DESIGNER & PRESENTATION SPECIALIST

achiever   |   ideation   |   input   |   futuristic   |   woo

I am a big idea person who is always pointed forward. When I set a goal, I work tirelessly to achieve it at the highest level of detail and I value input on all fronts. I am a creative force who excels at leading teams and building strong relationships. Regardless of medium (print, digital, presentation), passion fuels my design and workflow. Passion for clients. For design. For brand identity. And for pushing the boundaries of creativity.

Experience in an agency atmosphere, as well as several years as an integral part of an internal agency for a Fortune 100 company, has helped form my well-rounded skillset.

01 PROFESSIONAL

MY KNOWLEDGE LEVEL IN SOFTWARE

PHOTOSHOP

ILLUSTRATOR

INDESIGN

POWERPOINT

KNOWLEDGE IN PROGRESS

AFTER EFFECTS

XD

HTML & CSS

 

02 PORTFOLIO

03 Experience

2007-2009

AUGUSTANA UNIVERSITY

MUSIC EDUCATION MAJOR

My collegiate education began as a music education major. This time at Augustana University helped to identify my true passion and formed my tenacious work ethic.

2011-2014

BLACK HILLS
STATE UNIVERSITY

B.S. MASS COMMUNICATION
GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION AND MULTIMEDIA; MUSIC MINOR

My liberal arts education at BHSU taught me how to fail, how to adapt, and how to overcome. Though trying at times, I consider these years some of the most formative for my career.

2009-2015

SPEARFISH UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH

MUSIC & TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

My six years in this position developed my voracious appetite for large projects and planning. I was responsible for weekly visual production and annual events, including marketing and execution of creative. I also helped rebrand the church, lead a capital investment project, installation of a $60,000 sound system, and expanding weekly worship from two copycat services to four unique worship experiences.

2014-2015

FRESH START
CONVENIENCE STORES

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN

My work included projects to unify branding across 27 locations, implementation of a rewards program, and partnering with an app developer to rollout a store application. I accomplished all this while managing two locations and 20+ employees.

2015-2017

FUTURA MARKETING

JUNIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

DESKTOP PUBLISHER

My time at Futura Marketing developed a vast array of skills, most crucially how to work under immense pressure. As one of only three designers, we each wore all the hats. From concepting and everyday design to proofing and production, I learned at a feverish pace. Clients included Häagen-Dazs Shops, Ecolab, CH Robinson, and Cargill.

2018-2020

ABBOTT

INTERACTIVE LEAD DESIGNER

In three years at Abbott, I have climbed from Presentation Designer to Interactive Lead Designer. My work involves both print and digital materials, including video direction, education collateral, high-level, fast-paced concepting for major initiatives including two rebrands, corporate and executive support, and events. My responsibilities also include Mac IT support and several creative operations roles.

2020-PRESENT

STARKEY

MANAGER OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

Work has included managing the shift of all training to virtual in light of a pandemic, on-site execution and production of live events in Las Vegas, preparing large format digital launch creative for main stage production and creative ideation for global launch materials and congress work in close collaboration with the entire C-suite. 

 
 
 
CONTACT

Want to work together? Let's chat.

 

I'd love to earn the privilege of your time. Can we partner on your next creative opportunity?

create@seansuttondesign.com

Tel: 1.605.838.5216

Can't wait to chat!