Art Director From Chicago

About Me

 
I haven’t been able to find the actual photo, but here’s a picture of the after party, that’s what is important anyway, right?

I haven’t been able to find the actual photo, but here’s a picture of the after party, that’s what is important anyway, right?

 

I’M MORGAN.

How the hell did I get here? It started with a determination to sell homegrown pumpkins on the busiest street in town at age 5. Not strategic enough? Add a pumpkin costume, curly blonde hair and dance moves to “awhhh” for. 10 years later and I’m selling truckloads of dirt for my parent’s material supply business. I made handouts, signs, web designs and stocked the snacks. I found so much joy in the behind the scenes creative persuasion, that I made it my career.

Years later and I’m an art director in advertising and still getting asked about the great pumpkin sale of 1999.

I'm a learner, a tinkerer, a creator and a OCDer.  I would love to work with you food and beyond.


AGENCY EXPERIENCE

FOODMIX MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS | JUNE 2016 - PRESENT

  • Overview: Lead art director on various large scale brands, including the agency’s biggest account. I take ownership and have a lot of hands-on experience within the agency. I thrive in a collaborative environment. My designs, branding and strategic ideas are constantly pushed through process and I see them through from start to finish.

  • Current Clients (Lead): Smithfield Culinary and 10 of their sub brands with some exposure to retail side, The Broaster Company, Columbus Oils and their retail brand Nature’s Secret, Rosina and Franke Coffee Systems.

  • Client History: Archer Daniels Midland, Blue Prairie, Caputo Cheese, Cargill, Red Diamond Coffee and Tea, Sani Professional, Wayne Farms and VeroBlue Farms.

  • Production: Print, trade show booths and event signage, food truck design, digital; mobile app design, animating banner ads, filmstrips, social media, web design, retouching, mockups, presentation/deck design, photography, video cutting, icon design and infographics, rookie illustration, newbie animation.

  • Programs: MacOS; Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Muse, XD, Lightroom, After Effects, Bridge and Acrobat, Sketch, Google Web Designer, iMovie, Powerpoint, Squarespace.