Experience


LEAD BY EXAMPLE

Find the best path, know your story, add value where possible and stay the course. Use data to test, review and stay relevant with your users.

Utilize current metrics, research, A/B testing, industry leading tools and analytics to make the best outcome possible. Always focusing on what drives business forward, above and below the creative fold.

From whiteboard sessions to last minute changes, collaborating with designers thousands of miles away to clarify a keystone component. It’s all worth it. 



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

LEAD CREATIVE

K2 - Bellevue, WA

My team uses graphics, typography and motion to create valuable content that connects brands with their clients. Personally responsible for all global marketing collateral to our B2B business units (internal and 3rd party vendors). I assist in managing designers and developers here and abroad, as well as on-boarding new talent when sourced. Educating business units and stakeholders on best practices sometimes required. I find opportunity where others don’t and bring passion to each project, from event collateral to email campaigns. I’m inspired to create visual and physical solutions where possible.


MARKETING CONSULTANT

IMRTM Creative - Seattle, WA

Finding solutions, removing redundancies and maximizing workflows. Revising brand identities for scalability, clear business communications, leadership psychology, creating responsive websites and mobile apps for maximum reach. Animated motion graphics, regionalized social media campaigns, teaching industry best practices and assisting in team effectiveness.


RICH MEDIA & DYNAMIC DESIGNER

Amazon D1 - Seattle, WA

A mix of motion graphics, production efficiencies, After Effects scripting and html coding to build a dynamic solution for the Customer Service team. Collaboration with producers and developers on a global effort to regionalize products and on-boarding materials. 


SENIOR ART DIRECTOR

VML - Seattle, WA

Created rich graphics, brand style guide, UI designs for products and pitches with this dynamic agency. Quick deadlines and moving targets mixed with industry research and creative exploration.


PRODUCT ENGINEER

Slalom Consulting - Seattle, WA

Executed a new style guide and enhanced user work-flows for Gap Inc. User research, UI/UX, advanced tools for legacy products. Sketches, white-boarding, InVision prototypes, and worked with global team-members daily.


ART DIRECTOR

Russell Investments - Seattle, WA

Senior member of the global interactive counsel, leading brand management efforts for all B2B units and B2C clients and stakeholders. Led the responsive global website design, managing development specs and brand consistency across digital and print products. Created mobile apps, motion graphics, email templates, sales brochures, tv broadcasts, and multi-million dollar ad campaigns. UX/UI specialist and used A/B testing for digital products.


ART DIRECTOR

POP - Seattle, WA

Leading designer for Target Grocery 2014, Recipes & REDcard. Assisted our Creative Director with digital campaign strategies, UX/UI mobile app designs. Also Microsoft Surface & SkyDrive campaigns and agency projects for their international offices.


SENIOR DESIGNER

Bullseye Creative - Seattle, WA

Taking brand identities, marketing campaigns, live streaming broadcasts, responsive web sites, motion graphics, games & mobile apps to the next level. UX/UI, CSS, A/B testing, Content Management Systems, wireframes, sketches, digital prototypes and ad campaigns.


LEAD DESIGNER

ECKO Unlimited, llc - New York, NY

Created seasonal graphics for MMA division. Collaborated with other artists, intense turn arounds and elaborate illustrations. 


ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR

Monarchy Group, llc - Los Angeles, CA

Created original large-format artwork for our premium apparel lines. Managed the e-commerce website. Print campaigns, photo shoots, brand catalogs, merchandising, overseas-production and fashion show runway designs for LA & NY Fashion Week.


LEAD INTERACTIVE DESIGNER

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Resort - Las Vegas, NV

Developed an interactive flash site to showcase talent events and promotions for the Sunday pool party, Rehab. Emails and online specials were designed and blasted weekly. 2012 Best e-mail campaign, 92% Click through rate.


INTERACTIVE DESIGNER

Rio Resort & Casino - Las Vegas, NV

Constructed and managed promotional sites. Brand Marketing, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics and Advanced action script.


AWARDS

K2 FACTOR AWARD

2018 Leadership and Innovation Award - Bellevue

SILVER AWARD

2012 AT&T Mobile App Hackathon - Seattle

BEST DIGITAL ART/ILLUSTRATION

2003 SOMA Awards - Santa Barbara

BEST TV COMMERCIAL

2003 SOMA Awards

BEST WEBSITE DESIGN

2013 Marketing Awards - Seattle

BEST E-COMMERCE WEBSITE

2013 Marketing Awards

BEST WEBSITE

2012 Marketing Awards


EDUCATION

SOMA SCHOOL OF MEDIA ARTS - SANTA BARBARA, CA

Associated Degree - Digital design 2003


FROM THE DESK OF


TOM LLEWELLYN - Creative Director

"Robb is a natural leader. by which I mean that he will lead without being asked. He began leading the first day here, by setting an example with his level of engagement, his level of energy, and his great ideas. He's one of the select folks I invite to brainstorming sessions, because he consistently contributes great ideas. Mostly though, he is a kick-ass designer."


SCOTT VARGA - Creative Director

"In a corporate environment where there are numerous teams that need to stay in sync with each other, he demonstrated his ability to work with moving targets and multiple constraints that often cause miscommunication, errors and disorganization. Not with Robb, this is something he was able to handle with a smile everyday, as well as the ability to stay on top of projects and make sure nothing slipped through the cracks."


LANCE KAGEY - Creative Director

"Robert Bartlett is arguably one of the best creatives I’ve ever worked with. His skill set is a great balance between understanding the current digital technologies, strong creative problem-solving and having that eye for good layout and design. Whether it be interactive/mobile applications or high-end print pieces, Robert’s execution is always thorough and well-developed. I also find him insightful when delivering rationale in presentation settings. As Art Director with my team he always found ways to encourage the other creative talent without watering down our tendency to soften the requirement for top-tier design quality."