Experience


CAREER SUMMARY

Creating visual stories and products that drive business above & below the creative fold.

In short, I lead by example and understand opinions other than my own. I utilize current metrics, research, proven knowledge and relevant analytics to make the best product possible.

 

TESTIMONIALS

"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."

TOM LLEWELLYN
Creative Director - Russell Investments, Global Marketing


"In a corporate environment where there are numerous teams that need to stay in sync with each other, Rob 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."

SCOTT VARGA
Creative Director - Russell Investments, Interactive and Motion Graphics


"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."

LANCE KAGEY
Creative Director - Russell Investments, Global Marketing





PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

RICH MEDIA & DYNAMIC DESIGNER

Amazon D1 - Seattle, WA

A mix of motion graphics, dynamic coding to offer a rich digital advertising solution. Managing with producers and developers to help their user-base discover an engaged media experience that was tailored to search results. I helped lead this initiative to minimize the cost of globalization, using research and development to create concepts that show scalability with video.


SENIOR ART DIRECTOR

VML - Seattle, WA

Using art direction, extensive interactive prototypes, brand governance for style guide creation, visual design to build leading edge products and executions for this dynamic agency. Using my ability to create a story line that drives affinity for our brand list which is constantly growing. I thrive in a fast paced environment and in a highly collaborative agency environment, working in South Lake Union is a plus.


PRODUCT ENGINEER

Gap inc. / Slalom Consulting - Seattle, WA

Managed a fashion goliath team. Executed a new style guide and enhanced user work-flows. User research, UI/UX, advanced tools for legacy products. Sketches, white-boarding, InVision prototypes, Alaska-Miles and global connections are daily.


ART DIRECTOR

Russell Investments - Seattle, WA

Member of the global interactive counsel, oversee brand guidelines for all B2B units and stakeholders. Projects include responsive websites, mobile apps, HTML5 motion graphics, emails, brochures, tv broadcasts and multi-million dollar ad campaigns.


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 capaigns 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, CM Systems, wireframes, sketches, digital prototypes and ad campaigns.


LEAD DESIGNER

ECKO Unlimited, llc - New York, NY

Set seasonal tones for MMA division. Collaboration with other artists, long hours and enjoyed crafting original artwork.


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.


ASSISTANT CREATIVE

Ideawork Studios, Llc. - Santa Barbara, CA

Lead designer, ash developer and vector illustrator. Created websites, ad campaigns and brand materials for a variety of clients.




AWARDS

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