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ART DIRECTION + DESIGN + SOCIAL MEDIA
Art Director, Senior Designer and Social Media Manager for in-house agency at leading mortgage company with 5,000 employees, 320+ offices in 45 states. Projects include: digital, print, and social media concept and design, as well as direction of video and photo shoots.
"Jon has championed the initiative to take Guild’s internal and external visual identity to the next level. He’s a great colleague and an all-around asset."
BRAD F. | MANAGER, CAPITAL MARKETS
I was lucky enough to take Guild's social media from concept, to creation, to launch. Some responsibilities include:
Lead social media team of 5 people
Develop monthly social media strategy
Design (static, video and animated) and publish engaging content
Use content management system to plan out monthly calendar
Manage and create real-time content weekly
Optimize monthly content plan according to monthly SEO strategy
Manage content distribution to four social platforms to increase web traffic
Collaborate with designers and content writers to ensure brand consistency
Train others on social media best practices
I was part of the team that refreshed Guild's branding company-wide. The task was to create a brand that gave a nod to the storied past of Guild Mortgage, but also looked to the digital future. We had to relate to their top customer, first time homebuyers, while not alienating customers that have been with them since the 1960's.
Being able to help form the creative concept for such an established company's new look and feel was one of my greatest and most fun challenges to date. We were able to implement a new concept, design a content library and train brand ambassadors for 250+ sales branches nationwide.
Video and photography shoots are a big part of what Guild uses in their monthly content. Branch openings, employee spotlights, volunteer recaps are just a few of the pieces I have been able to concept and direct. These pieces always get a ton of traction and are just flat out fun to make!
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