Name

Chris Bohlin

About

EXPERIENCE:

February 2014 - Present
Creative Direction & Design, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Work for yourself, they said. You'll love it, they said. Turns out they were right! From branding and design to creative strategy and problem-solving, I enjoy charging head-first into any creative challenge. I can work independently or lead a team. I'll play behind the scenes if you need an extra brain or pair of hands or I can lead a project from start to finish. The bottom line is I really dig what I do. I like helping clients solve their problems and I really enjoy helping others do the same.

October 2013 - February 2014
Design Director, BrandCory Dallas, TX
BrandCory is a strategic branding agency with a broad client roster including Three Happy Cows yogurt, Corner Bakery, T.Mac Sports Grill and Advance Pierre Foods. We tackle everything from product branding and packaging to in-store strategy and experiential design. We help integrate established brands and launch emerging brands through innovative marketing solutions. Developing solid brand strategy is at the core of every assignment. We see our clients as true partners to build brand stories and create dialogue between brands and consumers. We constantly toil against the forgettable to create lasting impressions and memorable experiences.

January 2011 - October 2013
Vice President, Creative The Marketing Arm Dallas, TX
In this role I have been able to take my experience in creative direction and evolve it to include agency operations. As Vice President, I impact how the team approaches and grows the business. I am more involved with recruiting and creative career development. I also have a higher level of contact with our clients while also managing some of our agency’s more senior creative leads.

May 2007 - January 2011
Creative Director The Marketing Arm Dallas, TX
The Marketing Arm is an exciting place to work. As a company with 20 years experience in developing successful promotional ideas, they were tasked by one of their largest clients to build a creative department capable of collaborating on and executing concepts (in an environment where the concepts were already award-winning!) I was a part of that development. Leading the creative process for national brands while simultaneously working on a team to build a department from the ground up is a rewarding and challenging experience.

February 2001 - May 2007
Art Director latitude, The Richards Group Dallas, TX
latitude is a division of The Richards Group. We concepted and implemented creative advertising and promotions for national and local clients. latitude works as a part of the Richards Group, utilizing media that go beyond traditional advertising, including in-store, point-of-sale, packaging and events.

August 1999 - February 2001
Art Director Tracy-Locke Dallas, TX
Promotional and Advertising Design. Concepted and produced ideas for various media including outdoor, direct mail, point-of-purchase, and in-store premiums. Also, member of the Launch Point team, a unique division that worked primarily on high-concept assignments for new product development.

May 1998 - August 1999
Art Director/Graphic Designer The Fowler Group Arlington, TX

OTHER STUFF:

August 2011 - Present
Adjunct Professor, Advanced Art Direction & Senior Portfolio classes
University of North Texas
School of Visual Arts

Fall 2013
Guest Speaker, Design Focus
Texas Christian University

January 2009 - May 2009
Adjunct Professor, Typography
University of Texas at Arlington

2009
Judge, PROMO Awards

Fall 2009
Guest Critique, Junior Portfolio Review
University of North Texas

Fall 2009
Guest Critique, Senior Portfolio Review
University of Texas at Arlington

2007, 2008
Round Table Lecturer and Portfolio Reviews
DSVC

Fall 2007
Guest Critique, Sophomore Portfolio Review
Texas A&M University at Commerce,
Dallas Campus

Spring 2001
Guest Lecturer, Advertising
Southern Methodist University

SOME AWARDS AND STUFF:

2011
Bronze Cannes Lion

2011
Promo Award, 1st Place

2011
Gold and Silver Reggie Award

2011
Silver MI6 Award
Thinking Outside the Box

2011
Silver MI6 Award
Most Creative
New Product Announcement

2010
Published in LogoLounge

2010
Silver ADDY, Regional
Bronze ADDY, Local

2009
Graphic Design USA Design Annual
Features and Awards

2009
Multiple Silver and Gold PRO Awards

2009
PROMO Interactive Marketing Award

2009
Silver MI6 Award

2009
Gold Horizon Interactive Award

2008
Gold W3 Award

2008
FWA Site of the Day