molly meisenzahl

From crayon box to laptop, I am a lifelong visual storyteller.

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experience
& skills

art director, manifest

chicago, IL | scottsdale, AZ
october 2015 thru may 2019

The primary function of the Art Director is to determine direction for internal and external visual design projects under supervision of senior creative managers.

major responsibilities include

  • Establish visual direction for ideas, illustrations, storyboards, photoshoots, layouts and visual assets across a variety of channels while staying within client brand parameters

  • Lead and participate in cross-team brainstorming sessions

  • Produce visual trend research on assigned projects

  • Resize and retouch photography as needed

  • Create presentation decks and proposals for internal and external use

specialized responsibilities

  • Prepare style guides and other documentation for print launches and redesigns, including, but not limited to design rationale documents and presentation decks

  • Editorial layout design for print publications

  • Prepare files for final production including digital and print

client roster

  • American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), BC Cancer Foundation, Baptist Health Kentucky, CNET Magazine, Hilton Club Traveller, Midland Memorial Hospital, Northside Atlanta, Parrish Medical Center, University of North Carolina Health

  • Syndicated products: Centene, Health Direct, Tenet Health System, Vim & Vigor

awards

Unsung Hero
september 2016, manifest chicago studio

Nominated by my peers as a "person who never fears putting their nose to the grindstone and hashing out complexity, tackling big hairy problems and does so at the drop of a hat. Over and over."

 

designer, staywell
chicago, IL
august 2011 to october 2015

As Designer, I took complete ownership of multiple custom print products and worked with Editors, Account Managers and Production Technologists to ensure a smooth process for our clients from issue planning to final delivery of the files to the printer. Teamwork and communication were of high value and importance and showed through in client satisfaction and retention.

client roster

  • Dean Health Plan, Meridian Health, North Kansas City Hospital, United Health Plan, WellCare, Memorial Hermann, Baptist Health System, Mercy Regional Hospital, North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital, Hudson Health Plan, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Henry Ford Health System, Paramount, Amerihealth DC

awards

Silver Award of Distinction
July 2014, 20th Annual Communicator Awards

  • Dean Health Insurance, Inc. Prevea360 Member News, Winter 2014

  • North Kansas City Hospital, Your Health, Spring 2013

 

designer, walz tetrick advertising
kansas city, MO
june 2008 to august 2011

As Designer, I worked under two senior art directors, assisting them in all aspects of the production process, ultimately leading photoshoots and attending press checks on my own. I had ownership of various projects throughout the years and learned the value of teamwork and good leadership. Working for Walz Tetrick also taught me the importance of pro bono work and what an impact working with non-profits can have in the community. 

client roster

  • Ad Astra, American Royal BBQ, Boy Scouts of America - Heart of America Council, Cerner, Dairy Queen, Elanco Animal Health, Entrepreneur Organization, The Junior League of Wyandotte County, Midwest Innocence Project, Missouri Mavericks Hockey, Olathe Medical Center, Prairie Band Casino, The Unicorn Theatre

 

proficiencies

MacOS

Adobe Creative Cloud

InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Powerpoint

Keynote

ProofHQ

Woodwing

 

education

university of kansas, 2008
BFA - Visual Communication

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