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I'm Angela Renac. Creative director and multi-disciplined designer who believes successful brand expression starts with strategic thinking. Mid-west girl with east coast edge and west coast ease. Fitness enthusiast with a flair for extreme hairstyles. And proud parent of 2 miniature dachshunds, Ramona Mayhem and Sampson Knight, and 1 dapper cat, Nico.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss an upcoming project please email angela@aardvarkworkshop.com.


Experience

Design Director, MiresBall
A mid-size creative agency that helps brands solve challenges through strategic visual design and narrative. Responsible for concept, design and production of highest profile projects; directing designers and vendors to execute creative as established with the Creative Director; art/photography/copy direction; client presentations; training and mentoring of design staff; recruitment of creative talent. (August 2013–Present)

Senior Designer, MiresBall (February 2007–July 2013)

Owner/Creative Director, Aardvark Workshop
Creative consultant for various clients, providing brand direction and management, print, web and mobile design, and design direction for internal development teams and vendors. (2004–Present) 

Designer, Hollis Brand Culture
Boutique design firm with an emphasis on identity development and brand integration for select hospitality, restaurant, retail and architectural clients. Responsible for a broad spectrum of projects including print, interactive and environmental design solutions from concept to completion. (March 2005–November 2007)

Designer, ParkerWhite
Small advertising agency specializing in strategic positioning and brand-building. Responsible for concept, design, production and quality control for a variety of projects including identity development, retail packaging and catalogs, tradeshow graphics and web design. (May 2004–March 2005)


Skills

Creative direction
of designers and vendors with the objective of creating strategically successful, on-brand solutions

Strategic thinking
that produces unique and authentic communication solutions based on research and insight

Graphic design and layout 
for print, environmental, and digital platforms

Technical expertise
with relevant software (master level in Adobe CS, LightRoom; proficient in Microsoft Office programs) and production methods (printing, signage fabrication)


Publications + Awards

1,000 Retail Graphics 
Rockport Publishers

1,000 Restaurant, Bar & Café Graphics 
Rockport Publishers

MERIT
Shure Premium Earphones

2015 Graphic Design Annual Online Awards
Designed while at MiresBall

PACKAGING MERIT
Shure Ultra Premium Headphones

How Magazine 2013 International Design Annual
Designed while at MiresBall

GRAND PRIX WINNER
Look Inside.™ Creative Platform

2014 Intel Marketing Innovation Awards
Designed while at MiresBall

WINNER, Creative Category
Discovery/Curiosity.com Website

2013 Intel Marketing Innovation Awards
Designed while at MiresBall

FINALIST, Creative Category
2H11 Global Opinion Leaders Campaign

2012 Intel Marketing Innovation Awards
Designed while at MiresBall


Clients

Renaissance Learning, LLC.

Playdom, Inc.

Intel

Shure, Inc.

Eat. Drink. Sleep.

CityMark Developers

Tarsadia Hotels

D'lush Deluxe Beverage Joint

 

Love Culture

The Sofia Hotel

Zimmer Dental, Inc.

H2O Audio

Biotone

Giant Eagle

Goodrich

The Kroger Co.

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