Skills

Advertising, Branding & Identity Design, Design, Environment, Event branding, Events, Excel, Final Cut Pro, Illustrator, InDesign, Office, PowerPoint, Print Design, Theatre, Word

Employers

  • Beau Brands (Self-Employed)
    Design & Event Planner
    2007 - Present

    As a freelance graphic designer I assisted clients in designing logos/identities, developed brand strategies, advertising campaigns, POP, stationary packaging, assorted collateral materials and even planned special events and promotions. Worked with clients of both the profit and non-profit sectors. I had the pleasure to work on and create advertising for advocacy groups by creating sponsorship packages and implement sponsorship packages with many different organizations.

  • Portico Brand + Identity
    Creative Director
    2013 - 2013

    As the Creative Director at this branding and identity firm I worked directly with the Executive Teams. I created creative briefs for campaigns by conducting one-on-one sessions with clients while performing market research. My responsibilities included but are not limited to, art direction, graphic design, brand management, creative direction, identity development, advising and overseeing an remote creative team across country, invoicing, working with printing vendors, implemented and maintained project scheduling, CMS, project management system (BaseCamp & Teambox) and e-mail/web technology systems for the agency.

  • OKC Pride Inc.
    Assistant Marketing Director & Designer
    2010 - 2013

    In January 2010 I assisted in the development of the OKC Pride identity, since the launch of the identity I have built branding procedures and guidelines to be used both externally and internally by the organization. Developed advertising campaigns to promote membership and donations as well as created print collateral, outdoor and digital to promote activates, fundraising, retreats and pride week. I assisted on several committees to oversee the planning, safety and logistics of the OKC Pride Festival and the OKC Pride Parade bringing in attendance of more than 50,000 individuals from Oklahoma and surrounding states. For the past three years I have developed and implemented the sponsorship guide for corporate and non-chain local businesses as well as directed a small media team and took pictures of pride summer events.

  • OSU AdClub
    CLA Event Director
    2009 - 2012

    Creative Lightning Awards founded in 2004 at Oklahoma State University was turned into a state-wide creative competition under my direction in 2009. As the executive director my responsibilities included leading the director and planning teams, coordinating and correspondence with internal and external University staff, creating sponsorship and advertising materials while overseeing all CLA branding, gaining sponsorship and long-term donors. Also responsible for all financial obligations and budgeting of CLA event/program, planning of call for entry event, judging day, award shows, concert and promotional events for the entire CLA program/organization.

  • Oklahoma State University
    Graphic Designer
    2008 - 2010

    Vector and raster art conception and production; Full-scale advertising campaigns development including but not limited to print, collateral, social media and Web graphics. University-wide marketing support; for all dining, student union and retail operations. Brand identity, adhesion regarding university trademarks, new concept branding, and national identities for NCAA bedlam series, Oklahoma State University, Fraternity & Sorority identities, ShopOKSTATE.com, Apple Computers and Nike.

  • American Fidelity Property Co.
    Leasing & Graphic Designer
    2010 - 2010

    Created advertising and promotional items for apartment community not limited to newsletter, radio scripts, banners and event flyers as well as managed social media profiles. Prepared welcome packages for incoming residences, conducted community tours, hosted community programs and events, scheduled maintenance requests, drafted/edited notices and assisted in running credit and background checks on incoming applications, collecting rent and signing of leases and deposit contracts.

Education

  • Oklahoma State University
    Related study areas include Layout Design, National Student Advertising Team (NSAC), Event planning, accounting, business management and other visual art programs.
    2006 - 2012

Awards and Achievements

  • Gold AAF ADDY Award

    AdClub Identity for Oklahoma State University AAF AdClub


    2012
  • Gold AAF ADDY Award

    Sun Capsule Out-Of-Home


    2012
  • Silver District 10 AAF ADDY Award

    AdClub Identity for Oklahoma State University AAF AdClub


    2012
  • Gold AAF ADDY Award

    osuadclub.com web site design for Oklahoma State University AAF AdClub


    2012
  • Bronze District 10 AAF ADDY Award

    osuadclub.com web design for Oklahoma State University AAF AdClub


    2012
  • Gold AAF ADDY Award

    Vue Youth Group Identity for LakeView Church Stillwater, Oklahoma


    2012
  • Gold AAF ADDY Award

    Speak Out Poster for SDVS Center of Stillwater, Oklahoma


    2008

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Beau Michael-Ray Bohanan
Education Oklahoma State University
Employer Beau Brands (Self-Employed)
Location Oklahoma City USA
Website

 

About Beau Michael-Ray

My name is Beau Bohanan, and I’m a multidisciplinary creative designer, event planner, and sponsorship strategist currently living in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Looking to move to Sydney late Summer 2014

I’ve worked with a diverse group of clients such as Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA), Nissan, jcpenney, Oklahoma State University, Ergoline, Coldwell Banker and many other great corporations and non-profits organizations.

I strongly believe in the innovation, renewal and engagement of brands through comprehensive design and social outreach. I have a vast skill set including detailed design, branding strategy, social media planning, art direction, production, event planning, sponsorship creation and implantation.

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