ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Accomplished Senior Art Director proficient in both print and interaction design.
Plays well with others and equipped with the following areas of expertise:

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Brand Identity

Logo design, positioning and visual communications to forge a solid brand infrastructure.

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Ideation & Strategy

Development of concept through graphic renderings and other visuals to bring ideas to life.

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Product Packaging

Beautiful package and label design expertly crafted to bring your amazing product to market.

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Interactive Design

Fortify your digital brand persona through a performance-driven, memorable user experience.

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1. DEFINE

Enthusiastic and friendly—Works equally well with internal teams and clients to identify problems, acknowledge strengths and define strategies toward success.


2. DISCOVER

Always evolving and challenging myself to discover new techniques, software and tricks-of-the-trade to improve performance.


3. STRATEGIZE

Ability to accept criticism and suggestions for improvement. Outlines strategy for successful completion before beginning every project.

4. PRESENT

Confident in presenting ideas and designs to teams and clients for review. Communicative and dedicated to ensuring timelines are met.


5. EXECUTE

Not a one trick pony. Versatile and skilled in executing a variety of design disciplines. These include UX design, identity, branding and packaging to name a few.


6. FOCUS

Self-starting and highly focused. Ready to hit the ground running and join the most talented individuals on the most challenging projects.

VERSATILITY

Hitting the ground running with experience in the following areas of design:

BRANDING & IDENTITY

Strategy and design execution of for your highest profile brand identities and communications. Expertise in the following areas:

Naming & Positioning
Logo & Stationery Design
Campaign Development
Brand Style Guides
Social Media Covers

INTERACTIVE DESIGN

Front-end visual design of user-focused experience. Collaboration with UI/UX teams in the review and development of the following:

Sitemaps & Wireframes
Device Responsive Design
eMail Marketing Templates
eCommerce Solutions
Landing Page Design

PRINT & GRAPHIC DESIGN

Agency experience working with national brands. Successfully launched campaigns through the following touchpoints:

Sales & Media Kits | White Papers
Outdoor Signage | Vehicle Wraps
B2B | B2C Advertising
Exhibits | Activations
Reports | Brochures

PACKAGE & LABEL DESIGN

Highly adept in the creative concept, 3D mockup, dieline creation and production stages of product package design. This includes:

Brand Consulting & Strategy
Concept & Graphic Design
Digital Rendering for Approval
Art Release to Manufacturer
Retail Point-of-Purchase Displays



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JASON DILKS
Creative | Strategy | Art Direction | Visual Design

A Philadelphia native; Jason currently lives in the historic Brewerytown section of Philadelphia and has been designing professionally for 16+ years. He is a graduate of The Art Institute of of Philadelphia with a degree in Visual Communications. A fiery blend of conceptual thinking and sensible design helps support a variety of clients, including those in the sporting goods, food & beverage and science & technology categories.

He is currently a Senior Art Director for D4 Creative in Manayunk. In his free time you can find Jason exploring new surf destinations or enjoying time with friends and family over a craft beer. Locally, he is very active within the creative community, and has been a board member of the Art Directors Club of Philadelphia since 2010—Currently serving as Creative Chair.


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27th Girard Avenue | Philadelphia, PA 19130

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jason@signalfirebranding.com
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Direct: 610.506.5258
Design Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00AM - 6:00PM