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JULIO DESIR, JR.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR // ART

BIOGRAPHY

 

At a very early age, Julio was drawn to art. His dedication was tested in high school when he was awarded an appointment to study engineering and play football at West Point. He respectfully declined to pursue his art studies at Michigan State University, where he earned his BFA in Graphic Design.

 

Today, Julio has over twenty years of creative marketing and leadership experience at some of Chicago’s most notable firms including Leo Burnett, Euro RSCG Tatham (Havas), FCB, Burrell, Harpo Studios and Cavalry.

 

His list of accounts is equally impressive: Boeing,* Coca-Cola, Ford, Hallmark, KFC,* Kraft, LifeGem,* McDonald's, Midas,* MillerCoors,** Red Lobster,* Reebok, Stir Crazy Restaurants* and Toyota.

 

In regard to MillerCoors, Julio spent nearly seven years as one of the account’s senior creative leads, helping Coors Banquet reverse a fifteen year market decline and elevating the Coors Light brand from the #4 to #2 beer brand in the U.S. (surpassing Budweiser).

 

In his spare time, Julio enjoys traveling, photography, drawing, making short films and, above all, spending time with his family and their rambunctious dog, Asher.

 

*New business wins

**Miller Lite win, AD AGE, ADWEEK

 

EXPERTISE // EXPERIENCE

 

Film, Television, Print, Outdoor, Graphic Design (Traditional/Digital/Web), Brand Identity, Motion Graphics, Illustration (Traditional/Digital), Photography, Interactive, Mobile, UI/UX, Direct Mail, Event, Experiential, Promotion, Shopper Marketing, Pharmaceutical, Creative Strategy, Copywriting.

SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE

 

Hands-On Knowledge

 

01 // Adobe Photoshop CC

02 // Adobe Illustrator CC

03 // Adobe InDesign CC

04 // Adobe Edge Animate CC

05 // Adobe Muse CC

06 // Adobe XD

07 // Sketch

08 // Adobe Acrobat Pro

09 // Keynote

 

 

 

 

 

10 // Microsoft Word

11 // Microsoft PowerPoint

12 // Microsoft Excel

 

Working Knowledge

 

13 // Adobe AfterEffects CC

14 // Adobe Premier CC

15 // Various Other Programs

RECOMMENDATIONS

 

A few excepts of recommendations given on my behalf. Full references from these and others can be found on my Linkedin profile.

KURT FRIES  //  ECD  //    mcgarrybowen

Simply one of the best people that I have encountered in the business over the last thirty years. He is a gifted art director, an intelligent businessman and a thoughtful leader.

Kurt worked with Julio at FCB Global

JONATHAN HARRIES  //  CHAIRMAN  //    FCB GLOBAL

Julio is a very talented art director and inspiring creative director. He has exceptional design skills and is able to work through some of the toughest issues on really difficult accounts.

Jonathan managed Julio at FCB Global

JIM HIGGINS   //   VP, DIGITAL   //    THE MARKETING STORE

He is a passionate creative leader with a natural talent for art and design, but also possesses an incredible ability to lead and inspire a team of both senior and junior resources.

Jim worked with Julio at The Marketing Store

COLLEEN HILL  //  ACD  //    GTB  (Formerly Team Detroit)

Julio is the Mary Poppins of creative directors—in all seriousness he’s everything you could wish for and more. A rarity in the advertising industry, he’s a leader that is equal parts manager and creative.

Colleen reported to Julio at GTB (Team Detroit)

Ed Huerta-Margotta  //  Dir. of Talent Acquisition  //    Carmichael Lynch

Julio has that rare gift of a superb creative eye and talent, as well as an incredible knack for communication. His passion and his drive are stellar.

Ed worked directly with Julio at Euro RSCG

TRINA WOLDT //  VP, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER //  JEWELERS MUTUAL INSURANCE

Julio is an incredible creative talent. His work is driven by big ideas that are strategically grounded. He's a wonderful collaborator both with colleagues at the agency and with clients.

Trina worked directly with Julio at FCB Global

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