Michigan State University, 1993
BA, Graphic Design
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
13 // Adobe AfterEffects CC
14 // Adobe Premier CC
15 // Various Other Programs
EXPERTISE // EXPERIENCE
Art Direction, Copywriting, 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
AWARDS & FEATURES
Addies, Effies, New York
Festivals, RACies, Reggies, AIA,
Pro Awards, Chicago Tribune,
Ad Age, Adweek, WSJ,
USA Today, Chicago International
Movies & Music Festival, Orlando Urban Film Festival, etc.
Julio Desir, Jr.
2017 – Present // Creative Director, mcgarrybowen
Maven (GM), Blue Cross Blue Shield, Marriott Hotels, Disney, Amex and New Business
2015 – 2017 // Creative Director (contract), DesirCreative
Geometry Global, Grisko, Havas Worldwide, InTouch Solutions, mcgarrybowen, Team Detroit and various client direct projects.
2016 – 2016 // VP/Group Creative Director, Cavalry
American Freedom Foundation, R.J. Reynolds, New Business
2012 – 2015 // VP/Creative Director, The Marketing Store
General Growth Properties, Infiniti, McDonald’s and New Business
2011 – 2012 // Creative Director, Harpo Productions
Oprah’s Next Chapter, Oprah’s LifeClass, Super Soul Sunday and Various Others
1999 – 2001, 2002 – 2011 // VP / SVP, Creative Director FCB Chicago
Boeing, Coca-Cola, KFC, Kraft, MillerCoors and Various Others
2002 – 2002 // SVP, Group Creative Director, Burrell Communications
McDonald’s, Sears, Toyota and Verizon
2001 – 2002 // Creative Director, Rathbone Moncaleno Desir
Joffrey Ballet, Stir Crazy Restaurants and Various Projects
1997 – 1999 // Associate Creative Director, Euro RSCG
Buick, Midas and Red Lobster
1993 – 1997 // Art Director, Leo Burnett
Hallmark, Kraft, Oldsmobile and Reebok
Excepts of recommendations given on my behalf. Full references from these and others can be found on my Linkedin profile.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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