DESIR

//        CREATIVE DIRECTOR   //         ART

WORK

NEWS

CONTACT

EDUCATION

Michigan State University, 1993

BA, Graphic Design

 

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

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.

Traditional background. Nontraditional experience. Produced over 100 videos. Built dozens of apps and websites. Helped a well-known beer brand go from #4 to #2 in the category. Helped win hundreds of millions of dollars in new business for various agencies. Made millions of impressions. Collected a few awards and accolades along the way.

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

RECOMMENDATIONS

 

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

KURT FRIES  //  CCO  //    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 and mcgarrybowen

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

COLLEEN HILL  //  CD  //    GTB

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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