As a versatile Art Director, I am always finding ways to provide transformative creative solutions. I have been exposed to all facets of graphic and interactive design. Having had the pleasure of creating ads and managing creative departments at a strategic level for a variety of different clients both large and small. In addition to always delivering campaigns that exceed client expectations within tight deadlines, I am always pushing myself to stay up to date with the ever–changing demands of the industry, on both a conceptual and technical level. I thrive on bringing innovative ideas to solve client problems. Outside of art direction I have been writing, recording and touring in bands since I was 17. The bands I've been in have been featured on MTVU, MTV2 and MTV Latin America as well has having write ups in Filter, Fader and RCRD LBL. I also enjoy studio photography, snowboarding and fashion. I try to give back by also working one or two days a week with autistic children doing one on one therapy called Discreet Trial Training. Currently you can find me on the weekends writing songs and enjoying all Chicago has to offer. Background and Heritage I grew up in Southern California my whole life but I've been fortunate enough to live in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Miami, Minneapolis and now Chicago. I'm half Chilean and half Irish which explains why I put hot sauce on everything and am always looking for the best in Latin and South American food. I'm currently looking for freelance opportunities or a full-time Associate Creative Director position.
CHRISTOPHER MCLAUGHLIN 3218 W Fullerton Ave. Apt. 1 CHICAGO, IL 60647
EXPERIENCE December 2016 - April 2017 Freelance Senior Art Director, Critical Mass. Chicago, IL Clients: Ascension Health, GE March 2016 - December 2016 Associate Creative Director, Manifest. Chicago, IL Clients: Honda Financial, Northwestern Mutual, Luxco Exotico Tequila, Baylor Health Network March 2014 - February 2016 Senior Art Director, Havas Worldwide. Chicago, IL Clients: Citibank: Direct Mail, Retail and Digital. Camel Cigarettes: Direct Mail, Retail and Digital. March 2013 - March 2014 Freelance Art Director, Leo Burnett. Chicago, IL Clients: GM/Buick, Marlboro Green, Marlboro Red, Black & Mild and Skoal. April 2012 - March 2013 Freelance Senior Interactive Designer, ICG. Lake Forest, CA Clients: McDonalds, NRG, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins, New England Patriots, Simon Malls, Round Table, California Pizza Kitchen, Princess Cruise Lines. September 2009 - September 2011 Art Director, Exacta Media Inc. Irvine, CA Clients: Starwood Hotels, W Hotel, Westin, Sheraton, Le Cordon Bleu. April 2008 - March 2009 Senior Graphic Designer, Audacity Vista, CA Clients: DIGIRAD, JazzMutant, Illumina, Valley Fine Foods ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE Internship Young & Rubicam Irvine, CA Art Director Internship EDUCATION Miami Ad School: Art Direction Cal State Fullerton: BA in Communications / Advertising Minor in Photography