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Andru Poole

 

E-mail: design@apooledesign.com

Tel: 908-343-8015

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Professional Info

 

As a designer I am involved from conceptualization to implementation of design solutions that are on-brand while meeting goals and providing cost savings for clients. I have deep and demonstrated experience in graphic design disciplines, layout, color, typography, and have successfully used this knowledge to create compelling creative designs for over 22 years. I co-managed the brand for a $2.8B/year worldwide company with 400+ offices and 17,000+ employees for 14 years. I’ve worked with printers and production companies all over the world on a variety of projects as well as co-managed an in-house print shop. I possess expert knowledge in the use of a variety of desktop publishing software to create unique multimedia presentations, web pages, visual products, illustrating concepts, corporate logos, and brochures. I am a flexible team player with a creative flair, originality, and strong visual sense who works well under stressful, deadline-specific situations. 

Work Experience

Design Consultant. SCS Engineers. 2021-Present

Working with BD staff on current proposals bids and other BD graphics needs. Developing new graphics and icons,  modern design layouts, and supporting presentation preparation while following brand/logo guidelines and RFP requirements.

Designer. Andru Poole Designs. 2012-Present

Creating design solutions which range anywhere from full design and implementation of a brand to single project needs. Manages brands for multiple small businesses across the US. Projects include designing logos, marketing materials, websites, menus, t-shirts, signage, and business identity systems. 

Creative Director. Wrecords By Monkey. 2016-2019

Designed for high-profile clients such as Jack White and Third Man Records, ABKCO, Warner Brothers, and Brooklyn Historical Society. Project included ornament design, lighting displays, and illustrations for die-cut art pieces.

Studio Manager/Production Manager. Wrecords By Monkey. 2016-2018

Designed illustrations and setup die-cuts for projects, ran the laser cutting machine, oversaw final production, and managed shipping to fulfill client orders.

 

Project Manager/Site Manager. Brooklyn Flea & Smorgasburg. 2015-2018

Managed a staff of 10+, 100+ vendors, and was responsible for the on-site logistics and operations of New York City’s largest flea market for vintage, design, antiques, collectibles, and food. Travel + Leisure, Country Living, Budget Travel, and Fodor’s have ranked the Flea one of the best markets in the U.S. and the world. Co-managed Smorgasburg, the largest weekly open-air food market in America, attracting 20,000-30,000 people to Brooklyn each weekend to eat from 100 local vendors. A flexible team player with excellent customer and vendor relation skills, and strong management style.

 

Senior Graphic Designer. Tetra Tech EC, Inc. and other Tetra Tech subsidiaries as needed.

2000-2014

Co-managed the brand for a $2.8B/year worldwide company with 400+ offices and 17,000+ employees for 14 years. Designed and produced high quality graphics and illustrations for international and domestic proposals, statements of qualifications, technical reports, presentations, newsletters, and various other marketing materials. Developed overall design concepts for training seminars, conferences, and trade shows. Provided in-person presentation support, expertise, and coaching for both domestic and international opportunities. Prepared public involvement literature, fact sheets, and newsletters specifically targeted for a client’s image and needs. Developed and maintained project photos and standard graphics library to efficiently and cost effectively design marketing literature and technical documents. 

Education

 

West Virginia Wesleyan College. BA (Bachelor of Arts), Art: Graphic Design (Minor: Marketing).

 

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Interests
  • Graphic Design
  • Painting
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Music
  • Geocaching
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