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Sharon Harms |  6529 Cornwall Drive  |  Nashville, TN 37205  |  828-545-4107  |  sharon.harms@gmail.com

Creative Services Project Manager / Producer

 

 PROFESSIONAL SUMMERY

 

Creative Services Project Manager and Producer with strong industry background: broad ad agency experience producing a wide range of print materials, digital projects and video productions. In-depth knowledge of creative processes and relevant technologies. Managed budgets and schedules for all phases of creative and production development from concept to finish and delivery. Directed vendor estimating and selection processes for simple and complex, large-scale productions. Recognized for a strong design aesthetic and an eye for detail, maintaining quality at all budget levels. Strong understanding of scheduling and deadlines. Troubleshooter and problem solver by nature with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, recognized for high standards of professionalism and business ethics.

WORK HISTORY

 

Associate Creative Director / Producer  |  July 2013 – Present
Lewis Communications, Nashville, TN

  • Established in-process milestones, schedules and deadlines for digital, print and video projects.
  • Managed workflow of creative team members including designers, writers, digital developers, retouchers and production assistants for on-time delivery of a variety of creative projects.
  • Worked closely with digital strategists and developers to establish timelines for front-end development, content creation and on-time deployment.
  • Designed, developed and executed award-winning content for a variety of media including digital, broadcast, print and outdoor.
  • Initiated and coordinated estimating processes for photography and video productions.
  • Coordinated, managed and supervised all aspects of video production as Agency Broadcast Producer on high-level projects.
  • Supervised photo shoots.
  • Negotiated pricing for freelance talent, photography and video.
  • Conducted status reports with clients, agency management and other project stakeholders.
  • Initiated and developed creative asset identification and archiving system.
  • Created press-ready print files, approved print proofs and conducted press checks.

Example projects:
Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital >
BahHumbugFactor.com >
beerakuda.com >

 


 

Group Creative Director  |  April 2012 – July 2013
The Buntin Group, Nashville, TN

  • Developed schedules and timelines from concept creation through production and delivery for print, digital and video projects.
  • Supervised graphic design studio team members including designers and production artists to meet creative and production deadlines.
  • Initiated and coordinated estimating processes and negotiated pricing for photography productions, retouching and CGI projects.
  • Designed and executed integrated marketing and advertising campaigns.
  • Worked directly with vendors to ensure high quality standards of printed materials.
  • Coordinated designers and developers for on-time deployment of digital content.
  • Approved color proofs and conducted press checks.
  • Supervised photo shoots and large video productions.
  • Responsible for status reporting for print and video projects.

Example projects:
Chinet Brand Campaign >
Chinet Bakeware >
Brookdale >

 


 

Freelance Creative Director / Project Manager  |  July 2002 – April 2012
Sharon Harms Creative, Asheville, NC

  • Managed all aspects of print production from estimating, establishing deadlines, proofing, press checks and delivery.
  • Digital strategist and producer for multiple website projects.
  • Developed creative for branding and content projects from strategy through execution and production.
  • Initiated and coordinated estimating processes and negotiated pricing for photography productions.
  • Established timelines and managed and supervised freelance writers, designers and digital developers at all stages in the creative process.
  • Responsible for account management and client service.
  • Handled client invoicing and vendor payments.

Example projects:
Asheville Gastroenterology >
Storm Restaurant >
Tops For Shoes >

 


 

Partner / Creative Director / Producer  |  March 2001 – July 2002
dh&q|Tombras Advertising, Nashville, TN

  • In charge of agency’s creative department including overseeing all creative development and production.
  • Designed and executed print and video projects.
  • Managed all aspects of print production from estimating, establishing deadlines, proofing, press checks and delivery.
  • Negotiated pricing for print, video and audio productions, photography and illustration.
  • Agency Broadcast Producer for television and radio commercials.
  • Scheduled and supervised freelance writer and designer teams.

Example projects:
Genesco >
Watkins College of Art & Design >

 


 

Senior Art Director  |  January 2000 – March 2001
The Buntin Group, Nashville, TN

  • Designed and executed print and video projects.
  • Supervised graphic design studio team members including designers and production assistants.
  • Initiated and coordinated estimating processes and negotiated pricing for photography productions, retouching and CGI projects.
  • Responsible for status reports on all projects.
  • Established production timelines and coordinated vendors and freelancers for print projects from concept development through production and delivery.
  • Approved  color proofs and conducted press checks.

Example projects:
Tennessee Repertory Theatre >
Jr. Achievement >

 


COMPUTER SKILLS

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite Applications; Keynote; and Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point. Working knowledge of HTML and CSS.

 


EDUCATION

Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI
Watkins College of Art & Design, Nashville, TN

 


 

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Sharon Harms
6529 Corwall Drive
Nashville, TN 37205
828-545-4107
sharon.harms@gmail.com