James Ladner Portfolio | Senior Art Director, Graphic Designer, Print Prodcution Specialist
Senior Art Director, Graphic Designer in CPG, Consumer Products Groups, Print Production Specialist for online and offline advertising channels.
Senior Art Director, Graphic Designer, CPG, Consumer Products Groups
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James Ladner
Sr. Art Director

Cell: 508-244-0389

Experience Overview:

Over fifteen years agency and client side experience as a Creative Services Associate, Art Director, Graphic Designer, developing brand promotions for Fortune 500 Companies and their high profile global brands in Automotive, Aerospace, Healthcare, Hospitality, and most recently in Food & Beverage ‘Spirits’ industries. 



Readership Award by Harvey Communications: Chandler Evans Fuel Pumps, OEM, Aviation Week Magazine
Merit Award: Chester Airport,  Connecticut Art Directors Club, Direct Mail
Addy Gold Award: ‘The Real McCoy’ Creative Campaign


Sr. Art Director: Experienced in creative pitches providing original creative concepts, design development and strategy implementation of online and offline advertising channels.


Front-end Web Designer: Front-end website design and content development in WordPress CMS, strong knowledge in XHTML, CSS3, Dreamweaver, Intro knowledge to responsive syntax HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, JQueryMobile App asset development for iOS, Android, Icons, splash pages and promotional app store screenshots.


Print Production Specialist: Proficient in the Creative Suite CS6 programs, extensive Photoshop and Illustrator development of On-off premise POS prepress files with custom dies and printing on various substrates.


Software/ Programs:
Creative Suite Program CS6; In-Design, Photoshop and Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Digital WordPress CMS, XHTML, CSS3, Flash Animation, Fireworks, Quark Express, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word and Power Point.


Work Experience:


Sr. Graphic Designer            Embraer Executive Jets, Melbourne, FL       August 2014 – November 2014

Traffic Manager: Setup and implemented new project trafficking system
Sr. Graphic Designer: Developed Corporate online and offline Print, Web Graphics, Trade Show and Sales Marketing Materials.


Front-end Web Designer       MEA Mobile, New Haven, CT         April 2013 – Feb 2014

Front-end web content development in WordPress CMS, XHTML, CSS3
Mobile device asset development for iOS, Android phones, splash pages, icons,

– Designed Fat Gaucho Wines, Website, Mobile App, BTL sales marketing POS
– Designed PicDrop Photo App logo, assets, splash pages
– Designed Walgreens ZipScript Pharmacy Prescription Mobile App, assets, splash page
– Designed four WordPress CMS Websites:




Sr. Art Director      Ladner Graphic Design, CT, NY, RI, MA       July 1987 – April 2013

Hands-on Sr. Art Director Integrating client side and in agency creative groups, supporting marketing managers, brand teams, and procurement personnel with creative design development and strategy implementation of their sales marketing materials for Fortune 500 Companies and their high profile global brands.


Front-end Web Designer / Developer       Ted Tine Motorsports Chester CT      Dec. 2012 – Jan 2013

Vintage & Custom Automotive & Motorcycle
Website design and development in XHTML, CSS3, Photoshop, Creative Copy


Front-end Web Designer       The Foundation for Children’s Books Newton, MA     Aug. 2012 – Oct 2012

A non-profit organization
Website design, Wordpress CMA, worked in conjunction with developer


Mosswarner Mars Candy generated assets-event presentations                May – Oct. 2012
Patron Tequila Creative POS Displays, Global Brands                                 Feb. 2012
Ultimat Vodka, Creative Premier POS Display                                               Aug 2011
Jameson’s Irish Whisky, Creative Retail POS promotional signage       March 2011


Contract long term:

Art Director          Pernod Ricard, USA, Purchase, NY          January 2006 – August 2010

On-off Premise POS Print Production Specialist
Integrated with the VP Director of Sales Marketing, the brand teams, and procurement in the development of National On-off Premise POS sales marketing materials utilizing the brands guidelines for 60 plus Spirit & Wine brands.


Art Director            Allied Domecq, Spirits & Wine, Westport, CT
September 2003 – December 2005

Provided strategy implementation print production services for over 40 plus Brands. This was high volume and fast paced environment in the development of their on-off premise advertising & promotional materials: Packaging, Custom POS Display, Shipper Cartons, Product Sheets, Signage, MIR and IRC Coupons.


The Brands: Kahlúa, Malibu Rum, Stolichnaya Vodka, Hiram Walker, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Beefeater Gin, Chivas Regal, Sauza Tequila, Jacobs Creek, Seagram’s Gin, and other global brands.


Art Director            Alcone Marketing, Darien, CT            February 1998 – May 2002

Supported the CD, various ACD’s and brand teams on new business pitches; provided creative services, design & development, and strategy implementation with final Hi Res doc/files.


Clients: Pernod Ricard, USA, Dannon Yogurt, Volvic Water


Art Director, Ben Marketing & Scaros & Casselman, Stamford, CT                  July 1994 – Dec 1997

Supporting the Creative Director and Account Team as lead Art Director on the on the original pitch for the Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky Account which won the account and for the next three years developed various on-off premise sales marketing materials.


The Creative Campaign ‘The Real McCoy’ Won an Addy Gold Award in NY.


Contract short term:

Mosswarner  AD, Creative developer designing assets for event presentations
for their client Mars Candy                                                                                        May – Oct. 2012

Patron Tequila ACD Creative design POS Displays, Global Brands                Feb. 2012
Ultimat Vodka, ACD, Creative design Premier POS Display                             Aug 2011
Jameson’s Irish Whisky, Creative design Retail POS display signage          March 2011


Art Director            Dakota Group, Wilton, CT             Sept 2010 – Nov 2010

Designed Medical & Healthcare Brochures, Posters and Trade show graphics


ACD/Art Director        Catalyst B2B, Providence, RI             June 2008 – Jan 2009

Designed three Brand Identity’s for their International Client
Developed tradeshow and industrial B2B sales literature


ACD/Art Director       Integrated Marketing, Wilton, CT, September 2006 – July 2007

Assisted Creative Directors with initial creative concepts, design and development   of Unilever’s Multi-brands cross channel advertising sales marketing materials: POS Displays, FSI, MIR and ICR Coupons, Packaging, Shopper World Signage


Art Director   DMA, Direct Marketing Agency, Stamford, CT            August 1997 – 1998

Art Director – National Direct Mail – provided design and print production services to DMA for their client Volvo Cars of North America


2012 – Boston University CDIA, Waltham, MA – Certificate Digital Web Design and development XHTML, CSS3
2009 – Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT – Certificate introduction to writing code in HTML

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, FL – Associates Degree Advertising Design, Commercial Art


Portfolio: http://www.jamesladner.com

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesladner

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