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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Poster 2017


Good morning all,

During our walk-around with BG Owens Friday morning, she was impressed with every stop we made, but none more so than when she visited with Stacy, Jim and Archie.

All three discussed in detail the various monthly observance products they produce, and when she saw the MLK Poster she was so impressed, she asked to take one back to Fort Knox with her.

So our team made that happen, along with other products, to include the “presentation gift from COL Martin” Mr. Guzman asked them to package for her just before she left.

All in all, just a great job by all three.

v/r. chris

Christopher C. Calkins
DEOMI Public Affairs
366 Tuskegee Drive
Patrick Air Force base, FL 32925




Jim, for your annual review, here is some information that I’ve come up with.

In comparing FY2015 poster download numbers to the FY 16 products that you have developed.

In every category I reviewed (6 posters – MLK, BLK, W, DOR, Asian, LGBT – your designed product has in 7 months, met or exceeded the total FY 15 annual numbers in downloads. In 4 of the 6 categories, you exceeded the

FY 15 annual numbers by over 7-10% in just 7 months. If we were to extrapolate the remainder of the year, I would estimate that in all categories, you would have seen download increases between, 25-40% for the annual output/downloads.

You are making a significant impact to our product line and this does not include any analytic s for the other fine products that support each of the posters (mini-pages, bookmarks, invitations, etc.).

Jay C. Steinke


Products and Performance Solutions Development and Clearinghouse Management Executive Directorate for Research, Development, and Strategic Initiatives
Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI)




Linkedin Recommendations 



Michael Friend
Vice President, Creative Director
Catalyst B2B, Inc., 275 Promenade Street,
Suite 275, Providence, RI
Tel: 401-732-1886

email: mfriend@catalystb2b.com


“I have had the pleasure of working with Jim Ladner for many years on many projects. He has proven himself to be a thoughtful and talented Senior Art Director. Jim is a pro when it comes to flawless execution. He’s extremely knowledgeable in production and is no stranger to being creative within the constraints of tight budgets and timetables. Best of all, he’s a hard worker and a team player who always leaves his ego at the door. I recommend Jim highly.”


Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, and Creative.

Hired James as a Senior Art Director in 1993, and hired James more than once.


2010 Client: International Printer / Trade Show 


Packaging Design: Joose Energy Drink, Silk Japanese Beer, Mirror Vodka

Cadillac Brochure



Carl Casselman
Scaros & Casselman


“We had an enormous amount of creative work going through my company at the time Jim was there, plus we were growing fast, so we were frequently shorthanded. The true value of Jim in that situation actually went beyond the routinely excellent quality of his work. What it came down to was that I simply didn’t have the time to handhold and guide everybody through their work, and with Jim it simply wasn’t necessary. He intuitively–and intellectually–understood the work that had to be done, much of which was extremely demanding. Once it was in Jim’s hands, I knew it was in good hands, and I just didn’t have to worry about it anymore. And I was not an easy person to work for. It was a pleasure having Jim on my staff, and his great creative sensibility continually kept me surprised with the unexpected. Guys like this are hard to find. Here’s one of the few.”


Top Qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

Service Category: Art Director


Year first hired: 1994-1997

Client Brand: Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky : 

Creative Team Won an Addy Gold Award for the Creative Campaign “The Real McCoy”