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@thinkster
Flag of Czech Republic Prague 3, Czech Republic
Member since December, 2008
1 Recommendations

Inkybrain.com 

Hi. I'm Jeff. An American expat in Europe (known as the "Thinkster"), I'm an award-winning creative director, designer and copywriter with over twenty years experience in the media and advertising industries. I was responsible for creating and maintaining original designs and branding campaigns for many Fortune 500 companies including HSBC banks, Guess Jeans, Nestle, Microsoft and many, many more as a Creative Director at McCann Erickson, Leo Burnett and JWT. Now, semi-retired from the advertising and media game, I keep busy with select projects where I can apply my extensive skill set helping small businesses grow. I have effectively used all mediums of communication to create and implement creative strategies improving many companies' profitability in the marketplace. I also design web media sites, display and branding advertising, brochures, booklets, packaging, flyers and posters!
$25 USD/hr
7 Reviews
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  • 62%Jobs Completed
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  • 100%On Time
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Recent Reviews

  • image of Mumm Organic Packaging Design $500.00 USD

    “Jeffree is professional and provides insightful feedback as to every detail surrounding this project. Highly recommend him expertise in packaging design & graphics for any product which you intend on launching in near future or need designed.”

    Mumm Flag of United States 4 years ago.
    • Typography
    • Illustration
    • Supplier Sourcing
    • Covers & Packaging
    • Product Design
  • image of MduX Design Logo $50.00 AUD

    “great response, understood the requirements quickly, provided numerous examples and even improved on our existing ideas - added tremendous value. Will definitly work with again!”

    MduX Flag of Australia 4 years ago.
    • Logo Design
    • Concept Design
    • Corporate Identity
  • image of splitsec002 Graphic Designer Needed $50.00 USD

    “good communication, works fast”

    splitsec002 Flag of United States 4 years ago.
    • Photoshop Design
  • image of Bearclaw Logo Design for natural foods company $49.00 USD

    “Great ideas and quick follow through. I will definitely use his expertise in the future.”

    Bearclaw Flag of United States 4 years ago.
    • Graphic Design
    • Logo Design
  • image of fcandillo Quark Layout for Ebook $30.00 USD

    “Excellent person to work with. Completed the project according to plan and initiated some nice creative ideas. Definitely recommend.”

    fcandillo Flag of Austria 5 years ago.
    • Graphic Design
    • Adobe InDesign
    • Concept Design
    • QuarkXPress
    • Format & Layout
  • image of Menmax POS II FOR Thinkster $250.00 USD

    “Very good designer and copy. Very creative and also very serious.”

    Menmax Flag of Portugal 5 years ago.
    • Graphic Design
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • Print
    • Photo Editing

Experience

Digital & Media Director

Oct 2013

Lead creative on rebuilding the web site and media products, including weekly electronic newspapers and PDF supplements. Also rebranded the logo to reflect the new energy of the company.

Executive Creative Director

Jan 2009

Inkybrain is a multidisciplinary media and marketing brand I own, where I've been responsible for business development and overseeing the creative production of the agency. Providing outsourcing and consulting services for a range of clients from Vodafone to Philip Morris as well as the production of magazines, including the Forex Journal and The Trader's Journal, website design, graphic design, copywriting and development and branding development for clients around the world.

Creative Director

Dec 2007 - Dec 2008 (1 year)

Creative Director / Copywriter on the Global HSBC Account. Also worked on the Rolex account.

Publisher and Editor in Chief

Apr 2004 - Dec 2007 (3 years)

Publisher of Think Singapore and Navigator Magazines, free city magazines distributed in Singapore. Did all the design work, oversaw editorial and sales departments as well as distribution and digital. Designed many advertisements for clients as well.

Education

AA

1986 - 1988 (2 years)

Certifications

Gold, Best in Print, Consumer Retail (1994)

The One Show

Publications

Think Magazine Prague

Founded and published the former Soviet bloc's first freely distributed city magazine. Beginning in 1996 and publishing until 2008, hundreds of editions were created by me, as well as by staff I managed.

Think Magazine Singapore

First expansion of the Think brand out of Asia, published for three years in Singapore, a very glossy and upscale version of the magazine. Also published Navigator, an A6 sized free magazine, and the Think Party Maps. DId all design and creative production, as well as staff and company management.

Think Magazine Budapest

Attempted market entry with a trilingual version of the magazine, ran for one year before converting to online version only.

The Trader's Journal

For over 5 years I was the sole designer for DPR on two of their magazines covering the financial sector. Included book design and marketing materials.

Forex Journal

For over 5 years I was the sole designer for DPR on two of their magazines covering the financial sector. Included book design and marketing materials.

Exams

  • US English Level 1
    98%

My Top Skills

  • Graphic Design 5
  • Logo Design 3
  • Illustrator 2
  • Concept Design 2
  • Banner Design 1
  • Photoshop 1
  • Print 1
  • Photo Editing 1
  • Corporate Identity 1
  • QuarkXPress 1
  • Covers & Packaging 1
  • Format & Layout 1
  • Copywriting 0
  • Joomla 0
  • Branding 0
  • Advertising 0
  • Publishing 0
  • Stationery Design 0
  • Label Design 0
  • Package Design 0

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