NICK BOLTON RESUME


Overview:


Award winning creative professional with a strong understanding of the creative process and concept development within integrated marketing campaigns. I have managed multiple complex projects for national accounts, juggling tight deadlines for a wide range of deliverables. I have a strong passion for story telling and the processes involved.


Experience:


UW Marketing and Communications. | Senior Digital Experience Designer. May 2013 to Present.
The University of Washington hired me to design and create immersive digital experiences for the central marketing arm of the University.
  • Job Role: Designer, photographer, digital content producer, fx designer, video producer, web designer.
Trayvax Commercial Shoot | DP / Camera Operator. Dec 2015.
Handcrank Films hired me to be the Director of Photography and Camera Operator for the Trayvax Commercial shoot.
  • Job Role: Director of Photography, camera operator - RED EPIC.
Hawkbolt Productions | Video Producer / Co-director. May 2015 to Jan 2016.
Production studio that I produced and co-directed videos with Taylor Hawkins.
  • Job Role: Video producer, co-director, project manager.
Oklahoma Mesonet @ OU. | Designer / UX designer. March 2012 to Dec. 2013.
The Mesonet at the University of Oklahoma hired me to create UI mocks, design print collateral, and implement front-end code for their web-based applications.
  • Job Role: UI/UX designer, print/digital designer, front-end web developer.
bitesize | Designer / UX designer. July 2011 to Present.
bitesize is the studio that I freelance under. I offer a full suite of services for various clients.
  • Job Role: Designer, creative director, project management, video producer, front-end web developer.
Octolabs Design | Designer / Project Manager. May 2009 to July 2011.
Octolabs (formally webeprint) made staffing changes, expanding my job role.
  • Expanded job role: Manage marketing campaigns, manage social media campaigns,lead meetings for design briefs/concept presentation, manage project time lines.
Full list upon request

Education:


Univ. Of Oklahoma May 2008 | BFA- Visual Communications. G.P.A- 3.41.

Software / Code:


Photoshop CC, In-design CC, Illustrator CC, Flash CC, After Effects CC, Premiere CC, Mac OSX,Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X, PC, advanced HTML, advanced CSS, basic Java script, basic jQuery, CodeIgniter MVC, basic C4d, Power point, Pages, Keynote. OmniGraffle, Curio, Font Lab, Basecamp.


Awards:


2018 Unsplash editorial feed feature | Iron Horse
  • Role: Photographer.
2016 CASE District VIII Grand Gold, Marketing & Branding Video | A Living Laboratory
  • Co-producer.
2016 CASE District VIII Grand Gold, Sub-site or Section | Seeds of Hope
  • Role: Designer, project manager, video producer, director of photography.
2016 CASE District VIII Grand Gold, Marketing & Branding Video | A Living Laboratory
  • Co-producer.
2016 CASE District VIII Gold, Sub-site or Section | Alternative Spring Break
  • Role: Designer, project manager, video producer, director of photography.
2016 CASE District VIII Gold, Sub-site or Section | A living Laboratory
  • Role: Designer, project manager, video producer, director of photography.
2015 CASE Gold Award, Overall institutional website | University of Washington Website
  • Role: Designer.
2015 CASE Silver Award, Video & Multimedia | Video: “Curbing Concussions.”
  • Role: Co-producer.
2015 Bumbershoot Short Film Acceptance | Video: “Through the Ground Glass.”
  • Role: Co-director, producer.
2016 Totem Award, PRSA Public service society of america | A living laboratory Website
  • Role: Designer, project manager.
2015 CASE Gold Award, Overall institutional website | University of Washington Website
  • Role: Designer.
2015 CASE Silver Award, Video & Multimedia | Video: “Curbing Concussions.”
  • Role: Co-producer.
2015 Bumbershoot Short Film Acceptance | Video: “Through the Ground Glass.”
  • Role: Co-director, producer.
2015 SIFF Short Film Acceptance | Video: “Through the Ground Glass.”
  • Role: Co-director, producer.
Vimeo Staff Pick | Video: “Bespoke Blackberry Pie.”
  • Role: Co-director, producer.
Vimeo Staff Pick | Video: “Through the Ground Glass.”
  • Role: Co-director, producer.
2014 Film Convert Video Competition. 2nd Place | Video: “Through the Ground Glass.”
  • Role: Co-director, producer.
2011 OKC Bronze ADDY Award | Mass Transit Exterior.
  • Role: Creative director, designer.
PHI SIGMA PHI | Honor fraternity.
  • Role: Creative director, designer.
2011 ACI design contest judge
  • The ACI, is a non-profit association of information and education professionals.
2008 Merit of Excellence at the San Marcos Creative Summit | Video: “Stand up and fight.”
  • Role: Creative director, designer.

Pro bono work:


Swift Industries Promo video-2017 | Video: Swift Promotion
Promotional video for hand crafted bike bags.
  • Role: Video producer, director of photography, lead camera operator.
Cereal Milk logo design-2017 | Identity design
Logo for a web design co-op.
  • Role: Designer
Beer and Wine Source-2017 | Identity design
Logo for my favorite spot in White Center.
  • Role: Designer
Burdick Promo-2015 | Video: “The path of Burdick.”
Video about the brewery’s inspiring story to get up and running.
  • Role: Video producer, director of photography, lead camera operator.
Burdick Whiskey Stout-2015 | Video: “Whiskey Stout.”
Burdick Brewery highlight video about the whiskey stout release for the holiday season.
  • Role: Video producer, director of photography, lead camera operator.
Dave McCroskey-2015 | Video: “Straight from the hands of God.”
Story about Dave McCroskey, who has been making knives for over 25 years in Stillwater Oklahoma. He is considered one of the best knife craftsmen in the country and shares his story about why he started to make knives.
  • Role: Video producer, director of photography, lead camera operator.
Ries Tripods-2015 | Video: “Reis history.”
Wooden Tripod production company in Bremerton Washington. The great masters, Ansel Adams and Cole Weston, used Ries tripods.
  • Role: Video producer, co-director.
Samantha Crain Promo Poster-2011 | Concert Poster Design.
National singer/ songwriter contacted me to design a poster for her show at The Bluedoor in Oklahoma City.
  • Role: Creative director, designer.
Artist After Hours-2010 | Event Poster Design.
“Artist After Hours”, a show comprised of business professionals in the Norman community showing their artwork.
  • Role: Creative director, designer.
Silverbacks Jersey-2009 | Apparel design.
Designed the jersey for the University of Oklahoma Alumni ultimate tournament to help with fund-raising.
  • Role: Creative director, designer.
Beggin’ for More-2009. | Poster Design.
Dreamer Concepts art gallery contacted me to create a poster and mailer design for the anniversary show “Beggin’’ for More”.
  • Role: Creative director, designer.
Bicyclette-2009. | Poster Design.
Designer for the non-profit art gallery Dreamer Concepts event. The show was composed of art that centered around bicycles.
  • Role: Creative director, designer.
TisThe Threeson-2009. | Poster Design.
Dreamer Concepts art gallery contacted me to design posters and mailers for the show “TisThe Threeson”, their third year anniversary.
  • Role: Creative director, designer.

REFERENCES UPON REQUEST