BIO

Design + Ideas = Great Stuff

Creative Director with extensive background in leading creative vision, ideation, strategy, and execution. Comprehensive experience working with clients, leading agency teams, and delivering exceptional work.

Experience building client relationships and growing accounts. Highly proficient in leading internal and client-facing presentations of concepts, strategy, and design. Adept at leading ideation and brainstorming sessions, and applying a strong understanding of industry innovations, trends, and history.

Directed and managed teams of creative professionals across separate offices. Considerable history of mentoring and providing leadership to team members. Experienced in partnering with client-side in-house creative teams.

“This is the thing about Lou Strano, graphic designer extraordinaire -- I can give Lou a basic, vague idea of a concept for a client web site or piece of collateral and receive back a product so visually ideal and on target that it not only meets expectations but launches client status, image and excitement into the stratosphere. I continue to be surprised by Lou’s vision and thrilled to have Lou as a resource for my clients. He is a one-in-a-million. Take a peek at his site - you’ll immediately see what I mean.” -Marianne McEvoy, McEvoy Media

Client List

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Education

Bachelor of Science | Visual Arts + Graphic Design | Northeastern University | 1994

Skills

Photoshop | Illustrator | InDesign | HTML + CSS | Sketch | Dreamweaver | After Effects | Office

Creative direction | Team building and mentorship | Brainstorming and strategy | Concept development | Brand building | Web and mobile design | Rich media | UX/UI | Video editing | Agile environment

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