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Hello. I am Marcus Pape.

Interactive + Creative Director currently wielding pixels for Amazon in the Seattle area. I create engaging user experiences online, offline, and in person.

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Nice to meet you.

Solving problems with design is what I do. Coming up with ideas and executing them is what I'm good at. Creating engaging experiences is what I love.

I've had the privilege to work with some exceptional people + brands, but it's what I have yet to do that really excites me. Will you be next?

INTRODUCTIONS.

Highly motivated with an insatiable appetite for executing great ideas and engaging design. I am a doer. I believe in making things happen.

Career Summary.

My first break into the pixel perfect world of interactive design began at Publicis West as a Flash Designer + ActionScript Developer.

This led to a unique opportunity as Interactive Art Director at Studio Reload where I used my experience with motion graphics and interface design to create immersive user experiences online and through the immerging media of DVD.

From there I opened my own creative production studio, COALWIRE, and eventually found myself relocating to Seattle to help form product marketing company Core Innovation.

Awards & Accolades.

  • DVD Association Excellence Award for Menu Quality and Presentation – COLDGRAIN, Volume 1
  • GDUSA American Graphic Design Awards for Product Packaging – XS Energy Drink & ALL IN Energy Drink
  • GDUSA American Graphic Design Award for Logo Design – WineCHATr
  • Multiple logos featured in LogoLounge Book 4

Personal Highlights.

Creativity

Leadership

Motivation

Innovation

Singing voice

Athleticism

What i do.

Proven ability to combine strategic thinking, creative concepting and design with a deep understanding of technology and the user experience.

Qualifications.

Thirteen years of expertise creating immersive and memorable interactive experiences.

Reputation for combining strategic thinking, creative concepting, and engaging design with a deep understanding of technology and the user experience.

Proven ability to build and manage dynamic creative teams with an emphasis on effective results and efficient practices.

Extensive experience developing global brands, growing client relationships, and communicating highly conceptual ideas and complex solutions.

Areas of emphasis.

  • Creative direction
  • User experience design
  • Global brand management
  • Team building & mentorship
  • Brainstorming & strategy
  • Concept development
  • Web, print and product design
  • Interactive design & development
  • Social marketing and mobile
  • Ecommerce solutions

Technical Skills.

  • Adobe PhotoshopIllustratorFlash + ActionScriptAfter Effects

  • Final Cut ProDVD Studio Pro

  • HTML + CSSXMLPHPJavascriptjQuery

  • Responsive Web DesignSEOEmail MarketingGamificationWireframingMobile

  • Creative TestingScalability

Work Experience.

Thirteen years of expertise creating immersive and memorable interactive experiences for consumer brands looking for world-class results.

Interactive Creative Director

Amazon | 05/12 - present

Focus on the creation of engaging custom brand solutions, while driving product innovation and supporting key strategic initiatives. Daily management and support of a talented design team, while providing creative direction for some of the world’s most recognized consumer brands.

  • Deliver innovative new products, experiences and processes through data-driven insights.

  • Oversee hiring efforts for a talented team of visual and rich media designers.

  • Key clients include P&G, Unilever, J+J, Universal, NBC, Disney, Showtime, Philips, Samsung, and 7th Generation.

Interactive Art Director

Coinstar, Inc. | 02/11 - 05/12

Responsible for all interactive projects with emphasis on user experience and consumer engagement. Provided input on emerging trends, such as mobile, social, and gaming.

  • Mentored and consulted with a diverse creative department of senior designers, interactive developers, production artists, and freelancers.

  • Managed numerous projects with diverse requirements and tight timelines.

  • Successful growth of email and account numbers to never seen before levels.

Creative Director

Core Innovation | 06/03 - 02/11

Worked directly with ownership to establish brand direction, present creative concepts to global partners, and implement key business objectives.

  • Built the XS brand from near bankruptcy to annual sales topping $150 million within a highly competitive market and despite a tiny marketing budget.

  • Led the successful brand expansion of 48+ products across five countries.

  • Increased ecommerce sales on XSGear.com to just over two million dollars annually.

Creative Director / Partner

COALWIRE Productions | 01/03 - 06/03

Generated new business leads and developed client and contractor relationships. Established marketing strategy and led creative initiatives from idea to execution.

  • Successfully brought in five separate commercial accounts from reputable
    companies within the first two months of operation.

  • Clients included Publicis West, Idaho Lottery, and Woodgrain Millwork.

Interactive Art Director

Studio Reload | 05/02 - 01/03

Led the design and production of engaging user experience-based projects across different interactive media, including DVD and motion-driven, Flash-based websites.

  • Helped establish the first Idaho Independent Film Festival.

  • Won a DVD Association Excellence Award for Menu Quality and Presentation.

Flash Designer / ActionScript Developer

Publicis | 12/00 - 05/01

Collaborated with creative team to design and develop engaging motion-based interactive projects for high-profile clients such as Hewlett-Packard, Micron, and Idaho Forest Service.

  • Implemented effective file management and archival procedures, to insure project integrity.

Recent Creative Work.

It's about taking big ideas and sophisticated concepts and simplifying them into intuitive user experiences that engage and delight.

  • St. Ives

    Amazon Brand Store

    Creative Direction | UI & UX Design | Visual Design | Project Management

    Les Misérables Movie

    Mobile Campaign & Custom Landing Experience

    Art Direction | UI & UX Design | Front-End Web Development | Vendor Coordination

    Kindle with Special Offers

    Various Projects

    Art Direction | Visual Design | Project Management | Vendor Coordination

    Amazon Custom Brand Experiences

    Various Clients

    Creative Direction | UI & UX Design | Front-End Web Development | Project Management

    Amazon Athlete

    Summer Sweepstakes

    Creative Direction | Visual Design | Web Development

    Seventh Generation

    Shop-the-Room Brand Page & Digital Advertising

    Creative Direction | UI & UX Design | Front-End Web Development | Project Management

  • Coinstar.com

    Website Gamification

    Art Direction | Visual Design | Web Design & Front-End Development | Vendor Coordination

    Coinstar, Inc.

    Corporate Website Redesign

    Creative Direction | UI & UX Design | Front-End Web Development | Vendor Coordination

    Coinstar

    Ginormous Fill-up Sweepstakes

    Art Direction | Logo Design | Web Design | Motion Graphics | Front-End Web Development

    Coinstar

    Kiosk User Interface

    Art Direction | UI & UX Design | Motion Design | Creative Management

    Coinstar, Inc.

    Digital Social Wall

    Creative Direction | Visual Design | Web Development

    Coinstar

    Misc Digital Projects

    Creative Direction | UI & UX Design | Motion Design | Creative Management

  • Independent Work

    Wine Bottle Photography

    Creative Direction | Photography | Post Production

    Blast Mixer

    Product Launch

    Creative Direction | Branding | Package Design | Web Design & Front-End Development

    WineCHATr

    Social Wine Networking Site

    Creative Direction | Branding | Visual Design | UI & UX Design | Business Development

    XS Energy

    Branding & Product Packaging

    Creative Direction | Branding | Package Design | Environmental Design | Web Design & Front-End Development

    XS Gear

    Online Store & Product Marketing

    Creative Direction | Web Design & Front-End Development | Product Design & Production | Brand Management | Promotional Design

    Core Innovation

    Product Design & Branding

    Creative Direction | Branding | Product Design & Production | Promotional Design

Say Hello.

I like your motivation. Now that you've made it this far are you ready to take things one step further?

What's the word?

I'm currently engaged with someone else but would be open for a fling with you.
Drop me a note and let's make pixel magic.