Jason Mills
Amsterdam Netherlands
+31 64 254 0016 • jason@millscreative.com

 

CREATIVE DIRECTOR & DESIGNER

Strategically-minded professional with excellent leadership and development skills.

Cross-functional team leader with a strong background in marketing, sales, and public relations. A dedicated professional who enjoys coaching others. Tech-savvy director with excellent research and technology integration skills. Highly-skilled branding expert with a proven track record for launching successful digital and traditional marketing campaigns.

  • Developed an app designed to encourage giving and promote awareness.

  • Established a marketing company and managed a wide range of client accounts.

  • Created effective marketing materials for several industries, including business, medical, technology, and non-profit.

  • Coordinated event marketing efforts, including developing promotional materials.

  • Conducted extensive industry research to develop viable marketing campaigns and generated reports.

  • Boosted engagement through social media and website development efforts.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

DESIGN DIRECTOR (2006 - PRESENT) • MILLS CREATIVE, VOF., AMSTERDAM, NL-NH
Built an advertising company from the ground up. Managed a cross-functional team of external static partners. Conducted extensive research in BtoB and BtoC industry to identify advertising and marketing trends. Established key relationships with clients, providing brand strategy, individualized marketing solutions and campaign management.

Key Achievements

  • Communicate with clients to identify their campaign goals and develop viable solutions.

  • Enhanced existing marketing campaigns by adjusting and updating strategies.

  • Increased satisfaction by providing excellent customer service and account management.

 

CO-FOUNDER / DIRECTOR (2015 - PRESENT) • GOODLEAP, VOF., AMSTERDAM, NL-NH
Collaborate with companies and non-profit clients to design corporate social responsibility communications and marketing strategies. Provide key support for cause marketing and employee engagement campaigns, playing a strong role in concept, design, and production phases.

Key Achievements

  • Boosted engagement and participation by 40% for Booking.com's Booking Cares Program.

  • Strengthened brand by developing several community-driven programs, including the Booking Cares Fund and Booking Booster Program.

 

FOUNDER (2015 - 2018) • BEGIVING, B.V, AMSTERDAM, NL-NH
Created an app from the ground up, overseeing all aspects from initial development to IOS/Android release. Managed a team of six cross functional contributors. Identified ways to increase exposure to charities.

Key Achievements

  • Engaged audience and increased efficiency by developing a new giving platform.

  • Drove awareness by creating several digital and traditional marketing campaigns.

  • Streamlined operations by strategically planning all app development, branding, and general business activities.

 

FOUNDER / DIRECTOR (2010 - 2016) • EMOTE COLLECTIVE, B.V., AMSTERDAM, NL-NH
Established a creative marketing agency dedicated to helping businesses grow in meaningful ways. Designed and led a wide range of campaigns. Leveraged a wide range of software to create marketing and advertising materials.

Key Achievements

  • Raised awareness for medical and non-profit services by developing customized marketing campaigns.

  • Promoted B2B sales through networking and lead generation techniques.

  • Gathered data to show campaign results and proof of improvement to clients.

MARKETING DIRECTOR / CONSULTANT (2011 - 2013) • ECCO LEATHER, B. V., DONGEN, NL-NB
Coordinated marketing efforts, including producing materials for internal and external events, social media,
websites, video, and print. Managed online brand and content aimed at a global audience. Managed a cross-functional
creative team.

Key Achievements

  • Improved public relations by developing an effective communications strategy.

  • Grew external client base of ECCO Leather by 30%.

  • Clarified key information by designing innovative marketing and sales presentation materials.

  • Maximized sales by building and maintaining the official ECCO Leather Group website.

 

OTHER POSITIONS INCLUDE 

ART DIRECTOR AT CONCEPT TWO HEALTHCARE MARKETING IN NAPERVILLE, IL, 2003-2006
ART DIRECTOR AT ZILLMAN ADVERTISING IN MADISON, WI, 2001-2003
GRAPHIC DESIGNER AT MOBIUM CREATIVE GROUP IN CHICAGO, IL, 2000-2001
PRODUCTION DESIGNER AT OGILVY & MATHER IN CHICAGO, IL. 1998-2000

 

EDUCATION

Independent Masters Advertising Design, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Currently Enrolled

Bachelor of Arts in Advertising Design, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 1997

Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, and Print Making, Bezallel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel, 1995

Bachelor of Arts in Design and Public Relations, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI, 1996

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES

PROGRAMS:
Adobe CS
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Premiere
Final Cut
InVision
Microsoft Office Suite
Sketch
Principle

PLATFORMS:
WordPress
Web Flow
SquareSpace

WIX
Apple OS
Windows OS

INTERESTS
Apps
Architecture
FMCG
SaaS
Hospitality
Interior Design
Exploring different techniques in art/design
Traveling
Outdoor adventures
Basic Guitar and Drums
Sports: swimming, cycling and running

 

PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Completed; Ironman Wisconsin 2003,
Ironman Lake Placid 2005 &
Ironman Coeur d’Alene 2007