Kristian Cole (K.C.) Wheelwright – Resume

“23 years creating engaging interactive rich media advertising, delivering compelling video content, designing memorable social media marketing, constructing clean code, integrating award winning campaigns, building premium user experiences, inventing new ways to catch your eye, driving clicks, build brands and make an impression.”

(1996 – Now) Digital Designer / Consultant @ Ethium LLC, Seattle WA
Building world class rich media advertising, interactive marketing, eCommerce websites, videos, motion graphics, social media content and integrated campaign solutions for many great brands including; Whole Foods, Sysomos, University of Phoenix, Living Social, NASCAR, Hewlett Packard, Philips, Microsoft, Glowforge, Nike and many others.

(2016 – 2018) Senior Designer @ Nordstrom, Seattle WA
Creation of highly successful digital integrated campaigns with rich media and paid social ads boasting click through rates as high as 20%. Concepted and created all interactive ads, interfaces and video content in many form factors and formats for digital publishers, ad distribution and social networks, dynamic creative and dynamic content optimization platforms like AdTheorent, Google DoubleClick, RevJet, Verve, Viant, Bustle, Hearst Communications, Pandora, Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram to name a few. Acted as the technical art director on location and in studio for video shoots while creating video content for both online and in-store delivery. Individually building a staggering 1800+ deliverables (not including dynamic creative) in a single season, Kristian’s efforts lead the digital team to considerable growth. Presented with the Nordstrom Marketing’s Dream Team Award and personally thanked by Eric Nordstrom for his excellent work after the Nordstrom brothers doubled their take home earnings in 2017.

(2011 – 2015) Experience Designer @ Plump, Seattle WA
Plump was nominated as “Best Late-Night Collective” by Dope Magazine for leading the field in an emerging and constantly changing industry while growing the unique new late-night niche it created. This new local, sustainable lifestyle brand ranked #1 in Google searches, utilizing a tightly integrated digital and print campaign consisting of 10+ websites, online communities, menus, directories, print and online ads, social content, gorilla marketing efforts and a premiere customer experience.

(2011) Rich Media Designer @, Seattle WA
Helped “Visa’s Go World Campaign Generated More Than 28 Million Cheers Prior to London 2012 Olympic Games in 11 Weeks” with animated takeover ads on the website homepage and directed traffic to partnered products from Philips Norelco, Gear of War, TomTom and others thru branded, merchandised landing pages.

(2009 – 2011) Integrated Designer @ Publicis in the West, Seattle WA
Created the interactive game banners that were part of the Gold Effie Award® winning HomeAway “Hotel Hell” campaign which increased brand awareness by 333 percent. Kristian’s focus at Publicis in the West was to concept, design, and develop branded rich media campaigns, motion content, interactive advertising, social media content and websites for clients such as HomeAway, Chevrolet, Les Schwab, T-Mobile and Hewlett Packard.

(2006 – 2009) Lead Multimedia Designer @ Brooks Sports, Inc., Bothell WA
Kristian’s efforts contributed to Brooks Sports Inc. delivering record earnings in 2007, up 39% from the previous year. KC lead the design of all web, interactive, motion and video projects including; the redesign of the eCommerce website, Shoe Advisor, interactive home pages, social media content, video productions and photography. Other duties included scripting, shooting and editing video ads, product and model photography, creating live multimedia presentations for fashion shows, email marketing, building community websites and contributing to the design and art direction of print ads, catalogs and the Communication Arts award winning PR Mailer.

Advertising, Accessibility, Agile, Animation, Art Direction, Audio Engineering, Branding, Cinematography, Concept, Creative Direction, Color Correction, Color Grading, Color Management, Copywriting, Dynamic Content Optimization, Dynamic Creative, eCommerce, Email Marketing, Graphic Design, Illustration, Infographics, Integrated Campaigns, Interaction Design, Layout, Logo Design, Marketing, Motion Design, Photography, Prepress, Printing (Digital & Offset), Raw/Log Video Workflow, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media, Story Boarding, User Experience Design (UX), User Flows, User Interface Design (UI), Web Development, SSL, Red Lines, Rich Media, Video Production, Visualization, 3D Graphics, Putting Stars in a Box, Teamwork… Adobe Acrobat, After Effects, Animate CC, Audition, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Media Encoder, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, XD, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Cubase, Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro, 3DsMax, Maya, more… WordPress, Shopify, DoubleClick, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pandora, Snapchat, Google+, Google Ad Words, Google Analytics, Yelp, My SQL, PhpMyAdmin, Amazon Services, NetSuite, PayPal, more…

CSS3, Bootstrap v4, SASS, HTML5, XHTML, JavaScript, Action Script, GreenSock GSAP, jQuery, FBML, XML, PHP, ASP, more…

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