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 Jim Swanson also known as "Swanny" has been helping out the ad world of Chicago for years. From Graphic Design and Art Direction to Illustration and  Animations, James has done a it all.  His ability to juggle multiple projects at any given time and come in on budget, has kept clients happy and trilled with his work for years. His nice variety of job skills and knowledge are listed below.

Job position.
FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER / DIGITAL ARTIST

​2010 - present

 

James Swanson Design and Dipstick Studio 

  • 2010 opened Dipstick Studio specializing in

  • bringing products to market, ideation, and videos

  • 2008 to present Swanson Design & Advertising - designed, created, and illustrated many different types of marketing materials like POPs, websites, and print materials for advertising agencies and design shops. 

Working directly with companys like:

- DDB Chicago, Upshot, 2x4 Advertising, Schafer Condon Carter Advertising, BBDO Energy, Discover Card, LaSalle Bank, Draft/FCB, Leo Burnett, Element 79, Chicago Creative Partnership, Hoffman York Advertising, Ogilvy Advertising, Starmark, Magazines Outside Sports, Abbvie, and Vegetarian Times

 

 

Job position. 1995 - 2008
  • Freelance Art Director / Designer and Illustrator - designed, created, and illustrated many different types of marketing materials like POPs, websites, and print materials for advertising agencies and design shops - 

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    DDB Chicago, Upshot, 2x4 Advertising, Schafer Condon Carter Advertising, BBDO Advertising, Draft FCB, Hoffman York Advertising, Ogilvy Advertising

 

 

Job position 1987 - 1995.
 
  •  On staff Studio Manager / Illustrator / Designer Studio 815 -  Duties were to designed, created, and illustrated many different types of marketing materials for advertising agencies and design shops. Keeping supplies stocked and costumer services info

 

 

Job position. 1983 - 1988

 

Art Director for Ad Agencies - Draft/FCB,  Dawson, Johns, and Black inc,  

 

  •  Created advertising and marketing concepts for use in Newspaper print ads, brochures, magazine ads, Billboards, Radio, TV, and interactive events

  •  American Cancer Society, Anheuser Busch, Budweiser, Bud Light, Busch Gardens, Coors,

    Corona beer, U.S. Open Tennis, ESPN, Kraft, McDonald’s, Wrangler, Safeway, Lens Crafters,

    Disney, Quaker Oats, General Mills, Humboldt University CA, Sears, K-Mart, Penney’s, Frito Lay

    Home Depot, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, Gatorade, Aria Boots,

    Grainger, Caremark, Miller Brewing, Spring Air, Wrangler, Dell, Capital One Bank, Unilever, 

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PRODUCTION

 

Columbus College of Art & Design

1978 - 1983

 

BFA in Illustration and Advertising Design and Marketing

 

 

Film Classes
 
Columbia College Chicago

1987

 

 

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