About

Casey Hawes

Creative Director / Art Director

I’m a design director who loves branding and campaign work. With over 14 years of experience, I bring creative vision, brand savvy, design talent, and process prowess to projects large and small. I have worked with major brands including Apple, GEICO, The Home Depot, Sony, Stanley Black & Decker, Under Armour, The US Army, Virgin Airlines, and more.

14+

Years of Design Agency Experience

7+

Years of Management Experience

Nov 2021 - Present

SGK

Associate Creative Director / Art Director

I’m currently building brand experiences at SGK (formerly IDL Worldwide).


June 2021 - October 2021

Taoti

Creative Director

I spent a short time at Taoti, a DC creative agency that is grounded in digital but expanding into branding, campaign, and experiential design work.


2017 - May 2021

Fifteen4

Creative Director, Design
(promoted from Senior Designer)

I built brand experiences at Fifteen4 and collaborated with talented people across the design, digital, animation, and live action disciplines. I worked on strategy and concept all the way through production.

I lead the design team and I’ve set a high standard for design deliverables, established a culture of growth and collaboration, and won numerous awards. I love to think big picture for the company as a whole while also conquering the day-to-day projects.


2012 - 2017

Innate

Art Director
(promoted from Designer)

Innate is a digital agency in Washington, DC. I worked on several digital projects for Geico including account dashboards, and collaborated with Apple developers to build games and ads for the iAd platform. I was immersed in UI/UX design, e-commerce checkout patterns, and digital ad campaigns.


2007 - 2012

A. Bright Idea

Designer

ABI kick-started my design career. I was immediately thrown into a diverse array of projects and given big responsibilities. I worked on environmental design for government agencies, photo-shoots for private schools, brand identities for tech companies, and much more.


Technical Skills

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • After Effects
  • Sketch
  • Figma
  • Invision
  • Google Web Designer
  • BannerSnack
  • Basic HTML + CSS
  • Wordpress
  • Google Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • Social Media
  • Slack
  • Trello

Creative Skills

  • Graphic Design
  • Campaign Concepting
  • Campaign Design
  • UI Design
  • Brand Identity
  • Logo Design
  • Color Theory
  • Typography
  • Brand Guidelines
  • Document Design
  • Page Layout
  • Environmental Design
  • Event Design
  • Video Style Frames
  • Illustration
  • Production Design

Intangibles

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Attention to Detail
  • Time Management
  • Adaptability
  • Process Vision
  • Creative Vision/Direction
  • Design/Art Direction
  • Writing
  • Presentation
  • Empathy
  • Honesty
  • Acceptance of Coaching and Constructive Criticism