About

Casey Hawes

Design Director / Creative Director / Art Director / Designer

I’m a design director with over 12 years of experience. I work hard to bring creative vision, brand savvy, design talent, and process prowess to projects large and small. I have worked with major brands including Apple, Geico, Home Depot, Sony, Stanley Black & Decker, Under Armour, The US Army, Virgin Airlines, and more.

12+

Years of Design Agency Experience

5+

Years of Management Experience

2017 - Present

Fifteen4

Design Director / Creative Director
(promoted from Senior Designer)

I am currently building B2B + B2C brand experiences at Fifteen4. I’m working with talented people across the design, digital, animation, and live action disciplines. Together we have built a holistic brand building practice. I have been involved in the strategy phases as well including brand workshops, messaging, brand architecture, and design thinking that connected all the dots.

As the leader of the design department, I strive to be one of Baltimore best design groups. We’ve created a great culture of growth and collaboration, won numerous awards in the last few years, and are looking to continue making noise beyond geographic glory.

My role in the leadership team has been to think big picture for the company as a whole while conquering the day-to-day projects.


2012 - 2017

Innate

Art Director
(promoted from Designer)

Innate is a digital agency in Washington, DC. I had the opportunity to work on several amazing Geico digital projects including account dashboards, and collaborations with Apple developers to build games and ads for iPhone and iPad. I was immersed in UI/UX design, e-commerce checkout patterns, and building digital ad campaigns.


2007 - 2012

A. Bright Idea

Designer

A. Bright Idea was my professional launch pad coming out of design school. They immediately threw me into a diverse range of projects and gave me big responsibilities. I worked on environmental design for government agencies, photoshoots 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