Markus Schneider


• Providing creative leadership with 17+ years experience in branding & design • International career in advertising agencies in Europe and in-house creative services departments in the US • Expertise in creative strategy development in print, online, mobile design; developing solutions across media • Excellent creative skills and exceptional strategic thinking • Managing complete creative departments of Art Directors, Designers, and creative staff; recruiting, leading, mentoring, and developing the creative team • Creative responsibility for the six publications of the 2nd largest media group of alt newsweekly magazines in the US [CL Media] • Creative responsibility for complete advertising budgets in different industries and markets, >$3,500,000 annually • Concept & design of integrated multi-channel campaigns / UX & websites / mobile applications / online promotions / print publications / catalogs / brochures / direct mail activities / logo & CI development / packaging design / POS displays / event & expo activities / PR-exercises • Overseeing the creative process, strategically interfacing with all internal departments • Developing and maintaining excellent relationships with all cross-functional teams • Directing and coordinating all vendors and services in the creative process [product & lifestyle photography, video production, freelance Designers, pre-press production, on-press checks] • Complete expertise from concept over creative development to execution