Elliot Matson

Resume

EDUCATION

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Bachelor of Science (Completed Fall 2011)
Major: Graphic Design

EXPERIENCE

Rejuvenation
Senior Copywriter
June 2016 - Present

  • Develop and refine brand voice
  • Oversee cross-channel brand communication
  • Write for the 9 seasonal catalogs per year
  • Coordinate with marketing and merchant team to develop seasonal marketing plans
  • Write and concept seasonal campaign messaging
  • Write for emails, blog posts and videos

AnalogFolk
Copywriter
September 2015 - June 2016

  • Collaborate with team to concept and develop campaigns for Nike digital and social.
  • Concept and execute social content calendars
  • Design, execute and present creative presentations to clients
  • Manage multiple projects in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Design, illustrate and animate Instagram posts for Nike Young Athletes
  • Copywrite for social posts, presentations and digital

Periscope
Art Director
April 2014 - July 2015

  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to concept and develop campaigns
  • Art direct photo shoots and video/television production
  • Design, execute and present creative presentations to clients
  • Manage multiple projects in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Storyboard and art direct videography
  • Collaborate with editors and motion graphics designers for video content
  • Concept and create illustrations and animations for social media campaigns

Yamamoto
Art Director
December 2012 - April 2014

  • Collaborated with writing partners to concept and develop campaigns
  • Designed, executed and presented creative presentations to clients
  • Managed multiple projects in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Developed and create brands and identity systems
  • Art directed photoshoots
  • Storyboarded and art directed videography
  • Collaborated with developers for websites and apps

Yamamoto
Intern/Junior Designer/Designer
February 2012 - December 2012

  • Designed a variety of marketing materials for clients
  • Designed, executed and presented creative presentations to clients
  • Communicated professionally with clients and colleagues in person and via phone and e-mail
  • Managed multiple projects in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Developed and created brands and identity systems
  • Developed and solidified Yamamoto brand identity and personality

SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite, AfterEffects, Premier, Microsoft Office, Editing, Writing, Spanish, Public Speaking, Time Management, HTML, CSS, Illustration, Screen Printing, Storyboarding, Art directing, Animation, Motion Graphics, Podcasting, Video Editing, Voice Over, Social Content Management, Old-Time Fiddle (no, that's not a joke)

HONORS

AdFedMN 32Under32 Award Nominee: Spring 2015
(Nominated while at Periscope)

Featured multiple times in the MPLS and PDX Egotist for various side projects

Telly Award: Spring 2013
(Excelsior Vine Video Campaign while at Yamamoto)

Dean’s List: Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011

National Gold Scholarship: Fall 2008 - Fall 2011
(Awarded upon University acceptance for GPA)