Thomas Thornton


q u a l i f i c a t i o n s

Graphic Designer/Creative Director with twenty-three years of experience creating all types of marketing materials through print, video, motion graphics and web development. Proven abilities in concept development, design, production, project management, and leadership.

s k i l l s

  • Proficiency with Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, QuarkXpress, InDesign, PowerPoint, WordPress and various supporting publishing and web development applications
  • Studio and on-site photography/video
  • Copywriting and editing

w o r k   e x p e r i e n c e

Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services
Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer     2013-Present
•     Marketing campaign development and implementation
•     Photography/videography and photo/video editing
•    Design and create: branding, print materials, advertisements, websites, videos, email marketing campaigns

Thornton Creative, Sciota, PA
Owner/Creative Director    1997 to 2013

  • Grew a freelance operation to a successful creative services agency operating for over 15 years
  • Guided clients through goal establishment and creative strategy
  • Designed and produced vast array of identity, branding, print materials, web development and product packaging for clients
  • Managed staff of four including designers, production artists and writers
  • Provided studio and on-site photography and video production
  • Administered creative vision and art direction for web development
  • Recruited and mentored creative talent

Clients: Indera Mills, Coldpruf, SPI Polyols, SPI Pharma, Morgan Knitting, Duofold, Terramar Sports, LTS Builders, Bass Pro Shops/Redhead, Aqua America, Konica Minolta, Australian Wool Innovations, Kovatch Corporation, National Running Center, Center For Russian Nature Conservation, Monroe County Conservation District, Coville Knitting, KidsPeace National Center For Kids in Crisis

KidsPeace, Allentown, PA
Senior Art Director    1994-1997

  • Designed and produced all marketing materials for KidsPeace Marketing and Advancement departments including brochures, annual reports, websites, press kits, advertising, and collateral materials
  • Photography direction
  • Managed freelance artists, writers, and photographers

Resorts USA, Bushkill, PA
Art Director    1993-1994

  • Designed and produced marketing materials for Resorts USA, Fernwood Resort, Fairway Villas, Treetops, and Outdoor World

e d u c a t i o n

Bloomsburg University – Bachelor of Arts, Marketing; Minor, Art 1988