Brian Douglas Hayes is an Art Director and Graphic Designer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with expertise in advertising and marketing — both at big agencies and small in-house studios. With midwestern roots and values, there's no big ego here: just big ambition, curiosity, and a passion for collaboration with listeners and leaders alike.
(Left) Cusco, Peru, 2023. Travel means a lot to me. • (Right) Always one with brands. Displaying my love for Volkswagen at age four.
Digital Ads • Animated Banners • Social Media Posts, Stories & Videos • Brand Pages, Landing Pages & Microsites • Presentations • Infographics • Training & Sales Decks • Retail Displays • Signage • Magazine Spreads • Flyers & Coupons • Concept Development & Brainstorming • Email Marketing
Skills & Software
Expert-level workflows for print & digital design, photo editing and beyond in Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign & Lightroom. Basic audio/video editing workflows in Final Cut Pro & Logic Pro. Advanced presentation design including animation with Microsoft PowerPoint & Apple Keynote. Design & content creation for various email & CMS platforms such as MailChimp, Squarespace & SharePoint.
Curious and experimental with generative AI when used appropriately. Comfortable with enterprise project management tools and practices to ensure on-time deliverables. Confident with both macOS & Windows.
My Work Story
Here's a taste of what I've done in the last decade or so. Not all of it won awards.
But our clients loved it, and I'm proud of the work and the teams who made it happen.
Note: In the interest of client confidentiality, my portfolio is currently hidden to the public. 
If you're a client or recruiter, please contact me for a password.
In My Professional Era: 2015–Present
Art Director, Arc Worldwide
Developed concepts and collaborated with teams of designers and copywriters to create innovative advertising tactics across channels. Directed photo shoots; culled, color-corrected and manipulated photos.
Art Director, Catapult Marketing
Designed digital, print, static, animated, in-store, and out-of-home tactics for 25+ international brands across 10+ national retailers. Led brainstorms, participated in pitches, coached junior colleagues, shared learnings and tips/tricks with peers. Presented work directly to clients, used rationale to justify decisions, tactfully responded to critique and feedback.
In My Freelance Era: 2012–2015
Presentation Designer, Target
Established creative vision and designed presentations for C-suite executives at international shows; audiences of 10,000 or more. Coordinated development of visual assets, including charts, graphics, photography, and tasteful animations to support key messages. Upheld brand standards to maintain iconic Target look-and-feel while telling a visually interesting story.
Graphic Designer, Independent
Founded an Etsy storefront to offer bespoke, on-trend, customized-to-order wedding stationery. Developed Squarespace-powered websites for small businesses, including custom content, forms, and newsletters. Met with clients to discuss creative vision, personalization, and ensure satisfaction with final product. 
In My Student Era: pre-2012
Genius, Apple
Diagnosed and repaired both hardware and software issues with up to 20 customers daily. Performed one-on-one personal training with customers; tutored various creative and office applications. Managed daily schedule for Genius Bar reservations and paired customers with appropriate technicians.
Studio Photographer, Lifetouch Studios
Photographed up to 20 clients daily in studio setting; clients ranged from infants to adults to large groups. Coordinated poses, props, lighting, and background choices with clients. Edited and modified photographs to client specifications; assisted with ordering prints.
Clients I've Worked With
List of brand logos including Brawny, Burt's Bees, Clorox, Dixie, Glad, Hormel, Kingsford, Peet's Coffee, Quilted Northern, Skippy, and Tim Horton's
Retailers I'm Experienced With
List of retail logos including Amazon, Costco, Kroger, Publix, Target, and Walmart
Brands I'd Love to Work With
Delta Air LinesRoyal Caribbean GroupBMW Group​​​​​​​
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© 2023 Brian Douglas Hayes
All trademarks, logos and brand names are the property of their respective owners and may or may not be used with permission. 
Please forward legal correspondence to Saul Goodman & Associates, 9800 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque NM 87111. 
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