About me

Current venture: I've created a YouTube channel for aspiring creatives to help them break in to the advertising industry. Search Open Door Creative on YouTube and check it out!

What To Know:

I am an Associate Creative Director/Idea Guy. I love the who-knows-how-late-we-will-be-up-tonight process of coming up with the BIG IDEA and creating things that haven't been done before.

Why I'm Qualified:

I graduated in May 2012 from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's degree in Advertising through the Texas Creative sequence with Business Foundations from the McCombs School of Business. I started at Screamer Co., a small agency in the heart of Austin that opened my eyes to every aspect of the business from strategy to production. I quickly elevated my skill-sets, became the head of the art department, and took home 8 awards (predominately in healthcare). After 3 years, it was time for a change of scenery as I decided to join a larger shop. I made the move to Dallas and have been working the past couple years on the Samsung and Audi accounts at TracyLocke. I'm passionate about what I do and strive to improve my craft every day.

Notable Clients:

I've worked for clients in a broad range of industries from technology and healthcare to food service and real estate. Notable clients include Samsung, Audi, Pepsi, Pizza Hut, NASA, IKEA, Brookfield Residential, Austin Chamber, UFCU, Seton Healthcare, Dell Children's Hospital, Central Health, and Xenex.

Skills

After Effects, Art Direction, Brand / Logo Design, Branding, Graphic Design, Illustration, Motion Graphics, Packaging Design, Photoshop, Print, Teaching / Lecturing, Typography, UX/UI, Web Design

Sector Experience

Advertising

Awards

American Advertising Award, Healthcare Advertising Award

Clients

Audi, IKEA, NASA, PepsiCo, Pizza Hut, Samsung, seton

Ranking
18th ranked Art Director
Achievements
Top 25 Art Director Project featured:Samsung VIP Kit
on 27th December 2017
Project featured:Audi Poster Illustrations
on 2nd January 2018
Project featured:Samsung Product Launch
on 30th January 2018
Project featured:Mountain Dew Holiday Cans
on 27th February 2018
Project featured:Samsung Webpages
on 3rd April 2018
Project featured:Samsung Galaxy Note9 Website
on 29th August 2018
Project featured:Audi Interactive Display
on 10th September 2019
Project featured:Samsung 8K TV Launch Kit
on 10th February 2020
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Contributor:

Kevin Forister has been a Contributor since 27th December 2017.

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Contract
Freelance
Location
Dallas
Skill Level
Senior
Languages
American
Creativepool member since 23 December 2017