Hi, I’m Sergio

Creative Director & Content Creator

Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, I began my career at a mid-sized agency after graduating from Columbia College Chicago.
Working closely with designers and art directors, and constantly asking questions to improve my creativity, I quickly gained the skills necessary to write, create and inspire.
With a love for words, an appreciation for clean design, and the mentoring from several amazing Copy and Creative Directors, I believe I have grown to become a versatile and strategic creative thinker.

Skills

  1. Adobe Creative Cloud
    1. InDesign
    2. Illustrator
    3. Photoshop
    4. Audition
    5. Lightroom
  1. Office 365
    1. PowerPoint
    2. Word
    3. Outlook
    4. Teams
  1. Apple
    1. Final Cut Pro X
    2. Motion 5
    3. Keynote
    4. Pages

Experience

2015–Present: Freelance Creative Director & Content Creator

Freelance creative with a background in developing interactive, video, print, in-store and event experiences. Available for assignments, big or small, including copy, design, video, audio, content strategy or large projects as creative lead.


2016–Present: Gagen MacDonald, Creative Consultant

Develop unique creative content that enhances corporate communications through smart visuals and clean design for Fortune 500 companies, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Guardian Life and BD.


2013–2015: Schawk!, Creative Director

Maintained brand image for clients, including Amway North America, OfficeMax and Kmart. Work included web, email, video, event marketing, in-store signing, direct mail, catalog and special projects.


2011–2013: OfficeMax, Senior Manager, Advertising

Managed and critiqued the work of Designers, Copywriters, Proofreaders, Retouchers and Content Specialists. Following a strict style guide, I helped maintain the OfficeMax brand identity through design, copy and content for email, print and in-store signing.


2009–2011: Sterling Silver Creative, Creative Director

Responsible for writing all internal marketing materials, such as capability presentations and promotions, in addition to writing and reviewing the creative work for all assigned accounts.


2004–2008: Gaston Advertising, Senior Copywriter – Creative Director

Managed a small team of Copywriters and Proofreaders as Copy Director, while also working on new business projects. Proving I could handle a director’s role, I was promoted to Associate Creative Director on the Sears account, and then Creative Director on the Citigroup account.


1999–2004: Ambrosi & Associates, Jr. Copywriter – Sr. Copywriter

Worked closely with Designers and Art Directors for top retailers, including ULTA, Pepboys and Linens’n Things. Making it a point to learn all the applications necessary to write, create and inspire, I quickly worked my way up from Junior Copywriter to Senior Copywriter in just 4 years.