I’m Rich Cole. Art director, graphic designer, events coordinator, and social media manager specializing in branding, online & print communications, marketing, and publishing. My clients range from academic to corporate, local restaurants & hospitality events, and Chicago's vibrant music, theater, and arts communities.
Previous experience includes six years as senior designer with the communications team at the University of Chicago. While there, my goal was to elevate the brand of the University through smart, thoughtful communications highlighting the unique experience of a diverse and well-respected intellectual community. I was also a designer for Booth School of Business, where we created and maintained a top-level brand for one of the most sought-after MBA programs in the world.
Prior to that, I was an art director in publishing for nearly ten years, designing everything from monthly magazines, annual reports, and marketing materials to trade show booths, public art, and large format displays. I began my career in smaller print shops gaining experience in offset, silk screen, and digital printing, as well as film output, color correction, and proofing. Thus, cementing an early, inherent appreciation for quality work.
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