Greg Wilson

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DIGITAS : VP, GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR

NEW YORK : JUNE 2006 - PRESENT

Launched global website redesign for Samsung.com in 86 countries around the world. Provided creative vision for product presentation and content including an signature product photography language that was implemented in different locations across the globe.

Concepted a mobile-first global website strategy for Panasonic that will be rolled out in over 60 countries in 2013. Extensive use of responsive design principles in order to keep core functionality across desktop, tablet and mobile experiences.

Re-envisioned Diageo's cocktail making recipe site TheBar.com with a mix of over 400 new drink images, brand representation and social integration built in.

Extensive experience in leading creative teams to breakthrough design solutions across all marketing channels: e-commerce, brand experiences, web, mobile, and social.

Excellent track record of new business growth with multiple pitch wins on Panasonic, Samsung, Crown Royal, and TheBar.com.

CLIENTS: Panasonic, Samsung, American Express, Crown Royal, TheBar.com

PREVIOUS POSITIONS: VP Creative Director, Associate Creative Director

 

SILENT GRAVITY : OWNER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR

SANTA MONICA : NOVEMBER 2001 - JUN 2006

Founded a creative agency specializing in website design and software user interface. Responsible for business development, financials, client relationship management, creative direction, design strategy, resourcing and project management.

CLIENTS: Google, Igloo, Whole Foods, Motorola, Vodafone, Logitech, Texas Highways Magazine, Sony Ericsson

 

FROG DESIGN : DESIGNER 2

AUSTIN : NOVEMBER 1999 - NOVEMBER 2001

Created innovative visual solutions, information architecture and user workflows for Microsoft, SAP and Dell. Helped architect, design, and deploy large-scale UI design system for SAP that was used to guide the creation of over 600 new software titles from the company.

CLIENTS: SAP, Microsoft, Dell, Heidelberg, Prodigy, Maconomy, Living.com, BeComm

 

FREELANCE DESIGNER

AUSTIN : MAY 1998 - NOV 1999

Independent user interface, website and print designer in the Austin area. Crafted complex design systems, icon libraries and visual styleguides for multiple TV and user interface projects.

CLIENTS: Frog Design, Vignette, VTEL, University of Texas, IBM

 

MAKELA DESIGN : CO-FOUNDER

FORT COLLINS : MAY 1997 - MAY 1998

Launched furniture company allowing consumers to buy high quality products direct from the company, skipping the high distributor markups along the way. Designs were recognized and published by Graphis and Interior Design magazines.

 

EDUCATION

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY : Tempe, Arizona
BS Industrial Design, Graduated Cum Laude

FACHHOCHSCHULE KÖLN : Cologne, Germany
Design Exchange Program