Nate has over 20 years of experience in Marketing Communications, with a strong visual sense, excellent writing skills, and the ability to translate marketing ideas and design concepts across all organizational levels. He manages and directs operations, and is responsible for sales, service, marketing, motivating staff, and problem solving. Nate manages client, and internal deadlines, and handles changing priorities while adhering to strategy, accuracy, and time lines.
Nate has a Bachelor of Science in Visual Design from the famed Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a Masters of Education in Interdisciplinary Education from Loyola University of Chicago. He is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Advertising; Media and Communications, and he has received service awards from the Chicago Creative Coalition, and Women in Design. Nate is a Fellow of the Society of Typographic Arts – an organization that he refounded in 1990. Nate has also served on the MIT Enterprise Forum Executive Committee.
DesignMarks has developed and produced branding, advertising, corporate identity, graphic communications. and packaging for numerous clients, including The American Bar Association, American Dietetic Association, American Hospital Association, Amoco Corporation, Chess Records, Folletts Publishing, International Paper Corporation, Mercury Record Corporation, and the University of Chicago Press. From time to time DesignMarks has opened branch offices in Ann Arbor, Las Vegas, and San Francisco to service particular client needs.
The firm has received professional awards from ARC Awards Competition; Art Directors Club of Los Angeles; Art Direction Magazine; Artist Guild of Chicago; Chicago Book Clinic; Communication Arts Magazine; Communication Collaborative/Chicago; Financial World; International Television Association. Photographis Magazine, the Society of Typographic Arts, and the United States Postal Service.
Creative Director/Marketing and Corporate Copywriting
Bruce has been a successful writer, broadcast producer and creative director at global advertising agencies BBDO, McCann-Erickson and JWT for over 20 years. You may have seen Bruce’s consumer TV campaigns for Del Monte foods, Inglenook wines or Ortho garden products. Or you may have read his integrated print/online campaigns for high technology, health care or finance in your professional journal or the WSJ. Clients love him because he finds such powerful ways to express what they do and who they are.
Bruce relaxes by contributing articles to the Humane Society and other community non-profits. He also works as unpaid staff to 2 kitties, and plays acoustic guitar (badly) in his dubious free time. Bruce’s daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons live in the Napa Valley.