Nathan Wampler Design

General info
Hello.

I'm a simple, down-to-earth guy at heart with an intense passion for all things design, marketing, creative + aesthetic.

Some of my work can be found here:

www.nathanwampler.com
www.twitter.com/nwamplerdesign
www.instagram.com/nwamplerdesign
Experience
Abingdon, VA
Sep 2014 - Present
Visual Arts & Marketing Director
Primary Responsibilities:
• Responsible for creating the visual strategy for all print and electronic communication.
• Lead design effort for all art and promotional materials with a high standard of excellence in creativity, timeliness, accuracy, design, layout and ease of use for brochures, signage, surveys, direct mail, and custom media.
• Create and manage social media messaging
• Develop marketing strategies to increase brand awareness
• Establish policy and procedures related to media relations
• Develop positive relationships with local and national media to secure and grow media coverage
• Develop strategic partner opportunities in the community for Highlands Fellowship marketing efforts
• Network with paid and volunteer artists to develop graphic designs
• Communicate to Congregation (including writing content) on behalf of Lead Pastor and Executive Pastor.
• Write and edit print and electronic publication content including website, press releases, videos, print material, etc….
• Maintain technical knowledge by attending design workshops; reviewing professional publications; participating in professional societies.
• Doing tasks that may not be considered part of job description
• Manage visuals and marketing for New Collective Church + Simple Rhythms as well
Abingdon, VA
Feb 2012 - Sep 2014
Creative Specialist/Art Director
I am responsible for representing Barter Theatre’s visual brand of professional theatre, as well as the branding for The Barter Players, Barter Youth Academy, advancement and donor department, Project REAL, and our café Bob's at Barter. I am responsible for all aspects of photography for Barter Theatre including press-release, production and event photography. I design all graphics and consult on all design projects including but not limited to brochures, programs, ads, emails, mailers, magazines, posters, promotional items, logos and invitations. I maintain and update the company website and web presence with photography, graphics, copy and advertisements and aid in troubleshooting computers and the network. I assist all planning meetings and strategy sessions and support various graphic design and photography projects within all departments such as marketing, advancement, gift shops, Barter Café, The Barter Players, Barter Youth Academy, stage management, Project R.E.A.L., etc.

• Design ads for local companies for our program
• Commissioned by the town to paint a wolf for the Abingdon Main Street Wolves tour
• Re-designed our outdated café from initial ideas, to renderings, to proposing my ideas and construction additions to the board and staff for approval. As this was an interior design project, I also picked out decor, flooring, wall colors, etc. I then came up with a logo design and menu design that was carried out to completion and featured in the cafe, on polos, ads, etc.
• Helped our marketing team win an Addy for our 2013 show poster campaign.
Washington, D.C.
May 2011 - Sep 2011
Graphic Design Summer Intern
I was chosen as the Monumental Sports summer intern. I worked alongside two other designers and the marketing team in a professional sports environment, doing various design projects such as layouts for ads, website, postcards, jumbotrons, splash pages, media guide, etc. I was in charge of gameday photography and photo-editing for marketing.

• Assisted with creation of collateral including flyers, signage, schedules, print advertisements, splash pages, etc following brand guidelines
• Developed cohesive design solutions for both print and web applications
• Used production techniques such as color correcting and created clipping paths to prepare files
• Assisted with editing and creating graphics for website
• Assisted with post-production and planning
Education
Johnson City, TN
Aug 2007 - Dec 2011
B.F.A. - Concentration in Graphic Design
East Tennessee State University
Skills Profile
• Able to communicate well with clients, meet deadlines + exceed expectations

• Proficient in commonly used computer design applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom + the basics of Premiere Pro

• Proficient in Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Calendar, etc.)

• An outside the box thinker, high-level of efficiency + project execution.

• Writing, Photography + editing, Social Media content + advertising management, Web design + basic HTML coding capabilities as well as the basics of Wordpress/Bootsrap, basic video + editing
References
Communication Systems Pastor
Tim Lemons
Highlands Fellowship
tlemons@hf.church
(276) 206-4970
Marketing Manager
Amanda Leslie Livingston
Abingdon Convention & Visitors Bureau
Former Barter Theatre Director of Marketing
alivingston@abingdon-va.gov
(276) 492-2236
Lead Pastors
Allen Jessee
Highlands Fellowship
ajessee@hf.church

Mark Estepp
New Collective Church
mestepp@hf.church
New section
• 2020 AAF (American Advertising Federation) SWVA
Best of Show Award

• 2017 AAF SWVA
Judges Choice Award

• Numerous Gold + Silver AAF SWVA Awards
2013-2020