Hi, I’m Justin Goode.
Creative Director.
Account Manager.

Justin Goode |  Lombard, IL 60148 | 773.255.8450 | [email protected]

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About Me

Creative director with two decades of omni-channel marketing experience in an agency and in-house setting. Highly motivated collaborator and leader. A passion for creating positive work environments that foster growth for the employees and company while achieving top-to-bottom line results. History of creating collateral and experiences in digital marketing, experiential events, dynamic mobile applications, AI support, publishing, strategy, presentations, and social media optimization.

Key Qualifications

  • Accomplished Creative Director with a proven track record of developing and executing successful omni-channel creative strategies and collateral across a breadth of industries.
  • Extensive experience in leading and inspiring multidisciplinary teams, fostering collaboration, and driving creativity and innovation.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects from concept to completion. The strength to bring best-in-class brand experiences and engaging brand storytelling. Ensuring adherence to brand guidelines, and delivering exceptional results within budget and timeline constraints.
  • Deep understanding of market trends, consumer behavior, and emerging technologies, enabling the creation of impactful and cutting-edge designs.
  • Strong communication, collaborative spirit, and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively articulate ideas, influence stakeholders, and build lasting client relationships.

Achievements, Awards, Accolades

  • Certificate in creative writing from the world-renowned University of Iowa writer’s workshop.
  • Ascend’s ‘Advanced Photoshop’ and ‘Web Development’ certification.
  • National Gold Award of Excellence Scholastic Art Awards, award exhibited at the New York Museum of Art and the Washington D.C. Corcoran Gallery of Art.
  • 2006 Pacemaker Award for excellence in journalism, photography, and design for The Daily Iowan.
  • 2019 Best Online Advertising: Boston Whaler Inc., “Prospecting Campaign” (Dino Marketing Group/Agency)
  • 2020 Neptune Design Awards for Print Advertising, Email Marketing, Integrated Marketing and Online Advertising for client campaigns (Boston Whaler, Searay yachts) (Dino Marketing Group/Agency)
Swiss Army Knife

Super Power

Swiss Army Knife – In-depth knowledge of numerous applications and platform deliverable types. Translation: indispensable and fun to work with.

Work History Timeline 


Graphic Designer of National Award-Winning University of Iowa Newspaper, The Daily Iowan


Promoted to Design Editor and Manager by The Daily Iowan 


Graduated from University of Iowa with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and Certificate in Journalism


Hired as Marketing and Advertising Graphic Designer by Chicago Tribune


Ushered Chicago Tribune’s Special Advertising Division during the Market Collapse/Chapter 11 Restructure


Promoted to Graphic Designer and Pre-Press Specialist in Chicago Magazine’s Marketing Department


Promoted to Graphic Designer & Web Developer by Chicago Magazine


Hired by Dino Marketing Group and Currently Actively Employed as Marketing Art Director

*Referred by Tribune Employees


Promoted Inter-departmentally and Led the Rebranding of Dino Marketing Group


Helped tech-startup Inxeption create brand identity, build their Intranet website, and promote their company for IPO consideration 


Excited to join your team and build your successful omni-channel marketing solutions. 

Applications With Administration Level Experience:

(experience not limited to)

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InCopy
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • CSS
  • Domain Hosting
  • Ecommerce
  • Excel
  • FTP management
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Business
  • HTML
  • Hubspot
  • Informz
  • Mailchimp
  • Marcom Central Marketing Asset Customization Software
  • Microsoft Acoustic
  • PowerPoint
  • Premiere pro
  • Prepress Management Software
  • Product Inventory Management Systems
  • QPS
  • Quark
  • SEO optimization
  • Server Management
  • Slack
  • Switch Workflow Automation Process Software
  • Word
  • WordPress

Work Types

(experience not limited to)

  • Books
  • Brochures
  • Branding/Brand Standards
  • Digital Templates
  • Events & Experiential Marketing
  • E-Commerce
  • Event Signage
  • Magazines
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Newspaper
  • Photo Manipulation
  • POS
  • Product Packaging
  • Publishing
  • Social
  • Vehicle Wraps
  • Video
  • Vinyl
  • Websites


(industries not limited to)

  • Automotive
  • Boating
  • Construction
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Doctors
  • ECommerce
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Insurance
  • Law
  • Liqour
  • Marine
  • Museums
  • Professional Services
  • Publishing
  • Restaurant
  • Skincare
  • Spa
  • Trailer

Clients & Partnerships

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Employers Logo Searay Logo Employers Logo Good Skincare Logo PJ Trailers Logo Orangeline Logo Bristol Cabinetry Logo PCI Logo Lund Logo Nobilo Logo Oxford Capital Group Logo Palm Beach Logo Sperry Logo TexTrail Logo V Collective Logo Vessel Vanguard Logo Aston Martin Beko Big Tex Trailers Logo Big Tex Trailer World Logo Boston Whaler Logo DCS Fisker & Piskel GlenFiddich Logo Global Business Ventures Grand Banks Logo HO Sports Jordan Logo Larson FX Logo

Why Me?

Are you searching for a dynamic and visionary Creative Director to lead your brand’s creative endeavors? Look no further! I am an accomplished Creative Director with a proven track record in delivering innovative design solutions and driving strategic vision for notable brands. With expertise in branding, team leadership, and creative problem-solving, I am dedicated to crafting compelling experiences that captivate audiences and elevate brand recognition.

With a keen eye for aesthetics and a passion for storytelling, I bring a strategic approach to every creative challenge. I excel at developing comprehensive brand strategies that align with business objectives and resonate with target audiences. By leveraging my extensive experience in marketing campaigns and digital strategy, I consistently deliver impactful and results-driven creative solutions that enhance brand perception and drive customer engagement.

As a collaborative leader, I foster cross-functional collaboration and inspire creative teams to push boundaries and achieve excellence. By nurturing talent, providing mentorship, and fostering an environment of innovation, I empower individuals to unleash their creative potential and drive exceptional outcomes. My strong project management skills ensure seamless execution and timely delivery of projects, even in fast-paced and deadline-driven environments.

With a focus on visual identity, I create cohesive and memorable brand experiences that leave a lasting impression. From designing captivating user interfaces (UI) to optimizing user experiences (UX), I ensure that every touchpoint reflects the brand’s essence while delivering a seamless and engaging user journey.

Some highlights of my career achievements include:

  • Spearheading successful rebranding initiatives for renowned companies, elevating their visual identities and positioning them as industry leaders.
  • Leading cross-functional teams in developing innovative marketing campaigns that resulted in increased brand awareness, customer acquisition, and revenue growth.
  • Driving website redesign projects, optimizing user experiences, and achieving significant improvements in conversion rates and online engagement.

If you are seeking a visionary Creative Director who can bring strategic thinking, team leadership, and a flair for innovative design to your organization, I am eager to discuss how I can contribute to your success. Let’s collaborate to create impactful brand experiences and drive measurable results.

Contact me today to explore how my unique skill set and passion for creativity can benefit your brand and help you achieve your business goals. Together, we can shape a compelling and authentic brand narrative that resonates with your audience and sets your brand apart from the competition.

thanks for your time and consideration.

Justin Goode | 89 N. Elizabeth St. | Lombard, IL 60148 | 773.255.8450 | [email protected]