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Charles R. Riedhammer

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design category, for the Addy, an American Advertising Award. In February 2011 I won the Silver Addy in the 30-second television spot category. Before that, I lived in Minneapolis and was the creative director for B&B Image Group from 2003 - 2009. While there I lead the drive for creativity, implemented brand guidelines, delegated work, shaped print strategies and design solutions for large format digital print and screen print process. I also took the initiative to help develop a safer work environment. In that time I worked with several ad agencies such as Campbell Mithun and Martin Williams. And with clients such as Gander Mountain, Old Country Buffet, and Hormel Foods.

In 1998 I started my career as a graphic designer with a small ad agency called HPI Marketing located near Minneapolis. In my six years there, I won numerous state and national awards in print design for both Minnesota (3) and Wisconsin (3) Newspaper Associations as well as the National Newspaper Association (2). I also spent time as a photographer and designer creating album covers for Pachyderm Recording Studio. A small but impressive recording studio that gave us such albums as The Jayhawks - Hollywood Town Hall, Live - Throwing Copper, Soul Asylum - Grave Dancers Union, and Nirvana - In Utero to name a few.

My name is Brett Gander. I have worked in the advertising and design industry for nineteen years, with thirteen of those years being agency experience. In February 2013 I started ZeroHour Design where I am a one-man band, a wearer of all the hats, a creative polyglot, so to speak. I am the creative director and designer, working on multiple platforms, in addition to being a published writer. I excel at creating brand assets and setting graphic standards. Some success I have had through rebranding and ad design resulted in increasing sales by 58% company-wide after only one quarter. After the second quarter, they saw a 300% increase in one department alone. For another client, through strategic advertising, I helped increase their Sunday sales by 75%. I am a strong visual designer with proven UI and UX design prowess utilizing wireframes, lo-fi and hi-fi mockups, prototypes and analytics. As a result, my client's combined website traffic has increased an average of 46%.

Starting in 2009, I worked four years at an advertising agency where I took the lead in brainstorm sessions for all areas of design. I was, from concept through creation, the senior graphic, UI, web, and animation designer. I also, on several occasions, was the writer, director, and editor on tv and video commercials. For my efforts, I was nominated several times, in the