Abraham Dickison

A quick bit about me. I’m a design nut with a degree in Industrial Design and an MBA in Marketing. My passion is in exploring the use of design as a problem solving strategic business practice. Commonly I can be found with my nose buried in a copy of Fast Company and a pen and paper within reach of a spur of the moment idea. The fury of the creative process, whether developing strategic business plans or laying out the graphics for a new product line, charge me with the energy and passion I live for. I hold the belief that everyone is an artist, but the true gift is one's, ability to bring art into this world to be experienced by all.

 


Education

MBA - Marketing

Concordia University Wisconsin
Graduated 2013 - Magna Cum Laude
 

BFA - Industrial Design

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Graduated 2009 - Cum Laude

 

Skills

Computer

  • Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Web Design - Squarespace, Wordpress, Concrete5
  • Website Maintenance - HTML & CSS editing
  • CAD - Autodesk
  • Video Editing - Pinnacle Studio, Final Cut

Design

  • Photography
  • Website Design 
  • Printing - Offset & Digital
  • 3D Prototype Modeling 
  • Concept Sketching

Experience

Designer & Marketing Consultant

2009 - Present
Freelance - Twin Cities, MN

  • Collaborated with multiple growing businesses, locally and internationally, as they strive to grow their businesses by designing marketing materials, developing strategic plans, providing product photography, and creating new product concepts  

Marketing Strategist & Designer

2012 - 2015
Trim-Tex - Lincolnwood, IL

  • Developed yearly strategic plan for digital & print advertising campaigns in B2B residential & commercial construction editorials
  • Increased social media audience & interactions, connecting the drywall community 
  • Revamped the design & copy of the product catalogs, sales literature, technical documents, and websites

Industrial Designer

2008 - 2010
Creative Design Network - West Bend, WI

  • Designed new product concepts for over 12 brands including GE Healthcare, San Jamar, Char-Broil
  • Developed company Sustainable Product Design Process and team training
  • Built advertising strategy and marketing materials using storytelling of the design process to highlight the companies capabilities