JON MERLIN

Creative Director

Creative Director

About Me

Hi! I’m Jon Merlin, a Creative Director with a passion for delivering measurable results and inspiring my team to reach new heights. I’ve learned a successful campaign is more than just visually stunning content – it’s also about connecting with your target audience through storytelling and driving customers to action.

I consistently earn the respect and admiration of my peers through my natural leadership skills, and I continue to dedicate myself to mentoring the next generation of young creatives.

It’s been my pleasure to co-host a popular marketing podcast with over a hundred episodes, and have been invited to speak at industry events and conferences worldwide.

With over a decade of experience in the field, I am a thoroughly seasoned Adobe Creative Cloud expert who is comfortable creating digital graphics, paid advertisements, photography and videography, branding, packaging and print designs, audio editing, and building websites.

Despite my accomplishments, I’ve managed to remain humble and focused on continuous growth and learning. I’m always seeking new challenges and opportunities to push my abilities and leadership skills to the next level.

If you’re looking for a Creative Director who is experienced, passionate, and dedicated to delivering exceptional results for your business, let’s talk!

Why Work With Me

I have the key skills needed to drive success to your brand by leveraging the power of design in order to captivate and engage your target audience all while maintaining the highest standards of creativity, quality, and consistency across all outputs.

Creativity
CREATIVITY

I have a deep understanding and appreciation of various art forms, design principles, and creative concepts with the ability to generate fresh and innovative ideas consistently.

Leadership
LEADERSHIP

I have led teams of designers, artists, copywriters, and other creative professionals while providing guidance, inspiring creativity, and managing the overall creative process.

Strategic Thinking
Strategic Thinking

I have a strategic mindset and understand target audiences with the ability to create impactful and relevant creative concepts with broader business goals and objectives in mind.

Flexibility
Flexibility

I am adaptable to the constantly evolving creative industry and comfortable working in fast-paced environments while embracing new technologies, trends, and creative approaches.

Team-Oriented
Team-Oriented

Experienced collaborating and building strong relationships with clients, fostering teamwork, and valuing stakeholder feedback to bring creative projects to life.

Brand Focused
Brand-Focused

I understand the need for creative work that aligns with the brand’s values, resonates with the target audience, and contributes to the overall marketing strategy.

Project Management
Project Management

Experienced overseeing multiple projects simultaneously while effectively managing time, balancing priorities, meeting challenging deadlines, and delivering high-quality work.

Communication
Communication

I can articulate my vision, provide clear instructions, and provide constructive feedback while also listening to client needs and collaborating effectively with team members.

Recent Work

Videography • Packaging • Webdesign (UI/X) • Branding • Retention Marketing

Steve Rotterdam

“I’ve been the beneficiary of Jon’s talent and professionalism for close to 5 years. Beyond his creative and organizational skills, what I admire most about Jon is his understanding of what it means to be an empowered service provider. Change is a constant component of our e-newsletter campaign – mostly last-minute change. Jon has always been ready and able to adjust to this volatility – with never a miss and never a complaint. Jon makes tough situations a lot easier to contend with – and you never see him sweat.”

Steve Rotterdam, SVP, Sales & Marketing at AfterShock Comics
Ashley

“Jon has been helping me produce weekly videos for months and its an absolute delight to work with him! He’s professional and thorough in both the filming process as well as the editing process. I appreciate that he put the client’s wishes first but is willing to make recommendations when he thinks a video could be improved.”

Ashley Virtue, Director of External Relations at National Conflict Resolution Center
Greg Heffron

“I have asked Jon to do the impossible with little notice and he has come through for me every time. Jon’s attention to detail and creativity really shines through on the projects he works on. Bottom line is that he is great at what he does.”

Greg Heffron, Vice President of Credit Union Division at MasonMac

“Jon is an incredible graphic designer. He is creative, innovative, and professional in his work. Jon will work tirelessly until the work is done right and will never settle for ‘good enough’. On top of it all, Jon is a great person that relates to all people in multiple contexts.”

Ryan Cochran, Family Service Counselor at NorthStar Memorial Group

“Jon was the creative director at Fidelitas Development while I did my graphic design internship there. Jon acted as more than just my supervisor, taking on the role of my mentor as well. I accredit Jon with my flourishing as a professional in the graphic design field. He guided me through the development of my technical skills as well as my workplace skills. I found Jon to be outstanding at his job, mentorship methods, and as a person. I give Jon the utmost recommendation as a mentor and would consider any company lucky to have him as a creative director.”

Isaiah Mello, Graphic Design Intern at Fidelitas Development
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