REBECCA FIRLIK

I am an award-winning creative with over twenty years’ experience in design, campaign, and creative tactic execution. I’m an excellent strategic collaborator for marketing and advertising projects, and a visual problem-solver with solid branding chops and concept-through-launch experience. I deliver on-target visual communications in print, web, and interactive.

I’m also an awesome team player – It takes a village, right?  As a contract designer, I understand what it means to really listen to clients, integrate into a team, and offer an outside perspective to design challenges.

My abilities include, but not limited to: retail, corporate, brand, and identity development; and marketing and promotional design, including packaging, event, trade show, and environmental graphics.

Clients have included internet groups, Fortune 500, online and brick-and-mortar retail, non-profit organizations, real estate and development corporations, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies, and private organizations.

Clients, Partners, & Agencies

  • Abelson Taylor
  • Amgen, Inc.
  • ARAMARK Healthcare Technologies
  • Astellas Pharma US
  • Baxter Pharmaceuticals
  • Biogen Idec
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Cambridge Biomarketing
  • Celeste
  • Chandler Candle Company
  • Chicago Dramatists
  • Custom House Restaurant
  • DiningIn
  • Dunlay Restaurant Group
  • Gagen Macdonald
  • Hamilton Communications Group
  • Havas Worldwide (formerly Euro RSCG Worldwide)
  • Healthgrades
  • Health Brand Group (HBG)
  • Illy Coffee
  • Publicis Group (Discovery)
  • Que Syrah Wines
  • The Sandbox Agency
  • Shelterrific
  • Shire
  • Sports Divas Inc.
  • Spring Restaurant
  • Studio Three
  • The HistoryMakers
  • Urban Fit Clubs
  • Weld Custom Design

Health Brand Group.
Contract Creative 2013
Contracted to concept, design, and maintain brands for healthcare-related clients. Projects included brand development for a groundbreaking treatment facility, event program development and marketing, and continued brand support.

Discovery Chicago
Contract Creative 2011-13
Contracted to concept, design, and maintain medical education program identities for various pharmaceutical clients. Projects included designing educational program identities, packaging, print collateral, advertising, web, and multimedia projects.

Hamilton Communications
Healthcare Marketing, Advertising, PR


Senior Art Director 2008-2010
Art Director 2007

Created and maintained pharmaceutical brand identities across multiple audiences. Emphasis on campaign design and communication goals, with a high attention to detail.

Creative & Career Responsibilities:

  • Create and oversee visual aspects across multiple brands. Mediums included print, digital, trade show, way-finding, and web presences.
  • Provide formal and informal creative recommendations for communication strategy and tactical development on creative projects
  • Incorporate ideas in response to the well-reasoned criticisms of other team members and clients.
  • Mentor and support current creative team members.
  • Work with photographers, illustrators and other suppliers to produce high-quality work for clients.
  • Work with production team to secure services for costs and under conditions in line with the agency’s needs.
  • Coordinate with offsite vendors for production of materials and events.

EDUCATION

B.A., College of Wooster, Wooster, OH

Communications Film & Media major
Theatre minor

Senior Independent Study Thesis: Documentary Films and Directors: The Use of Objectivity and Impartiality in Fantasy Themes.
Junior thesis: Foreign Films and Their American Adaptations: the Construction of Reality.

AWARDS

Awards 2010

Rx Club Awards
PI Pediatricians Guide
Award of Excellence

Awards 2009
MarCom Awards
WinRho Direct Mail Campaign
Honorable Mention • Category: Pharmaceuticals

Fuego Logo
Honorable Mention • Category: Logo

Rx Club Awards
GARDian Patient Welcome Kit
Award of Excellence

GARDian HCP Toolkit
Award of Excellence

GARDian Patient Welcome Kit
Award of Excellence

Awards 2008
The Communicator
“Letting in the Light” Inside Stories
Award of Distinction (Silver) • Categories: Educational, Campaign, Pharmaceuticals

Catalyst Website
Award of Distinction (Silver) • Categories: Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Science

The RX Club
GARDian Website
Award of Excellence • Category: Best Consumer Website

In Awe – HCMA
“Letting in the Light” Inside Stories
Gold • Categories: Patient Medical Education, Consumer Campaign

Hermes Creative Awards
Catalyst Website
Gold • Category: Design/website
Honorable mention • Categories: Design/website home page, Design/website interior

Inside Stories ‘Letting in the Light’
Gold • Category: Publications/Book
Honorable mention • Category: Communication campaign
Platinum • Video/Educational

Telly Awards

Inside Stories ‘Letting in the Light’
Bronze • Category: Pharmaceuticals

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