Anthony Beard
Creative + Strategy for Commerce + Culture

With a wide range of professional experience in advertising design and direction, I bring seasoned ingenuity and proven strategic thinking to any creative team or business partner.

I’ve crafted identities, collateral, digital, and big ideas for companies ranging from startups to established brands.

I’ve got “run your own creative company” experience. I’ve learned from failures and championed successes.

Getting my start in a small regional shop, I learned the ins and outs of concepting and visualizing, pitching the client and capturing their audience. I cut my teeth on the beginnings of digital, when terrible Web sites used blink tags, email blasts were text only, and a MiniDisc business card was a thing.

Since then, I co-founded a creative boutique that’s allowed me to hone my craft, expand my talents, and most importantly, better empathize with my clients. While still passionately arranging words and pictures, I’ve learned to inspire, not just lead creative teams; foster, not just win new business; and become a trusted advisor, not just service a client.

Sound like someone who can compliment your team? Let’s connect and do great work together.

612-930-4660 Office

Experience

Creative + Strategist, Popular Content
2004-Present

Art Director + Copywriter, AnthonyBeard.com (freelance)
1999-2004

Interactive Design Director, Digital Green
1998

Art Director + Designer, Kühl Advertising
1995-1998

Formal Education

Crown College, Business
2002

Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Graphic Design
1994