why this image?
Because it says a little something about me, Ray Bauer.
I grew up on Long Island and attended Parsons School of Design in New York City. My first job after school was at an ad agency in Manhattan. After a year with them I was offered the opportunity to help start a Silicon Valley, California office. I enjoyed it so much that I stayed – for 16 years. Eventually I relocated to Michigan, but, I will always love New York. It’s where my roots are.
In a career spanning over 35 years, much of my time was spent at ad agencies in New York City, California’s Silicon Valley, and Grand Rapids, Michigan, where I provided design and marketing solutions for some organizations such as:
- Sun Microsystems
- ABB Automation
- GMB Architects
- The City of San Jose
- Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
- Standard Pacific Homes
- The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara
- co-ax Valves
Since 2009, as an independent freelancer, I’ve provided creative and marketing services for some of the following organizations:
- Universal Forest Products
- Praise Signs
- Michigan State University
- Communication Brokers Inc.
- Soaring Eagle Casino
I’ve worked within a wide variety of industries, including:
- Housing & Real Estate
- Industrial Products
- Performing Arts
- Professional Services
- Public Service
- Pulp & Paper
- Senior Living
I have experience running all aspects of a creative department from design, layout, and art direction, to production management and project coordination.
Now, as an independent Creative Director and marketer, I work directly with B2C and B2B firms interacting with their Project, Sales, or Marketing Directors. I also work directly with business owners and Account Executives from other ad agencies.
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