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Jonathan Bates

1345 Lincoln Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403


612 578 0222 jonathan@jonbatesdesign.com

Employment history
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Contract Work (2003 - Present)


Creative Director
Design direction for web, print and broadcast; brand identity development; e-commerce strategy and integration; site architecting; copywriting;
design staff management & mentoring; and large-scale strategic planning.

Clients include Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmy Awards); Apple Computer; Bailiwick; Digi International; Hewlett Packard;
Target; IMM Group.

CNET Networks (2001 - 2003)


Design Director
Directed user experience and design for 13 brands worldwide, comprising the 12th largest web property in the world. Led worldwide visual
unification of site designs, including overhaul of Shopper.com, mySimon, CNET Reviews, ZDNet Tech Update, AnchorDesk and News.com,
which catalyzed and grew network-wide ad and sponsorship sales.

Managed staff and budget for 4-13 art directors, designers and production artists. Built revenue opportunities across network, including
innovative ad units, lead drivers and sponsorship placements.

The Ocean Channel (2000)


Vice President, Product Development
Architected initial site design, content indexing and publishing strategy for environmental/ocean-centered start-up. Built innovative business
model for rich media content business, including content licensing.

Senior role in initiating product strategy into additional vertical markets and new product categories, including wireless, broadband media, set-
top and traditional media.

Excite@Home (1998 - 2000)


Senior Producer, Multimedia
Created and managed video content programming team serving over 1.2 million subscribers, the world’s largest broadband network at the time.
Managed content-sharing relationships with CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and over 20 additional affiliates.

Produced three weekly online shows, including 'Click Video for @Home', a popular short-format broadband video collection which introduced
the first animated 'veejay' host on a major portal.

CNET Networks (1996 - 1998)


Director, Multimedia
Managed and assembled team of developers to create next-generation multimedia content and generate new revenue opportunities for the
company, partners and advertisers. Architected and executed the Snap! offline product as part of the launch team for Snap.com, which was later
acquired by NBC.

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Resume of Jonathan Bates / Creative Director / 612-578-0222 /


www.jonbatesdesign.com
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Skills & tools


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Technical skills include mastery of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver; advanced skills in Microsoft Expressions, including Silverlight
programming; Design and authoring of dynamic Flash products; HTML, XML & JavaScript coding; advanced PowerPoint presentation design and
authoring; excellent copy writing capabilities for all levels of technical, advertising and general copy creative requirements.

References
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Vishal Naithani Service Officer, IMM Group, Inc. / vishal@immgroupdesign.com / 952.829.0400

Stephen H. Sarin Vice President, CNET Networks / shs@cnet.com / 415.344.2000

Mick Khavari Creative Director / mick@tinderboxstudios.com / 415. 826.9544

Dave Pearce Sr. Manager, Home Products, Yahoo! / dpearce@yahoo.com / 408.349.6136

Joe Tucker Founder, ratebeer.com / joet@ratebeer.com / 512.600.0744

Portfolio available at

www.dabunny.com/portfolio2008.pdf

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Resume of Jonathan Bates Creative Director 612-578-0222 / www.jonbatesdesign.com