Evensen Creative : Bemidji, MN
Owner + Principal Designer
Evensen Creative is a strategic micro-agency with a focus on graphic design, brand development, illustration, multimedia, and product innovation and development. Notable clients have included QA Cafe, VenuWorks, Wells Fargo, Coca-Cola, Captivate Network, AirTran, HowCast, Cloudshark, the Found Footage Festival, Poppler's Music, and the MN National Guard.
Vital Design : Portsmouth, NH
Senior Designer, 2005-2006
Vital design is a full-service marketing and design agency with specialty in branding and corporate identity. In addition to standard studio tasks, position included acting as liaison between the agency and print vendors, managing the internship program, and acting as lead designer and project manager on selected projects. Managed creative teams on projects for the New Hampshire Film Festival and the Seacoast Repertory Theatre, and relaunched the regional Portsmouth Magazine. Additional clients included George Mason University, Keller Williams, Etchstone Properties, and The One Hundred Club.
PC Connection : Merrimack, NH
Graphic Designer, 2002-2004
Design Consultant, 2004-2005 (on-site)
GD USA In-House Design Award, 2007
Part of a large, in-house advertising department in a Fortune 1000 company. Individually responsible for catalog production, publication design, and advertising campaigns worth approximately $1.85M per quarter, with a circulation of about 400 million. Notable projects include award-winning illustrated advertising design, animated promotional spots for the electronic scoreboard at Boston's TD Garden, the development of a 2-year ongoing comic strip for the Peak Award-winning Connect Magazine, and membership on a select team tasked with rebranding the company. After leaving the position, was contracted twice for multi-week, on-site consulting residencies to work on special advertising campaigns.
Third-Generation Design : Durham, NH
Temporary Junior Designer, 2001-2002
Temporary freelance junior designer position assisting with web projects for local businesses and development of early literacy and higher education e-Learning products for Scholastic, Heinemann, and McGraw-Hill. Two long-term, on-site residencies, concurrent with internship.
Brown & Company : Portsmouth, NH
Internship, January-December 2001
Internal production and assistance at full-service strategic design studio. Position mainly centered on design and project management of the annual UNH Fine Arts Journal. Played tenor sax on the studio's infamous self-promo CD, The Brown Album, featured in Graphic Design USA and on NHPR.
Pecha Kucha Night: Bemidji : Bemidji, MN
Coordination Team, 2010-present
At-large coordinator, publicity coordinator
Bemidji Community Band : Bemidji, MN
Board of Directors, 2011-present