Professional History of Douglas Tait

1997 – Present
Principal & Creative Director
TaitDesign®
Communications Design
Manhattan, NY

2012 – 2016
Senior Brand Design Consultant and Advisor
UNICEF Headquarters
(Brand Management & Guidelines, Brand Building)
International Organization for Children's Rights
Manhattan, NY

1991 – 1997
Founding Partner, Creative Director
Kelleher & Tait Design Group, Inc.
Corporate & Institutional Communications Design
Manhattan, NY

1985 – 2005
Design Director, Affiliate
Axiom Group, Inc.
Strategic Management & Communications Consultants
Manhattan, NY
Harrison, NY

1988 – 1991
Principal & Creative Director
Douglas Tait Design
Communications Design
Manhattan, NY

1984 – 1991
Design Director, Consultant
R.A. Danzig, Inc.
Marketing Communications
Manhattan, NY

1984 – 1991
Design Consultant
Fones & Mann Advertising, Inc.
Manndate, Inc.
Medical Advertising & Marketing Design
Manhattan, NY

1985, 1986
Design Director (staff, consultant)
Shareholder Reports, Inc.
Corporate Annual Reports
Manhattan, NY

1984 – 1985, 1986
Design Director (staff, consultant)
Brian O’Neill Design Office
Corporate Identification & Guidelines
Corporate Annual Reports

Manhattan, NY

1984
Design Director (staff)
Taylor & Ives, Inc.
Corporate Annual Reports
Manhattan, NY

1981 – 1984
Design Director, Consultant
EastWest Consulting Group, Inc.
Strategic Communications
Corporate Identification & Guidelines
Corporate Annual Reports

Manhattan, NY

1979 – 1981
Art Director (staff)
Dick Lopez, Inc.
Communications Design
Corporate Annual Reports

Manhattan, NY

 

Design Awards

• American Corporate Identity
• Graphic Design: USA
• Print Magazine
• Strathmore Paper
• Graphically Bold
• Printing Industries of America
• MetLife: 'Outstanding Vendor Award'

Education

1975 – 1979
School of Visual Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Corporate Identity and Visual Communications
Manhattan, NY

Primary Strategic Design Instructors:
Bill O’Brien
(junior year and senior advanced class) 
    – Lippincott & Margulies
    – Porter, Goodman & Cheatham
    – Saul Bass

Peter Bradford
(junior year and senior advanced class)
    – Peter Bradford & Associates

 

Computer proficiency

• Mac and PC (since 1993)

• Adobe Creative Cloud®
    – Bridge®
    – InDesign®
    – Photoshop®
    – Illustrator®
    – Acrobat Pro®
    – Dreamweaver®
    – Muse®
    – Spark®
    – Sketch®

• Microsoft Office®
     – Word®
     – PowerPoint®
     – Publisher®

• Quark®
     – QuarkXPress®
     – QuarkXPress® Dynamic Publishing (templates)

• SquareSpace®

• Supporting Software
• Server Networks
• Continued Training
     – Lynda.com