James Lucas Professional Experience

Senior Associate, Graphics2005–2014
Mondrian Investment Partners, Ltd., Philadelphia, PA

International investment firm managing $64 billion in assets for global institutional client base.

Key Achievements:

  • Consult with company and departmental leaders and other internal stakeholders to assess project requirements; develop campaign strategies, budgets, and timelines to meet objectives.
  • Effectively collaborate with in-house team of 6 designers to direct multiple projects simultaneously and ensure consistency of branding and strategy across all designs.
  • Create sales books and presentations to support client service officers to present and potential clients and drive business expansion. Increased sales by 170% over seven years.
  • Earned reputation for ability to work effectively in high-pressure, fast-paced environment.
  • Streamlined workflow and increased productivity by generating technology-based solutions to challenges; created Excel, Word, and xData scripts to automate correction process for repeating errors.
  • Used xData at Mondiran Investment Partners to increase speed and lower mistakes on sales presentations saving the company $100,000 a year in employee costs.
  • Help coworkers understand process of producing books to increase productivity.

Consulting Graphic Designer1999–2005

Recruited by major technology and financial management companies including Panasonic, Dow Jones, MetLife, Bloomberg, The Wiz, and Merrill Lynch to provide graphic design expertise.                                                                                                              

Key Achievements:

  • Strong visual-thinker with ability to realize esthetic designs across mediums; provided creative solutions for Panasonic, handling all internal graphic needs from concept through delivery.
  • Played key role in optimizing layout for Wall Street Journal; utilized expertise in composition and electronic pre-press processes to create and test scripts, which decreased layout time of newspaper.

Design Coordinator1996–1999

Quick & Reilly, Inc., New York, NY

Major provider of asset management and financial consulting services.

Key Achievements:

  • Independently oversaw development and execution of internal and external design projects by creating direct mail campaigns, and collateral print. Saved company $180,000 over three years.