ROBERT SOLIS
CONCEPTUAL CD/AD
SUMMARY :

I’m a creative professional devoted to solving brand challenges and crafting harmony between art and business. With a sharp eye for design and solid writing chops, I’m also a strong conceptual thinker with a proven ability to translate concepts across media channels. I’m a hands-on team player, fun collaborator, and kind mentor with expert-level proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and a firm grasp of both emerging and traditional tools and methods. I possess impeccable time-management prowess and am known as a reliable steward of budgets and timelines. I’m equipped with native-level fluency in English and Spanish. And I have an above-average ability to make people laugh. 

 robertsolis415@gmail.com 

415•793•9226 

Tomales/San Francisco, CA 

LinkedIn Profile

robsolis.com

 ENGINE, LLC | Founder/ Creative Director | San Francisco, CA (10/2001-Present) 

Manage all key administrative and operational agency functions 

Oversee accounts and nurture client relationships 

Cultivate partnerships with suppliers, freelancers, and vendors 

Spearhead project assignments from concept to completion in a client-facing environment 

Evaluate, generate, and negotiate contracts 

Manage project timelines and budgets 

Lead cross-functional concepts across digital, social, and traditional media 

Provide hands-on design, art direction, and copywriting as needed

 ACCOUNTS: Sterling Vineyards, Diageo, Wente Family Estates, Mayo Family Winery, Panasonic, Webroot, Inc., Bank of Marin, Birkenstock, USS Hornet Museum, Microfocus, McRoskey Mattress Co., California Closets, San Francisco Symphony, Puccini & Pinetti, TriNet HR, Blue Shield of California, VH1, MTV, Pier 39, Ambassador Toys, SPL Construction, Blue & Gold Fleet, Ooma, Inc., Sparrow, Inc., TrueDialog, Inc., Elvy Lab. 

TECHNICAL

Photoshop, InDesign, 

Illustrator, Adobe XD, Figma, 

Spark, Animate, Flash, Slack, 

Acrobat Pro, Keynote, MS Word, 

Powerpoint, Pages, QuarkExpress, 

CSS Grid, Freehand, VS Code, Excel, 

Dreamweaver, GitHub, HTML, CSS, WordPress, Zoom, Atom, Sketch Up, 

MS Teams, Bootstrap, Flexbox, Firefly, Sketch, Discord, Sublime,

Midjourney, Dall-e, Chat GPT. 

SKILLS :

English and Spanish 

Art Direction/Design 

Copywriting/Storytelling 

Packaging Design 

UX/UI Design 

Front-End Web Development 

Project Management 

Team Management 

Motion Graphics/Animation 

Photo/TV/Video/Audio/Film 

Broadcast/Print Production 

Illustration/Storyboarding 

SOFT SKILLS

Integrity 

Dependability 

Empathy 

Teamwork 

Inclusiveness 

Team-building/Supervision 

Problem-Solving 

Effective Communication 

Humility 

Adaptability 

Respect 

 

 WINKLER ADVERTISING | Associate Creative Director | San Francisco, CA (5/1998-10/2001) 

Filled Creative Director role during times of leadership transition 

Helped solidify existing client relationships and grow agency billings 

Responsible for providing concepts, art direction, and copy for all key accounts 

Supervised film, video, and photography production 

Provided supervision and guidance to creative, digital, and studio production teams 

Collaborated with Account Executives and Planners to develop a brand strategy 

ACCOUNTS: 21 Century Insurance, The Oakland Raiders, The Learning Company, Intershop, Eidos Interactive, Mr. Stock, Andale.com, iPrint.com, Bravanta.com. 

 GARDNER, GEARY, COLL & YOUNG | Senior Art Director | San Francisco, CA (7/1997- 5/1998) 

Contributed to agency morale with camaraderie, humor, and strong interpersonal skills 

Delivered creative magic on a variety of mediums, including TV, radio, digital, and OOH 

Supervised TV, radio, and photography production from beginning to end 

Organized creative for a smooth transit to studio and production departments 

Commissioned artwork; negotiated costs and usage; oversaw completion of projects 

Worked across agency departments to produce cross-disciplinary, multi-channel work 

Helped elevate agency profile by generating work recognized by industry press 

ACCOUNTS: Fairmont Hotel, Fetzer Vineyards, Bonterra Wines, Stri-Dex, Webvan.com, 

State Fund Insurance, Reel.com. 

KIRSHENBAUM BOND & PARTNERS | Writer/Art Director | San Francisco, CA (4/1996-6/1997) 

Served dual roles as Copywriter and Art Director in the fledgling San Francisco office 

Delivered word-smithing gold on packaging, radio, branding, and TV assignments 

Collaborated with senior stakeholders to ensure cohesive brand positioning and strategy 

Conducted casting, supervision, and on-set direction for radio and TV productions 

Developed logos and brand marks using illustration, design, and digital compositing skills 

Contributed Churchillian blood, toil, tears, and sweat consistently 

ACCOUNTS: Mother’s Cookies, Score Learning Centers, San Francisco Seals. 

FAHLGREN BENITO ADVERTISING | Art Director | Tampa, FL (3/1994-4/1996) 

Awarded 23 Addys, plus other local, regional, and national awards 

Generated news-worthy work recognized by CNN, NPR, WSJ, Adweek, Ad Age, and others 

Supplied ninja-level concepts, art, and copy on all key agency accounts 

Assisted new business efforts with presentation boards and pitch decks 

Performed illustration and sketching duties on storyboard and animatic assignments 

Supported new business efforts with collateral and marketing materials 

ACCOUNTS: McDonald’s, Florida Tourism Board, Florida Cadillac Dealerships, Florida Aquarium, The Tampa Tribune, Zoo Tampa, Salvador Dali Museum, World of Beer, National Conference of Christians and Jews, Rocky Boots. 

FREELANCE :

AGENCIES: McCann SF, Ogilvy ATL, 360º Advertising ATL, JWT ATL, Daily LA. 

ACCOUNTS: Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Cartoon Network, Turner Networks, IHOP, General Electric, The Beef Council, USG Corporation, NFL Game Rewind. 

EDUCATION

PORTFOLIO CENTER/MIAMI AD SCHOOL, Atlanta, GA 

Advanced Degree in Art Direction 

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Gainesville, FL 

Bachelor of Science in Advertising 

CERTIFICATIONS  

HTML Essential Training – Lynda.com – Jen Simmons. 

CSS Essential Training – Lynda.com – Christina Truong. 

Essential HTML – Codecademy. 

Essential CSS – Codecademy. 

Essential Javascript – Codecademy.