Dane Bjorklund

Email: bjorklund.dane@gmail.com

Phone: 608-712-4383

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Experience:

BuzzFeed

Creative Director, January 2015 to Present

• Ideate, pitch, and produce first-to-market digital and experiential programs resulting in millions of views and shares across the social web and the real world.

• Review RFPs and brainstorm with clients to uncover core program goals and develop 360 strategies.

• Manage teams of writers, designers, and developers to produce engaging experiences within a timeline and budget.

 

Associate Creative Director, June 2013 to January 2015

• Managed timelines to consistently deliver best-in-class creative content.

• Identified metrics for success across BuzzFeed and distributed networks to establish best practices and better serve client needs.

 

Senior Creative, August 2012 to June 2013

• Conceived and constructed a wide range of branded content for numerous campaigns and clients on BuzzFeed and across the web.

• Collaborated with clients agencies, and in-house teams to execute first-class sponsored creative and clearly communicate brand messages to our audience. 

 

Scholastic

Editor, Licensed Publishing, August 2010 - August 2012  

• Ideated new licensed book and product concepts through trend research, focus groups, and daily cross-department brainstorms.

• Pitched specs and negotiated costs with multiple overseas and domestic vendors.

• Selected and directed manufacturers, authors, illustrators, and designers for each project from conception through final production.

 

Discover Outdoors

Senior Guide, April 2010 to December 2013

• Planned and led outdoor recreational and educational trips in the North East for eclectic groups of NYC clients.

• Maintained a safe environment by exercising Wilderness First Responder skills.

 

Education:

Connecticut College

BA Graduate 2010, Cum Laude

Major: English Language, Creative Writing

Minor: Studio Art, Ceramics

 

School for International Training

Study Away, Ghana: Arts and Culture 2009

Independent Thesis: A Comparative Study of Contemporary and Traditional Ceramics

 

Skills:

• Experience ideating, pitching, and producing 360 creative campaigns.

• Experience managing multiple in-house and freelance teams in fast-paced environments to meet deadlines and stay within budget.

• Proven ability to clearly convey campaign strategies and objectives to clients and team members. 

• Passion for experiential advertising and innovative storytelling.

• Experience with Photoshop, Keynote, Microsoft Office, Final Cut Pro, and a variety of operating systems.