Chris Brauss' resume


Freelance Graphic Designer, Creative Analyst, Principle

Brauss Creative is a freelance design firm that works with small to medium businesses, providing creative services, and marketing support. Industries; Healthcare, Exhibit, Manufacturing, Software, Education, and Pharma.

  • Print and digital brochure layout (Sell sheets)\
  • Conference exhibit displays and support material
  • Brand and product identity, design, and development
  • Website design and management
  • Web-based application gUI design
  • Newsletter / Email design and campaign management
  • Marketing collaboration
  • Information Graphics

AVANADE “Formerly G.A. Sullivan” (2000 – 2005)

Team Lead, Art Director, Sr. Graphic Designer

While the company was G.A. Sullivan, each office was assigned a lead (Art Director) whose duties were to maintain brand integration and graphic User Interface in application development for the software development firm. G.A.S. had a diversity of clients and provided software application services, business solutions and design-led experiences via Microsoft technology. Industries; Consumer Education, Business Information, and Software.

  • Website and web-based application gUI
  • Advertising design
  • Brand unification and development
  • Development collaboration


“ (now” (1995 – 2000)

Team Lead, Art Director, Graphic Designer

Hired as a graphic designer and website creator, I became a team lead and Art Director for POSTnet, an online news delivery service that was tandem to the printed version St. Louis Post-Dispatch now called StLToday.

  • Website and web-based application gUI
  • Advertising design
  • Brand unification and development

“The Wednesday Magazines” (1989 – 1995)

Art Director, Production Coordinator, Advertising Designer 

Beginning as a print advertising designer, I was promoted to editorial layout and Art Direction for 4 printed magazines, that were distributed throughout the St. Louis Area. The magazines covered subject trends surrounding Family, People, Home, and Fashion

  • Print advertising design
  • Printed magazine design, layout, and production
  • Talent acquisition and management



Truman State University
1986-1989 BA in Visual Communication

St. Louis Community College
1981-1986 AA General Transfer
(Focus; Graphic Design, Civil Engineering) 

Continuing Education

Fall 2022, I will be taking classes in motion graphics and other visual communication applications at Webster University.

Primary Design Software

Adobe Creative

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign

MS Office

  • PowerPoint
  • Word

Development Software

WordPress – Website management
Dreamweaver – HTML, WYSIWYG
Balsamiq – Wire framing
Jira – Work ticket management
Assembla – Work ticket management