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aboutIan Beers

Ian Beers is a Columbus-based visual communications & business management professional with a background focused on media production, pop art, & aspirational brand-building.

Throughout his career, Beers has worked for such pop culture megabrands as MTV News, EXPRESS, & J.Crew. He has also conceptualized branding for multiple organizations & small businesses: his design portfolio includes work for the non-profit Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland, the run club Front Runners NEO, the feminist theatre collective Whisper to a Scream, & most recently his photography became the packaging for Elevator Brewing Company's newest beer, 380 Left Coast IPA.

Beers is a passionate team player with an accomplished retail background of leading, motivating & inspiring teams to reach new heights in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment. His career has consisted of managing multi-million dollar stores, synchronizing a consistent visual concept for all stores in a national fleet, as well as leading the development & distribution of media content.

In 2009 Beers coupled his business background with his passion for the visual arts when he launched ianbeers.com, an interactive creative platform representing his work as an independent artist & freelance designer. Originally from Cleveland, he currently resides in Columbus, Ohio.

Beers holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Ohio University's School of Media Arts & Studies in the Scripps College of Communication.

 

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CO-WORKERS

"In the time that Ian was a Visual Coordinator he brought a great deal to the role. His experience in the Field brought a fresh perspective to the Home Office Visual Team. Additionally, in this role, cross functional relationships are business critical & Ian excelled at building & maintaining them. He is detail oriented, has a very strong work ethic &, even when tensions were high, always maintained a sense of humor. In my opinion, Ian would do great work in any environment where relationship building & team oriented projects are involved."

-Brian Carr, Senior Director of Global Retail Brand at Nike Running | Managed Ian while Women's Visual Director at EXPRESS Home Office

 

"If I had to best describe Ian in two words it would be 'detail oriented' in every aspect of his work. He takes pride in his work whether it is hands on physical work or computer graphics, everything is completed with precision. You will also experience a positive attitude & great sense of humor when working with Ian, he is truly a well rounded individual. I would highly recommend Ian for anyone looking for strong work ethic, passion for his work, & great personal skills with other team members."

-Erika De Salvatore, Vice President of Visual at Target | Managed Ian while Men's Visual Director at EXPRESS Home Office

 

"I worked with Ian on two separate occasions. Ian was an extremely dedicated employee: he always went above & beyond to ensure he could provide his best work. Ian is also collaborative & detail oriented to ensure he is training others with each interaction. I would love to work with Ian again in the future."

-Shannon Pond, Senior National Field Team Leader at Alliance Data | Worked with Ian while District Manager during travels to EXPRESS Stores

 

"Ian is a delight to work with. He has an abundance of knowledge in visual merchandising, visual standards, product knowledge, customer experience, & analysis of reports. Anytime I have a question I can always count on Ian to know the answer & have a solution. I have worked with Ian in a couple different atmospheres with different tasks at hand, he always handles them with ease & precision.."

-Eryn Oaks, Brand Co-Manager at EXPRESS | Worked with Ian during travels to EXPRESS Stores

 

"With an infectious personality & impressive skill-set, Ian Beers would be a welcome asset to any task he pursues. My experience at EXPRESS gave me a first-hand opportunity to work with the genius that is Ian Beers, a rare talent that has an incredible eye for detail & visual presentation. When our store in Strongsville, Ohio transitioned from two separate stores into a single, dual-gender outlet with some unusual architectural conditions, I was able to witness Ian's keen adaptation abilities. These competencies were recognized throughout our district, as well as our entire company, as illustrated by his success as a Visual Communications Coordinator later in his career with EXPRESS. Along with his outstanding aptitude as a Visual Manager, Ian possesses a charismatic persona that works incredibly well in the retail environment. In my time working with Ian at EXPRESS, I learned much of my personal selling technique by his example, which entails providing a comfortable customer experience while successfully managing the business practices needed to compete in the retail world. Ian has truly been an impressive model of not only a brilliant visual manager, but also how to successfully perform in the retail business. I give my highest recommendations of Ian Beers in whatever career path he chooses."

-Jonathan Alvares, Political Campaign Staffer | Reported to Ian at EXPRESS Stores

 

"Any success that I have achieved in my current position I can relate back to the training I received from Ian. Ian is extremely reliable, goal oriented, insightful & open minded. He treats any task laid out before him as the most important & is completely thorough. His eye for visuals is the best I have honored to have been taught by. Ian would be an asset to any company or for any job. I recommend him for whatever endeavor he may be offered, it would be advantageous to any company to have him on staff!"

-Mallory Mason, Candidate Manager at The Madison Group | Reported to Ian at EXPRESS Stores

 

"Ian is one of the hardest workers I know. He brings serious passion to every job he does! He genuinely cares about the projects he works on. Beers ROCKS!"

-Stephanie Kun, Manager of Branded Entertainment at The Ellen Degeneres Show | Worked with Ian on Fridays Live at Ohio University

 

DESIGN CLIENTS

“Ian takes your project personally. He works with you every step of the way to realize your vision. He is professional, timely & provides insights that only his skill & talent can provide. He has fresh, innovative ideas & he thrives at pushing the envelope in terms of imagery & artistry. I have received numerous compliments on my branding & website thanks to Ian.”

-Maria Miranda, Founder of Whisper to a Scream

 

“I enlisted Ian's art & design services to create a custom design for my wedding invitations. Ian definitely went above & beyond as he also assisted in the recommendation & selection of stationary, font type & sizing of the invitations, & also created coordinating designs for RSVP cards & accommodation cards. Ian took the time to work with me on several prototypes of the designs & was great at incorporating my feedback while also providing creative alternatives when necessary. I'm happy to say that I received great feedback from my friends & family on the invitations & I owe it all to Ian!”

-Melissa Williams, Bride

 

“Our company was happy to hire Ian to compose a new division logo. With his expert technical skill & creative genius, we were provided with a classy & cohesive digital image. I definitely recommend Ian for any graphic design project your company may need.”

-Carrie Geiss, Operations Manager at Pro Class Contracting Company

 

"We were VERY impressed with the logo artwork Ian created for our group. Collaborating with him through the design process produced a logo that represents all aspects of our group. When we asked what it would look like if 'A' was changed to 'B' those changes were promptly made... & when we asked if it could be changed back, Ian said, 'sure thing!'"

-Ed, Co-Captain & Founder of Front Runners NEO

 

 

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