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Craig Thornton

Creative Entrepreneur

  • E-mail craigt@craigt.com
  • Location Buffalo, NY
  • Business Jetsetter Productions
  • Title Creative Entrepreneur

A Creative Entrepreneur with 10+ years of experience in digital media, bringing a proven knowledge in creative marketing solutions, business branding and team management. Experienced in developing complete and effective solutions for Digital Signage, Website design & presence, SEO & Analytics, Commercial Video Production, Drone Piloting & Cinematography, Graphic Design & Identity Solutions. Builds a productive atmosphere for creative production teams locally and remotely including international teams in India.

Attends & exhibits at many National & International Trade Shows – CES, NACS, ISA, IPE, NRS, IAAPA, Vartech, Heartland/DD Acquisition Conference, RSPA – Retail Now, Sunshine Expo, The Really Big Expo(Southeast Petro Association), GACS.

Professional Skills

Technical Problem Solving
Logistical Problem Solving
Creative Solution Conception & Management
Technology Solutions & Recommendations
Commercial Video Solutions
Website Solutions - Managed & DIY Updating
SEO Solutions
Marketing Campaign Solutions
Consulting - Business, Marketing & Technology
Leadership
Analytics & Reporting

Portfolio

Auntie Anne’s Digital Menu Boards

Commercial Video Solutions Motion Graphics

Auntie Anne's Menu Boards

HMS Host wanted something more for their Auntie Anne’s digital menu’s that did not take away or disfigure brand representation. These are corporate approved menu’s digitally enhanced with attractive yet subtle motion graphics.

Sbarro Menu Boards

Commercial Video Solutions Motion Graphics

Sbarro Digital Menu Boards

Providing animation to a static digital menu board increases sales, entertains guests and ultimately improves brand experience. This version can be seen in NYC by HMS Host.

Plenti Rewards

Commercial Video Solutions Motion Graphics

Plenti Rewards for Exxon/Mobile Fuel

Designed to encourage consumers to use their Plenti Points to save on Gas. This promotion was used on pump facing digital signage solutions, encouraging the consumer at the POP.

Anderson’s Frozen Custard Quiz Mograph Template

Commercial Video Solutions Motion Graphics

Anderson's Frozen Custard Quiz Template

This is an After Effects Template for quiz questions developed to entertain and inform guests waiting in line. This opportunity to effectively market to a captive audience yielded a great response from the audience and an increase in sales for the company.

Camille’s Menu Mograph

Commercial Video Solutions Motion Graphics

Camille's Ice Cream Menu Mograph

Motion Graphic Menu for Camille’s Ice Cream currently seen in the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (DFW).

All Business Fitness Promotional Video

Business Branding Commercial Video Solutions Motion Graphics Music Videos

All Business Fitness Promotional Video

A combination of live and animated footage – edited to an aggressive soundtrack providing All Business Fitness with a spot on brand experience.

Work Experience

2013 - Present

RTT Digital Media

Creative Director

Develop, test & execute marketing & creative design strategies. Video & Animation production designed under strict restrictions for data transfer & Digital Signage applications while maintaining quality eye catching content.

2010 - Present

Jetsetter Productions

Owner

Business Brand development including the latest in creative content creation - Web Design, Drone Videography, Graphic Design, Marketing Concepts & Strategies.

2010 - 2013

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County

Graphic & Web Designer

Web & Graphic Design Development - Technology & Networking Specialist

2008 - 2010

PCB Piezotronics

Logistics Specialist

ISO 9001 Logistics specialist - International paperwork - AES, NAFTA - International & Domestic Shipments

Education

2008 - 2010

Bachelors of Arts

University at Buffalo

2006-2008

Associates - Business Administration

Erie College

2005 - 2006

Attended - Aeronautical Science - Aircraft Piloting

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

References

  • Craig is a dynamic individual with a passion for the business. He has limitless creativity and an increasable work ethic. Craig never fails to amaze me when I present him with a challenge, this is becoming a rare commodity.

    Todd Patterson Vice President of Sales
  • Craig always delivers more than we expect, at an incredible value. He works with direction extremely well and is also able to originate new ideas and develop them from concept to execution independently and with consistently amazing results. His work is highly recommended!

    J. Bufford CrowdSmart, Inc.
  • Mr. Craig Thornton started with our company approximately two years ago. His Graphic Design and Creative ability exceeds all others we ever had previously employed by our company. He is up to date on trends and design and as energetic and pleasant to work with as the first day we hired him.
    I extend Mr. Thornton my highest recommendation with honor.
    Thank you,
    Michael Guadagno, Principal
    Michael Guadagno & Associates LLC
    http://ispyck.com/ Note this is one of our web sites created by Mr. Thornton

Pricing

$150 /hr

Consulting

  • Business Consulting
  • Creative Consulting
  • Technology Consulting
$1200 /mo

Business Branding

  • Marketing Consultation
    • Mission & Vision Analysis
  • Business Branding
    • Logo Design
    • Commercial Video Production
      •  Videography
      • Drone Videography
      • Motion Graphics
      • Post Production
    • Graphic Design
      • Custom Illustration
      • Billboards
      • Flyers
      • Business Cards
      • Social Media
    • Tagline & Copywriting
  • Web Presence
    • Website Design
    • Social Media Strategy & Implementation
    • Search Engine Optimization
      • Keyword Strategy
      • Schema.org Markup
  • Reputation Management

For customized pricing please contact me directly: craigt@craigt.com

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My Interests

In any spare time that I may have… You can find me having fun with one of the following:

  • Building Businesses
  • Drone Videography
  • Filming / Editing / Watching Movies
  • Motorcycles
  • Antique Cars
  • Snomobiling
  • Skiing
  • Travel