Erik Hageman
Erik Hageman
Creative Director + Marketer
 
 

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Hi, I'm Erik.

I believe creativity, design and storytelling have the power to transform our world.
 

 

And I know that teams who are motivated and invested in a mission become high-performance fuel for their organizations and each other.

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The things I do

 

Creative director
Articulate a creative vision, hold true to that vision no matter what, and maintain super high standards for execution

Art director
Conceive of gorgeous designs for all channels that lift expectations and push brands forward

Team leader
Lead by example and promote the kind of communications and commitment I want to see in others. I empower creatives to make their own decisions and challenge them to take risks

Designer and illustrator
Push pixels and sketch to convey ideas directly. I design and illustrate to set the tone, show direction, or capture a pure idea in the moment

Storyteller
Flesh out the compelling story at the heart of any enterprise across all media, from web copy to video to in-person presentations and everything in-between

Marketer
Build strategy and plans that communicate value in a way that starts conversations with real people

College professor
Provide foundational understanding of internet marketing to college business students

Mentor
Offer guidance, structure and inspiration to those around me

Student
Stay humble and teachable by anyone no matter what title or position they hold

 

I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some incredibly talented people who've schooled me in the ways of design, branding, writing, filmmaking, marketing and business.

None of the work I’ve been a part of would be even slightly possible without them.

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Some things I've led or contributed to

 

Brand experience
Defined the brand experience of Infor, a $4billion company, to all audiences across all touch-points

TVC
Co-wrote and co-created a TV commercial that aired on Meet the Press and global news networks, including negotiating music rights with a breakout hip-hop artist

Global ad campaigns
Directed the creative conception and production of several multi-million-dollar ad campaigns including online & social, print ads in publications like The Wall Street Journal, venues like Madison Square Garden and global airport placements

Teaching
Taught internet marketing to business students at FIT using a self-authored curriculum, group activities and tests

Team building
Grew and cared for a distinguished creative team of 40+ UX designers, web specialists, filmmakers, writers and PMs

App publisher
Independently co-developed and marketed a successful series of children's iPad apps which were downloaded over 500k times

Enterprise website
Maintained and continuously optimized a website which logged 5M+ annual visits; drove new strategies for UX, SEO, analytics and content

B2B startup
Devised the brand and marketing strategy and deployed communications for a new piece of B2B business which helped it grow by tens of millions of dollars

Large events
Led creative direction and production of a conference that occupied the entirety of NYC’s Javits Center - including marketing, environmental design and keynotes

 

Some of the organizations and brands I've been lucky enough to collaborate with

 
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I'm always looking for new teammates that I can add value to, build with, and grow alongside.

If you’d like to start a conversation, hit that little blue button in the bottom right corner or shoot me an email: yo@ergoerik.com

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