Hi, I’m Justin Goode.
Art Director.
Account Manager.

Justin Goode | 89 N. Elizabeth St. | Lombard, IL 60148 | 773.255.8450 | [email protected]

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Justin Goode sitting with his hands folded

What is this goofball looking at?
Oh sweet, maybe we can use his super power to open wine bottles.

About Me

I’m a strong collaborator and team player that forges lifelong friendships and incredible client relationships. I’m inquisitive and constantly evolving my skills. I truly love what I do. My interest and passion leads to positive, instructive, productive, and fulfilling work environments.

Personal Info

My biggest joy and love is our 2-year old daughter, Emily. In my limited free time I enjoy working on home-renovation projects, playing golf, peloton workouts, gardening, and having tea parties with the boss of the house, Emily.

Street Credentials

  • 18 Years of Industry Experience
  • Mentor
  • Manager
  • Originator
  • Awarded Gold Key for Fine Arts at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC
  • Team Winner of Associated Press Pacemaker Award for Design and Journalism
  • Adobe Suite Master-Class Certified (Photoshop, Indesign, Web Development)
Swiss Army Knife

Super Power

Swiss Army Knife – In-depth knowledge of numerous applications and platform deliverable types. Translation: indispensable and fun to work with.

Timeline Work History Timeline 


Graphic Designer of National Award-Winning University of Iowa Newspaper, The Daily Iowan


Promoted to Design Editor and Manager by The Daily Iowan 


Graduated from University of Iowa with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and Certificate in Journalism


Hired as Marketing and Advertising Graphic Designer by Chicago Tribune


Ushered Chicago Tribune’s Special Advertising Division during the Market Collapse/Chapter 11 Restructure


Promoted to Graphic Designer and Pre-Press Specialist in Chicago Magazine’s Marketing Department


Promoted to Graphic Designer & Web Developer by Chicago Magazine


Hired by Dino Marketing Group and Currently Actively Employed as Marketing Art Director

*Referred by Tribune Employees


Promoted Inter-departmentally and Led the Rebranding of Dino Marketing Group


Started the Incredibly Successful Dino Internship Program in Collaboration with Chicago Semester 


Wherever the world may take me.

Applications With Administration Level Experience:

(experience not limited to)

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InCopy
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • CSS
  • Domain Hosting
  • Ecommerce
  • Excel
  • FTP management
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Business
  • HTML
  • Hubspot
  • Informz
  • Mailchimp
  • Marcom Central Marketing Asset Customization Software
  • Microsoft Acoustic
  • PowerPoint
  • Premiere pro
  • Prepress Management Software
  • Product Inventory Management Systems
  • QPS
  • Quark
  • SEO optimization
  • Server Management
  • Slack
  • Switch Workflow Automation Process Software
  • Word
  • WordPress

Work Types

(experience not limited to)

  • Books
  • Brochures
  • Branding/Brand Standards
  • Digital Templates
  • Events & Experiential Marketing
  • E-Commerce
  • Event Signage
  • Magazines
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Newspaper
  • Photo Manipulation
  • POS
  • Product Packaging
  • Publishing
  • Social
  • Vehicle Wraps
  • Video
  • Vinyl
  • Websites


(industries not limited to)

  • Automotive
  • Boating
  • Construction
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Doctors
  • ECommerce
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Insurance
  • Law
  • Liqour
  • Marine
  • Museums
  • Professional Services
  • Publishing
  • Restaurant
  • Skincare
  • Spa
  • Trailer

Clients & Partnerships

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Employers Logo Searay Logo Employers Logo Good Skincare Logo PJ Trailers Logo Orangeline Logo Bristol Cabinetry Logo PCI Logo Lund Logo Nobilo Logo Oxford Capital Group Logo Palm Beach Logo Sperry Logo TexTrail Logo V Collective Logo Vessel Vanguard Logo Aston Martin Beko Big Tex Trailers Logo Big Tex Trailer World Logo Boston Whaler Logo DCS Fisker & Piskel GlenFiddich Logo Global Business Ventures Grand Banks Logo HO Sports Jordan Logo Larson FX Logo


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Why Me?

What makes me unique? In 1994 I started building websites at the age of 11, coding HTML, and leading a group of developers as a GeoCities admin. I went to college 7 years later to be formally trained in graphic design. Worked for the college newspaper with incredibly tight deadlines, went to work for the second largest newspaper in America, and have been an Art Director at a marketing agency that serves some of the highest-end products in the industry. I’ve won awards, I’ve survived and thrived in market downturns. When a business needs to change direction I’m at the forefront to help and been given opportunities to usher the company in a new direction.

My experience in the digital world, publishing, events, and analytics truly gives me an edge in an industry where it’s incredibly difficult to find someone that understand all aspects of marketing, from R&D to deliverables. That experience gives me a better understanding of collaborative processes making things more efficient, so your team can spend more time doing what they do best, but more importantly, since time is money, you will be more cost-efficient.

A successful director is someone that earns respect, as a person, as a mentor, and a professional. I bring an incredible breadth of skill, quality, and application knowledge. We spend so much of our lives working and I feel absolutely blessed to work in an industry that I am passionate about. I am driven, truly enjoy learning new technologies and techniques, and I constantly push myself to take on new tasks. I understand that the only way to succeed… is to help make the company I work for succeed. I carry the same mantra when working with team members, and when you work with someone that you know has your best interest, everything falls into place.


thanks for your time and consideration.

Justin Goode | 89 N. Elizabeth St. | Lombard, IL 60148 | 773.255.8450 | [email protected]