I am a Creative Director, Designer, Strategist, Leader

I am a forward-thinking and deadline-driven creative marketing professional with 29+ years of experience designing and developing user-centric digital/print marketing material from initial concept to final, polished deliverable.

  • Email: me@russkern.com
  • Phone: (330) 687-6116
  • Web: https://russkern.com
  • City: North Canton, OH
  • School: University of Akron
  • Degree: BFA Graphic Design


I have a wide-ranging set of creative and technical skills that compliment & offset each other. My schooling was for creative design, but my real-world experiences have forced me to learn new skills and expand my skill-set far beyond that of a great many of my peers.

Interactive Marketing 65%
Brand Identity Design 97%
Promotions Design 94%
Merchandising 97%
Collateral & Print 98%
Digital Development 85%
Web App Development 90%
ExpressionEngine CMS 80%
Adobe Illustrator 94%
Adobe Photoshop 96%
Adobe InDesign 87%
Microsoft Office 58%
PHP 86%
HTML 96%
CSS 97%
VSCode 80%
SequelPro 70%

Some companies I've done work for.

Firestone Complete Auto Care
St Rita’s Medical Center
Mack Trucks
Phillips 66 Lubricants
Interstate Batteries
Kendall Motor Oil
Health Action Council
Hercules Tires
GAF Building Products
Credit First National Association
Boy Scouts of America
Bendix Spicer Foundation Brakes
Boa Technology
Affinity Medical Center
Azek Building Products