Jan Carpenter

Chief Creative Officer

Jan Carpenter, a founding partner in Cork Tree Creative, Inc., has more than 25 years experience in graphic design, web development and content management, search engine optimization, digital marketing and strategic planning. As lead of the creative department of Cork Tree Creative, Carpenter has led marketing programs for clients throughout the country providing brand development and management, strategic counsel and tactical skills for companies in energy, manufacturing, legal and the financial service industry to name a few. She is respected in the industry as a leader in her field and among clients for delivering quality design, efficiently and within budget. She has developed brands for clients receiving national exposure and provided strategic counsel to businesses with specific goals to grow their business or gain exposure in a very specific way.

Carpenter’s management skills extend to managing the core business aspects of Cork Tree Creative as it relates to contract procurement, finance and human relations. Her customer service skills are aimed at keeping clients informed, providing statistical data to refocus marketing efforts when needed and providing ongoing strategic guidance to ensure the most effective delivery of services. She also provides creative oversight ensuring quality control and ensuring all production is at graphic standards of the specific client.

Among her accomplishments are:

  • Developed storyboards and strategic marketing materials for a local county planning and development department to help outline at a public meeting the strategic plan for a planned growth corridor along a major Interstate highway.
  • Led the creative development of an online portal for paying traffic tickets for an area County Circuit Clerk’s office and developed coordinating printed tickets to effectively and efficiently communicate to offenders how to pay their tickets online.
  • Developed signage for a historic walking district.
  • Provided brand management and graphic design support for an investment company aimed at redeveloping brownfield sites across the United States and Canada. Managed all marketing materials in support of community outreach, website updates and brand management.
  • Provided brand development for the economic department of a major municipality. Developed supporting marketing and proposal materials for attracting new businesses to the City.
  • Managed a multi-pronged marketing program for a international manufacturing company to include the development of technical catalogues and product schematics focused on the manufacturing of electronic products.
  • Served as creative director and production manager of St. Louis Homes & Lifestyle Magazine managing short deadlines, gathering and organization of editorial content and layout of the magazine.

Jan’s Bucket List

  • Go on an African Safari
  • Own AND drive a ’65 Convertible Mustang
  • Touring Europe would be good
  • Pick a stock on the ground floor (Apple comes to mind)
  • Have Grandkids
  • Learn Mandarin 

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