Redbeard names Managing Art Director

Redbeard Communications, a brand strategy and creative design firm specializing in the financial industry, announced the addition of Scott Ballard as Managing Art Director earlier this month. With nearly a decade of experience in graphic design and art direction, Ballard will lead Redbeard’s design team in all marketing, advertising and design projects.

Ballard’s expertise includes working with print media, plus Web site and broadcast design. He has experience working with national brands like Clorox, Hidden Valley Ranch and Glad. Prior to joining Redbeard, Ballard was the art director for Promax Nutrition, Inc., where he managed all creative projects including Web site creation, campaign design and brand placement strategies.

Ballard has achieved significant success within the design industry, including a highly successful product line reinvention and national advertising campaign for Promax that doubled the company’s product revenue. He was awarded the Macromedia Site of the Day Award and was recently interviewed by How Magazine in recognition of his art direction in Schwing! Golf Magazine.

Ballard received an associate’s degree in applied arts in industrial design from The Art Institute of Seattle. Additionally, he attended The School of Visual Concepts in Seattle and Dale Carnegie Training in Oakland. He currently resides in Concord with his wife and two children.

Kennedy, Archer & Harray adds Hollister native to Monterey firm

The Monterey law firm of Kennedy, Archer & Harray is pleased to announce that Jeff Bedell has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Bedell will practice in the firm’s civil litigation department with an emphasis on the defense of clients in business (including agribusiness), real estate and government matters, as well as professional liability, construction defect and employment litigation.

Bedell graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1999 with a bachelor of arts degree in political science (cum laude) and graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2003 (cum laude). While in law school, Bedell was a member and editor of the University of Illinois Law Review and was a judicial extern with Judge James Ware of the United States District Court, Northern District of California. Following graduation from law school, Bedell clerked for Judge Janis Graham Jack of the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas. Bedell is currently a member of the Illinois state bar and is pending admission to the California state bar.

Bedell was born and raised in Hollister and is a new resident of Monterey. He enjoys golf and carries a USGA handicap of 3, making a nice addition to the firm’s golf team. He may be contacted at 831-373-7500.

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