Stan Cain is a career art director.
He has amassed over 25 years experience in advertising, graphic design and large format tradeshow display. Stan brings value-add to every assignment:
• Stan is strong conceptual thinker and visual problem solver.
• He has shouldered ambitious tradeshow and museum projects and has liaisoned with major ad agencies, architectural firms and interpretive design firms.
• With a concentration on B2B, his experience has crossed many industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Dental, Medical, Consumer, Electronics, Telecom, Museums and the Department of Defense.
• Stan's digital pre-press and production prowess includes trade publications,
annual reports, corporate collateral, direct mail and packaging design.
• He gets the most out of freelance artists, and manages projects and vendors, whether in the photography studio or on a six-color Heidelberg press check.
• He has assisted clients in developing creative strategy, branding and identity programs. He is no stranger to multi-tasking, attention to detail, strict deadlines, tight budgets, and travel. Stan has managed a creative services department of 9
Stan holds a BFA from Syracuse University's Advertising Design program whose Visual Communication Department is renowned for its excellence in creative advertising concept.
In 2015 Stan was the sole designer/museum preparator for "SPIRITUALS TO SOUL: African American Musical Heritage in Monmouth 1880-1980". Presented at Monmouth County Historical Association museum, 70 Court Street, Freehold, NJ from June through November. The 750 sq ft exhibit featured 6 genres of music, listening stations, flatscreens, custom artifact mounts, and floor to ceiling graphics. Pictures here.
Stan's most recent design/build poject for the Monmouth Museum is BLAST OFF! A Space Journey. Co-curators/designers Stan Cain, Avis Anderson and Jim Fitzmaurice, have designed, fabricated and installed this 6,000 sq ft, 2 level, children's museum exhibit. The Becker Children's Wing offers changing exhibits tied to school curriculum and targeted to school aged children 7-12 years old. The subjects and installations are changed every 3 years. Hands-on, experiential, learning-though-doing is the game – so visitors get to experience a launch in Mission Control, Prep For Space travel, climb through the Shuttle and the International Space Station. The exhibit centerpiece is an air-inflated Planetarium which holds 30 students. From the Lunar Lander children slide down to the lower level and land on the rubber surface of the Moon. A crater maze leads to six hands-on activity stations. Pictures here.
Stan worked for the prestigious Exibitgroup/Giltspur, the nation's largest tradeshow and museum design/build firm. In addition to his role as Graphics Manager, in their Soho location, he provided sales and marketing support with ambitious request for proposal presentation packages for projects ranging up to 4 million dollars. His designs extend the client brand and personality to the 3-D space and help support the immersive, experiential environments that Exibitgroup/Giltspur creates for tradeshows, permanent installations and museum exhibits.
Stan has lived on the New Jersey shore all his life.