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About Stan - Bio

Stan Cain is a career art director.

He holds a BFA from Syracuse University's Advertising Design program which is known for its excellence in creative advertising concept.

Recent freelance exhibit design projects for Monmouth County Historical Association include an interesting mix of roles as exhibition designer, museum preparator, and project manager. Stan has worked closely with different curators, budgets, environments, and scopes. From 2015 to date Stan has shouldered 9 large exhibit projects for the Association as well as many print support projects. The larger exhibits included: “Tracking Sandy: Monmouth County Remembers”; “Hartshorne: Eight Generations and Their Highlands Estate Called Portland”; “19th Century New Jersey Chairmaking”; and “Spirituals to Soul: African American Musical Heritage in Monmouth”.

August and September of 2010 were focused on project managing and art directing the new exhibit build in the Becker Children's Wing at the Monmouth Museum:“Changing Climate : Changing Weather”. A very dedicated team of talented creatives proved they really know how to pinch a penny, utilized found objects and recycled building materials. Stan continues to participate in the Museum's Exhibition, Building & Grounds, Capital Campaign and Special Event committees.

2009 was the year of the renovation, doubling the size of the house and transforming the garage to a very handsome studio space. Pictures on www.stancain.com/renovation.

In 2008, Stan began marketing a time and attendance software for Datamatics Management Services, Inc. in Fords, NJ. And took on an art director role doing web design, tradeshow, and special event support for a new SEO/Internet Marketing firm, Pasch Consulting, in Rumson, NJ. He would split his work week, and ultimately went full-time at PCG as they grew and moved to Eatontown, through 2015.

Stan's design/build project for the Monmouth Museum is “BLAST OFF! A Space Journey”. Co-curators/designers Stan Cain, Avis Anderson and Jim Fitzmaurice, 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 activity stations.

In 2007 Stan earned a CIW, Certified Internet Webmaster, – a 200 hour, $4,000 certificate program offered through Brookdale Community College. While on campus he took a Macromedia Flash animation and an AutoCAD class.

From 2000 to 2006 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 also provided sales and marketing support with ambitious request for proposal presentation packages for projects ranging up to 4 million dollars. His designs extend a client's brand and personality to the 3-D space and help support the immersive, experiential environments that Exhibitgroup creates for tradeshows, permanent installations and museum exhibits. As Graphics Manager he would coordinate concept through production, utilizing both nationwide resources of Exhibitgroup and local vendors in New York, Philadelphia and NJ. He would liaison with architectural firms, directly with clients and through their advertising agencies.

Stan is a founding member of the Twilight Concert Committee. Every winter since 1996 the Twilight Concerts throw a charity concert for the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children. To date they have raised over $600,000 - with 100% of the monies they raise going directly to the charity.

Stan tested his entrepreneurial worth with PrintDesign, a freelance graphic design firm, where he wore all the hats from creative to production, from account executive to bookkeeper. For fifteen years he maintained a freelance studio downtown Broadway, Long Branch, in a building he owned and renovated. His clients were located in eastern Monmouth County and projects were print heavy including: counter-top wayfinding easels and die-cut holiday mailings for Red Bank's RiverCenter; identity, tradeshow exhibit, collateral and annual reports for NJ Healthcare Facilities Financing Authority; exhibit, catalog and website for Hartford Family Foundation; and CD packaging for DA Music and Paramax. He co-curated three 2,400 sq ft exhibitions at the Monmouth Museum (”A&P in American Life”; “NJ Pinelands: Water in the Balance”; and “The Estuary: Life in the Mix”). Stan attests that these have been his favorite all-encompassing projects, combining interpretation, research, message hierarchy, wayfinding, design, fabrication and installation.

PrintDesign freelance work led to a full-time Creative Director role at Lanmark Group. It was a very responsible position and had a direct reporting staff of 10. He developed creative strategies, established copy platform, conceived and launched ad campaigns, produced direct mail, diverse sales collateral and packaging. He oversaw art and copy departments, bringing his strong concept and creative eye to Lanmark's B2B and Business to Professional marketing for the dental industry. His role required client contact, travel, photo shoots and press checks - all budget and deadline intensive. Stan's accomplishments included dual language consumer packaging for Bausch & Lomb's Interplak toothbrush; brand, ID and consumer packaging for Holmes Air; and a corporate identity revamp and pharma packaging for Ceramco. Other clients included: Hoechst Celanese, Jelenko, Jeneric Pentron, Pelton & Crane, Siemens and several pharmaceutical companies.

In the late 1980s he played a significant role in a grass roots effort to save 13 acres of wetlands from development. With State of NJ Green Acres Program funding, the Jackson Woods site has now been set aside as an open space, passive recreation park. Stan went on to chair the City of Long Branch Environmental Commission.

In 1987 he took the digital step to a Macintosh, and although cross-platform, has been on a MAC ever since.

Early on in his career Stan climbed the ranks to head the Art Department in the Audiovisual Branch of the Hexagon at Fort
Monmouth. As head of a civilian staff of 9, he held a high level Department of Defense security clearance doing military briefings for CECOM, and fulfilling the graphic and print needs of the entire Fort Monmouth community. He was also personally responsible for the reorganization and refitting of a 40 year old art department. His other accomplishments there included a nine projector multi-image slide show, exterior graphics on the Child Care Center and a series of updatable and portable displays.

He has had a few tastes of TV broadcasting with a Public Service Announcement for the Syracuse Area Landmark Theater; a TV Cameraman and Technical Director role with a Comcast Cable Local Access Channel 34 TV show in Long Branch; and some light industrial video production experience with Lanmark Group.

In 1982 he purchased and renovated his first of what would ultimately total 8 residential and 2 commercial units, and was a part-time landlord for 23 years.

Stan lives with Avis, his spouse of 29+ years, two blocks from the ocean in Long Branch, New Jersey, where they have many creative adventures.

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