Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thom Salisbury New Senior Art Director

Thom Salisbury is the new senior art director of Dameron Communications. He brings more than 30 years expertise in creative design. Photo by Chris Sloan

Thom Salisbury works on an advertisement as the new senior art director of Dameron Communications. He brings more than 30 years expertise in creative design.  Photo by Chris Sloan

 (SAN BERNARDINO, CA) Thom Salisbury has been named Dameron Communications senior art director.

“As one of the Inland Empire’s leading public relations and advertising firms, we are proud to have Thom Salisbury lead our team to deliver the innovative, creative art direction our clients need to win in this competitive environment,” said Carl Dameron, president of Dameron Communications. ”

Salisbury has more than 30 years experience as an art director and artist. Recent work has included projects for the City of Redlands Redevelopment Agency, 1st Valley Credit Union and the Redlands Symphony.

Previously, he was the senior art director for Pacific Coast Sportfishing, a national full-color monthly magazine focusing on sportfishing on the West Coast, including Alaska and Mexico.

“”It requires a great deal of passion and enthusiasm when it comes to providing real value to people who trust me with their message and image, or the media I’ve worked with,” Salisbury said.

“Design is much more than making something pretty,” Salisbury added. “It requires God-given talent along with a bucket load of skills, not to even mention years of practice. These commodities are nearly extinct in today’s environment.”

Salisbury was also creative director for The Sun of San Bernardino County. His creative expertise was brought to bear on accounts including San Manuel Indian Casino in Highland, and the former Harris Department Store. He also served as assistant design supervisor for the Long Beach Press-Telegram and worked with Donrey Outdoor Media in Las Vegas.

Salisbury has a degree in fine art from Saddleback College, and also studied art at University of Nevada – Las Vegas and California State University, Long Beach.

“Solid design is essential, from one-time 1-inch by 1-inch relatively low-cost ads, to an expensive sign or vehicle wrap that will be around for years,” he said. “I thoroughly enjoy making every aspect of visual promotion powerful and effective, but most importantly cost-effective.

Salisbury also serves as the 2009-10 president of the San Bernardino Sunset Rotary Club, and the co-director of its Tinman Triathlon & 5K, and kid’s Triathlon & Tricycle Race.

About Dameron Communications
Since 1989 Dameron Communications has creatively met the needs of our diverse client base locally, regionally and nationally. It is an award-winning agency that creates integrated advertising and public relations solutions to increase clients’ sales and profits, win elections, inform the public or gain acceptance of potentially controversial issues.

Dameron Communications creates advertising for television, radio, newspaper, magazine, and billboards, web sites, mobile web applications, email and more. Public relations services include press releases, press conferences, media relations, television programs, web sites, opinion editorials, promotions, event creation and management, government relations and community relations.  

Dameron Communications has earned media coverage for clients from: ABC, CBS, NBC, CNBC, CBS MarketWatch; Fox News, CNN, CNNfn, Nightly Business Report; The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Dow Jones News Wire, Bloomberg, Reuters, Associated Press and many more.

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