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Eric Kaplan

Creative Director

Eric Kaplan

Creative Director

Eric is the leader of Joele Frank’s Design Group. He has nearly 20 years of corporate communication design expertise across a wide spectrum of industries, and works with colleagues and advisors to help companies creatively and effectively convey messaging to a broad range of stakeholders.

Eric helps clients to:

Develop persuasive and targeted print and digital campaigns during proxy contests

Assignments include: Box (Starboard), ChicosFAS (Barington), Deckers Brands (Marcato), NextGen Healthcare (Sheldon Razin), Newell Brands (Starboard), P&G (Trian)

Design clear and concise infographics, websites and presentations for M&A situations

Assignments include: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Broadcom, Citrix, Connecticut Water, Entegris, Exact Sciences, Fiserv, Frontier Airlines, GE, Grubhub, Herman Miller, Hyatt Hotels, Illumina, International Flavors & Fragrances, Kansas City Southern, SiriusXM, Symantec, Varian Medical Systems

Create a compelling visual narrative for earnings and investor day presentations

Assignments include: BioRad Pharmaceuticals, ChicosFAS, DigitalBridge Group, DSW, Huntsman Chemical, Kroger, Leidos, Lifetime Brands, LKQ, Merck, Public Storage, Teladoc Health

Integrate brands and develop collateral following a merger

Assignments include: Bristol Meyers in its acquisition of Celgene, International Flavors & Fragrances in its acquisition of Frutarom, Johnson & Johnson in its acquisition of Actelion, Varian Medical Systems in its pending sale to Siemens Healtheneers

Assist companies as they prepare for a public listing with S-1 design, roadshow presentations, branding, and digital media

Assignments include: Affirm, CADRE Holdings, LYFT, TPG

Produce sophisticated and impactful sustainability reports, proxy statements, and annual reports

Assignments include: American Homes 4Rent, Assurant, Baker Hughes, BorgWarner, Builders FirstSource, LiveRamp, LKQ, Macy’s, Minerals Technologies, Nuerocrine Biosciences, Syneos Health

Eric joined Joele Frank in 2015. From 2007-2015, he was a member of the Marketing & Communications team at Skadden. As lead designer and project manager, he helped define and maintain brand standards across all global offices, produced the firm’s marketing materials, and assisted the firm’s executive team with strategic internal presentations. Prior to Skadden, Eric spent four years as an infographic designer, providing creative expertise to litigators at many top international law firms. Additionally, he worked as freelance designer for accounting firms, investment banks and real estate development companies. Eric received a BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art and Design in 2002.