Colleen Neutra spent the bulk of her career in financial service communications. While at Fidelity Investments’ retirement marketing group, Colleen conceived and designed custom 401(k) kits for Fortune 500 firms. This introduced her to “brand voice” — an understanding of the clients’ corporate culture to effectively motivate employees to save for retirement. As an Assistant Vice President and designer at Putnam Investments, Colleen developed concepts and designed new fund launches, marketing material for brokers and dealers, and campaigns for institutional investors. At John Hancock Funds, Colleen served as the Creative Development Manager, fostering the creative efforts of seven graphic designers.
Colleen now provides design and branding services for higher education clients, non-profits, and growing businesses with limited in-house marketing capacity. She’s an excellent project manager and expert in many production processes, from print to 3D signage.
Colleen’s branding and graphic design work has been recognized in Graphis Letterhead 3, Print Regional Design Annual, the AIGA Best of New England, Logo Lounge Master Library, and the Library of Congress. Colleen holds a BFA in Design with Departmental Honors from the Massachusetts College of Art.