I have many years of experience designing from concept to completion. I am experienced in managing many simultaneous projects and maintaining tight and efficient time schedules. My passion for design and my adept technical skills are complemented by in-depth involvement with Marketing, Sales and the executive team as well as dealing directly with clients to ensure success. As designer and production artist at very demanding companies, I will leverage my understanding of design and technical execution to make an immediate contribution to your team. I look forward to discussing this opportunity with you further. Please review selected samples from my online portfolio. I am available for a portfolio review at your convenience. To view samples, please click on the text link at the top of the page titled "Gallery."
Biography: EXPERIENCE: 2005 4040 Berkeley, CA Client/Project Manager 4040 (Berkeley, CA) - Client/Project Manager Manage numerous creative projects. Create and manage budgets, time lines, and other aspects involving the company’s branding projects. Responsibilities include the timely flow of information and material between the client and creative department as well as prepare production schedules and client project status reports. Clients include Citizens Bank, Charter One, Keen Footwear, The Cannery and other top companies. Establish and maintain a coactive relationship with clients and vendors in order to track and control costs, overseeing quality of deliverables and managing contractual agreements. Liaison between client and creative department. Oversaw freelancers to ensure proper execution of branding as per client revisions. 2001 - 2004 NorthPole LLC. Fremont, California Senior Graphic Designer Extensive concept to completion involvement. Generated design that consistently improved market visibility for company’s outdoor recreation and travel-ware lines. Created packaging and POP displays that effectively conveyed features and benefits of products without need for in-store display or demonstration. Top clients include Wal-Mart, Disney, Mattel and other fortune 500 companies. Played major role in creating art production department at company’s China office, complete with photographer and studio. Greatly reduced costs as product samples no longer had to ship to US for photography. Mentored new hires on proper production techniques to ensure flawless integration of both departments. Implemented FTP site on main server to transfer electronic files to China production department. Drastically reduced costs as files and film were no longer shipped overseas. Greatly improved teamwork between project managers and the art department to ensure packaging and product specifications are not only correct, but received in a timely manner to meet product ship-dates. Managed web site creation for company brands and ensured proper marketing of products on client's sites. Executed instruction sheets for company’s tent and travel-ware lines. Coordinated with project managers and customer service to assure copy and illustrations are easily comprehensible for the consumer. Created full-scale presentation packaging mock-ups for client meetings. 1998 - 2001 Spencer Communications Los Angeles, CA Graphic Designer Created large-budget catalogs, advertising and corporate identity for such top marine and aircraft companies as Mercury Marine, Johnson, Evinrude, Teledyne Continental Motors and other industry leaders. Worked directly with clients to successfully meet all marketing needs. It was crucial that artwork effectively convey product’s features and benefits given most water and aircraft are manufactured on a per order basis. Authorized final approval for blue-lines, digital proofs and match prints as well as press sheets during press checks. Used extensive knowledge of color correction to ensure accurate color on press. Coordinated with vendors to assure all deadlines were met and all technical aspects were adhered to. FREELANCE: 20th Century Fox, Finis Inc., Michel-Russo Advertising, Data Processing Resources Corporation, Los Angeles Business Journal. SKILLS: Quark XPress; Adobe CS: Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop including advanced manipulation, retouching and color correction; Macromedia Dreamweaver MX; HTML; Microsoft Office; OSX Panther; FastTrack Schedule, FunctionFox. EDUCATION: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo - Bachelor of Science: Graphic Design 1997 Art Center College of Design: Courses in industrial design Otis Parsons: Courses in figure and still-life painting INTERNSHIPS: Hollywood Records: Participated in CD inlay designs, logos and various promotionals for film as well as the company’s recording artists. The Idea Place (Warner Bros.): Assisted in designing movie posters and promotionals.
Country: United States
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