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Graphic Design e r | Pa c k a g i n g D e s i g n Sp e c i a l i s t 8 1 8 . 6 4 2 .1030 | [email protected]
Qualific ations profile Accomplished highly creative graphic designer and packaging design specialist with over 10 years experience with leading studios and major toy manufacturing companies. Multi-talented professional, with exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills; dynamic team player, with well-developed written and verbal communication abilities. Highly skilled in client and vendor relations. Inventive creator accustomed to performing in deadline-driven environments with an emphasis on working within budget requirements.
S k i l l S SU M M AR Y Packaging design Product design 4C print design
Book design and layout Photography Image correction
Logo design Catalog layout Technical illustration
Web design Pre-press file preparation Trade show design, setup and hosting
P ORTFOLIO Portfolio PDF made available upon request
E X P ERIENCE FREEL ANCE GR APHIC DESIGNER | Los Angeles | 4/2009-Present Food and beverage packaging design and production for gourmet gift giving Book layout design for a major historical publication; photo retouched all images and prepared file for pre-press (Rory O’Conner) Logo design for corporate identity, including stationery branding and corporate sales brochures (AirLink) Designed board game and packaging from inception to completion (TransMira) ADVERTISING MANAGER | NS Wash Systems – Inglewood | 2/2008-4/2009 Responsible for reorganizing the Advertising Department, creating new series of product sales and marketing materials Responsible for staging major car wash equipment trade show productions nationwide, including floor design; pre-ordered wash equipment; arranged freight to and from venue; created eye-catching signage and floor displays; hosted event to support sales force Directed construction of new web site; coordinated with free-lance web designer, ensured production time lines were met, navigation tested, appearance satisfied sales and marketing needs; art directed eight product videos featuring newly installed working car washes; generated transition titles; supervised editing of videos, including music selection; nswash.com was launched in 2009 FREEL ANCE GR APHIC DESIGNER | Los Angeles | 10/2005-2008 Video game instruction book design for major corporation (Ayzenberg) Logo design, web support graphics for Internet publishing company (Steelmark) PACK AGE DESIGNER – TOYS | Jakks Pacific – Malibu | 10/2004-10/2005 Created TV Games packaging for major client’s branding standards; ex. Marvel, Nickelodeon and Disney Met deadline for mocked-up placeholders for a variety of products in preparation for Toy Fair PRODUCTION DESIGNER | Chase Design Group – Los Angeles | 4/2003-10/2003 Responsible for art and package design Completed concept and layout design development for a book series Coordinated point-of-purchase for major client, such as Disney PACK AGE DESIGNER | NYKO Technologies – Los Angeles | 4/2000-10/2002 Successfully created graphically-identifiable commercial packaging Designed products for multiple video game systems Art directed product photo shoots; image corrected, including masking
S o f t w a r e SU M M AR Y Illustrator CS4 Photoshop CS4 InDesign CS4
Microsoft Office Apple Pages Apple Keynote
Apple Numbers Dreamweaver CS4 Final Cut
Ed u c a t i o n South Macomb Community, College Roseville, MI – College Prep Wayne State University – Detroit, MI – BFA – Art Major
REFERENCES Available upon request
Quark 6.5 Flash CS4