Graphic Designer and Illustrator with clients including Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Green Day, Aerosmith, Electronic Arts, Levi Strauss & Co., Gap Inc., Target Stores, Live Nation, and Virgin Records.
PROFILE Graphic designer and illustrator with portfolio focused on apparel and youth markets, including action and boardsports manufacturers and major toy brands. Experience with creative direction of a variety of projects, concept through to production. SKILLS -Illustration -Graphic Design -Apparel design -Lead creative for seasonal product lines -Print Production/Color Separation ( Screenprinting ) -Label and trim packages -Assembling line sheets -Licensed products ( production and creative ) -Fabric repeats -Packaging and in-store displays -Trend research and direction DIGITAL SKILLS -Advanced use of Photoshop & Illustrator. EXPERIENCE Independent Contractor May 2007-Present Illustrator, Designer and Production Artist Currently working as an independent graphic designer focused on apparel and screen print designs for men, women and children. Also contributing production design for screen printing, embroidery and other apparel print techniques. Clients include; LEVI STRAUSS and CO., HBO, LIONS GATE FILMS, SIGNATURES NETWORK, BRAVADO INTERNATIONAL, and ELECTRONIC ARTS. CINDER BLOCK INC. Apr 2005-May 2007 Design Specialist Lead creative at music merchandise company producing retail and tour product lines for recording artists including PRINCE, TIM McGRAW and FAITH HILL, THE DIXIE CHICKS, GREEN DAY, WEEZER, THE SHINS, and THE KILLERS. Also contributed art direction on private label lines for VIRGIN MEGASTORES, PONTIAC MOTORCORP, and PADEN a clothing line designed with the help of Davey Havok, lead singer and songwriter in the pop punk band, A.F.I. CONTRACT DESIGNER December 2003 - April 2005 Continuing freelance and short term contract work with clients in the apparel, toy and accessories markets. Clients including TARGET, OLD NAVY/GAP INC., HONOLUA SURF CO, ROYAL ROBBINS, and GOORIN BROTHERS. PROPHETIK CLOTHING Oct.2003 - Dec.2003 Contract Designer Joined fashion label aimed at young men and women with the mission of promoting "wearable philosophy" and unique, fashion forward trends in screened graphics, labels and trims. Helped execute all aspects of Fall 2004 garment line. -Collaborated with Creative and Marketing director on designs, concept through to production. -Helped manage freelance illustrators, designers and production artists. -Assisted in meetings with sales and design staff. DYNACRAFT INDUSTRIES Oct.2000 - Jul.2002 Lead Designer Part of three person creative team developing graphics for MAGNA, VERTICAL, RHINO, NEXT, and MALIBU brand bicycles. Responsible for graphics ranging from toddler through adult, including identity, package, point of purchase, and accessory designs. -Responsible for generating style directions, color ways, and original illustrations aimed at a variety of age ranges. -Production duties including mechanicals, sample construction and material outsourcing. -Managed production artists -Developed original artwork for TARGET stores licensed accessories BACK ROADS helmets and safety pads. -Developed original artwork for FISHER PRICE licensed products. FREELANCE ILLUSTRATOR AND DESIGNER Jan. 1999 - Oct.2000 Worked with a variety of corporate clients, with a focus on youth markets and action sports apparel. Clients including QUIKSILVER, QUIKSILVER BOYS, HURLEY INTERNATIONAL, BILLABONG, SONY MUSIC, SONY SIGNATURES LICENSING, EXCITE, THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION. -Icon Design -Apparel Design -Identity/Logotype Design EDUCATION -Art Center College of Design. BFA- Illustration. -Palomar Community College. -California College of Arts and Crafts. AWARDS -Honors Graduate, Art Center College of Design