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Nicole Eckenrode  
Designer, Art Director, Illustrator
Experienced and highly regarded graphic designer specializing in print and illustration for a variety of industries and organizations. Expertise includes publication and book design, directing photo shoots, managing people and projects, creative problem solving and attention to detail. Portfolio includes design for publishers, museums, Crate & Barrel, Gap, and Flor Martha Stewart Collection.

Freelance Designer  [2007–present]
Provide clients with creative concepts and design direction on projects ranging from marketing collateral, digital design and point of sale. Specialize in collateral, books and catalog layout including photography, art direction, design and production. Develop point of sale concepts and create visual merchandising mood boards and conmprehensive design ideas. Manage all projects from concept to completion.

Fine Art Instructor (part-time)   Art For Kids   Seattle, Washington  [2010–2011]
Fine Art instructor to children of various ages, ranging from kindergarten through high school. Instruct children in fine art projects such as: acrylic painting, drawing, charcoal, watercolors, pastel, ink block printing, sculpture, bronze casting, and clay. Prepare projects and supplies for classes. Demonstrate methods and procedures to students. Observe student work to determine progress or to make suggestions for improvement.

Senior Designer   Dangel Advertising   Lake Forest, Illinois  [2008–2009]
Developed and designed advertising campaigns including print, digital, transit and outdoor signage for Crate&Barrel (US and International) stores, Crate&Bridal Registry program, and CB2 store brands. Conceptualized and directed all campaign illustration and photography. Directed photo shoots and styling. Attended press checks to ensure quality and brand standards. Managed all projects from concept to completion. Supervised and trained freelance designers.
Designer   The Art Institute of Chicago Museum   Chicago, Illinois  [2001–2006]
Designed museum communication pieces including exhibits, books, catalogues, brochures, signage, posters, newsletters, print advertising, and special events collateral. Managed vendors including printers, carpenters, exhibit production crews, and signage production companies. Responsible for developing and managing production schedules and deadlines. Managed all projects from concept to completion. Supervised junior and freelance designer

Design Instructor   Westwood College   Chicago, Illinois  [2003–2004] 
Developed lesson plans and taught weekly four-hour evening classes in graphic design, layout, and art history. Mentored students in obtaining career goals. Received performance awards for teaching style and methods.

Freelance Art Director   Senior Designer   Land of Nod   Wheeling, Illinois  [2001] 
Art directed all merchandising photography for catalogs and website. Designed all catalogs and merchandise packaging. Managed design and production for all design projects.

Designer   Gap, Inc.   San Francisco, California  [2000]
Directed and designed all print and three dimensional materials for visual merchandising and marketing departments of GapKids and BabyGap. Managed branding and design initiatives for in-store collateral, display props, and marketing materials. Art directed photo shoots and re-touched images. Attended press 
checks to ensure integrity of printed materials.

Freelance Designer   San Francisco, California  [1998-2000]
Conceptual development, execution and production of a wide range of visual materials. Projects range from books and publications, packaging, signage, invitations, and business collateral.

Continued studies in design and fine art
Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, Washington  
North Seattle College, Seattle, Washington  
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois  
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island  
Art Center At Night, Pasadena, California  

The Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia  
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Illustration, Art History, cum laude

InDesign, Quark Xpress, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Dreamweaver,
HTML, CSS, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint

American Institute of Graphic Arts
Free Arts For Abused Children, Los Angeles, volunteer teacher

Design Distinction Awards, American Association of Museums
Scholarship, The Savannah College of Art and Design
Nicole Eckenrode
Full-time, Part-time, On-site, Off-site, Freelance/contract
Design, Illustration
Publishing, Print
POST DATE: 04.14.2019
Seattle, WA
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