As a creative who maintains consultation and licensing contracts with a focus on action sports and street wear related products it is of my professional and ethical duty to maintain a steady link within the industry and it's foremost acute contributors. My hard driven passion and dedication to high quality aesthetics combined with extreme appreciation for the sport/fit lifestyle and culture works hand in hand as someone whose pride is immersed in being a part of the trend. My devotion to every aspect of development includes an impassioned ferver for everything from branding, identity collaterals, graphics for web/print/products, illustration, photography, event planning, marketing, as well as effectively researching seasonal palettes and demographic trend flow. More than that, being a player on a large team that provides strong energy and a intuitively progressive cohesiveness is extremely gratifying. When collaborative efforts turn ripples into waves it feeds as invariable stimuli for repeated success.

Work Samples

  • Pop Fiction

  • The Deathside Collection

  • Raising Hell | Zombie Rappers

Work History

  • CEO

    • Beery Method Design
    • 2002 - Present (12 years)

    BeeryMethod is a full-service graphic, copy, illustration, branding and marketing development company located in Seattle | Chicago | San Francisco USA.

    BeeryMethod was founded by Nick Beery with a simple mission: to help clients present themselves to the world in an authentic and visually appealing way.

    Nick Beery aka BeeryMethod brings experience from a vast array of creative disciplines including fine art, photography, illustration, and graphic design to a variety of clientele. He approaches every project with a high level of expertise in information artistry and resourcing as well as unique methodologies in producing iconic work that appeals to the counter-culture and urban underground scenes as well as fresh approaches to design for corporate engagement. A deep background with commercial & boutique apparel, the action-sports industry, record labels, graphic novels & publishing, as well as commissioned work in a multitude of creative venues makes Beery's various styles available on an assortment of media.

    Skills

    Illustration:
    Expertise in drawing, painting, and digital image creation, from concept to finish. Able to work in a myriad of styles and formats, including editorial and advertising illustration, storyboarding, character design, and cartooning. Production experience with hard and soft goods, product development, branding and marketing collaterals.

    Design:
    Strong knowledge of 4-color process, pre-press, scanning, color correction and retouching. Expertise in page layout and image manipulation, including conceptualization and design of graphic images, logos and icons. Experience working with printers and service bureaus to ensure optimal results of printed projects.

    Software/Tools:
    Thorough knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and Corel Painter. Working knowledge of Indesign, ImageReady, and Dreamweaver.

  • Art Director / Product Line Manager / Co-Founder

    • Defiant LLC
    • Sep 2008 - 2011 (3 years 3 months)

    As AD / PLM at Defiant skateboards & apparel. I provide direction to sub-contractors and confirm that all definitive imagery is fit for the companies web, advertising, collateral material, and products. Thus, ensuring that all design and marketing approaches meet the highest of standards and align accordingly with our company mission statement, projected terms, goals, and style. Marketing, artistry resourcing, photography, and design layout play integral roles in assuring we reach our determined audience and demographic. Building a solid foundation through branding and iconic name recognition is simply the ground point expressed through aesthetic collaboration, conceptual integration, and information / data processing. Wearing many hats is a prerequisite to acheive time efficient deadlines, solid staff structure, and cohesive layers of seasonal and mold-breaking production.

  • Designer / Illustrator

    • GERTRUDE, INC.
    • 2007 - 2010 (3 years)

    Providing illustration and designs for highly recognized advertising and marketing services agency that connects brands with young adult audiences through traditional advertising and emerging technology media. Worked with such accounts as Black Sheep Studios, Little Green People, and The New Sea-Monkeys.

  • Designer

    • Skinny Buddha Records
    • 2009 - 2009

    Colab with artists and musicians in a creative platform to emphasize freedom of expression and break ground in a multitude of venues. Prints of my illustrative work are available through SkinnyBuddha. SB caters to all walks of life and puts a pulse in the underground cultural movement.

  • Art Director / Lead Designer

    • Old Soul Clothing
    • 2006 - 2008 (2 years)

    Providing illustration, design, and style selection for developing street wear and eco-lifestyle company in AZ.
    Augmented men's and women's seasonal lines advancing market and brand forecasting. Implemented workflow
    between designers, art department, and manufacturers.

  • Designer / Illustrator

    • Gator Boards
    • 2005 - 2008 (3 years)

    Providing graphics, logos, and illustration for large action-sports goods producer and retailer. Developed distinct custom series and select style branding for pro-rider lines.

  • Designer

    • Liquid Culture
    • 2002 - 2005 (3 years)

    Providing art direction, illustration and design as Senior for heavy surf / ski merchandise company and producer.
    Created catalogs, look book, POP, marketing packaging, trade show display, and graphic driven identity. Developed creative solutions for driving wholesale and regional presence.

  • Owner / Designer

    • Mural Masters & Ink
    • 1999 - 2001 (2 years)

    Custom interior/exterior Mural and Wall Treatments for commercial and residential. Faux finish, retail signage, advertisement, and premium tailored design. Provided expertise in layout, design, color matching, marketing, mixing, and associative branding development through large scale billboard and mural production.

Education

  • Ringling College of Art and Design

    • BFA Illustration / Photo / Design
    • 1998 - 2002

Specialties

Share