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Packaging, Product, Surface Designer / Art Director
Successful designer and illustrator with a proven track record of staying current with market trends. Participates in strategy meetings and teams with sellers to translate business strategy into creative concepts for buyers. A decisive and quick problem solver with attention to detail. An effective communicator with co-workers and clients, able to multi-task and complete projects in a timely manner and maintains a positive attitude while consistently executing creative concepts at the highest level.
7/2012-Present The Henniker Brewing Company • Establish brand look and execute packaging for 12, 22, 64oz bottles, 12oz cans, 6 packs and tap handles • Establish look and execute packaging for limited release bottles, four times a year 12/2012-Present Home Essentials & Beyond Art Director • Establish brand look and execute Design of hang tags, belly bands, stickers and product boxing • Develop product appropriate for customer brands • Basic product catalogs and yearly catalog • Event space posters & display graphics Other Freelance Experience: 8/2014-8/2014 Iron Duck Freelance Designer 9/2012-10/2012 Pet Edge Freelance Production Artist-Packaging 8/2012-2/2013 The Stride Rite Corporation Packaging Designer 8/2012-8/2012 Education First-Go Ahead Tours Freelance Production Artist 7/2012-12/2012 Home Essentials & Beyond Freelance Designer Other Full Time Experience: 12/2012-Present Home Essentials & Beyond Art Director • Packaging Design-Hang Tags and Product Boxing • Develop product appropriate for customer brands • Basic product catalogs and yearly catalog • Event space posters & display graphics 9/2008-5/2012 The Jay Companies Senior Art Director • Head entire design, product and packaging development from concept to finished product • Collaborate with buyers and overseas vendors to deliver high-quality, trend-right, merchandise at a great value • Photograph product in silhouette and in lifestyle settings for packaging and web • Create a variety of mock-up pieces for customer meetings • Manage and develop hard home pieces and artwork for creative, seasonal and decorative product • Maintain strong working relationships with the design team, sales representatives and buyers • Develop and communicate concepts appropriate for customer brands to factories, buyers and sellers • Ensure that designs are produced in a timely manner and on budget • Remain current on industry trends visiting fashion boutiques and following blogs • Traveled domestically and overseas to visit buyers and factories 12/2006-8/2008 MZBerger & Company Product and Packaging Designer • Head designer for displays and shippers, which included mock-ups for the sales department • Completed design and packaging for watches from start to finish in a timely manner • Delegated and administered work among the design team • Communicated with Hong Kong offices and vendors on a daily basis 3/2005-1/2008 Ear-Goo Cell Phone Wallpaper Design • Designed multiple wallpapers on a weekly basis • Researched and designed for target age group • Conveyed ideas within constricting parameters
Qualification: Technical Skills: • Adobe CS- Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign, Microsoft Office, Copy Desk • Proficient on MAC’s and PC’s Design Skills: • Product and Packaging Design, Fashion Accessories Design, Print Ads, Displays Lay Out, POP and PDQ Design, Product Photography and versatile Illustrations skills