My name is Kalani Harrison. I like to think of myself as an artist, but the occupation is Graphic Design. I'm a big music lover and part-time movie head. I currently live 10 mins outside of Manhattan in New Jersey. Feel free to take a look through my works and I hope you like what you see, thank you.
Upper 90 Soccer LLC.
Job title: Graphic and Apparel Designer
94th & Amsterdam ave. NY, NY
January 2012- Now
Tasks and responsibilities include:
-Handling Company advertising and marketing (brochures, banners, in-store displays, signage)
-Creating official customizations for soccer jerseys and other apparel using specific SportingID measurements and guidelines. Must constantly stay up to date with newest releases of apparel for professional teams across the world.
-Design logos, patches, and team jerseys for private sporting clubs and schools across New York. (Ex. Martin Luther King HS, Beacon HS, Manhattan Soccer Club, Fusion Soccer Club). We also have partnerships with the NY Red Bulls and NY Cosmos professional teams in which we supply and customize their official gear. Upper 90 Soccer also has two retail store locations, one in Manhattan and the other in Brooklyn. I am responsible for any Jersey replications/ customization orders for both stores.
-Constantly work with customers/clients updating design information and changes as well as helping them make decisions that could potentially save them money. (ex. Cheaper materials without lack of quality, bundle orders at a discounted price)
-Maintain relationships with outsourcing businesses (ex. Printers, Embroiders)
-Must maintain a very strict quality control value for clients (ex. Spell checking, sizing, materials)
-Must maintain all hardware, software, and machinery. This includes keeping our Mac computers up to date with the latest Adobe software (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) We have a vinyl material cutting machine and a heat press for many small orders that I must make sure is working properly at all times.
-Provide a monthly inventory list of needed materials for the owner to order.
-Stay up to date with design trends and marketing methods.
Prudent Publishing Co.
Job title: Assistant Designer Art Dept.
Ridgefield Park, NJ, USA
September 2011 - January 2012
Seasonal Position- Full time
-Required knowledge of print material and production workflow.
-The company handles the creation of holiday cards, business cards, etc. for corporate businesses across the US and UK .
-I reviewed artwork and checked for quality control of products which were mostly holiday cards.
-work along with art dept. team to make sure projects were done in a timely manner.
-keep an update of clients and completed tasks on companies computer system.
-minor office work (filing, cutting out samples, etc.)
Graphic Designer and Editor (freelance)
Teaneck, NJ, USA
January 2006 - Present
I have participated and managed a number of freelance design projects in the past 5 years. These projects have all ranged from print to web. These projects include website ads/banners, financial reports, books, clothing design, flyers/posters, brand/ logo design, illustrations, and email blasts. Some clients include: Hot 97 Radio Station, FOFitness, Temple University, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Havaianas Slippers, Ultimate Sports America, Family Reach Foundation, The Ultimate Run, My Charity 4 Kids, and a host of local businesses in the Northern NJ area.
I have excellent knowledge in the following:
-Adobe Master Suite CS4-6, Expertise is more with Photoshop and Illustrator/indesign
-Basic HTML/CSS coding with Dreamweaver and FTP software
-Basic knowledge of Final Cut Studio and Adobe after effects for video editing and development
-Basic knowledge with 4D cinema
-Creating Print and Web ready material
-Logo design, consistent CLEAN branding
-breaking down objectives to create simple ideas
-organizing and documenting projects from start to finish