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David Mackay Ballard
Illustrator (primarily), animator, and designer (secondarily) with over 20 years' worth of experience. Can handle many different styles from cartooning to product illustration.
Likes: Dogs, Scots/Gaelic music & poetry, Blues, R&R, Folklore, History, Universal Monsters & silver screen sci-fi, 60s Marvel Comics, Hellboy, classic storybook illustrators, Triumph Motorbikes. Dislikes: Cruelty to animals, bigotry, closed minds, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, cocoanut, and zucchini.
Religion: Rangers FC. ;-)
Product Illustrations for Staples
Name: David Mackay Ballard
Address: 156 Lyman Rd.
Berlin, MA 01503-1803 (USA)
D.O.B: 21 October 1958
Tel: Home: 978-838-2125 Mobile: 978-870-6283
• Work primarily with Macintosh OS
• Software: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Newtek Lightwave 3D, Corel Painter, Flash (animation only; I am decidedly NOT versed in coding).
• Bagpipes/fiddle/guitar/piano. As a soul tonic.
April 2001- September 2013
Clients have included Staples, Inc., Nextel Communications, Sextant Media, Houghton-Mifflin Publishing Co., Harcourt-Brace Publishing Co., McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., Corning Inc., Docema Llc, Newton -Wellesley Hospital, Seidler-Bernstein Advertising, and others.
Point-of-View, Inc. (Boston, MA)
July 1998 - April 2001
Employed as 2D and 3D Animator, Illustrator, and Designer for CD ROMs, websites, and video presentations. Designed and animated promotions and interfaces for corporate websites using
Macromedia Flash, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop. Also modelled and animated a variety of 3D projects from Point of View's corporate logo animation to highly detailed computer models for Motorola and Compaq, using Lightwave 3D and Ray Dream Studio. Conceptualized and designed numerous print projects from Corporate logo designs to folders, print adverts, and outdoor banners.
Houghton-Mifflin Publishing Co. (Boston, MA)
July 1994 - December 1996
Assisted in developing the mapping programme for Houghton Mifflin Social Studies series of textbooks for grades K-6, published in 1996. Also did in-house illustrative treatments of atlas and 3D maps for the series, as well as 3D and 2D illustrations, charts, and graphs.
Adams-Laux Publishing Co. (Maynard, MA)
August 1988 - June 1994
In-house Illustrator and photo retoucher for seven magazines. Also did design & layout including covers, Cover stories, & feature stories and promotional materials. Jointly responsible for the timely output of magazines on various design publishing systems including Macintosh & related network systems, AGFA 9000PS-9600G film processing systems using an AGFA Star 400 rip.
Promotional Concepts (Glastonbury, CT)
August 1986 - June 1988
Projects included direct mail, local ad campaigns, sales promotion materials, visual identity programmes, and newsletters. Also responsible for management of agency darkroom.
B.F.A. from the University of Connecticut 1980
B.F.A. Graphic Design/Illustration - University of Connecticut, US