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Work Samples

  • Illo for Charlie & Choco. Factory

  • Children's Paperback Cover

  • Biographical Novel Cover

Work History

Bill Schmidt 379 Rockaway Valley Road Boonton Township, New Jersey 07005 ( 862 ) 812-9128 schmb1@optonline.net Illustrator, Sr. Graphic Designer, Art Director, Creative Director, Digital Imager Award winning graphic designer recognized for increasing client awareness, presence and profits through design and art work for books, displays and advertising, most notably the worldwide mass paperback market, Walmart and Sally Beauty stores, nationwide. Creative professional designed MaryKate and Ashley cosmetic line graphics for Walmart and helped establish that as a notable and proven cosmetic line. Provided graphic solutions for Savvy products that increased sales in Sally stores nationwide. Illustrated Star Wars, Transformers paperback books for Random House and created cover art for major authors ie, John Updike, Leon Uris, Ray Bradbury, Dean Koontz et al. Professional Experience: NorthStar Litigation Technologies 2009 to present • Create Multimedia files utilizing Flash and Powerpoint for presentation at trials • Synchronized foreign depositions using Timecoder also for trial presentation • Worked onsite with litigation teams to provide visuals • Designed collateral materials for in-house promotional pieces ie. Banners, business cards, brochures and catalogues. Nu-World Cosmetics Creative Director 1998 to 2007 • Created display units for MaryKate and Ashley cosmetic product launch winning 2003 Best of Industry Award. Additional results included $115 million in retail sales in Walmart alone. • Created graphics and displays for Savvy Cosmetics, latest success being the Mineralite promotion garnering over $1.4 million annual sales • Developed packaging for new cosmetic lines Lipology and Femme Couture, expanding Nu-World’s footprint in Sally stores %100. • Photographed and retouched models and products for header cards, advertisements and sidekick displays, providing client with an appearance more competitive with the larger pre-existing brands. • Created development of all point of purchase displays, while maintaining cost effectiveness and delivery dates. • Generated sales of both private and existing brands, by rendering of pre-production displays. • Managed and instructed a four person art department, that met client needs in all aspects of advertising, packaging and shelf appearance, while maintaining department as most efficient in company. Freelance Commercial Artist Represented by Hankins and Tegenborg prior experience • Created artwork for covers and interiors of paperback editions, that were distributed worldwide for: Star Wars Transformers Fear Street(R.L. Stine) • Created cover art for Nationwide publications of novels written by such notable authors as: John Updike Robert Ludlum Leon Uris John D. MacDonald Dean Koontz Ray Bradbury Client Base: Random House Simon and Schuster Bantam, Doubleday Dell ABC television NBC television Reader’s Digest Berkeley Publishing Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich Times of London Master Skills Creative Suite 5.5 ( Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, InDesign ) Corel Painter 9 Trial Director 5 Microsoft Office 04 for Mac Strata 3D 6.2 Poser 8 Adobe Acrobat Professional Timecoder 5 & 6 PowerPoint Complete knowledge of digital photography and retouching. Used Fujifilm S1 Pro camera, Nikon D40X, Epson Expression 1680 Scanner and Sony Handycam DVR-DVD 92. Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Hartford

Education

  • University of Hartford

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts

Specialties

Affiliations

Society of Illustrators

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