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Colin A. Breaud
Winter Garden, FL
Concept driven graphic designer with a passion for typography. Currently I am looking for freelance or full-time work in the Orlando, FL area but I am open to opportunities in other markets.
Disney Design Group, Walt Disney World® Company
January 2005 - present
In-house Freelance Graphic Designer
Collaborates in conceptualizing and designing merchandise for the Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resort theme parks, specifically working with the softlines team producing one-of-a-kind designs for apparel and accessories. Develops artwork for multiple series of high selling lines. Sets up print-ready files for overseas vendors. Handles numerous artwork requests at any one time while meeting demanding deadlines. Attends creative meetings regarding direction and expansion of new and existing artwork.
International Academy of Design and Technology
January 2003 - present
Currently teaching Typography and Portfolio classes. Responsibilities include giving lectures regarding theories and principles of design, assigning thought provoking projects, critiquing student work and motivating them to develop strong, communicative designs. Assist graduating seniors with building their portfolio by reviewing artwork and providing feedback in order to meet industry standards. In charge of the Graphics Club managing students with establishing and creating projects, for in-house school needs and outside clientele in the Orlando area, while providing real-world experience for club members.
Freelance Graphic Designer
April 2001 - present
Committed to developing compelling designs from beginning to end. Most recently successfully created merchandise for a nationally recognized band thus generating additional revenue while touring. Refined and created a new mascot for a local public school. Clients have included Medeski, Martin, and Wood, The Wood Brothers, the International Academy of Design and Technology, Dillard Street Elementary, Banyan Tree Media et al.
Harcourt School Publishing
May 2000 - April 2001
Duties included redeveloping and designing the existing Reading Program for the 2002 Teacher's Edition textbook. Collaborated with a team of eight to produce a contemporary layout of pages and original graphic elements. Organized and arranged several pages of copy. Charged with designing and constructing pages for the ancillary sections of the textbook.
Ringling College of Art and Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts 2000
Graphic and Interactive Communications major
Mac and PC proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, QuarkXpress, Traditional Illustration
Typography, Color Theory, Concept Development, Page Layout
Member of AIGA, Orlando
Ringling School of Art & Design