If you hire me, all of your wildest dreams will come true
CADE G. BEAULIEU
16 Battey Street, Apt 5
Providence, RI 02903
To be hired as a Graphic Designer. To become part of a collaborative environment that will strengthen, diversify and expand my creative and technical capacity as an artist. To challenge myself. To take risks. To seize every potential opportunity. To generate ideas that convey depth and innovation. To continue to advance the concept that intelligent, distinctive and well-executed design is an absolute necessity in developing a successful product. To build a career on the foundation of creative fulfillment. To prove to myself and anyone who has ever doubted me that I possess the type of desire, talent and artistic vision to create things that matter.
• Strong ability to translate concepts into visual images
• Thorough professional knowledge of Adobe Illustrator CS3 and Adobe
Photoshop CS3. Strong working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, the CS2 Creative Suite and the Microsoft Office Suite. Extensive experience on both Macintosh and PC platforms.
• Expertise in illustration, drafting and painting; able to work professionally in a myriad of styles and formats.
• Sharp conceptual sense of typography, logo and icon design.
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills with clients and colleagues
• Strong work ethic and sense of responsibility; ability to produce effectively under deadlines
TWINS ENTERPRISE INC., Dedham, MA (February 2007 – Present)
Production Artist/Designer: Employed as a key member of a production and development team responsible for the design and construction of high quality headwear and accessories. Interacted daily with inside and outside sales representatives, art directors and brand managers as well as with overseas production associates to effectively create and manage digital artwork used in all aspects of manufacturing, sales and marketing. Coordinated the complete development of original headwear designs from concept to finish. Prepared technical development packages for all types of casual head wear, visors, knits, scarves and gloves. Inspected all samples and prototypes to assure licensing and price-point specifications were met. Managed design accounts for licensed professional and minor league sports franchises, the NCAA and large independent clients including Coca-Cola and Titleist Golf. Was chosen to head up production duties for various wholesale and mass merchant retailers including West Coast Novelty and Lids/Hatworld.
BANNER SUPPLY COMPANY, Dedham, MA (June 2007 – Present)
Lead Production Artist/Designer: Selected to manage all headwear and accessory production for a branch of Twins Enterprise Inc. specializing in premium vintage apparel and hats. Assisted a three member team in developing and executing all technical elements of design including fit, material and color palettes, fabric appliqués, embroideries and screen print applications for each seasonal collection. Actively participated in the research and identification of style trends for all target consumer markets and played a vital role in establishing new and progressive design components.
ROGUES GALLERY INC., Portland, ME (February 2006 – October 2006)
Illustrator/Designer: Worked in a two member team creating original, brand-oriented designs for the premium men's apparel company. Was responsible for developing illustrations, photography and digital images used for clothing graphics, labels, hangtags, catalogs, web design, advertising and press. Supported a production team with silkscreen printing, quality control and packaging. Gained valuable experience in research methods, the production and manipulation of images using various traditional and non-traditional techniques and in understanding the entire process of apparel construction.
FRANK 151 Magazine, New York, NY (September 2007) Illustrator: Commissioned to illustrate various iconic figures and article headers for a publication guest edited by Lenny Kravitz. Worked closely with editors and art directors to create thematic drawings and typography that corresponded with layout guidelines and overall design aesthetic.
ULTIMATE: The Greatest Sport Ever Invented by Man,
Author: Anthony Pasquale Leonardo, Brooklyn, NY
Published by Breakaway Books (May 2007 – September 2007)
Illustrator: Hired as a freelance artist to design a series of characters and images used to illustrate a book on the culture of Ultimate Frisbee. Built an effective schedule for the development, execution and revision of all published illustrations to meet the style, content and format specifications of the author.
MEATHEAD FILMS L.L.C., Burlington, VT (September 2004 – Present) Illustrator/Designer: Developed official logo identity, apparel graphics and other related illustrations for the Vermont-based upstart film company. Conceptualized and designed artwork for movie sleeves, posters, web design and film. Most recently worked in conjunction with Eastern Mountain Sports to create the Ski the East clothing line, developing illustrations, typography and images used for apparel, headwear and other accessories.
HIGHER GROUND, South Burlington, VT (May 2005 – Present)
Freelance Illustrator/Designer: Created poster art for various musical groups performing at the city’s most prominent venue. Developed hand-drawn illustrations and digital artwork for limited edition prints.
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art, Minor in English, May 2005
My name is Cade Beaulieu. I am a 25 year old artist and designer from Portland, Maine currently working and living in Providence, Rhode Island.
I have a healthy infatuation with the construction, function and aesthetic of well-made clothing. I cannot go a day without music. I am a self proclaimed coffee snob. I enjoy fixed-gear bicycles, Apple computers and fine dining. I am in excellent health. I have a propensity for the CMYK color block, classic literature and staying up late. I have an unnatural obsession with subtle details. In my free time I play guitar, download typefaces and attempt crossword puzzles. I have an innate appreciation for the things that run perpendicular to popular thinking and culture. I have an outrageous sense of humor. I believe in the potential of ambition, the value of imagination and the necessity of doing things differently.