Chad Evans is a designer of environmental graphics, exhibit graphics, branded environments, signage and wayfinding, logos and icons, and information graphics. Capabilities include research and programming, art direction and design development, and rendering and construction documentation.
Environmental Graphic Designer
Ditroen; Portland, OR; 09/10-06/12
Designed interior and exterior environmental graphics and branded environments. Worked directly with creative director on design strategy and development, art direction, space and component programming, and extension of brand attributes into physical environments. Produced mechanical artwork and construction documentation for vendors. Coordinated with vendors on materials and fabrication specs.
North Carolina Museum of History; Raleigh, NC; 9/07-present
Art directed, designed and managed the production of exhibition graphics, museum collateral and advertising materials. Worked closely with exhibit designers, lighting designers, curators, editors, graphic designers and museum director.
Exhibit Designer and Art Director for L.L. Polk Museum
Art directed, designed and managed the production of the L.L. Polk Museum permanent exhibit. Developed graphics and structural components to communicate exhibit narratives. Maintained scheduling and expenses, sourced materials, and worked closely with fabricators, curator and board members.
Freelance Graphic Designer
Chicago, IL; 9/06-12/06; Raleigh, NC; 12/06-present
Worked with clients to produce logo design and branding, packaging, environmental graphics and web layout.
Robin English Advertising and Graphic Design, Salisbury, Maryland; 7/05-9/06
Worked directly with clients and creative director to provide a variety of messaging solutions including logo design and branding, packaging, trade show graphics and marketing materials. Oversaw final press-checking and photography direction.
Public Design Project
Raleigh Convention Center construction barrier; 2/05-5/05
Co-designed, coordinated and produced 240 feet of Convention Center construction barrier as typographic environmental graphics for a senior design project.
Graphic Design Intern
Digital Kitchen, Chicago, Illinois; 5/04-7/04
Assisted designers in production of broadcast design media.
Scenic Artist / Carpenter / Stagehand
Gateway Playhouse, Bellport, New York; 5/03-8/03
Built sets for professional musical theater productions; oversaw set changes as deck chief and was an assistant flyman.
Bachelor of Graphic Design
College of Design, North Carolina State University; 08/01-06/05
Studied design theory, typography, graphic messaging in the built environment, motion graphics, and issues in cross-cultural design. Senior project: R.A.L.E.I.G.H. environmental typography.
Ability to design projects from concept through construction documentation
Knowledge of materials and fabrication processes
Ability to produce scale elevations, plans and renderings
Solid understanding of typography and design theory
Ability to prepare and facilitate design presentations
Values a strong research and strategic design process
Strong sketching and ideation skills
Experience with sourcing materials and producing within budget constraints
Experience working with architectural drawings
Can prepare printing specifications, check proofs and press check
Experience with scale model construction
Strong organizational and time management skills
Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of personalities
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite 3
Intermediate skills in AfterEffects, Dreamweaver, Peak
Mac and PC operating systems