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  • Clint Ford

    Clint Ford - Freelance Technical Illustrator

    Detroit, MI

I specialize in creating technical illustrations for use in Technical Manuals and Instructions. People always complain about a product they just bought and how hard it was to understand the directions and illustrations to put it together or to learn how it functions. My goal has always been to create illustrations that you can look at and understand immediately what the intended purpose is. You shouldn't have to read the text of an illustration to understand what is going on.

Work Samples

Work History

    • Ford Illustration - Freelance Illustrator

    As a freelance illustrator I provide illustration services to a variety of clients in the outdoor, medical and automotive industry. I've also created editorial illustrations for many national magazines. Clients have included: Chaco, Patagonia, Boa Technology, HD plus, Amway, Sierra Designs, Saatchi and Saatchi, Architect Magazine and Bloomberg Business. Clients I have been thrilled to work with: HD Plus - I worked on a large project to create illustrations that would be displayed on an interactive tablet to explain the operation of a new home dialysis machine . It felt great to work on a product that would make life easier for patients diagnosed with diabetes and to assist nurses with the training. My mom was a nurse her entire career and always complained of terrible instructions. Testimonial - "I am truly grateful for your responsiveness and service level. It's been terrific and most appreciated."

  • Technical Illustrator/Graphic Designer

    • Boa Technology Inc.

    Boa creates an innovative closure system for premium footwear companies, based in Denver, CO. Responsibilities: * Created factory manufacturing instructions to explain the installation of Boa parts into brand partners products. * Created illustrations to instruct customers and brands on use, care and the technical aspect of the Boa system. * Worked with brand partners to create high quality product illustrations for trade shows and advertisements. * Managed photography library and worked with photographers to develop assets for Boa Marketing. * Created instructional videos to explain assembly and disassembly process. * Created illustrations for Sales and Management presentations to brand partners. * Assisted with graphic design related projects for the Marketing department. Continued on next page :: Work Samples: www.fordillustration.com page 1 of 2 William Ford Phone: 586.703.0124 :: 22123 California St. Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080 :: Email: clintford@gmail.com :: Portfolio: www.fordillustration.com

  • Technical Illustration Team Leader

    • Type Plus Incorporated

    Responsibilities: Worked with customers at Nissan Research and Development to create maintain and manage the Parts Catalog publications for North American built vehicles. Illustration work for parts catalogs service and owners manuals and assembly and installation instructions.

  • Parts Catalog Illustration Manager

    • Tweddle Group

    A technical publications company in Metro Detroit serving all of the major OEM auto manufacturers. Responsibilities: * Created and managed all of the Parts Catalog illustrations for Nissan North America. * Worked directly with the customers and managed all aspects of the project while maintaining a very high degree of accuracy, quality and customer satisfaction. * Developed a more streamlined and logical illustration process for multiple automotive manufacturers. Trained illustration sta on new, more e cient and labor-saving techniques, this included sta in China. * Served as the illustration subject matter expert to consult and develop standards for new projects. * Created illustrations for parts catalogs, service manuals, owners manuals and installation instructions. Testimonial - "You left a very big hole in our process when you left and we've never been able to fill it. Clearly there was much more to you than being an outstanding illustrator. Your project management skills became very evident when you left. Who knew " Mitchell L. Schmidtke - Manager - Nissan North America, Inc. Parts Planning & Establishment (PPE) Maruboshi North America - A technical publications company in Metro Detroit.


  • Ferris State University

    • Associates Technical Illustration
    • 1995