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Graphic Designer/Retoucher/Graphic Services Manager at Melis...
Where the seller meets the buyer is a critical moment for any business. Whether on the shelf, on the web, on a desk, in a store or at a show... I recognize the importance of a strong visual impact and strive to create image pieces that capture the eye of the buyer and help capture the business for the seller. My work habits are systematic and progressive with an evolving efficiency utilizing the latest design software and utilizing the talents of the team assembled for the project. My goal is always to produce the best work possible for the client.
DJANGO PHILLIPS Professional Experience Aug '05 - present Melissa & Doug, LLC - Graphic designer, retoucher and graphic services manager for CT based toy company. - Responsible for the art direction and execution of product catalogs, direct mail brochures, trade ads, posters and large format trade show and retail graphics. - Liason to sales and customer service for art department, fielding phone and e-mail requests for signage, custom images, presentation materials, power point displays and planograms. - Consultant to COO on departmental software and hardware upgrades (design software, printer upgrades). - Order and maintain supply inventory for design staff. - Conceptualized and initiated creation of photography and sample trafficking system for use by two part-time studio photographers. - Through 2013 responsible for all product and model photography and the maintenance of product image library. - Through 2010 designed packaging and branding looks to be line-extended by other designers. Mid-April '05- Late July '05 Swingshift LLC - Freelance graphic designer and production artist for CT based recruiter. - Assignments include graphic design work for GE in Fairfield, CT and Combe Incorporated in White plains, NY. March '05 - Mid-April '05 L' Oreal , USA - Freelance graphic designer and production artist for hair color division. - Performed preliminary retouching and color-correction for retail products. March '95 - Feb '05 GT Brands (now Gaiam) - Senior art director and graphic designer for NYC entertainment/branding company - Provided artistic and technical direction to a staff of seven graphic designers - Conferred with dept. head in maintaining schedule - Created concepts and designs from inception through finished piece for Video and DVD Jackets, corporate brochures, CDs, magazine ads, POP displays, Interactive DVD menus, web graphics, posters, and a variety of other media - Handled final retouching and maintained quality control of Imaging from staff. Sep. '94 - March '95 Compucolor Design Center - In-house graphic designer for walk-in computer service bureau - Sat with clients to design brochures, mailers, catalogues and corporate logos - Prepared digital files for output to a variety of color printers - Served as technical consultant to clients at seven mac rental design stations. Jul. '92 - Aug. '94 Warner Bros. Music - Graphic designer and production artist for music publication division - Prepared comps for all major releases for submission to artist management - Photostat room manager and technician - Created and maintained art research archives for creative dept Nov. '91 - June '92 Designer Sign Systems - Silk-screened and assembled architectural signage - Worked with blueprints on sign installations Skills and Software Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects, some Flash, some 3D Education o 1988-91 Drew University, Madison NJ o 2000-NYU Continuing ed. classes in Softimage, Discreet Logic Flame o 2005-SVA Continuing ed. Experimental Design Portfolio