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  • Don Vierstra


    Buena Park, CA

Hello, Design and illustration has been most of my focus. I am proficient in Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator. But first I am a traditional illustrator. I am efficient & detailed in quality sketching and original conceptual ideas. I Love to design just about anything, because I enjoy that sort of challenge. My work is very diverse and highly creative. I keep up with most of the automotive trends and ideas. I attend many automotive shows and events a year. Recently designed a custom concept that won Great 8 at the Detroit Auto Show. Please take a look at a sample of my work at http://vierstradesign.com Thank You for your time. Sincerely, Don Vierstra

Work Samples

  • 2009 set

  • 2010-2012 Custom rendering concepts

  • Current Automotive renderings 2008

Work History

Don Vierstra Buena Park, CA 714-209-6398 _______________________________________________________________________________ • Objective/Summary: Join a team that creates challenges and expands my creative, professional and interpersonal skills. Therefore, allowing me to have a direct and positive impact to the success of your business. I have over 19 years of design and Illustration experience and would like to contribute my expertise adding to the growth and success of your company. • Professional experience: • Freelance Illustration, Graphic Design, and conceptual work 2011- current • Coastline Community College - Feb 2007 - Current Illustration, design, animation, implementation of animated, interactive, voice recognition project (funded by the Hewlett foundation). Interactive program Teaching Chinese students English. • BDA Marketing - Jan 2006 - Feb 2007 - Creation of marketing materials to various clients in Southern Calif. • Verizon Directory - May 2005- Oct 2005 Display Advertising: Custom designing clients' business presence in Yellow page advertising utilizing the latest software, working directly with sales. • Avalanche Publishing - Jan 2005 - April 2005 Design calenders, gift Items, etc. Freelance - July 2003 - Jan 2005 • Illustrating children's books, Logos, sticker designs. Member of the Children's Society of Book Writers and Illustrators. • Immix Graphics - April 2003 - June 2003 - Art Direction/Graphic Design Creating banners and outside advertising. • Organize and streamlining work flow therefore, saving money. Identified problems within the work flow. • Consolidated Seed & Pet - June 2001- April 2003 - Art Direction/Marketing/Graphic Design direct Marketing, design & promotion of pet food and related industry product. • distribution of promotional materials to pet stores having direct effect in increased sales. • Keepsmart.com Sept 2000 - June 2001- Graphic artist, Illustrator and animator (Flash) Conceptualized and designed online training courses.. • Digital Graphics Advantage - March 1988 Sept 2000 - Graphic artist, Illustrator. Specialized in original art creation utilizing traditional media as well as digital. Speculative advertising, coordination between sales and advertisers to facilitate an efficient work flow. Attended conferences, sales campaigns, gave presentations and participation in team building exercises. • Meeting difficult deadlines. • Increased sales. ___________________________________________ Windows & Mac literate- Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, Kais Power tools, Streamline, Freehand, Flash, MS office, Word, basic HTML programs. Always willing to learn more! Motivated self starter with great organization skills. Design, illustration, cartooning and logo design. Years of Photography experience, excellent photo retouch, image manipulation, cataloging, color correction of stock and custom images. Strong sense for aesthetics, eye for color, detail, balance & proportion. • Freelance & Achievements: • Gold Winner for 2008 MarCom Award - for Anthropology Preview mailer. • 2014 Emmy Award - Geology Across The American Landscape - Graphic Design and Illustration • Planning, design, and participating of An automotive TV Pilot. ("What's it Worth?") 2007-2008 • Permanent Impressions - pi7.com (Huntington Beach, CA) 2d illustrations of custom cabinetry design. Also worked on a Foose project (Rumblebee sticker) for 1967 Dodge Coronet. Design custom Displays (Illustration) 2007 • ALSA Corp- www.alsa.com - (Vernon, CA) Design Magazine layouts for their product line (Rod & Custom Magazine - Hawaiian Hues - Aug 2006) • Creative imaginations www.cigift.com( Huntington Beach, CA) • Scrapbook Times (Florida) 2005-2006 • Orange County Register won contest for "Cool Car Contest." (OC Carfinder) 2005 • Monster Garage/Discovery Channel - Designer/illustrator for episode called " Slingray." (air date: July 14, 2003) • Jeff Patnaude www.whiterhinopress.com - Illustrated , Published children's book called "Penny." 2003 • Trade wind Graphics - Hawaiian Island Images - Realistic illustrations for clip art collection. (Maui, HI) www.islandimages.com 2001-2006 • Motor Trend design contest Sept. 2000: entered a design and received honorable mention among the top 25% of 500 entries. My work was displayed at the Anaheim International Auto show Nov. 2000. • Education: • Cypress College: Art History and drawing 1984 • Santiago College: Basic HTML, web development and design 2000. • Air Force: Aerospace Photography & Basic board electronics 1980 • Platt College: Graphic design 1987 • New Horizons: Graphic software 1994 • Pacific Bell Directory: Editor training, quality control and color correction for newsprint material 1999.


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Marchom Award - 2007 - Graphic Design Emmy 2009 - Understanding Chemistry In Our World - Illustration and graphic design Emmy 2014 - Geology Across the American Landscape) - Illustration and graphic design