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  • Eric Barr

    Graphic Designer

    Aurora, IL

My goal is to create an emotional connection between brands and consumers. Good design can change human behavior to take action on a product. I am seeking an opportunity with many creative outlets and people. I have a lot to give and a thirst for more knowledge. I believe that there is always room for growth and that it is good to be inspired by other creative people. I need an opportunity where I can express myself with all of my abilities; illustration, photography and design.

Work Samples

Work History

  • Multi-Media Designer

    - Logos and branding for the casino, promotions, events and food/entertainment outlets
    - Direct Mail, EMail and Geo Fencing
    - All on property print including posters, backlits, brochures, menus, etc.
    - Dynamic animated digital messages on the casino floor and outdoor message boards
    - Web and social media graphics

  • Freelance Designer

    • Aurora, IL
    • Aurora, IL
    • 2002 - Present (15 years)

    - StoragePallet.com
    - ReferralGPS.com
    - Outland Furnishings - www.outlandfurnishings.com
    - Essentially Bella - www.essentiallybella.com
    - Lantz Financial Advisors of Wells Fargo
    - FPZ, Inc. - www.fpz.com
    - Fox Valley Flea Market - www.foxvalleyfleamarket.com
    - ‘Stache! - a popular alternative rock cover band in Chicago
    - Rocky’s Dojo and Gym Inc. - www.rockysdojo.com
    - Traqmate Rental - www.traqmaterental.com
    - Podi Shoes - www.podiwear.com
    - Tracker Wireless - www.trackerwireless.com
    - The Fratrepreneur - www.fratrepreneur.com
    - Lexikon Music - www.lexikonmusic.com
    - Flexible Packaging Magazine and Food & Drug Packaging Magazine
    - Hosokawa Alpine American
    - Kroenert Corporation
    - Coim USA Inc.
    - NexT Generation Films
    - PCIndustries
    - Stull Technologies
    - Maryland Packaging
    - and many others

  • Graphic Designer at Hollywood Casino Aurora

    • Penn National Gaming
    • Nov 2011 - May 2016 (4 years 6 months)

    - Logos & branding for the casino, promotions & food/entertainment outlets
    - Direct Mail and EMail
    - Posters, backlits & large scale wall/window wraps
    - Animated digital messages on the casino floor & outdoor marquee
    - Web and social media graphics

  • Sr. Graphic Designer

    • XSport Fitness
    • Jun 2007 - Dec 2010 (3 years 6 months)

    I worked as the Sr. Graphic Designer where my objective was to deliver
    messages in a way that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also effective
    and memorable while upholding the image and brand of XSport Fitness
    - Retail Signs, Direct Mail, Flyers, Banners, Menus, Kiosks, Labels, Gift Cards, Etc.
    - Worked closely with the Web Designer providing graphics and design assistance
    - Advertising Design for outside clients advertising within the clubs on the XSport Network

  • Editor

    • Haseltine Photo
    • 2006 - 2007 (1 year)

    Editor of Photography

    Consisted mainly of editing property photos and "stitching" virtual tours for buyowner.com

    "Stitching" is taking the two fisheye photos of the property and using special software to combine them and make a virtual tour.

Education

  • Robert Morris College

    • Bachelors Graphic Arts
    • 2005 - 2006
  • College of DuPage

    • Associates Advertising, Design and Illustration
    • 2001 - 2005
  • Waubonsie Valley High School

    • High School High School
    • 1997 - 2001

Specialties

Awards

Have work in the permanent gallery at Robert Morris College

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