Currently I am working in the production department as a graphic designer for The Idaho Mountain Express Newspaper.

Work Samples

  • Idaho Mountain Express Arts Section

  • Fine Art - Sketches & Doodles

  • Logos

Work History

ERIK W. ELISON P.O. Box 7042 Ketchum, Idaho 83340 PH # (208) 481.1371• GRAPHIC DESIGNER Energetic, dynamic, and creative Graphic Designer with more than 10 years of experience in aesthetic layout, composition, and typography. Motivated team player and eff ective collaborator with fellow Designers, Directors, and Editors. Goal-driven and deadline-oriented professional, with demonstrated abilities in project management, organization, communication, marketing, and client relations. AREAS OF EXPERTISE Graphic Design - Visual Marketing - Logo Design - Advertising - Branding - Communication Corporate Identity - Collateral Design - Illustration - Packaging - Page Design - Customer Service PROFESSIONAL AND FREELANCE EXPERIENCE THE IDAHO MOUNTAIN EXPRESS, KETCHUM, ID 2005-Present Graphic Designer Serve as primary designer of the Arts and Events section. Design and build advertisements, layout stories and page designs, and post stories and photos to the newspaper’s website using PHP and ISSU software. Key Accomplishments: Assist in the success of the company, the most awarded non-daily newspaper by the Idaho Press Club and one of the top nondaily newspapers in the U.S. by the NNA (National Newspaper Association). Work on the Sun Valley Guide, which has been nationally recognized by the Maggie Awards. Recipient of the Idaho Press Club’s Best of 2012 Awards (Weekly News Print) as Co-Winner of First Place for Graphics/Page Design for Jazz Fest Cover and Second Place Winner for Page Design for Image Wars. Serve as Substitute Manager, with duties that include dividing and assigning work, meeting deadlines, coordinating with press on paper distribution day, and attending manager meetings. Redesigned the website’s Classifi eds page, creating buttons for navigational ease and a new header. IDAHO STATE JOURNAL, POCATELLO, ID 2005 Graphic Designer Successfully designed advertisements for publication, and served as member of a diverse team. PRESCOTT CLINIX/INTEGRATIVE MEDICAL TEHCNOLOGIES, BLACKFOOT, ID May 2004 Designed the company logo amd letterhead. SOUTHWEST CHEESE, December 2003 Logo design IDAHO FALLS SURGICAL CENTER, IDAHO FALLS, ID March 2003 Logo design MEDICAL & PROFESSIONAL CREDIT UNION, POCATELLO, ID January 2003 Logo design STUDIO HONORS CLASS AT THE ART INSTITUTE OF PHOENIX January 2002 – March 2002 Managed projects for non-profits, Jan D. Atri, the Arizona Lottery, and the Art Institute of Phoenix. DESIGN EXPRESS, PHOENIX, AZ October 2000 – February 2001 Graphic Designer Created advertisements for Multicultural Yellow Pages and worked on the Arizona Muslim Voice. IDAHO STATE JOURNAL, POCATELLO, ID August 1999 – February 2000 Provided assistance in building and designing advertisements. Assisted in image manipulation of photos, printed a portion of the paper to negative and positive film, and proofed and stripped flats. EDUCATION The Art Institute of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design, 2002 TECHNICAL SKILLS Computer Skills: Mac/PC Platforms, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PhotoShop, QuarkXpress, PHP, HTML, ISSUE software, Dreamweaver, & Microsoft Office. Other Skills: Printing of Press Publications.


  • The Art institute of Phoenix

    • Bachelor of Arts Graphic Design
    • 2000 - 2002



Idaho Press Club


1st Erik Elison, Kristen Kaiser – Idaho Mountain Express – “Jazz Fest cover” -Idaho Press Club, Graphics & Page Design 2nd Erik Elison – Idaho Mountain Express – “Image Wars” - Idaho Press Club, Page Design