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Senior Visual Designer
Erik Ebeling has a diverse artistic background, with a wide variety of experience in various forms of graphic design, illustration, painting, and sculpture.
Erik Ebeling email@example.com www.erikebelingart.com/design Proficient in a variety of graphic design and illustration disciplines, both analog and digitally-based. Extensive experience creating and overseeing the production of visual marketing materials, for use online as well as in print. Strong writing and editing skills. Trained and highly adept at the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite. Employment Disney Interactive (formerly Playdom), Palo Alto, CA, September, 2009–2016. Senior Visual Designer • Designed an exhaustive, 47-page style guide for the social game Disney Dream Kingdom. The guide identified IP restrictions/guidelines and specified usage of logos, colors and typography. It now functions as the template for all future game launches. • Designed print banners, posters and game cards for GameStop and Best Buy in-store stands, featuring Star Wars and Marvel game artwork, and promoting special offers in the new games. • Redesigned the UI template for game monetization pages, producing a clear, unified user experience. The new templates were implemented across the Playdom portfolio and raised profit percentages by 10%. • Designed large-scale print banners for Marvel Avengers Alliance 2, shown at several video game conferences. • Created the standard UI template for the “gifting” virals tab for implementation, ensuring brand consistency across all games. Final design was based on the feedback and test results of several iterations. • Managed teams of artists based in North Carolina and Ukraine, as well as an in-house junior graphic designer. Oversaw the process of asset creation, specified art direction and priority based on analytical data, and ensured designs complied with strict quality, IP and brand guidelines defined by Disney, Marvel, LucasArts, and various movie franchises. • Designed the template for the document listing more than forty standard assets required for all games. Marketing Graphic Designer • Created visual assets for various online marketing materials, including: promotional html emails, Facebook fanpage icons and illustrations, cross-promotional buttons and animated .gif banners. • Worked with the User Acquisition team to create an efficient, streamlined and organized working process, resulting in the production of high quality final files ready for print or publishing with a quick turnaround. • Designed a half page ESPN World Series of Poker print advertisement, which ran in USA Today. Freelance Reflektive (reflektive.com). • Created infographics, promotional designs, surveys and email layouts for the performance management software company. Work Truck Pros. • Redesigned the templates for the search and showcase pages to be used on commercial truck inventory database websites. Logo Design. • Produced logos/identity for Wildwood Adventures, Sabzee Food Trucks and Rupert’s Brew House. An Illustrated Guide to Soccer and Spanish. • Designed and illustrated a book cover and 40 quarter-page illustrations for the eBook An Illustrated Guide to Soccer and Spanish, by Elliott Turner. Other Experience Corbin Bronze Ltd., Kansas City, MO, May, 2005–December, 2008. Artist Assistant/Art Handler • Assisted in the design and editing of marketing materials, including the published book, Tom Corbin: The Inevitable Artist. • Managed vendor relationships to ensure on-time production, delivery and quality. • Designed and sculpted bronze pieces for new product line, including a three-piece bronze bowl set. • Constructed rubber and plaster molds of completed sculptures for lost wax casting process. Education Drake University, Des Moines, IA, graduation: May, 2005. Lorenzo de’ Medici Art Institute, Florence, Italy, February–May, 2003. Major: graphic design (BFA). Concentration: painting.
Graduated May, 2005 with a BFA in graphic design and a concentration in painting
One semester studying design and painting at the Lorenzo de’ Medici Art Institute in Florence, Italy.