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Art Director, Graphic Designer, Illustrator
I am a San Francisco Bay Area based Art Director / Graphic Designer who has worked with some of the most influential companies and recording artists in entertainment.
I have created numerous apparel product lines for retail and event merchandise. I specialize in creative direction, design, illustration, color separation, layout and creative sourcing. I have a broad understanding of art, music, cultural styles and how they interact with one another. I also have extensive experience with screen-print production.
Curator / Branding / Print Pre-Production / Designer
- Thread Council
- May 2012 - Present (1 year 7 months)
My job duties include:
• Identifying, directing, managing relationships with new and participating artists from around the world.
• Manage photo shoots for apparel.
• Lead overall design direction of apparel graphics.
• Provide production consultation and all pre-production files for all product.
• Lead in development of brand ideology.
Owner / Art Director / Graphic Designer
- You're A Rebel!
- Jan 2010 - Present (3 years 11 months)
You're a Rebel is a dynamic creative services company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Call us a creative department for hire. We can compliment your existing creative team by helping during crunch time or be your on call creative department when you need one. What sets us apart from other creative companies is our focus on merchandise, industry experience and flexible resources.
We’ve combined 15 + years of art direction, design, print production experience and a flexible ever expanding roster of creative individuals to bring to you the most dynamic creative solution in the merchandising industry. Our understanding of product development for the tour, retail and licensing industries gives us the ability to provide unmatched creative services that will ultimately save you time and money.
With an eclectic knowledge base of underground, urban, youth and entertainment culture, we have the ability to translate trends without losing brand relevance.
Executive Director of Creative Services
- Signatures Network / Live Nation Merchandise
- Apr 2007 - Nov 2009 (2 years 7 months)
As Executive Director of Creative Services for Live Nation Merchandise (formally Signatures Network), I managed a staff of art directors, designers and production artists in both Beverly Hills and San Francisco Ca. Developed and/or was involved with art direction on all merchandise projects.
Clients included: Alice Cooper, Alan Jackson, The Beatles, The Beatles Love, Bridge School Benefit, Carrie Underwood, Chickenfoot, Coldplay, Cindy Lauper, Def Leppard, Depeche Mode, Janet Jackson, John Mellencamp, Kings of Leon, Lenny Kravitz, Lynyrd Skyrynd, Madonna, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Pemberton Festival, Robin Williams, Joe Satriani, Staind, 3 Doors Down, Third Eye Blind, True Colors Tour, 38 Special, Usher and Whitesnake.
Design Studio Manager / Art Director / Designer
- Cinder Block
- 2001 - 2007 (6 years)
As Design Studio Manager / Art Director / Designer for Cinder Block, I was in charge of full-filling all creative needs for company promotional, tour and retail departments. I also managed team of 9 designers and production artists as well as freelance artists to achieve the creative goals of the company.
Clients included: Green Day, The Killers, The Misfits, Flogging Molly, AFI, Anti-Flag, The Vans Warped Tour and Virgin Megastore.
- Cinder Block
- 1999 - 2001 (2 years)
As an apparel Screen Printer, I performed setup, operation and tear down duties. Print jobs required precise registration of anywhere from 1 to 14 screens. Quantity of prints ran into several hundred garments per day. I mastered the use of the following screen print equipment: M&R Challenger II, TAS. M&R Formula, and M&R Passport.
- Graphic Facts
- 1996 - 1998 (2 years)
As an apparel Screen Printer, I performed setup, operation and tear down duties. Print jobs required precise registration of anywhere from 1 to 14 screens. Quantity of prints ran into several hundred garments per day. I operated a 6 Color Auto Rotex Automatic Press and a 4 color manual screen print press.
In addition to screen printing I also performed the following screen technician duties: emulsion application, screen preparation, exposing screens and reclamation.
Academy of Art University
- 1993 - 1997