My passion in life is design and I'm fortunate enough to do it for a living. I love the entire branding experience from start to finish. I have experience in creating unexpected solutions for brochures, packaging, posters, logos, websites, invites, e-vites, t-shirt graphics, environments and anything else that requires a creative solution. I'm always looking for my next opportunity to do something great.

Work Samples

  • Cedars Woodfire Grill Branding

  • The Labb Salon

  • IHOP Express Branding Program

Work History

Garrett Owen 7062 La Vista Dr Dallas, TX 75214 cell: 972 207 8194 WHO I AM I love design. It's really awesome that i'm fortunate enough to be able to do it for a living. I am always looking for my next big opportunity to do what I love. TOOLS I USE right brain, two hands, eyes, feet [rarely], photoshopCS, illustratorCS , freehand, image-ready, quarkxpress, indesign, basic dreamweaver + flash mx CLIENTS I'VE DESIGNED FOR The Dallas Opera, The Fort Worth Opera, The Real Estate Council, Blackberry, The Rolling Stones, Weyerhaeuser Paper, OrangeCup Frozen Yogurt, Ritz-Carlton, Zoom Sports, City of Dallas (Trinity River Corridor), Sony-Errickson, Thinkcash Financial, Childrens Cancer Fund, Riverstone Residential, CAS Partners, Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group, ATT Performing Arts Center, Sleep Experts, Cerilliant, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Palmaz Scientific, Corner Bakery Cafe, Cedars Woodfire Grill, Savvy Fare Restaurants, La Creme, Borden Dairy Company, Dave & Busters, IHOP Restaurants, Somebody's Darling Band, Sweet Earth Foods, Dr Pepper Snapple Group. HOW I STAY BUSY Various personal projects. Most are currently in process. Packaging projects and portfolio website to be finished in the next month. WHERE I'VE BEEN 6.1.13 - Present RBMM / The Richards Group \ senior designer Dallas, Texas www.rbmm.com 1.1.10 - Present BrandCory Design \ design director Dallas, Texas www.brandcory.com summary | brand building agency 5.1.07 - 12.23.10 RANGE design \ senior designer Dallas, Texas www.rangeus.com summary | brand integration studio 2.1.06 - 4.20.07 THE MATCHBOX STUDIO \ designer Dallas, Texas www.matchboxstudio.com summary | full-time designer at fast-paced design studio specializing in unusual and on target solutions for all graphic design and marketing applications. 9.13.05 - 12.13.05 Beap Design / Barkley Evergreen & Partners Kansas City, Missouri www.beap.com summary | part-time graphic design intern 6.01.05 - 8.15.05 Squires & Company Dallas, Texas www.squirescompany.com summary | full-time graphic design intern. 4.04 - 2.1.06 Freelance GTA Brands Lawrence, Kansas www.gtabrands.com summary | freelance graphic designer for various brand management projects including brand books, logo design, and brochure creation. 01.03 - 12.04 Flory Design, Inc Lawrence, Kansas www.florydesign.com summary | part-time graphic designer 08.03 - 08.04 Printing Solutions, Inc Offset printing press Lawrence, Kansas printing-solutions.net summary | Assist the pre-press officer with production operations, which included burning plates and running film. Learned the lanquage, process, and problem solving techniques needed to take a piece from design all the way through to print. 6.1.03 - 8.15.03 Summer 2003 Graphic Design Intern Associated Marketing | PR | Advertising Wichita, Kansas www.associatedadv.com summary | designer in the creative department that assisted art directors on ad campaigns, logos, RFP presentations, etc. 06.02 - 06.03 Jayhawk Spirit/Spirit Industries Lawrence, KS www.jayhawkspirit.com summary | graphic designer for a t-shirt design and printing company. STUDENT AWARDS AND HONORS 2005 Kansas City AIGA Design Awards Student Award - AIGA Conference Identity Student Award - Kiosk 31 Student Award - Kiosk 32 JURORS » Margo Chase - Chase Design Group » Hank Richardson - Portfolio Center » Michael Hodgson - Ph.D 2005 Applied Arts Design Annual Kiosk 31 + Kiosk 32 2005 Creative Convocation Vol. 1 / Issue 2 page 36, 44, 45, 50, 51, 52 2005 DSVC National Student Show Gallery Selection - Sapperdigs.com 2005 University of Kansas Visual Communication Juried Scholoarship Show TOP SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED 2004 Kansas City AIGA Design Awards Student Award - Modern Vision Student Award - Celebrity Bookcovers Student Award - Sapperdigs.com JURORS » Dana Arnett - VSA Partners » Sean Adams - AdamsMorioka » Katherine McCoy - McCoy&McCoy Associates 2004 KU Visual Communication Juried Scholarship Show TOP SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED 2004 Step One Student Design Awards Best of Category - Brand Identity/Logo Best of Category - Magazine Layout Merit - Brand Identity/Logo WHO KNOWS ME (and will admit to it) John Swieter Founder/Design Director RANGE john@rangeus.com 214.744.0555 Jeff Breazeale Co-Founder/Creative Director The Matchbox Studio breazeale@matchboxstudio.com 214.939.3100 Brandon Murphy Creative Director Caliber Creative murphy@calibercreative.com 214.741.4488 Andrea Herstowski Graphic Design Professor The University of Kansas herstowski@mac.com Ron Trimmell Creative Director 5stones Creative fivestonescreative@cox.net

Education

  • University of Kansas

    • bachelor visual communication
    • 2003 - 2006

Specialties

Affiliations

AIGA, DSVC

Awards

Father to the greatest little boy in the world thedieline.com Communication Arts Creative Exhibit DSVC Dallas Professional Show Rockport's Big Book of Layouts GD USA Annual Graphis Poster Annual HOW International Design Awards Print Regional Design Annual Logo Lounge Book 4, 5, 6 Rockport's Design Matters Logo Book Rockport's Really Good Packaging Explained Rockport's Design for the Greater Good Rockport's Green...
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