With over ten years experience in Graphic Design and Illustration as well as one year in Industrial Design I'm available for full time or contract work.

Work Samples

  • Graphic Design

  • Entertainment Design

  • Egg Bowl Design

Work History

Robert E Sturk 175 Keys Ct. Apt# 5 Greenville, NC 27858 robesturk@hotmail.com EDUCATION: - North Carolina State University, MFA in Industrial Design - Massachusetts College of Art and Design, BFA in Industrial Design DESIGN SKILLS - Graphic design, illustration, research, manufacturing processes, story boarding, promotional marketing materials, model development, photo manipulation, sketching, typography, and rendering skills. - Programs: Illustrator CS6, Photoshop CS6, InDesign CS6, Alias SketchBook Pro 2.0, CorelDRAW, QuarkXPress, and Microsoft Word, Publisher, and Powerpoint. HONORS & AWARDS - Work featured on www.designlaunches.com 2012 - Work featured on www.Core77.com 2010 - Best in Show, North Carolina Press Association “Best Ad Contest” - Presented at the 6th Annual North Carolina State University Graduate Student Research Symposium in recognition of outstanding research -1st Place, Best Full-Color Real Estate Ad, North Carolina Press Association “Best Ad Contest” -1st Place, Best Full-Color Institutional Ad, North Carolina Press Association “Best Ad Contest” -1st Place, Best Full-Color Retail Ad, North Carolina Press Association “Best Ad Contest” -1st Place, Advertorial Section Cover, American City Business Journals Pinnacle Awards, NC DESIGN SKILLS - Graphic design, illustration, research, manufacturing processes, story boarding, promotional marketing materials, model development, photo manipulation, sketching, typography, and rendering skills. - Programs: Illustrator CS6, Photoshop CS6, InDesign CS6, Alias SketchBook Pro 2.0, CorelDRAW, QuarkXPress, and Microsoft Word, Publisher, and Powerpoint. EXPERIENCE 2012-Present / Attends Healthcare Products / Greenville, NC / Graphic Design Lead - Responsible for overseeing and designing all in-house marketing materials ranging from informational pamphlets to point of purchase displays. - Developed a storyboard illustrating the various components and their capabilities for showcasing the innovative engineering applied to a new product. The animation is currently under development. - Worked with the Marketing Department and colleagues in Europe to successfully create a new bag design that carries the Attends brand globally. - Worked with an outside marketing firm specializing in medical equipment. Created icons that illustrate the physical attributes and benefits of Attends incontinence products. - Created informational illustrations in isometric exploded views that showcased the various layered materials comprising of Attends products. These illustrations are used by both sales and marketing to communicate the benefits of the Attends products to perspective clients in the long-term care industry. - Created a new single color bag design for attracting new customers to increase product sales. This design lowered production costs and increased sales. - Oversaw all press checks to ensure brand continuity was established. 2012 / Hasbro / Pawtucket, RI / Industrial Design / Toy Design / Freelance - Responsible for designing aesthetic qualities of toys as well as mechanical working of the product. - Executed detailed drawing showing the potential action moves of the end product. 2010-2012 / Creative Images / Cary, NC / Co-Creative Director / Graphic Designer - Responsible for overseeing production of original digital artwork for awards, plaques, and commercial banners. - Consulted clientele to ensure design solutions met or exceeded business needs. - Designed in-house marketing materials. 2005-2010 / Massachusetts College of Art and Design / North Carolina State University - During this time the opportunity arose to go back to college to attain both my BFA and MFA in design. 2001-2005 / Triangle Business Journal / Raleigh, NC / Assistant Production Manager / Graphic Designer - Served as Assistant Production Manager and Lead Graphic Designer for weekly journal magazine highlighting corporate and business news in North Carolina. Consulted with sales team and their clients to develop logo designs, ad designs, and other additional marketing materials to ensure that clients receive high visiblity in the market. - Scheduled and oversaw photo shoots for special issue editorial articles ranging from environments to influential professionals in the business community. - Wrote and illustrated satirical cartoons about business issues of the day. - Served as design liaison for in-house marketing team to assist in developing marketing strategies that would increase ad revenue and to ensure the company’s positive impact and leading role in the business community. - Created original artwork for special issue covers by use of conventional and digital media. - Developed strong relationships with clients resulting in long-term contracts producing multi-faceted design solutions ranging from full color ads, posters, and copy writing.

Education

North Carolina State

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

Awards

- Work featured in www.designlaunches.com 2010. - Work featured in Core77 design magazine & resource 2010. - Presented at the 6th Annual North Carolina State University Graduate Student Research Symposium in recognition of outstanding research. - Received 2008 Design Excellence Award as an exemplary Junior student designer...
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