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  • Justin Thompson

    Logomotion Design Services

    Eau Claire, WI

Over thirteen years as a graphic design professional. More than six years of experience in brand management. Eight years of experience in design and creative direction. Eighteen years of experience as an accomplished graphic artist. Committed self-starter with a broad understanding of design aesthetics and function. Distinguished work ethic and enthusiastic personality. Highly effective interpersonal communication skills. Adept at streamlining workflow and maximizing output. My career thus far as a graphic designer has given me ample opportunity to push the bounds of creativity and actualize new and innovative approaches to common applications. In each level of my career, I have faced new challenges involved with added workload (aside from my own responsibilities), and met each new challenge with an open mind, integrating each new responsibility into my skill set in a short period of time. I am up to any challenge provided to me and view each as a career building experience. I welcome challenges in this line of work, it's the only way to continue to excel creatively. Specialties: Photo manipulation, logo creation, brochure layout, web graphic creation, branding and identity, cartooning and realistic freehand art, curriculum design, sales sheet design, print company communcation.

Work Samples

  • Logos

  • Semi Pro Football Team Logos

Work History

  • Graphic Designer / Project Manager / Brand Management

    • Powertex Group
    • Mar 2012 - Present (5 years 8 months)

    • Designing work for company use in textile applications such as screen print, hats, and embroidery items
    • Assisting company as a valued liaison in offset printing work, based upon previous experience in field
    • Project manager for a variety of clients, including Target and General Motors
    • Development of new processes for scheduling and production needs in order to increase productivity

  • Principal

    • Logomotion Design Services
    • Sep 1998 - Present (19 years 2 months)

    Freelance graphic designer offering a variety of marketing supplements, focusing mainly on corporate identity creation or revamping existing identities to help increase the market awareness of each client's business.

  • Graphic Designer / Project Manager

    • Documation LLC
    • Mar 2009 - Nov 2010 (1 year 8 months)

    Graphic design technician specializing in troubleshooting submitted print project files from various national clients and ensuring project sent to print is accurate and fits the customer's conceived end-result. Position is quite reliant upon customer interaction, working with the customers to understand their vision of the project, or to guide them into a different but more visually exciting way to achieve their project goal. Also primary designer for bi-monthly magazine account, working with the established design aesthetic of the magazine and incorporating new elements not previously used.

    Projects include: Sell sheets, brochures, mail pieces, pamphlets, newsletters, bulletins and magazines from various national customers.

  • Lead Graphic Designer / Copywriter / Marketing Associate

    • Realityworks
    • Sep 2007 - Dec 2008 (1 year 3 months)

    Primary graphic designer charged with creating new look for product lines, from simple and minimal color to multicolored, eye-catching graphics for curricula, trade show graphics, sell sheets, sales pamphlets, brochures and web graphics (done in concert with multimedia designer) in one cohesive company identity. Aligned individual product lines into unique and separate design ideations which incorporated overall company brand aesthetic. Tailored individual product branding looks into designs that emulate the purpose of the product for the consumer.

  • Art Director / Graphic Designer / Project Coordinator

    • Menards
    • Mar 2001 - Sep 2007 (6 years 6 months)

    Began career as art technician within Menards Printed advertising department (within General Office complex in Eau Claire, WI) and for beginning three years primarily handled product photography and sale logo creation, with position evolving to include several new tasks such as broadcast advertising logos, POP displays, racing graphics merchandise, merchandising logos, graphics (poster and in-store), sports star autograph cards. Elevated to position of graphic designer June 2006 with responsibilities covering five departments (Print ad, Merchandising, Broadcast Advertising, Store signage, and web/email). At end of Menards career, was involved in decision-making process for future graphics and advised Advertising management. Was replaced by five separate designers upon leaving position, a testament to efficiency with an enormous workload. Moved on to assume Graphic designer title at Realityworks.

Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Stout

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts Graphic Design
    • 1995 - 2000

    Chancellor's Award, Spring 2000 Semester (3.5 GPA)

  • University of Wisconsin-Stout

    • Minor in Business Administration (IN PROGRESS) Business Administration and Management, General
    • 1995 - 2000

Specialties

Affiliations

Invitation to National Honor Society, Spring 2000

Awards

Chancellors Award, UW-Stout Spring 2000 Semester

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