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Creative Director • Illustrator • Graphic Designer
Los Angeles, CA
Equipped with design abilities, both traditional and digital, I am a 'can do' Creative who can take an idea from seed to final bloom.Whether working alone or directing a team, I am hands - on from the first steps to the finished concept. I roll up my sleeves with my team; we hit the floor running. I thrive with open minds and bones that aren’t lazy. I believe that one should lead by example; egos are left at the door, communication and respect flow evenly and freely. Enthusiasm, passion and a dash of humor is an essential combination to create compelling design.
I am proficient in expressing ideas into engaging art through many mediums. My career has allowed me to build skill sets in Illustration, Design for Print, New Media, Branding, Product Conceptualization and Packaging. I have extensive experience working in LA's entertainment and branding industries and I strive to achieve continued success in a creative environment.
Drawn To It - Illustration in the Media
Promotion, Product and Packaging
Los Angeles, CA 90036
•MATTEL, INC. El Segundo, CA 2009 - 2013
•Staff Designer / Sr. Art Director - Created and designed award-winning, innovative
packaging for both Boys and Girls departments. Created individual package design and oversaw the maintenance and integrity of each brand, showcasing each product, while working closely with Marketing, Product Design, Structural Engineers. Scheduled and directed outside vendors while maintaining the budget for each project. Art directed photo shoots and TV drivers. Maintained scheduling for art releases and packaging hand-offs overseas.
Art directed final mechanicals.
DZN - THE DESIGN GROUP Marina Del Rey, CA 1999 - 2008
Creative Director - Illustrated and designed key art and branding for Print, Motion Graphics, 3D and the Web. Created and produced DVD motion and menu sets. Designed conceptual product packaging and prototypes. Clients include Sony Pictures, The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, Disney, Warner Home Video, RJ Reynolds, Coca Cola and Michelob.
FORTUNE FASHIONS, INC Vernon, CA 1990 - 1998
Art Director / Senior Character Artist - Created original character art starting with conceptual line sketches to finished samples primarily for Disney Theme Parks, The Disney Store, and Disney Catalogue, including fashion , basics and youth divisions. Extensive knowledge of various print, embroidery and applique techniques. Proficient at character integrity and style.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY Long Beach, CA
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration / Design.
Dean's Honor List, Cal State Grant Awards.
PASADENA CITY COLLEGE Pasadena, CA
Associates Art Degree with Illustration emphasis.
Dean's Honor List, Alpha Gamma Sigma Scholarship Award.
ART CENTER SCHOOL OF DESIGN Pasadena, CA
Received Bassari Scholarship via Pasadena City College to attend one term, Fall 1980. Emphasis on Life Drawing and Animation Line Work.
Disney Consumer Products ( Packaging Director for Toy Story 3 and Cars 2 Packaging)
Blink Digital (Blu-Ray DVD design),
Brand Sense Partners (Sell Sheets and Power Point Presentation design for Branding and Marketing.)
Avalanche (POP design)
Clients include Disney, Mattel, Warner Brothers, Nickelodean, Lorac Cosmetics, Media Tonic, The Spot Salon, Aveda Concept Salons and Santo Pet Products.
Thorough knowledge and use of the Adobe CS Suites: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign. Also proficient in Acrobat, Power Point and some After Effects
Visit www.coroflot.com/marypagone to view samples -
Books available on request.
Art Center College of Design
California State Long Beach
• American Graphic Design Awards - Hot Wheels RC Stealth Rides Packaging
• Matty Award for Toy of the Year - Stinky the Garbage Truck™ (Packaging.)
• Matty Award for Toy of the Year - LOOPZ™ (Packaging.)
• Matty Award Nomination - Package of the Year 2011...
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