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graphic designer | illustrator
Graphic designer looking to obtain a professional position which affords me a sufficient amount of personal growth in a creative atmosphere and will also allow me to implement my education with my experience in order to advance my artistic and innovative productivity.
adidas Bright Lights, Big City
925 NW Hoyt Street #421
PORTLAND, OREGON 97209
P _ 248.505.4026
E _ email@example.com
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Quark Xpress, and Microsoft Office on both Mac and PC platforms. Experience with Information Design, Corporate Identity, Book Design, Web Design, Web Advertising, Animation, Packaging, Stationery Design, Illustration, Typography, Lithography, Photo Editing, and Photography. Advanced knowledge of art and design with a clear understanding of visual concepts. Able to effectively present information one-on-one and in small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the company. Strong influence, collaboration and communication skills. Able to work independently and problem solve.
2012 _ BANGKOK THAI BISTRO _ BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICHIGAN _ GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Executed design direction on all print files for the existing brand. Developed complete color strategy to compliment existing branding system. Created menus, posters, flyers and inserts to support current brand identity. Developed a website based on needs for restaurant. Worked directly with printer and managed process of printing until completion of all work.
2011 _ ADIDAS _ PORTLAND, OREGON _ COLOR DESIGNER / TECHNICAL DESIGNER
Traveled to marketplace to examine color and trend information for application to specific footwear categories. Created color CADs, technical illustrations and photoreals for footwear based upon requests from key accounts and imported finished CADs into software for marketing and development. Assisted the Adidas apparel department in photography for spring/summer 2012 training apparel line and retouched photos. Presented color development ideas and collaborated with designers, marketing and development on footwear. Created graphics and patterns which were then applied to footwear. Followed Adidas brand objectives by creating and dictating color strategies based on market needs, collaborated with marketing on end result. Worked as a color consultant for marketing, designers and development for all footwear articles. Chose high-end materials and colors for high-priority small-market footwear units. Distributed and achieved final correct designs and color design kits. Worked in multiple business units; United States Running, United States Training, Global Basketball and Global Team Sports.
2010 - 2011 _ THE CAKE ROOM _ WEST BLOOMFIELD MICHIGAN _ GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Michigan-based client requested a brand identity and clothing for a bakery business. A simple vector was applied to text to create a minimalistic feel for the company. Improved a new strategy for cake packaging. Created original signage for Detroit radio station WNIC Women’s Golf Tournament event.
2010 - 2011 _ 50 PLATES _ PORTLAND, OREGON _ GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Developed promotional handout material for new bar program for Pearl District upscale casual restaurant. Created new html layout for online menu in a timely fashion. Managed web content for all online menus. Maintained and assembled meetings between owner/designer during the development of the website. Photographed and created bar display using newly-designed promotional material.
2009 _ MOBILITY WEB TELEVISION _ TROY, MICHIGAN _ GRAPHIC DESIGNER
This brief called for designing various promotional materials for a sub-contractor for AT&T television, telephone and Internet products in Troy, Michigan. Worked directly with promotions manager on concepts and desired designs. Worked with AT&T branding website to obtain all approved corporate identity icons/colors/merchandise and used them based on the specified guidelines. Preliminary ideas and concepts were presented to the client and final designs were provided based on appropriate output needs.
2007 _ PALACE CREATIVE GROUP _ AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN _ GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN
The Palace Creative Group is the in-house design and production team for Palace Sports & Entertainment. This provides creative services to the Detroit Pistons, Detroit Shock, Tampa Bay Lightning and also to venues such as The Palace of Auburn Hills, DTE Energy Music Theatre, and Meadow Brook Theatre. Worked directly with marketing under creative director on promotional materials, web advertising, signage, logo design, pre-press production, and updated existing files.
2007 _ BOSTON UNIVERSITY / _ BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
2002 - 2007 _ WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY _ DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Concentration in Graphic Design
2005 _ INTERNATIONAL STUDY _ BERLIN, GERMANY
Studied Information Design in Germany through Wayne State University. Attended lectures held by design firms: Moniteurs, Leonardi.Wollein, Kognito Visuelle Gestaltung, United Designers Network, and MetaDesign.
Wayne State University