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Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Freelance Graphic Designer/Illustrator seeks interesting and fulfilling work in the World of Tomorrow! I offer you several years experience in print advertising and promotion. Logo design, branding, character creation, catalog advertising, posters, t-shirts, CD artwork, flyers, web banners, website design, book covers and packaging production.
2013 Robert Blankenship resume
I Said 'POSSE'!
To advance my career as a graphic designer and effectively communicate my vision to others.
Several years experience as a Graphic Designer for a variety of companies. I know print production from basic paste-up through specialty coating.
1988 - 1992 Concord University, Athens WV
Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design and Advertising
Minor: Fine Art/Studio
* Additional concentration in marketing analysis
2005 - 2010 Contract Designer, PHE, Inc. - Raleigh, NC
Worked with a Media Representative creating and maintaining the corporate identity of PHE, Inc. This includes Adam & Eve Corporate, and many of their affiliates. Met and surpassed sales goals 2006-2008.
2003 - 2010 Contract Designer,
AAJ Records Charlotte, NC
Currently working with the band LA Tool & Die creating the branding used on posters, flyers, T-shirts and related marketing materials.
1998 - 2005 Graphic Designer,
Full House Productions Charlotte, NC
Worked with a small marketing team designing and maintaining the identities of several nightclubs and restaurants throughout North America. These included: BAR, Have A Nice Day Cafe, Dixie's Charlotte, Tiki Bob's Cantina, TIME, and McFadden's. Head Creative designer on Tiki Bob's Cantina and Have A Nice Day Cafe.
1999 - 2000 CPD, Inc. Charlotte, NC
Worked with marketing, sales and print department to create card-pack bulk mailers sent monthly to various clients soliciting services ranging from housecleaning to stock trades.
1996 - 1998 Creative Loafing Charlotte, NC
Graphic Designer/Pagination Assistant
Layout artist on Charlotte's premiere free weekly publication. Proof-reader,
scan technician, and general graphic designer for local merchant
advertisers. I worked quickly and efficiently to meet all deadlines and
I am proficient with Adobe CS3 Suite, particular emphasis on Adobe
Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Quarkxpress, Microsoft Exel, Microsoft Word, and both the Macintosh and PC creative environment.
To a lesser extent I have used Adobe Flash, Adobe InDesign, Adobe
Dreamweaver, and Adobe Fireworks.
I am a team player who excels in thinking outside of the box. I have an
excellent vocabulary, immaculate grammar, and an interest in vibrant colors and fun visuals. I believe I have a particular view on life and I think I
have the skills to communicate that well.
*I consider print to be my specialty, but I am familiar with web design.
Available upon request.
- Bachelors of Art Commerical Art/Graphic Designq
- 1988 - 1992
Majored in graphic design with an emphasis on print, illustration and desktop publishing. Multi-year focus on art/advertising and marketing as they correlate and relate with the field.