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  • Paul Franke

    Resourceful designer looking for freelance work

    Danville, PA

I'm looking for freelance work in the Central and North East Pennsylvania areas. I have skills in design ideation/conception, graphic design, layout and print, photography, prototype and model building, sketching/rendering, and 3-d modeling in Rhino/Solidworks/3-d studio max. I'm a very hard worker and would bring my passion for design to the table with any company.

Work Samples

  • Portfolio

  • Sketches

  • Board Luv Surf Skate Snow

Work History

Paul D. Franke pfranke_21@yahoo.com Education: Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania September 2004 - May 2007 Bachelor of Science Industrial Design Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, New Jersey September 2001 - May 2004 Associates Degree in Graphic Design, GPA 3.1 Employment: Shred Out Cancer Foundation, www.shredoutcancer.org May2009-Present Art Director for non-profit, board member, Designing clothing, promotional fliers, event banners, and stickers Diversified Service Contracting, Naval Weapons Station Earle Colts Neck, NJ April 25, 2009 - August 17, 2012 Asistant Supervisor and General labor in U.S. Government restricted areas Board Luv, Fair Haven, New Jersey, www.boardluv.net September 2007-Present Owner/Artist, airbrush painter, surfboard repair and refurbishing, web site manager, and local art show coordinator Bar Anticipation, Lake Como, New Jersey June 2011 - September 2011 Security/Bouncer/Doorman - Provide security, check legal age and refuse entry to bar/nightclub based on criteria such as intoxication, aggressive behavior, or dress code. Coordinate with local law enforcement personnel to effectively arrest and prosecute individuals guilty of trespassing, possession of a fake ID, assault, and other similar offenses. The Sport Spot, Shrewsbury New Jersey November 15, 2007 - April 16, 2009 Retail sales of ski/snowboard/tennis equipment and accessories and rentals Bike Haven Bicycle Shop, Fair Haven, New Jersey June 10, 2007- January 5, 2008 Bicycle mechanic, assembler, retail sales floor help Biketopia Bicycle Shop, Havertown, Pennsylvania June 1, 2005 - May 1, 2007 Bicycle mechanic, assembler, retail sales floor help Monmouth Camera, Shrewsbury, New Jersey March 01, 2003 - August 15, 2004 Retail sales, customer service, hour photo processor, photo retouching, passport photos, crime scene photo processing for local police departments, and assistant wedding photographer Mark Weiss Photography, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, www.markwiess.com March 15, 2004 - August 15, 2004 Design of high profile band related material, photo retouching, organization of photo shoot materials, and helped to move into and establish a new studio space Clients: Black Eyed Peas, Soil, Dokken, and Silvertide Burpee Materials Technology, Eatontown, New Jersey, www.burpeetech.com July 01, 2001 - August 15, 2002 Surface finishing, electropolishing, microblasting, and processing of prototype medical stents Freelance Graphic Design - Independent Projects Shred Out Cancer Foundation, www.shredoutcancer.org May 2009- Present Art Director for non-profit, board member, clothing design, event banners, and promotional fliers Brian Franke Singer-Songwriter, Silver Springs, Maryland, www.brianfranke.com September 2009-Present Freelance graphic design, logo creation, business card, show posters, and web site banner Board Luv, Fair Haven, New Jersey, www.boardluv.net September 2007-Present Owner/Artist, airbrush painter, surfboard repair/refurbishing, web site manager, and art show coordinator Design and Computer Skills Experience in: Graphic design and print layout, airbrush painting, model and prototype building Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Mac and Windows computer literate Working knowledge in Solidworks, Rhino, 3D Studio Max, Autodesk Vis, InDesign, AutoCAD Microsoft: Word, Excel, Power Point, Movie Maker Hand sketching/rendering, prototype and model building, plastic vacuum forming, sewing, wood working, metal working, welding, airbrushing and professional level photography Organizations and Affiliations Monmouth County Sheriffs Department Office of Emergency Management Volunteer December 2011-August 2012 Shred Out Cancer Foundation 2009-Present Art Director and Board Member Life Rolls On Foundation-They Will Surf Again volunteer 2008-Present IDSA Student Member 2005 to 2007 Surfrider Foundation Member 2003 to Present Spokesperson for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention -Speaker at 2003 Lifesavers Awards Dinner; Interviews with USA Today, New York Times, and People Magazine Awards and Merits • Monmouth County Sheriffs Department Citizen's Police Academy Graduate November 2011 • Red Cross AED /CPR certified March 2011 • “Dandelier” chandelier featured in May 2007 Philly Heart Design and exhibited by The F.U.E.L. Gallery in Philadelphia during “Design Philadelphia” • “Wall Mounted File Hanger” featured in the 2007 International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York • “Wall Mounted File Hanger” received Honorable Mention in the 2005 Amuneal Challenge faculty sponsored design competition at Philadelphia University Awards and Merits Philadelphia University Faculty Scholarship 2005 Amuneal Challenge faculty sponsored design competition -The “Wall Mounted File Hanger” Honorable Mention


Philadephia University



IDSA, Surfrider Foundation Member, AFSP Spokesperson


"Dandelier" on exhibit April 12-27, 2007 at the F.U.E.L Gallery in Philadelphia PA "Wall Mount File Hanger" on exhibit May 19-22, 2007 at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City, NY - - BOOTH # 1581