Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer experienced working directly with marketing professionals to create unique graphic solutions for the corporate vision. Expertise in all facets of commercial design including illustration, graphic design, product design, sign design, package and gaming design. Specializing in traditional board skills, prototype development, electronic art production, computer illustration and graphics on IBM or Mac platform.

Work Samples

  • Misc. Logos Pg.1

  • Misc. Logos Pg.2

  • Misc. Advertising Pg.1

Work History

Ronald Ericksen Cell 702-767-7281 e-mail rericksen@msn.com samples @ www.coroflot.com/pudd112 Summary: Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer, experience working directly with marketing professionals to create unique graphic solutions for the corporate vision. Expertise in all facets of commercial design, including illustration, graphic design, product design, sign design, exhibit design, package and gaming design. Specializing in computer illustration and graphics on IBM or Mac platform, traditional board skills, prototype development, electronic art production using Adobe Illustrator CS6, Photoshop CS6, In Design CS5, Corel Draw 10, Dreamweaver and Flash. Applied knowledge in market analysis, strategic planning, licensing negotiations and project management with emphasis on research and development, design implementation and department supervision. Experience Highlights Management & Supervision: •Promoted rapidly to department Art Director where I oversaw all new product design from concept through to ordering and production. •Created new product graphics, illustrations and production files as well as designs for packaging and product instructions. •Resolved graphic department IT issues, installed software, installed peripheral equipment and computer upgrades and maintained & categorized archives. •Participated in staff recruitment, reviewing portfolios and credentials and trained staff for job particulars. Senior Graphic Design •Senior Artist specializing in graphics, production, large format printing, layout & illustration for our client’s promotional and exhibit designs. •Well versed in the design of advertising components such as logos, web pages & banners, magazine & newspaper ads, POP, brochures, collateral & ad slicks. •Expert command of Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS6, Dreamweaver and InDesign CS6 as design and layout tools. •Creating slot game storyboards, game graphics, slot glass, belly glass, pay tables, reel strip design, pay symbols, logos, illustrations, production & layout for use in custom slot game design. QC for revisions and company standards. Instructor, College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV Adjunct Instructor for Computer Illustration, Electronic Graphic Design and Portfolio Workshop. Employment History: Senior Graphic Designer, The Palazzo, Las Vegas, NV February 2014-May 2014 Graphic Department Manager, Global Entertainment Management, Las Vegas, NV February 2012-February 2014 Senior Graphic Designer, TSF-Imagemax, Las Vegas, NV November 2010-September 2011 Senior Graphic Designer, Genesis Gaming, Henderson, NV October 2009-April 2010 Artist III Production Manager, International Gaming Technologies, Las Vegas, NV October 2007-May 2009 Art Director, GLP USA Corporation, Las Vegas, NV April 2004-April 2007 Instructor, College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV Adjunct Instructor for Media Technologies Department September 1999-May 2009 Education: American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL Ray Vogue College of Design, Chicago, IL Associate Degree in Illustration/Graphic Design

Education

  • Ray Vogue College of Design, Chicago, IL

    • Associates Illustration/Graphic Design
    • 1982 - 1984
  • American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL

    • Transferred Illustration
    • 1980 - 1981

Specialties

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