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  • Todd Curtis

    ★ Inventive & Inspired Graphic Design & Illustration ★

    Santa Monica, CA

► A multi-talented and highly experienced Graphic Designer & Illustrator. With a passion and vision for generating original, intelligent, and successful designs, characters, graphics, illustrations and product concepts and following through on all design specifications and production to sample review. ► As a proactive and skilled designer, I bring a strong efficient work ethic and a positive attitude to every job situation. I'm used to working in a fast paced, deadline orientated team environment with a high accountability for creative standards. I am passionate about the design process and using it in extending my clients brands, solving their design challenges, and building strong connections to achieve real business results. Specialties: ► Providing the creative direction, concept, and development of logos, titles, type treatments, lettering, and graphics for branding, toys, products, packaging, and entertainment. Demonstrative skills in brainstorming ideas, sketching and rendering concepts, creating presentation boards, and building mock-ups, plus a solid foundation in all phases of print production. Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills, with well developed client and vendor relation and negotiation abilities.

Work Samples

  • McGraw Hill Childrens Publishing-Set 1

  • McGraw Hill Childrens Publishing-Set 2

  • McGraw Hill Childrens Publishing-Set 3

Work History

  • ►Contract Senior Designer, Product ideation, Design and Development, Graphics, Packaging

    • Jamstage Productions inc.
    • 2002 - Present (15 years)

    Contract Designer and Illustrator. Provided concept, design, illustration, and production for a wide variety of children's books and product packaging formats. Including Coloring-Activity, Novelty, Puzzle, Games, Stickers and Board Books. Also provided hands-on production and management of projects.

  • ►Contract Graphic Design and illustration, Product Design and Development, Creative Direction

    • Artisan Creative
    • 2000 - Present (17 years)

    Contract and freelance graphic designer and Illustrator for creative talent staffing agency.

  • ► Graphic Design & Illustration, Character Design, Creative Direction & Consultant

    • Todd Curtis Design and Illustration
    • 1998 - Present (19 years)

    Seasoned professional seeking freelance and contract Graphic Design and Illustration. Specializing in the concept and development of Logos, Branding, Packaging, Illustration and Graphic Treatments for new character based licensed properties, and including Toys, Advertising, Entertainment and Publishing. Utilizing a sophisticated aesthetic, strong leadership abilities and excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills.

  • ►Contract Sr. Designer, Product Ideation, Design and Development, Illustration, Graphics, Branding.

    • Teleflora
    • 2006 - 2008 (2 years)

    As a senior product designer and illustrator I was responsible for conceptualizing and developing new product designs for the company line of seasonal floral containers and decorative products and following them through of all phases of production to sample review. I was also involved in logo design and branding of various company products. Working in a highly creative, deadline oriented team environment, with a high accountability for creativity, I gained a thorough knowledge of current trends, surface design and the manufacturing processes for the gift ware industry.

  • ►Freelance Graphic Design & Illustration, Creative Product Ideation and Development.

    • Adville/USA
    • 1999 - 2008 (9 years)

    I provided a full range of creative and successful Design & Illustration services. Including brainstorming and concept sketches, Character design and development, Illustrations, graphic treatments and presentation materials, for new premium toys, consumer products and company collateral for a full service advertising agency and the fast-food restaurant industry.

  • ►Senior Designer and Illustrator, Product and Premium Toy Design and Development- full time

    • Applause Inc.
    • 1996 - 1998 (2 years)

    Provided innovative and fun ideas and themes for character based merchandise and premium toys. Participated in brainstorms and the strategic planning for new products and promotions. Hands-on production of presentation boards and sales materials, and created graphics and illustrations for a wide variety of consumer products, premium toys, print, packaging and POP.

  • ►freelance design and illustration

    • Mattel
    • 1989 - 1998 (9 years)


  • Santa Monica College's Academy of Entertainment Technology

    • Animation, Beginning to Advanced
    • 2011 - 2011