My creative inclinations began in the early years, sketching all through middle school and getting sucked into the dark room in high school. I went through a creative evolution, from illustrator, to photographer (digital and analogue), to screen printer, before landing at my final destination: graphic designer. I have experience with all steps of the creative process from the ground up, creating storyboards, comprehensive briefs and trend reports to build my designs. Having worked for both large corporations and small business, I understand the challenges faced by each, and I can work with fast-paced projects, tight deadlines and restrictions. Having worked with small, independent businesses, I also have experience beyond the basic design aspects, from sourcing factories to dealing with vendors and strike offs. One of the things that helps with my designing is my experience in direct retail sales. Seeing first-hand what people are looking for in aesthetic and function enables me to design with the consumer in mind. Being versed in many different facets of the design world, I would be able to bring insight to any design team.
Flat Top Johnny's Logo
EMS Heritage Climbing School Tee
The Courters Album Cover
Freelance Graphic Designer Self Employed 2003 – Present (11 years)Boston, MA Working first hand with clients one on one to bring them the design, image, look, and feel they want to achieve. Fluent in Macintosh operating systems, 10.5 through 10.7+ Knowledgeable in Microsoft Of?ce Suite (Word, Excel, ect.) Knowledgeable in Adobe Suite through CS6 (Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign) Strong knowledge of apparel design, trends, and colors Understanding of promotional material and packaging design Understanding of print and manufacturing techniques Knowledge of digital photography and imaging Capable of hand drawing for illustration Skilled in type design and page layout PROJECTS: New Balance - Apparel Graphic Designer (Inhouse) Creating prints and graphics for promotional items and seasonal apparel. Trend research & commenting on strike offs from factories. Eastern Moutain Sports October 2013 – Present Inspiration sourcing, design and development of seasonal prints, tee shirt graphics, and trim labels for the SS15 Men's and Women's apparel lines. McGarry N Sons January 2014 – Present Freelance apparel graphic design for the McGarry N Sons apparel consulting agency. Project for Janji - http://runjanji.com/ -Development of a combination of 7 mens and womens apparel prints and tee shirt graphics for Janji 's (Running Apparel brand) SS15 apparel line. Project for Morgan & Milo - https://www.morganandmilo.com/ -Development of a combination of 6 boys and girls apparel...more Ibex September 2011 Development of 10 overall print concepts and designs for Spring 15 men’s and women’s apparel line. Luxe Wheelworks January 2012 – Present Execution of Logo, stickers, and aiding in brand development. Sprout Studios June 2013 – December 2013 Aiding in design of external packaging imagery for Stelle Audio Couture, Pillar Speakers and Locket headphones. Production of images and handouts for vendor shows and web site. Design and layout of adverts, invites and lookbook. Warrior Sports September 2011 – November 2013 Creating technical pages and graphics for seasonal apparel and accessories. Compiling imagery and artwork for seasonal catalog. BK Tees October 2012 – Present Creating graphics for screen-printing on apparel and other merchandise around BK Tee client parameters. California Wireless LLC July 2011 Compile and create tech packs, designs, & packaging for cell phone cases, headphones and MP3 Players. ________________________________________________________________________________________ Superb BicycleLead Designer Superb Bicycle 2008 – January 2014 (6 years)Greater Boston Area Branding, designing, tech and production of all Superb apparel, print, and merchandise. Blogging and social media contribution, visual coordination, and event coordination. PumaPuma, Supervisor, Brand Ambassador, Fit Wear Tester Puma 2008 – 2010 (2 years)Boston, MA Product sales, customer service, stock and sales associate supervision, processing shipments, cashier, opening & closing, band ambassador, outdoor testing & evaluation of Puma footwear. Design Intern MIT List Visual Art Center May 2008 – August 2008 (4 months)Greater Boston Area Designing postcards, magazine advertisements, and fliers for gallery events and exhibitions. Modernista!Studio Intern Modernista! 2007 – 2008 (1 year)Greater Boston Area Compiling design files and images. File conversions, prep for print & presentations, designs, adjustment of designs, and general aid for studio designers and file librarians.