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  • Zachary Opaskar

    Designer/Illustrator

    Los Angeles, CA

University of Cincinnati's DAAP (Design, Architecture, Art and Planning) Program provided me a solid foundation of understanding process and practice. This has allowed me to develop a broad range of skills and sensibilities. I adapt and preform at a high level in just about any design environment. My art direction and managerial experience at a weekly newspaper has prepared me to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with a high level of quality and attention to detail. This has also made me sensitive to the needs of my co-workers and value clear communication. My interests are broad in the design sense. My strengths lie in concept development, typographic layout, illustration, organization, and being able to work with groups & others effectively.

Work Samples

  • Tyrannosaurus Snappet

  • Track Suit

  • HW Cover

Work History

  • Owner/Creative Director

    Created Snappets, LLC. Snappets designs and manufactures educational paper toys with love in Southern California. Snappets fabricate a line of dinosaur puppets for children and custom Snappets for non-profits and businesses. Snappets are paper toys that make noise!

  • Designer/Illustrator

    • Self-employed
    • Glendale, CA
    • Sep 2001 - Present (16 years 1 month)

    Clients include Green Street Ads, Pasadena, CA, where I worked closely with principal designer on a logistics application. For the retail/distribution company 33third.com I have fabricated a marketing campaign utilizing print and online resources. Maple Green Realty in Los Angeles, CA was provided with a new logo and print collateral. For Skill House Learning, an English as a Second Language (ESL) education company, I designed their new print collateral as well as social media content.

  • Art Director and Production Manager

    Supervised and directed three designers as Production Manager for “Honolulu’s Weekly Alternative.” I was responsible for the timeliness of ad representatives and editorial contributors as well as layout of paper. I illustrated the majority of cover art and successfully reformatted paper from Quark to a more efficient InDesign template.

Education

  • University of Cincinnati

    • Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design Graphic Design
    • 1997 - 2001

    Studied Design and Art at the University of Cincinnati's DAAP Program (Design, Architecture, Art and Planning).

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