Art Director, Senior Designer
Dec 2011 - Present (10 years 6 months)
Consumer Packaged Goods: Barfresh Food Group, Inc. (Blended drinks) • Distant Lands Coffee (Private label brands) • Tarukino (CBD Products) • Trident Seafoods (Alaska Naturals Pet food) • MJIC-Manifest Seven: Hippie Butler, Rolling Paper Depot (CBD Products)
CPG concept development and graphic design, including packaging, labels, brochures, HTML emails, collateral, sell sheets, point-of-sale, and trade show exhibit design.
Toy & Game:: BDA, Inc. • becker&mayer!, • Eagle-Gryphon Games • Forrest-Pruzan Creative • SmartLab Toys • Toysmith, Inc • Hasbro, Wizards of The Coast:
Motion Graphics, creative direction, concept design, and development. Create & modify die-lines, vector illustrations, and logos. Product development, production, including mockups, and image retouching.
Visual Design: Renton City Comicon • Tulalip Tribes • IKEA Renton River Days:
Logo design, concept, and production. Annual event collateral, email, and PowerPoint templates.
Aug 2003 - Dec 2009 (6 years 4 months)
Wizards of the Coast is a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc.
I directed and led the creative product development of plastic miniatures/game pieces. I art directed and designed packaging and print components for the Star Wars Miniatures game and the RPG book series. Managed outside freelancers on character art creation for all visual assets; commissioning hundreds of illustrations (art assets) per game release.
* Overhauled review and approval processes between Wizards of The Coast, LucasArts and Hasbro Far East resulting in fewer production rounds, improved communication and a two-week reduction in preproduction hours.
* Conceptualized and directed the package design of The Star Wars Miniatures "The Battle of Hoth" Holiday SKU to increase mass-market appeal. Results: Greater shelf presence in Target's toy and game section.
* Art directed the successful re-launch of the Star Wars Role Playing Game Book series beginning with the Star Wars Saga Edition Core Rulebook.
* Orchestrated the rebranding of the Star Wars Miniatures Game packaging line to a smaller size while improving upon the message hierarchy and readability. Results: A 20% reduction in cost and fewer returns.