Gap Inc./Old Navy
San Francisco, CA
Sep 2013 - Present (8 years)
Jointly responsible for designing graphic applications for women's apparel, overseeing production, and translating seasonal trend. Personally responsible for copy writing, technique development and extending seasonal concept across leveraged markets including outlet, online and international markets.
Owner and Designer
San Francisco, CA
Jun 2012 - Present (9 years 3 months)
Design and construct bow ties and other accessories from reclaimed source materials. Products sold at boutiques and art fairs around the US. Now available online at KnottyCo.com
Freelance Design and Illustration
Patrick Allison Design/Illustration
Jun 2009 - Present (12 years 3 months)
An outlet for eclectic design and illustration pursuits. Clients include, United Way, Vancouver Winter Olympics, Coca Cola, Morningside Evaluations, and Emily Dryden Photography. Now taking on illustration, design and sundry projects from clients just like you.
UX Consultant/Art Direction
Auckland, New Zealand
Sep 2013 - Nov 2013 (2 months)
Strategy development, character design, brand development and UX for a new online dating application.
Short North Stage
Jun 2012 - Sep 2013 (1 year 3 months)
Contract production designer for non profit theatre company. Responsibilities included set design for all seasonal cabaret shows, prop design for all main stage shows and assistant construction supervisor. Also co-concepted, branded and executed look and design for the theater bar The Stage Left Lounge.
Graphic Designer - Gilly Hicks
Abercrombie & Fitch
Nov 2009 - Jun 2013 (3 years 7 months)
Designed and illustrated for Abercrombies' now defunct sub-brand Gilly Hicks. Started in graphic tees but as time passed took on additional responsibilities including copy writing, fleece and intimates, concept, packaging, presentation, non apparel product development and managing two direct reports. Spearheaded the branding and development of the Gilly Hicks Girl customer club.
Contract Children's Book Illustrator
2009 - 2011 (2 years)
llustrated two children’s books for an innovative online storytelling experience created by Seattle design firm Jackson Fish Market. Both The Emperors New Clothes and RungiChungi: the Story of Stone Soup can be seen at www.astorybeforebed.com
Creative Marketing Associates
Aug 2009 - Nov 2009 (3 months)
Merchandised and designed graphic applications for licensed apparel for accounts including, Universal Studios, Coca Cola, Paula Dean, Target, Las Vegas Casino Association, the Pussycat Dolls, Sesame Street, HBO, etc. Special emphasis on elevated technique development, pre-production and illustration.
Mar 2007 - Jun 2009 (2 years 3 months)
Student Worker / Intern
2009 - 2009
The Coca-Cola Company
2008 - 2009 (1 year)
Year long internship in the worldwide licensing division. Developed branded designs for apparel, packaging, accessories and heritage holiday. Worked with archives to catalog and digitally recreate legacy artwork. Worked with the team to develop the fledgling RPET softline system. Took full advantage of complimentary root beer slushes.
Production and Marketing Designer and Lighting Assistant
E. H. Young Theater Co
Feb 2005 - May 2007 (2 years 3 months)
Designed and built props, sets and all seasonal marketing materials. Assisted head lighting designer.
2006 - 2007 (1 year)