Senior Project Designer
KDI Media, Inc.
Beverly Hills, CA
Designer who oversaw the development of all projects for a full service design agency contracted by major toy companies to develop graphics, and packaging. * Gained experience in design and how it applied to the manufacturing process. Lead the development projects from conception to completion. * Developed a full understanding of production schedules and shipping lead times. * Attended on-site meeting with clients for brainstorm sessions and project briefs. * Clients - Mattel, Hasbro, Spinmaster and Jakks Pacific.
New York, NY
Illustrated children's book for Scholastic, Inc, The Blue Sky Press about Dr. Smart Pig who feels lonely as Halloween approaches and decides to create a friend to celebrate with him. Kirkus reviewed. Over 100,000 copies sold.
David Jarvis Design
Los Angeles, CA
Operated a small business, David Jarvis Design based in Los Angeles and Orange counties since 2001. Art directed and designed product and packaging for specialty, education general consumer product markets. Effectively took projects from start to finish helping boutique level companies in developing their overall brand statement at mass retail and through specialty channels. * Successfully lead the development of the product vision in conjunction with clients for toys from pre-school developmental ages to adult. Created product and packaging for collectibles market. * Advanced my experience with ultra-low cost design and high volume manufacturing. * Developed system for new product planning in accordance with the production schedules, shelf life, and seasonal strategies. * Designed interior product display for trade show exhibits for both domestic and international trade shows. Produced models, prototypes, and comps for buyer presentations. Delivered product in digital format and final mechanicals. * Matured into a highly effective entrepreneur, an organized self-starter, a dynamic leader, and mentor. * Clients - Skullduggery, Inc., Junior Learning, Tomy Corp., Toy Quest, Ocean Pacific (OP), Orange County Water District, Disneyland and NKOK.
Illustrator Created a weekly online comic strip for the "Tonight Show." Illustrated and designed for interactive online game based on the television mini- series, "Merlin." Skills * Mac and PC * Advanced Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite * Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint * Conceptual sketching Working knowledge of CAD programs
Director, Packaging Design
City of Industry, CA
May 2003 - Apr 2013 (9 years 11 months)
Lead a creative team in all facets of product brand strategy and packaging. Work closely with product development and market to create new brands, with products ranging from die cast, radio control, licensed properties and girls doll lines as well as more advanced electronic toys. Oversee and direct our Hong Kong and China packaging teams in the development and final production of all projects.