Founder / President / Graphic Designer
Simian Brothers Creative
2005 - Present (17 years)
Founded by Erik Enervold in 2005, Simian Brothers Creative is a full-service graphic design and print house offering over 20 years of design experience.
Design Services include: Logos, Booklets, Print Design, Advertising, Packaging and Product Design, Publication Design, Book Covers, Apparel Design, Prepress, Illustration, Cartooning, Lettering, Signs and Graphics and more,
Printing services include; Business Cards, Flyers, Postcards, Brochures, Booklets, T-Shirts and Apparel, Posters, Advertising Premiums, Decals, Signs, Banners, Graphics and more.
Samples of our work can be found at:
APPLE exclusive since 1986
(Erik formally did freelance design work as West Wind Studios from 1989-2005)
Freelance Letterer/Graphic Designer/Prepress
2002 - Present (20 years)
Freelance Graphic Designer providing logo design, book and cover design, prepress services, and comic book lettering.
Art Director / Prepress Manager
Joliet Pattern, Inc.
Jan 1998 - Present (24 years 4 months)
Supervisor of Art and Prepress Departments of nationally recognized Screen and Digital Printing Company specializing in Promotional Graphics and Point-of-Purchase Displays. Overseeing and supervising staff of up to four graphic designers.
Responsible for directing and/or preparing all graphic files for Print Production; Graphic Design and Art Direction of custom and in-house design projects; Preparing files for digital and screen printing presses including Trapping, RIPping, Color Correcting, Color Separations and Output; Design Concepts for Point-of-Purchase Displays; Operate, Oversee and Maintain several In-House wide Format Digital Printers; Prepare files for contour cutting on Zund Digital Cutter; Experienced in preparing distortion printing files for vacuum formed displays.
Freelance Product and Packaging Designer
Mar 2002 - Dec 2008 (6 years 9 months)
Graphic Design of all types of retail packaging (4/Color Boxes, Clamshells, Blister packs, etc.) for a wide range of products including electronics, office supplies, toys, home and holiday products.
Product designer for wide range of products including electronics, office supplies, toys, home and health products to be manufactured for retail sale. Work involved producing detailed drawings of items from 6 different views for patent and copyright registration.
Packaging and Products used on house brands sold in Walgreens and CVS stores, among others.
Adobe and Quark Xpress Design Specialist
Jan 1997 - Jan 1998 (1 year)
Placed in long-term, short-term and freelance positions at a wide-variety of companies filling graphic design, print production and computer graphics positions.
Specialist in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Quark Xpress.