Objective

I am seeking a position with a company in which I can provide graphic art-related services. I am excited at the prospect of carrying out any duties necessary to a position of graphic artist including; design, art direction, art procurement and any necessary communication with outside sources and printers.

Summary

I have more than 13 years in the field of graphic arts with a strong understanding of visual communication in a variety of media. I have created ads, brochures, informational graphics, posters, book designs and I have also worked extensively in digital multimedia and have created illustrations for book covers and magazines.

Work History

Work History
2006 - 2008

Graphic Artist (Contract)

Plastic Games LLC
  • Key in the art development for projects contracted with Walt Disney, Hasbro, Garage Games and C2C Simulation
  • Developed art for the game BitShifter the Best of Show winner at the Independent Games Convention
  • Created 2-D and 3-D concept art, storyboards and full color mock-up illustrations as well as game design and content creation
  • Developed gameplay and art for the game Cipher for the iPhone and iPhone touch.
2000 - 2006

Graphic Artist

Fort Collins Coloradoan Newspaper
  • Honored the national Gannett Well Done by Gannett News Media Services, 2006
  • Received numerous awards from the Colorado AP Reporters and Editors Group and Colorado Press Association, 2001-2006
  • Created informational graphics and illustrations for the daily newspaper
  • Worked closely with writers and reporters to develop content for graphics and other visual news media including special projects and peripheral publications
  • Completed the design of promotional material, calendars, CD jewel case art, magazine covers and prototyped concepts for new media
  • Assigned photoshoots and oversaw art direction of projects of varying complexity
  • Worked with prepress to ensure that projects were completed on time and were executed in a professional manner
2000 - 1995

Prepress Graphic Artist

Fort Collins Coloradoan Newspaper
  • Designed ads based on specs provided by advertising and clients
  • Specialized in using Photoshop to create cutouts and other digital image manipulation
  • Maintained quality control of the print product by proofing content of final ads
  • Developed procedures for troubleshooting problem files within customer provided ads
  • Worked extensively with CMYK, spot color and grayscale and have a broad understanding of the technical aspects of preprint color and output methods
  • Oversaw pagination of newspaper pages
  • Worked closely with the pressroom and newsroom to maintain efficiency and ensure that deadlines were consistently met
  • Awarded Coloradoan Employee of the Month Dec. 2004