Eric Lotz

Eric Lotz

Work History

Work History
May 2009 - Jun 2010

Display/Graphic Artist

Trader Corp.

As Display Designer, I work with various magazines in the Trader publication line-up for example

The Auto Trader, Vancouver Real Estate, Edmonton Real Estate.

Tasks included

  • page layout
  • ad designs
  • interaction with account reps
  • produce final ads for film
  • paginate pages for final approval and upload
  • some art direction
Jul 2007 - Sep 2007


Tonys Landscaping

Duties included 

  • Installing plants and other elements into landscaped areas and often maintain them.
  • Mowing, edging, trimming, fertilizing, dethatching, watering, and mulch lawns and grounds many times during the growing season.
  • Transporting and planting new vegetation and transplant, mulch fertilize, and water existing plants, trees and shrubs.
Jun 2007 - Sep 2007

General Labourer

Candian Tire

Warehouse Experience:

  • Trained in-house towork with electric pallet forklift
  • Product shipping
  • Custodial duties
  • Product placement and organization
Oct 2005 - Jul 2007

Graphic Designer

Headcan Inc.

I was required to conceive dynamic creative which honoured the brand, brainstorminnovative ideas and themes for pitches, new product launches, and provide effective tools for sales meetings for our clients, eg. giving our clients “leave behinds” that appropriately fit the strategy of our creative.

Designed print ads, direct mail, packaging, posters, brochures, detail aids and brand identity.

Testing was required for some pieces of an advertising program, therefore substantial quantities of mock-ups for focus groups were required.

Tasks included

  • page layout
  • mock-up and product designs
  • interaction with account reps and doctors
  • produce final ads for film
  • mock-ups
  • some art direction
1999 - 2007

Freelance Production/Graphic Artist

Api Ad People inc.
  • Freelance Graphic Designer I was exposed to a variety of projects, and clients. I adapted well to varity of work environments and their expectations of me.
  • Responsibilities included creating pieces such as store signage, brochures, print ads, logos, and signage.
  • Clients included Astro Products, Coca-Cola, Innotech Products, RX Canada, Rescue Med, UGF Mutual Funds, Loeb stores, Athletes World, Shorney’s Optical, Home Hardware, Zellers, Tribute Homes, City of Toronto, Grand & Toy, Bell Canada, IBC, National Trust
1997 - 1999

Senior Production Designer

Saffer Group

As well as Senior Production artist to the company, I made sure all 15 mac computers and main server we up and running to 100% compacity and all software was up to date and working, and trouble shooting all computer related problems.

My job was to work with rough sketches and/or ideas to production which would involve producingcomputer generated files, pre-fighting files and disk preperation.Clients were loeb stores, Bata Athletes World, Shorney’s Optical, Home Hardware, Maxi Superstores and Zellers..

1989 - 1995

Senior Production Designer

Guidelines Advertising

As Production Designer, I worked on various jobs at once, from newspaper ads to printed fullcolour brochures right down to outdoor signage.

Tasks included

  • page layout
  • ad designs
  • interaction with account reps
  • prep files for film
  • some art direction


Jun 1995 - Jun 1997

3rd year










Professional ProfileHighly skilled and talented individual, looking for his next exciting role. Mature and articulatecommunication skills, very capable under pressure and sticking to deadlines. Strong problem solvingabilities, self motivated and eager to contribute and learn within a team environment.

Technical Expertise

  • Strong in layout, presentation, color theory, logo and branding
  • Natural talent for professional freehand sketching and painting.
  • Fluent in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design and Quark-Xpress
  • Intermediate Adobe Dreamweaver and Go-live
  • Some Flash Animation experience


* Biking * Painting * Reading * Video games * Deck building * Running (when my feet are working)