Skills

Skills

Artistic Prowess

PHOTO RETOUCHING - ILLUSTRATION - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - LAYOUT/DESIGN - PRINT PRODUCTION - TYPESETTING - STORYBOARDS - PICTURE FRAMING - PORTRAITS - ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE SOFTWARE - FILM & VIDEO EDITING - WEBSITE DESIGN AND CREATION

Work History

Work History
2008 - Present

Digital Artist

IOS Design

Technical drawing, schematic photo manipulation, file updating and organization

May 2011 - Jun 2011

Freelance Photo Retoucher

Hedrich Blessing

Architectural photo retouching

Apr 2010 - May 2011

Senior Production Artist

Jim Beam Global

Production Art and Retouching for Jim Beam Products

Oct 2006 - Mar 2009

Art Director

John and Low

•Formulated strategies with a team of creative freelancers to propel the national sales and growth of Aldi Foods to new higher levels each quarter

•Independently responsible for the complete design and production of multiple monthly retail print publications for distribution nationwide

•Successfully executed routine duties of typesetting, art buying, photo shoot direction, print-ready photo retouching and proof checks

Oct 2002 - Jul 2005

Art Consultant and Picture Framer

Art Attacks gallery

•Maintained art gallery while providing sales assistance and all forms of picture framing

•Assisted clients with creative decisions, ordered materials and designed gallery advertising

•Traveled on location to assist owner installing large format artwork and security mounts

Dec 1999 - Jul 2002

Senior Production Artist

Leo Burnett

•Called back in 2005 to become a key member of the prestigious ‘Northstar' creative team: Specialized in high-end comp retouching used to pitch multi-million dollar ad campaigns for Philip Morris brands like Marlboro, Virginia Slims, Benson & Hedges, Merit and Basic

•Leader of the Liggett & Morris production team: Assembled and printed account winning client presentations 'in-house' for the L&M brand using large format ink jet printers.

Nov 1996 - Nov 1999

Designer/Keyliner

Art Graphics Associates 'AGA'

•Assisted leo burnett art directors in designing national and international publications including print, POP, outdoor, direct mail and packaging for clients such as Hallmark, Kellogs, Ameritech and Marshall Fields

•Renowned for being the specialist assigned to tough last minute panic projects from storyboards to billboards

Sep 1994 - Nov 1996

Designer/Keyliner

Berman Industries

•Pioneered Digital Photography To Reform Company Catalog

•Executed Conventional Drafting Of Products For Tooling

Jun 1992 - Sep 1994

Designer/Keyliner

Brandess/Kalt

•Designed and keylined a 50-75 page bimonthly catalog of products for distribution to wholesalers

•Organization of 5,000 photos and logos into a database for faster catalog assembly

Referrals

“Robert, does excellent work. He gave me many creative ideas to help improve on what I wanted and made the finished product even better that what I asked for. I will be using him again in the future.”

Aaron Turner - Owner, 'Chord on Blues'

“It has been a real pleasure working with a talented artist like Robert over the years. He stays in communication, takes direction with precision, and works quickly to meet deadlines. I look forward to see what Robert’s creativity and imagination will bring to Crazy Shirts for many more years."

Renata Sasaki, Freelance coordinator at 'Crazy Shirts'

“Robert is an accomplished artist; able to take on creative development, hi res retouching, and production. He worked quickly and efficiently, always delivering quality work. Creative with a positive attitude and reliable skill set, he would be a valuable addition to any company, team, or project.”

Wendy Jenkins, Production Lead / Artist, 'Mundocom' Worldwide

“I worked with Robert Moreau at John & Low and Company on the Aldi Foods account. From initial concept through final design Robert delivered excellent creative designs. Working in a high pressure retail advertising environment, Robert produced designs that exceeded the client's expectations. With his skills in photo retouching, illustration and digital composition he created scenes that really enhanced the client's products. I can highly recommend Robert Moreau as an excellent art director.”Richardson Thomas - Production buyer, 'John & Low' Inc.“Rob is an outstanding studio artist and retoucher, plus he's a great colleague. In addition to his technical skills, his ability to manage a demanding, high-volume work flow through our studio made him a vital member of the team. Expertise and dedication on the job, and a great guy to have a beer with after work... what's not to like?

I recommend him heartily.”

Chris Everwine - VP/Creative Director, 'Leo Burnett'

"Reliability" and "perseverance" are the two words that come to mind when I think about my time working with Rob. During my stint at Leo Burnett as an art director, Rob provided production and design support on my most demanding accounts. Having spent more than a few long nights with Rob getting the work done to make seemingly impossible deadlines, Rob's value as a highly skilled and dedicated graphic artist became very apparent.”Patrick Callow - Art Director at 'Leo Burnett'“Robert Moreau performed excellently, and beyond my expectations. His work was very fast, accurate, and creative. Tasks included photo editing, the creation of catalogs, technical drawing, among other demanding design jobs. He's a whiz when it comes to using the computer, but he also has great hand-drawing skills. This double threat makes him versatile and well-rounded in his approach to any job at hand.” June 1, 2009Ian Fowler - Owner ‘IOS Design’“Robert Moreau was my student in Life Drawing classes at the American Academy of Art. His work was of a high quality and showed a distinctive sense of design that is not always evident in figure drawing classwork. He was unfailingly pleasant, cooperative and conscientious as a student. If his attitude and work ethic as a young man is any indication, he would be a great addition to any organization.”Joel Pace - Instructor, 'American Academy of Art'

“Robert was our go to person for questions regarding intricate photo retouching. Many of Roberts design layouts were accepted in the first rounds of approval. Robert is extra skilled at 'on-the-fly' design ideas for quick turn-around projects. Many of Rob's effects became standard company wide procedures of handling shadow, surfaces, and backgrounds for all of the clients' products. Robert would never hesitate in helping any of his co-Art Directors.”

John Landahl - Art Director, 'John & Low'

“I've known and had the pleasure of working with Rob for over 10 years, and his talent and creativity was something I could rely upon for any project he and I collaborated on. He is a problem solver and is always willing to lend a hand in all phases of a project."

Kevin Lescelius - Creative Director, 'Beat' Studio

Studio Experience

Edward G. Dorn & Co. - Rolling Meadows, IL.Magnani & Associates - Chicago, IL.Rick Streng Design - St. Charles, IL.Impressions Photo Studio - Honolulu, Hi.Kaleidoscope Digital Imaging - Chicago, IL.John & Low Inc. - Chicago, IL.

Gordon Hanrahan - Chicago, IL.

Jim Beam Global - Deerfield, IL.

Mundocom - Chicago, IL.

IOS Design - Chicago, IL.

Three Lions - Chicago, IL.

Hedrich Blessing - Chicago, IL.

Introduction

They say if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself...Or you can take the easy way out and give me a call. In 20 years as a professional artist I have learned to communicate ideas simply, both visually and verbally. I respect the importance of design fundamentals and understand that listening is the key to successful results.Valued for my speed, I am always excited by a design challenge and strive to exceed client expectations. My goal is to provide clear, concise graphics and spot-on retouching while maintaining creative flexibility, staying under budget and inside deadlines.

Freelance Client Base

The United Way - Westinghouse Inc. - Rock 106.1 Atlanta - Pet Care Inc. - Suburban Bank - Schwinn Safety Equipment  - Crazy Shirts - St. Charles Park District - Aldi Foods Inc. - Stay & Obey Kennels - Wrigley's Inc.

Hellmanns - Jim Beam Inc. - Chase bank - Blackberry - IOS Design - The King George Pub - Chord on Blues

Education

Education
Sep 1989 - May 1991

Associates

American Academy of Art

Studied under Rich Kryzka and Joel Pace

Sep 1987 - Jun 1989