Work History

Work History
2006 - 2008

Creative Designer

SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION

Responsible for creating and producing store visual concept illustrations and more for Sears, and primarily the Kmart brand.

  •Researched, designed and produced a Corporate Headquarters atrium archive display

    illustrating the history of Sears resulting in an improved corporate image for employees

    and visitors.

  •Created color renderings of store interior displays and exterior window concepts, within

    targeted time lines, to better showcase product and improve the customer experience.

  •Edited/manipulated store photos to illustrate upgrades and remodel ideas. Helped

    business leaders visualize and plan implementations.

  •Produced spec illustrations of new fixture and display concepts, assisting business

                        leaders in budgeting, sourcing and manufacturing these concepts.

1992 - 2006

Creative Director/Illustrator/Graphic Designer

TJB GRAPHIC ART

As artist/owner of this home-based business, created illustration, design and production art for numerous clients including Knaack Manufacturing Co., Snap-on Diagnostics and Medela, Inc.

  •Created product illustrations, design and layout of operator's manuals, catalogs, parts

    lists, product info sheets, fleet sales proposals and assorted graphics. Supported sales

    and marketing strategies, reinforced brand images and helped inform and train

    and customers.

  •Produced artwork for various client requirements, including logo design for a start-up

    business ID, image editing for a design studio's ad photos, cartoon illustration for a

    company newsletter, package design for an office furniture manufacturer, and T-shirt

                        design for a health club event.

2005 - 2006

Illustrator/Graphic Designer, Contract Position

BLACK DOT GRAPHICS

Produced and edited educational graphics and images for K-12 grade textbooks.

  •Created new illustrations for various text publications within deadlines and according to

    publisher standards.

            •Edited previously created illustrations, photos and graphics.

Education

Education

McHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE

Introduction to Advanced Desktop Publishing, Advanced Desktop Publishing, PageMaker and CorelDraw.

BA

ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY
May 2009 - Jul 2009

http://www.saic.edu

Learned web layout and design using HTML, Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Flash.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat and InDesign. QuarkXPress, Canvas, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint on Mac OS X.

SUMMARY

Professional Graphic Artist experienced in bringing ideas to life with exciting and effective customer focused art for Fortune 500 to small start-up companies.Accomplished in illustration, graphic design and image editing for print and web, and related production skills.Skilled at prioritizing multiple projects from concept to completion.Detail oriented team player in fast-paced, deadline driven environments.

ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL SKILLS

Adobe Flash, Streamline, ImageReady, PageMaker and CorelDraw softwares, still and video camera and editing.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

National Association of Photoshop Professionals

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Kelby Training "Photoshop CS2 Creativity Tour" Seminar