Resume

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HIGHLIGHT OF QUALIFICATIONS

As an illustrator & graphic designer I’ve helped small businesses and organizations build branding, created works for private collectors and compiled a library of over 150 self-published comic strips released online weekly. I’m collaborative and enjoy involving clients in the creative process rather than simply consuming it.

WORK EXPERIENCE
Freelancer Illustration & Design (self-Employed) – Austin, TX
Illustration, Graphic Design, Multi-Media Artist Jul 2013 –  Present

  • HAVEN CON : Graphic Designer / Show Artist (Jan ’15 – May ’17)
    Over 3 convention seasons designed logos, badge art, shirt designs, commemorative pins, and show exclusive art prints as the convention’s official artist in residence.
  • HOPS & HEROES COMICS : Logo Design, Mural Design (Jan ’17 – Present)
    Designing logos and letterhead for local startup, painted 5’x5′ typographical mural for in store display, and participate in live art events
  • BIG MOUFF PRODUCTIONS : Logo Design (Feb ‘17 – Present)
    Responsible for building company logo & branding iconography for local startup / app concept
  • HERO CON : Graphic Designer / Illustrator (Contracted) (April ’16 – June ’16)
    Designed Mascot character for convention’s marketing collateral.
  • GENE (Animated Series) : Art Director (Jan ‘15 Present)
    Collaborated with show creators & writers to develop the visual style of series; designed character 2d models for 12 unique characters; designed sample backdrop plates and production assets for show pitch; co-designed final ‘Pitch Bible’/Proof of Concept catalog for studio proposals.
  • SXSW TRADESHOW – STOCK UNLIMITED : Caricaturist (March ‘15)
    Produced 100+ caricatures at SWSW Trade Show and company launch party events
  • ‘LITTLE NINJA TAKES A BATH’ (Children’s Book) : Illustrator (March ‘13)
    Worked with author to design characters and illustrate 36 page story book.
  • ‘FORTRESS OF HOLDING’ COMICS (Owner) : Graphic Designer (July ’09 – Oct ’10)
    Designed store branding, mascots, signage & marketing collateral for print and web presence.

Dragon’s Lair Comics – Austin, TX
Store Management Oct 2011-Nov 2012, Creative Director Nov 2012-July 2014

As Creative Director: Redesigned & implemented new company branding to fit modern style; maintained brand Consistency throughout marketing collateral in physical and digital platforms including PR initiatives.

    • Redesigned & Streamlined website and newsletter to improve work timelines and adhere to updated branding via implementation of WordPress and Mailchimp services.
    • Maintained weekly schedule of creating customer facing in-store marketing materials including signage/posters & multi-media displays. Created signage and advertising in timely fashion for urgent needs. Recieved GAMA Award ‘Best Store Promotional Displays & Signage’ -2013
    • Frequently updated and engaged on company social media accounts customer service issues, inquiries and reviews.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, Clip Studio Pro (Drawing Software), working knowledge Adobe Premeire/Final Cut/HitFilm, Model & Toy Art painting and customization,

EDUCATION
San Juan College  Farmington, NM
AAS Creative Arts & Technology Aug 2004 – May 2006

Mindzai Creative ATX
Screen Printing Internship July-Sept 2014