Product Designer – Illustrator

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Summary

Creative, versatile designer and artist with over 15 years experience in product design, graphic design, and illustration. Strong traditional and digital illustration skills along with conceptual skills. Passionate about translating trends into successful product growth.

Education

Ray College of Design, Chicago, Il
B.F. A. Visual Communications / Illustration
*Strong traditional 2D illustration as well as digital.
*Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Product and graphic design.
*Custom fine art, murals, faux finishings, painted furniture

Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago
Floral Design Certification

Faux Design Studio
Addison, Illinois
Certified Faux Effects Decorative Artist

Experience

Product Designer – Artist, Maureen Murphy Designs, Gurnee, Il 1998 pres.
* Conceptualize and execute original designs for soft-line and hard-line home goods, giftware, fashion accessories, and paper products.
* Design utilizing a variety of materials such as fabrics, glass, metal, ceramic, and resin.
* Create surface designs for various products along with coordinating packaging.
* Prepare final project specs for production.
* Digitally illustrate various product views along with hand sketching.
* Research and track current color and fashion trends.
* Provide creative solutions while meeting deadlines and goals.
* Communicate and update all team members involved throughout development process.
* Develop and instruct art classes, create faux finishes, murals, and custom artwork.
Clients:
The Bradford Group, Enesco, P.S. Greetings, Universal Home Fashions, 1-800-Flowers, Wilton Enterprises, LTD Commodities, Walmart, Certified International, Youngs Inc.
Licensees:
Yankee Candle, JKL International, Inc, C R Gibson, The Philadelphia Group, Toland, PTS America Inc, Hobby Lobby, Christian Book Distributors, 123 Creations, Lovett, NRN Designs, Design Design, Bacova, American Retro, Conimar, Creative Converting, Burton&Burton.

Product Designer – Illustrator, Giftco, Inc, Vernon Hills, Il 2008-2009
* Created original patterns and designs for numerous types of children and adult giftware and home decor products such as: paper goods, frames, tabletop, calendars, cosmetic bags, garden decor, small toys, fashion accessories, candle accessories, and textiles.
* Designed licensed art to various products and packaging while adhering to style guides.
* Worked with buyers and product developers from concept through execution.
* Created to meet vendor capabilities and retailer needs.
* Created product mock-ups and as well as print materials.
* Prepared final project specs for production vendor.

Product Designer – Illustrator, Rainbow Mountain, Inc, Wheaton, Il 2006-2008
* Created seasonal and everyday giftware and tabletop products in variety of materials.
* Presented concepts to buyers.
* Created decal art utilizing hand sketching and digital illustration.
* Designed hard-line to coordinate with textiles.
* Conceptualized and designed from initial sketch to 3D product.
* Created to meet vendor capabilities and retailer needs.
* Researched and tracked market trends.
* Kept all parties updated on status of projects.

Graphic Designer – Animator, BVM Communications, Inc, Lake Bluff, Il 1997-1999
* Created animated community advertisements for intranet.
* Created company logo, four color print advertisements and posters.
* Created company website.

Junior Art Director, Davidson Marketing, Chicago, Il 1996-1997
* Conceptualized and brainstormed design solutions with creative team.
* Created advertising material layouts.
* Created color comps – digital and marker renderings.
* Designed coupons, FSI’s, can labels, tent cards, and other marketing projects.

Advertising Internship, Schafer Condon Carter, Chicago, Il 1995-1996

Skills

  • *Strong Traditional 2D Illustration
  • *Digital Illustration
  • *Adobe Illustrator
  • *Adobe Photoshop
  • *Product Design
  • *Graphic Design
  • *Package Design
  • *Custom Fine Art
  • *Murals
  • *Faux Finishing
  • *Painted Furniture

Specialties

    Concepting, Decorative Painting, Illustration, Product Design

Spoken Languages

    English

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