EDUCATION: Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration class of 1998

 

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

Graphic Designer

Feb 2004 – Present Entertainment Retail Enterprises

• Conceptualize, design graphics, packaging, branding elements, and applications for various merchandise for clients such as Harley-Davidson, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Indian Motorcycles, Mars, Inc., Nickelodeon, and Disney

• Design and construct presentation boards to be used in product development meetings

• Create production files to be sent to vendors globally to be made into saleable merchandise for distribution to clients

• Oversee quality and timeliness of delivery of production files to vendors/factories

• Contribute conceptual drawings, material research, and marketing ideas for merchandise brainstorm meetings for future

presentations to clients

• Identify, research and provide solutions to complex issues that arise in the sample stage of merchandise creation

 

General Merchandise Division Graphic Designer for the Riding Gear and Hardlines category teams

Oct 2001 – Jan 2004 Harley-Davidson

• Conceptualize and design graphics and applications for the various merchandise

within each category

• Design and construct presentation boards to be used for line review meetings regarding

merchandise to be sold to the Harley-Davidson dealerships

• Create graphic packages that are sent to venders and factories globally to be made into saleable merchandise

• Contribute designs to seasonal merchandise with creative directions provided by Karen Davidson

 

Lead Graphic Designer

June 1995- December 2000 Volpano Promotional

• Conceptualize and design signage and displays for various clients

• Assist with the installation of signage and displays when needed

• Work on site with clients to provide more direct input to meet their goals

• Provide assistance with clerical work (filing, billing, and digital file management)

• Provide design consultation to various local malls in regards to signage and placement.