Product Development 08/2007 - 08/2008
Wild Republic (K & M International, Inc.), Twinsburg, OH
Worked with a talented staff to help produce a strong line of toys and plush from concept to final product.
• Simultaneously managed several hundred projects.
• Responsible for design, revision and approval of all individual projects as well as making sure they each meet and exceed all safety standards worldwide.
• Worked on cutting edge eco-friendly products for 2009 product line.
• Designed custom projects for Disney, Sea World Australia, Borders, the AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums), Natural History Museum in London, Pittsburgh Zoo, Georgia Aquarium, etc.
• Traveled to China, New York and Chicago to gain a knowledge of competitors and the toy industry as a whole.
• Helped to develop the 2009 product line, said to be one of the strongest lines in the companies 25+ year history.
Graphic Designer 02/2007 - 08/2007
ABC Signs & Graphics Inc., Strongsville, OH
Designed, printed and organized projects for large-scale printing and Sign Company.
• Produced business cards, brochures, ads, banners and car wraps.
• Responsible for all artwork development and printing on all media.
• Installed signs and vinyl graphics onsite.
• Developed hands-on vinyl and car wrap application skills.
• Helped streamline production processes for optimal results.
Art Director / Graphic Designer 11/2004 - 12/2005
Wizard Graphics, Inc. , Bowling Green, OH
Prepared and designed all artwork for small screen-printing and embroidery business.
• Created custom artistry, logos, and drawings to client specifications.
• Interacted with customers daily to gain artwork approval or changes.
• Met all deadlines.
• Developed new projects consistently to support new clientele.
• Worked exclusively with Bowling Green State University athletics department.
8/1995 – 12/2000 COLUMBUS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, Columbus, OH
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration
College Honors: Scholarship, Dean’s List
Organizations / Affilations:
• Community Partnership for Arts and Culture Member 2006-2008
• Cleveland Public Art Member 2006-2008
• Featured artist at Local Girl Gallery in Lakewood, OH 2008-2009
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