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Curriculum Vitae

EDWARD KNECHT

1208 Oxford Ave. Pasadena, Ca 91104
(626) 394-1339 | ted.knecht@gmail.com
www.connectgraphic.com

QUALIFICATIONS

Inventive creative multidisciplinary 3D Illustrator and Graphic Designer with extensive experience in print design, product design, packaging and POP design. Focused and reliable. Great written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Capable of working within budget and time constraints. Thrives in a fast paced deadline driven team environment. Enjoys sharing knowledge with team members and learning from them. Experienced at branding and marketing and following client style guides. Working experience in the following:

WEB DESIGN

Portfolio Sites
E-Commerce Sites
WordPress
HTML/CSS
Asset Design
Photo Optimization

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Logo Design
Print Advertising
Business Cards
Posters and Fliers
Book and CD Covers
Brochures and Booklets

PRODUCT DESIGN

Toys and Games
Retail Products
Licenced Products
Premiums and Promotional Products
3D Modeling / Sketching
Theme Park Attractions

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Connect Graphic Pasadena, Ca. 2010 – Present
Art Director – Freelance design firm specializing in small business web and graphic design. • Created all new branding and website for Ducky Products, an auto and marine products company. • Built the site for Open Studios Pasadena/Altadena and portfolio sites for many local artists. • Created logos, brochures, stationary, product labels, etc.

Determined Productions Inc. Santa Monica, Ca. 1995 – 2010
Senior Designer – Created exceptional toys, packaging and point of purchase material for a national fast food chain. Designed and produced outstanding sales and promotional materials and presentations. Made effective use of client style guides to promote licensed products. Devised clearer communication methods with overseas manufacturers saving time and money. Introduced the team to 3D modeling software, helping them to create accurate product renderings and sculpting guides.

Edward Knecht Illustration and Design Pasadena, Ca. 1985 – 1995
Freelance Illustrator / Designer – Created award winning wine labels, packaging, advertising, product design, POP, direct mail, album art, posters, etc. Clients include SST Records, San Antonio Winery, SCORE International, Mark Industries and McCormick & Schmick’s restaurants.

Heaven Scent Natural Foods Inc. Santa Monica, Ca. 1991 – 1994
Designer – Created all packaging and advertising material for national cookie company. Developed company logo, supervised all printing, etc.

“Here’s the Concept” Inc. Studio City, Ca. 1989 – 1990
Designer – Product development, advertising and promo design, scale drawings and product renderings. Developed the “SOS” signal of service flag for the Hilton Hotel chain.

Sequoia Creative Inc. Simi Valley, Ca. 1986 – 1988
Artist – Theme Park ride and show design. Architectural sketches, stage and set design, airbrush renderings. Helped design the “King Kong” attraction for Universal Studios.

EDUCATION

BFA Art Center College of Design Pasadena, Ca. BFA Illustration 1985
BA Pasadena City College Pasadena, Ca. 1981

SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE

Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, WordPress, Strata 3D, Powerpoint, Microsoft Office