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:
Logo Design Print Advertising Business Cards Posters and Fliers Book and CD Covers Brochures and Booklets
Toys and Games Retail Products Licenced Products Premiums and Promotional Products 3D Modeling / Sketching Theme Park Attractions
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.
BFA Art Center College of Design Pasadena, Ca. BFA Illustration 1985 BA Pasadena City College Pasadena, Ca. 1981
Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, WordPress, Strata 3D, Powerpoint, Microsoft Office and much more.