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Chris Smith

Freelance Caricature Artist & Digital Artist

Location:Nashville, Tennessee, United States
2 Skills
Christopher Smith

Summary: Creative and intuitive artist excelling in graphic design, illustration, print and web production who has consistently surprised and pleased clients and supervisors seeking to demonstrate exceptional ability by creating unique pieces.

Professional Experience
The Tennessean (Gannett), Nashville, TN (2006-2013)
Circulation Artist/Illustrator (2010-2013)
• Designed promotional circulation and direct mail pieces
• Responsible for original illustrations in various promotions
• Independent design of creative and effective promotional online and display ads
• Designed vector illustrations for online and print ads
Graphic Designer/Illustrator (2006-2010)
• Designed speculative ads
• Responsible for original illustrations in various publications
• Go-to designer for ads that were on a deadline or needed re-design right before press
• Independent design of creative and effective classified and display ads
• Responsible for free hand illustrations from photographs for online or published ads
• Designed vector illustrations for online and print ads

Gallatin News Examiner (Gannett), Gallatin, TN Graphic Designer/Pagination (2004-2006)
• Designed classified and display ads
• In charge of creating and paginating the Sumner County Shopper and other special sections
• Front cover design of various publications
• Responsible for original illustrations in various publications, including covers
• Backup for pre-press responsibilities, including placing and pagination of ads and editorial, printing and trimming film, and burning and plating various publications

MY-Tupelo Entertainment in Association with The Travel Channel (2011)
• Cast member on the popular paranormal TV spin off “Paranormal Challenge”
• Competed with other contestants and won the ultimate bragging rights in paranormal investigation
• Air date: Aug. 12, 2011

Pilgrim Films and Television in Association with SyFy Entertainment (2009)
• Cast member & investigator on the paranormal TV series “Ghost Hunters Academy”
• Competed with other seasoned investigators and won a spot on season 2 of the series
• Air dates: Dec. 9, 2009, Dec. 16, 2009

Other Relevant Experience
• ReMedPar Inc. – Goodlettsville, TN – Designed direct mail pieces & other promotional materials
• Freelance Design and Illustration - Various– Nashville, TN – Illustrated various murals, designed various logos & illustrated various portraits for individual clients
• RR Donnelly Printing – Gallatin, TN – Roll Tender & the handling of various print materials
• Concept One – Gallatin, TN – Screen printing operator & the application of vinyl logos & other various designs
• Active Creation – Gallatin, TN – Screen printing operator

Computer Applications
Adobe: Photoshop & In-Design, Adobe: Illustrator (including unique technique for free hand illustrations within the software),QuarkXpress.Creative Suite 5, and Microsoft Office Software

Nossi College of Art, Goodlettsville, TN Associates Degree – GPA – 3.4

Additional Skills
• Photography (including manipulation and rendering)
• Illustration (free hand, replicating, and conceptual)

Unique portfolio available upon request
Skills (2) Rating
Caricature Art
Digital Art