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Natalie Pickup

Freelance T-Shirt Designer, Logo Designer, & More

Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
6 Skills
Natalie Pickup

Qualifications and Skills
•Strong design, layout, and typography skills
•Experience designing greeting cards, tee shirts, page layout, logos
•Understanding of screen print and embroidery processes
•Ability to incorporate and utilize trend research into any given project
•Sensitivity to fashion and market trends
•Capable of communicate ideas both visually and verbally
•Ability to work well with others as well as independently
•Works well under pressure and tight deadlines
•Strong ability to think outside the box

Professional Experience

Aug 2011-Presently Bravado International Group Harley Davidson Division-Secaucus, NJ.
Offsite Freelance Apparel Designer/Illustrator

Aug 2011-Presently Psychopathic Records-Novi, MI.
Offsite Freelance Apparel Designer/Illustrator

Nov 2006-Present RMR Designs.- Tampa, FL.
Offsite Full-time Graphic Apparel Designer/Illustrator for resort, theme park, zoo and aquarium, airport markets. Designed for companies such as Universal Studios, Dollywood, Silver Dollar City, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Paradies Shops, and Hudson News.

June 2005-Presently Crazy Shirts-Aiea, Hawaii
Offsite Freelance Apparel Designer

March 2008-Present Jim Morris Environmental Tee Shirt Co.- Boulder, CO.
Offsite Freelance Apparel Designer

Sept. 2006-July 2008 Skyline Screen print and Embroidery Inc.-Madison Heights,MI.
Offsite Freelance Apparel Designer for The Detroit Pistons, The MotownStore, and Rolling Stone Magazine tees featured in Macy’s and Walmart.

Oct. 2005- Aug.2006 J. America Sportswear- Webberville,MI.
Apparel Graphic Designer/Illustrator
Job responsibilities include designing for retail, resort and college apparel markets, preparing presentations for large company accounts,corresponding closely with salespeople via email
and phone, researching up incoming market trends, and preparing separations for print.

Aug. 2003-Oct. 2005 Perrin Inc.-Grand Rapids, MI.
Apparel Graphic Designer/Illustrator
Responsible for creating screen print and embroidery ready designs for resort and retail markets. Specializing in womens and juniors apparel designs, as well as mens and youth. Companies featuring these designs include; Meijer, Paradies Shop, Hudson News, Travel Traders,
Detroit Auto Show, and the Motown Store.

Sept. 2002-June 2003 Great Arrow Graphics-Buffalo, NY.
Silk-screen Printer and Greeting Card Freelance Designer

Software Skills
Pro?cient knowledge of Mac Platform
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign
Screen print Separator, Painter, Portfolio, Microsoft Word and Excel

University of Michigan, School of Art and Design
April 26, 2002 Bachelors of Fine Arts focused in Illustration/Arts and Humanities