MARY CAREY MURRAY
Professional Fashion/Graphic Designer & Art Director
182 Beacon Lane, Jupiter, FL 33469 / 561.313.7434 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Experienced Art Director including managing several artists, creating and setting up major presentations, organizing artwork from concept to finish, handling major deadlines.
Professional graphic and garment design.
Unique creative abilities – imaginative use of mediums, character creation, time.
Major Licensing Designer including extensive work with licensing process and design including SNOOPY/PEANUTS, WARNER BROS., DISNEY, SCHOLASTIC PRESS, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, VOIT SPORTS, HARLEY-DAVIDSON, STAR WARS, JURASSIC PARK, and more.
Advanced Macintosh computer graphic skills – knowledge and experience with several design programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, Typestyler, InDesign
Aldus Freehand, Aldus Typestyler, Word, Acrobat.
FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY/ State University of New York/ NYC. (1983-1987) **** AWARDED HONORS ART/DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts Major: Illustration/Design
COLLEGE OF FINE ART at NEW ROCHELLE/ New Rochelle, NY
(1981-1983) **** AWARDED FULL ACADEMIC/ART SCHOLARSHIP
SCBWI/Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrator’s (National), NCAA Northern County Art Association, PBWC/Palm Beach Watercolor Society, Centennial Artists (Hamburg/Buffalo), National Watercolor Society (Williamsville/Buffalo), Fine Arts League (Buffalo)
Self Employed – Studio work 2002 – present
Painting, Writing/Illustrating Books, Graphics (Greeting Cards/Clothing/
T-Shirt Graphic Designs)
Recipient of many Watercolor Awards
European Travels/Lived on Sailing Yatch/Meditteranean 2001 – 2002
Writing/Illustrating Books for Children, Major Art Museums.
Freelance Design Studio/Long Island, NY 1996 – 2000
Designing clothing and graphics for screen prints (boys/girls sportswear –
Sizes Toddler thru Young Men’s)/Designing hangtags, labels, ads, etc. for
Various design clients. Writing/Illustrating Books.
M. Hidary & Company, New York, New York 1991 – 1996
Head Designer and Art Director
Sportswear (Infant, Toddler, Boys 4-7, 8-20)
All aspects of design and art direction, licensing, managed staff, initiated computer system, organized major photo shoots.
Cradle Togs, Inc., New York, New York 1989 – 1991
Boys Designer/Graphic Artist
Sportswear (Infant, Toddler, Boys 4-7), Full line knits and wovens
Worked closely with the patternmaker, responsible for unique graphics, screen prints, appliqué, embroidery and presentation boards.
Marko Apparel, Inc., New York, New York 1988 – 1989
Developed screen print designs for graphic t-shirts and swimwear. Designed and developed original prints for surf wear, presentation boards/ads. Worked closely with salesmen and buyers.
Dijon Apparel, Inc., New York, New York 1987 – 1988
Children’s presentation boards, production sketches. Worked closely with salesmen and buyers.
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