Zachary Trover

Freelance Book Illustrator & Illustrator

Location:Fairfax, Virginia, United States
2 Skills
Zachary Trover
1212 Belleview Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Professional Experience

2013 - current
Watermark Design
Design Firm
Charlottesville, VA
Position: Illustrator/Designer
Duties Include: Creation of digital and traditional illustration and design for use in marketing materials. Logo design. Branding. Website design. Marketing messaging. Promotion ideas.

Children’s Clothing and Accessories
Niles, IL
Position: Illustrator/Designer
Duties Include: Creation of digital and traditional illustration and design for use in children’s clothing and accessories (rainwear, umbrellas, boots, etc.) Marketing messaging, website maintenance, and promotions.

2010 – 2012
C3 Brand Marketing
Marketing Group
Overland Park, KS
Position: Illustrator/Designer
Duties Include: Creation of digital and traditional illustration and design for use in children’s marketing (mainly focusing in the casual dining market). Marketing messaging, website maintenance, and promotions.
Clients Included: Sonic, Arby’s, Del Taco, Bob Evans, Chick-fil-a, Raising Cane’s, AMC, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and Perkins.

The Pitch (Village Voice Media)
Alternative Newsweekly
Kansas City, MO
Position: Art Director.
Duties Included: Responsible for the design of the cover and the overall design of the editorial content of the weekly publication. I was also responsible for the management of freelance artists and photographers, the direction of photo shoots, as well as the creation and management of budgets and brand management. Marketing messaging, website maintenance, and promotions.
All in a fast paced work environment.

Jill MacDonald Design
Design Studio
Riverside, MO
Position: Illustrator
Duties Included: Creation of traditional and digital illustrations and designs for textiles, holiday decor, scrapbooking supplies, and print media. Keeping up with trends in the children's clothing market, the scrapbooking market, children's books/entertainment and baby bedding market.
Clients included: Pottery Barn kids, Land Of Nod catalog, Target, K & Company, Aspen Plates, Solo Cups, The Children's Place, Talbot's, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies R Us and Wal-Mart.

Crown Prince
Apparel Design and Production Company
Franklin, WI
Position: Illustrator/Project Manager
Duties included: The creation of graphics both traditionally and digitally to be screen printed onto clothing. Keeping up with fashion trends, attempting to predict new trends and preparing “pitch boards” to show to clients.
Clients included: Hanes, Kohls, JcPenney, Target, Wal-Mart and Champion Sporting Goods.

Picture Window Books
Educational Children’s Book Publisher
Minneapolis, MN
Position: Illustrator
Duties included: Illustration, both traditional and digital for educational children’s books. Preparing files for print and some design chores.

Static Magazine
Monthly Art & Entertainment Magazine
Minneapolis, MN
Position: Art Director/Lead Designer Duties included: Overall look and tone of publication. All aspects of design and production, directing photo shoots, and working directly with advertisers to satisfy their advertising needs. Management of workflow between different departments (Editorial, Design and Advertising). Marketing messaging, website maintenance, and promotions.

2003 - 2004
Raven and Associates Inc.
Design Studio
Duluth, MN
Position: Art Director/Graphic Designer
Duties Included: Managing up to 3 interns (Placing them in an appropriate position and assigning jobs to them as well as making sure they stayed on task). Organizing the US and Over seas production schedules Interviewing and training new artists. I was responsible for organizing all the production art files both on the computer and in hard copy form. Full color design and layout for clothing design. Full color layout and design for embroidery. Web Design.

2002 - 2003
North Platte Community College
North Platte, NE
Position: Cartooning / Watercolor Instructor
Duties Included: Preparation of program and materials. 6 week courses, 3 courses a semester. Each class had an average of 25 students

2001 - 2002
North Platte Telegraph Newspaper
North Platte, NE
Position: Graphic Artist/Production Artist
Duties Included: Ad Design, Layout, Newspaper design. Both Digital and Traditional Photography, Pagination, Pre-press preparation.

Past Freelance Clients
(Illustration and design work):
Universal Pictures
Platinum Publishing
Lerner Publishing
Abdo Publishing
Red Line Editorial
Capstone Press
Evol Skateboards
Alias Distribution
Osiris Shoes
Xtreme Wheelz
Sector 9 Skateboards
Dairy Queen
Planet Lockwood
Deaconess Medical Center

2000 - 2003
Art Institute of Colorado Denver, Colorado
Bachelor’s degree in Illustration/Design

Computer Skills:
I am highly skilled and proficient in the following computer programs (on both MAC and PC platforms):
Adobe Creative Suite
Quark Xpress
Adobe Acrobat
All Microsoft Office programs

Art Skills
I am a skilled in the following areas:

I am fluent in Spanish.
Skills (2) Rating
Book Illustration