Gregory A. Graves

Freelance Presentation Designer & Graphic Designer

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Location:Concord, California, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/gregoryagraves
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GREGORY A. GRAVES 1467 BALHAN DR. #306
CONCORD, CA 94521
G_GRAVES@HOTMAIL.COM
(925) 586-4859

EXPERIENCE
Art Director 2007 – Present
Golden Gate Sign Company, Inc. Oakland, CA
• Developed high visibility signs for the San Francisco Bay area for a variety of audiences and industries including: Banking, Retail, Restaurant, Education, and Petroleum.
• Creatively designed and managed esthetically pleasing campaigns that exceeded all budget, client, and city code requirements.
Lead Designer (Art Director) 1992 – 2007
Federal Heath Sign Oceanside, CA/Dublin, CA
• Contributed significantly to a variety of highly visible, global signage campaigns.
• Focused primarily on the creative management, marketing, and design for corporate branding and artistically challenging custom signs.
• Successfully managed a creative design staff of seven.
Senior Designer 1989-1992
American Neon Oakland, CA
• Mastered all drafting, rendering, and design skills associated with print based logo and sign design including blue print development and utilization, inking, stat camera functionality, sticky-based copying.
• Used a variety of medium to create signs and logos with a creative flair including: airbrushes, pastels, markers, guache and watercolors.
Staff Designer 1987-1989
Walker Signs Fremont, CA
• Managed the design, patterns, Gerber Vinyl computers, vinyl installation, and inside sales pertaining to the development of signage for local campaigns.
• Worked with a wide variety of signage including: truck lettering, sandblasting, channel lettering, neon, cabinet signs, monuments, and gold leafing.
Instructor, Los Medanos College 1985-1987
Staff Designer, Nickelson Signs 1975-1985
EDUCATION
Computer Graphics, Graphics 1984
Los Medanos College Pittsburgh, CA
Graphics, Life Drawing 1979-1980
Mt. Diablo College Pleasant Hill, CA
Graphics, Life Drawing, Sculpting, Oil Painting 1972-1974
Rocky Mountain School of Art Denver, CO
Art Studies 1971-1972
Metropolitan State College Denver, CO
Skills

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Alien Skin
CorelDraw X4
Microsoft Powerpoint Microsoft Word

Clients
3 Day Blinds
24 Hour Fitness
Airtouch
AT&T
Bally’s
Casa Muir
Candlestick Park
Chili’s
Clorox
Downtown Plaza
Dr. Stein’s Bagel Dogs
Garner’s Landscaping
Hyatt
Knuckles Sports Bar
Lego
Los Medanos College
Macaroni Grill
The Marketplace
Maxwell House
Mt. Diablo College
Northrop Grumman
The Nut Tree
Oakland Coliseum
Old Navy
Payless Shoesource
Roundtable Pizza
Safeway
Shakey’s Pizza Parlors
Treat Plaza
Verizon
What-A-Burger
Ygnacio Valley Center

Awards
93.9 Young Country Radio T-Shirt Design 1993

Sign of the Times Sign Contest First Prize 1994