PowerPlayGraphix

Freelance Caricature Artist & Illustrator

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Location:Calhoun, Georgia, United States
Phone: 7705481135
Website: http://www.powerplaygraphix.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/powerplaygraphix
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C. Vincent Collier
powerplaygraphix@gmail.com
Skills
Extensive experience in Mac OS & Windows based systems
Proficient in the following computer applications software:
- Adobe Creative Suite 6 (including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat) 
- Freehand MX - Quark Xpress 4.0 - iWork (Keynote, Pages, Numbers)
- Life (Garageband, iMovie, iDVD, iTunes)
- Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Fine art techniques: Pencil Illustration, Pen & Ink, airbrush, traditional acrylic and oil painting

Freelance Graphic Design : Powerplay Graphix. - May 1995 - Present
- T-shirt and clothing design
- Illustration for various clients including:
Children’s Asthma Education Book
NASCAR licensed toys
T-shirt designs
Catalog and Brochure layouts
- Logo Creation
- Real Estate Development Renderings
- Photo Restoration, Retouching & Manipulation
- Product Photography
- Pharmacy Bag Layouts
- Licensed Product creation
(Clients include NASCAR & NCAA Licensors)

Creative Manager : Orian Rugs – September 2012 - Present
- Use Photoshop in conjunction with design CAD files to render photo realistic product images of area rugs and place them in environmental shots for use in sales materials
- Advertising, Brochures, POP Display & Packaging
- Product Catalogs
(for both major industry markets and Direct-to-Customer Presentations)
- Web site collaborative design
- Web Graphic Creation (create and alter images as per vendor requests)
- Signage Design (for markets, stores and internal purposes)
- Prepare Files for Print by Outside Printers
- Work with vendors to bid out print and packaging opportunities, select the vendor to execute the work and supervise the vendor from pre-production to delivery.

Creative Director : Apache Mills, Inc. - February 2002 - July 2012
- Use Photoshop in conjunction with design CAD files to render photo realistic product images of area rugs and place them in environmental shots for use in sales materials
- Use Photoshop to render POP fixtures and Plan-o-Grams to illustrate realistic examples of marketing vehicles
- Advertising, Brochures, POP Display & Packaging
- Product Catalogs
(for both major industry markets and Direct-to-Customer Presentations)
- Web Graphic Creation
- Signage Design (for markets, stores and internal purposes)
- Dye Sublimated Heat Transfer Design and Sampling
- Prepare Files for Print by Outside Printers
- Bid jobs out for traditional offset and Dye Sub jobs
(both traditional offset printing and dye sublimated printing.)

Senior Graphic Artist : Mohawk Home - November 1997 - February 2002
- Use Photoshop in conjunction with design CAD files to render photo realistic product images of area rugs and place them in environmental shots for use in sales materials
- Advertising, Brochures, POP Display & Packaging
- Product Catalogs
(for both major industry markets and Direct-to-Customer Presentations)
- Web Graphic Creation
- Signage Design (for markets, stores and internal purposes)
- Dye Sublimated Heat Transfer Design and Sampling
- Prepare Files for Print by Outside Printers
- Bid jobs out for traditional offset and Dye Sub jobs
(both traditional offset printing and dye sublimated printing.)
- Create and maintain a product database in Filemaker
Photoshop Technician : Clyde Collier Photo - November 1997 - February 2002
- Used Adobe Photoshop to restore damaged photography
- Used Adobe Photoshop to manipulate images as per customers requests
Graphic Designer : Rome News-Tribune January 1996 - november 1997
- Create Cover art for periodicals
- Create Advertisements for all publications
- Create infographics for news articles
- Hand-build ads
Education
- Graduated June, 1990 from East Rome High School.
- Graduated June 17, 1995, University of Georgia,
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.

Referrals
Available Upon Request
Skills (2) Rating
Caricature Art
Illustration