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Rene McKale

Freelance Graphic Designer & Mural Painter

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Location:Michigan, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/renemckale
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1998—Present RM Design MI

POSITION: Owner

RESPONSIBILITIES: research, coordinate and administer all aspects of the design process, sketching, creative done from start to finish for print(layout,design, typography, color exploration, scanning), creative solutions based on clients needs, paper selection, final art execution, art director, graphs, illustrations, press ready layouts and production, printer press checks, close interaction with clients and printers, photo retouching, contracts, billing, scheduling, specialty art gifts, residential and commercial murals, room transformations, set painting, faux finishes, posters All done from my home office.

PROJECTS: corporate I.D., annual reports, brochures, catalogs, logo design, newsletters, forms, ads, invitations, murals (residential/commercial), staging, set artist for Charlotte's Web, faux finishing, special occasion banners, signs

CLIENTS: Transpec Worldwide, Lakeshore Legal Aid, Trinity Lutheran school and church, All the Worlds a Stage(ATWAS), Macomb Performing Arts, Yazaki, Peter Basso, Monster Music, residential/commercial murals, Lutheran High Northwest Church

1994-1998 Bozell Worldwide (True North)

POSITION: GRAPHIC Designer

RESPONSIBILITIES: research, sketching, design ideas, design, pre-press and production ready art, press checks, paper selection, logos, corporate ID, close client interaction, work with proof readers and creative, collateral materials director, networking, presentations

CLIENTS: Chrysler(US and International), National Kidney Foundation, Sarah Fisher Center, Air Touch

1993-1994 GK Photo Imaging

POSITION: GRAPHIC Designer/Retoucher

RESPONSIBILITIES: retouching, high-res transparency drum scans, color calibration, dark room film processing, auto show murals, photo processing, SGI computer, coordinator between creative and production people, work at a fast pace environment and meet scheduled timeline

1991-1993 Producers Color Service

POSITION: Assistant Creative Director/Graphic Designer

RESPONSIBILITIES: sketching, design, pre-press production, direct mail, invitations, corporate I D, brochures, book, photo shoots, close work with PCS Vice President

1990-1991 Phillips signs

POSITION: Creative Director, sign Designer/maker, Production coordinator

1985-1990 Behr industrial

POSITION: Engineer (CAD operator), Technical Illustrator

EDUCATION;
College for Creative Studies
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Communication
Macomb Community College, Warren/Sterling Hts MI
Associates degree of Applied Science in Auto Body Design
Second certificate in Auto Body Design-Styling/Drafting Specialty
Objectives
Good design/murals that look pleasing and stands out while including all the clients needs by making the message clear, concise and the most important.

SKILLS:
All of the skills can be performed and applied from my home office. Macintosh computer, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark XPress(with style sheets), Painter, Freehand, Microsoft Word, fttp files, layout, typography, color exploration, scanning, pre-press
production, press checks, illustrationr, research, multi tasker, muralist, sketches,
manager, scheduler, time management, ability to make material look creative while easy to read and receive message, stay on schedule in a fast paced environment

MEDIUMS USED
Macintosh computer, pencil, prizma pencil, charcoal, acrylic paint, water colors,
latex, glazing, passionate about paper, furniture refinishing
I paint on anything from wood, drywall to traditional canvas.
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Mural Painting