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Bill Lunsford

Freelance Illustrator & Storyboarder

Location:Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
2 Skills
Professional experience

Freelance Cartoonist / Illustrator
Who I work for
*Advertising agencies, apparel companies, in-house manufacturing companies, etc.
Sample clients
*Hatteras Yachts, Line Drive Graphics, Kohl’s, ZZ Top, Star Trek, Hard Rock Cafe,Melt Management.North Carolina Zoo.

What I do
*Create conceptual roughs and storyboards
*Responsible for all finished illustrations using traditional or digital methods, sometimes in combination
*Write headlines, copy, and scripts or captions accompanying my illustrations

Art Director / Illustrator, Pine State Apparel, Mt. Airy, NC
*Managed marketing and creative direction for corporate apparel and promotional products manufacturer
*Responsible for inception and implementation of new apparel division
*Directed design and creative process
*Supervised production of products for Sears, Belk, JC Penney and Kohl’s
*Created conceptual roughs through final illustration for major apparel companies
*Rendered wildlife and golf designs using a combination of traditional and computer illustration techniques
*Gained new accounts and increased business with present account base through innovative and creative design presentations

Art Director / Illustrator, Coyne-Beahm Marketing and Advertising, Greensboro, NC
*Prepared conceptual renderings and finished illustrations for national advertising campaigns
*Clients included: Thomasville Furniture, Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouses, and RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company

Art Director, Creative Insight, Inc., Greensboro, NC
*Responsible for conceptual design on multi-media advertising campaigns for national accounts
*Duties included: design and completion of storyboards, also full broadcast scripts. Coordination of print production and procurement, managing and directing freelance artists working on outside projects

Product Design Illustrator, Bush Industries, Greensboro, NC
*Produced full-color illustrations and prototype designs for the third-largest ready-to-assemble furniture manufacturer in the US
*Prepared finished illustrations from blueprints and design sketches which were used for product line approval and sales support

Art Director, Naegele Outdoor Advertising, Greensboro, NC
*Directed concept design and illustration of billboards for local and national accounts
*Worked closely with sales staff and production crew to create, customize, and implement advertising campaigns

Illustrator / Designer, Accolade, Inc, Winston-Salem, NC
*Prepared marker comps for this full service advertising agency

Staff Cartoonist / Illustrator, Kaplan Press, Winston-Salem, NC
*Designed characters for educational company’s books and magazines including work books, coloring books, and school calendars
*Worked closely with the Bill Cosby Kids animation team for Fat Albert

1977 John Buscema Art School, New York City
*Learned how to draw comics the Marvel way

1975-1977 East Carolina University
*Fine Art

Other art industry-related
*Advisory Committee Member of Randolph Community College
*Member of American Association of Editorial Cartoonist / Freelance Illustrators
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