Online Portfolio: www.coroflot.com/goodsailorart
Experienced graphic artist and talented professional designer offering solid and advanced Graphic Design and Illustration skills, including expertise and experience within business design solutions and brand identities. Successfully combines innovative uniquely creative ideas to highlight brand messages with eye-catching images and inspirational artistic solutions for all marketing objectives. Skilled at blending decision-making abilities with great
organizational skills and successful social relationship-building aptitude.
Proficient in Adobe (CS2-5) InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Corel
Painter on the Mac platform as well as experienced in Microsoft Word and
Excel. Gifted fine artist with graphite, colored pencil, pen and ink, and
watercolor; strong abilities in character design and cartooning.
Silvia Graphics Hamden, CT 2011 to Present
FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR
Work alongside as well as independent of the company owner to design
creative and eye-catching fliers, ads, and pamphlets that target each
Palm Publishing, LLC Norwalk, CT 2011
FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Designed and laid out six individual children’s books for Disney/Pixar,
as well as created twelve different downloadable children’s activities.
Rand Media Co. Westport, CT 2008 to 2010
LEAD GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATOR/ART DIRECTOR
Managed a team of two designers and oversaw all creative projects while
working on multiple projects under strict deadlines.
* Quickly learned InDesign after being hired and became extremely skilled
at the program after a short period of time.
* Utilized InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop to create all company art
and design including logos, web art, ads, brochures, and catalogues.
* Created text/art layout and illustrations for The Skinny On™ book series.
* Laid out, illustrated, edited, and helped produce ten different book titles
belonging to The Skinny On™ series.
Penny Press Inc. Milford, CT 2008
Illustrated characters and scenes for crossword puzzle magazines by hand
and then created digital versions of each for the final product.
Paier College of Art, Hamden, CT 2008
Major in Illustration, Minor in Graphic Art
ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
Model/Brand Representative at Hollister Co. 2005 to 2007
Sales Associate at JCPenney 2003 to 2005