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Bill Lunsford

Freelance Illustrator & Cartoonist

Location:Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
Phone: 336-317-2393
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
*Responsible for all finished illustrations using traditional or digital methods, sometimes in combination
*Write headlines, copy, 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, 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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