Tom Poirier

Freelance Graphic Designer & T-Shirt Designer

Location:Hampton, New Hampshire, United States
2 Skills

I am an artist wanting to share my experiences in the art field by exploring different mediums. I am always looking to further my education by challenging myself, with classes and or with job experience. I try not to be intimidated by new endeavors but instead to use all of my tools and move forward with the project at hand. I love seeing projects start as an idea to the finished project. Whether it is a personal project or work related I strive to put my all into the project and see it to completion. As a father and husband I strive to stay in a field that I feel personally connected to. It is important that I show my kids that following the path you choose brings you happiness on a day to day basis.

Owner, Pear Tree Studio, 1996-2011
The studio consists of airbrushed apparel, freelance graphic design, illustration, and photography. I also have worked as a subcontractor for companies like Airbrush Unlimited in Hampton, Nh. from 1994 - 1999,

Party Vision in Nashua, Nh. from 2010 - 2011, and currently Airbrush Underground in Hampton Nh from 2004 - 2011.

Graphic Artist, Ws Emerson Company Brewer, Me. 2004-2007
Job requirements: Graphic Design using Adobe creative suite c3s on a Mac platform for screen printed apparel. Working on the floor as a printer using manual 6 and 8 head presses, ordering supplies, burning screens, scheduling jobs learning digitizing for embroidery machines. Working as a team and making sure things were accomplished in a timely fashion. I currently do off site graphics for the company.

Bacon Printing Bangor, Me. 1999-2001
Job requirements: Working in the prepress room. Cutting and pasting negatives and readying film for shooting of the offset plates. Working in darkroom using rulers and measurements. Proof reading of documents, and photo copying as needed.

BFA in Printmaking, from the Maine College of Art Portland, Me. In 1996
Graphic Artist/ Illustrator/ Airbrush Artist/ Self Starter/ Team Player/
My schooling gave me the confidence and the tools to talk to people and express feelings with out using words but instead speaking (visually). This is very important to commercial work and graphic design. I have had several different jobs ranging in skills and interests all of which make a person who they are. I believe that my personal experiences on the job and off make me a well rounded person that can move forward with what ever comes my way.

Macintosh experience since 1998
Adobe Cs3 Photoshop and Illustrator
Auto Desk Sketch book Pro 2010
Mechanically Inclined, Self Starter, Team Player
Airbrush Artist
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
T-Shirt Design