Linda Snyder

Freelance Graphic Designer & Illustrator

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Location:Anaheim, California, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/lindasnyder90
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Linda Snyder
Illustrator - Graphic Designer - Sculptor/Modeler - Product Designer

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Skilled in conceiving new concepts and recruiting ideas to meet company/client needs, objectives and profitability
Successful management and launching of new products from concept through to development and final manufacture
Versatile talents, flexibility, and strong desire to learn facilitates rapid transition in new roles and responsibilities

CORE COMPETENCIES
Creativity & Innovation
Design & Illustration Talent (Traditional and Digital)
Art Direction Typography & Print Production
Branding and Licensed Product Development
Product Design & Overseas Production Management
Design Trend & Materials Research

CURRENT SOFTWARE
PC or Mac: Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook Express
CS4-5 Photoshop, Illustrator;
Learning the fundamentals of: Maya 2011, After Effects and Flash

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Illustration & Sculpture featured by www.coroflot.com in Membership Gallery 2009-10
• Disney purchased innovative toy concept to reproduce as licensed product for Disney Stores
• Awarded international utility patent as co-designer of mechanism for new auto accessory
• Launched new concept product line, resulting in sales of $500,000 during first introductory quarter
• Provided overseas production management from start to finish, resulting in $55 million sales within 30 months
• Brochure design credited in raising $40 million within six weeks; set new graphic standard for public offerings
• Designed and sculpted QVC top-seller ceramic design, resulting in client tripling manufacturing growth
• First Place, Visual Arts in Campus-wide art competition

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
•Creative Services Manager – ALDIK, INC., MOORPARK, CA
Designed and produced all graphic needs for corporation with seven national showrooms and international sales team
Negotiated, scheduled & placed original advertisements with nationwide B2B trade magazines

•Product Design & Development Manager – AUTO EXPRESSIONS, SHELL OIL DIVISION, MOORPARK, CA
Created innovative concepts and original art for manufacture overseas, while managing costs and scheduling
Prepared color/material spec sheets; verified safety and quality, developed new lines, and sought new sales channels

•Senior Girls Toy Designer – LANARD TOYS, INC., OXNARD, CA
From concept thru production approval, created all designs, art, color and material specs for over seven lines of toys and dolls; including face, hair, clothing design, sample making and styling. Coordinated scheduling and manufacturing

•Sculptor – APPLAUSE, INC., WOODLAND HILLS, CA (Toy Manufacturer, Branded and licensed product)
•Lead Graphic Designer – SPENCER COMMUNICATIONS, MONTROSE, CA (Boat manufacturers and marine related products)
•Lead Graphic Designer – PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE, CSU SAN BERNARDINO, CA (Print, publications, fund raising, speakers bureau)
•Lead Graphic Designer & Sculptor – FRED LAMB DESIGN, TEMECULA (Land development clientele; gift ware manufacturer)

EDUCATION
MOUNT SIERRA COLLEGE, MONROVIA, CA – Multimedia, BA in progress - Spring 2013
LOS ANGELES ACADEMY OF FIGURATIVE ARTS, VAN NUYS, CA – Classic portraiture
BYU, PROVO, UT – Graphic Design Major, Academic Scholarship, Dean’s Honor List
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Illustration