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Stephen Thomas

Freelance Illustrator & Graphic Designer

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Location:Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Website: http://sdtillustration.blogspot.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/stephenthomas
900
Kudos
4.5
2 Skills
$35
Rate/Hr
STEPHEN THOMAS
Illustrator, Designer
sdtillustration.blogspot.com

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

- Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Acrobat Professional, MS Office.
- Experience in creating logos, posters, promotional brochures, book
illustrations, product design, t-shirt graphics, vectorized web and
phone application icons, story boards, cel animation, packaging
design, and custom illustrations.
- A skilled draftsman. Able to put ideas to paper quickly. Well educated
in the process of ideation and conception.
- Quick to learn company system and methods of work. Good communication
skills and constant desire to improve.


PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

May 2007 - Present OWNER / ILLUSTRATOR / GRAPHIC DESIGNER, SDT Illustration, (Milwaukee, WI)
- Responsibilities: providing custom illustrations and designs for a divers range of
media, maintaining strict deadlines, managing invoices, ensuring complete
customer satisfaction

May 2008 - Sept. 2010 LEAD ILLUSTRATOR / GRAPHIC DESIGNER, 161 DESIGN Ltd., (Hopkins, MN)
- Responsibilities: creating original design for use within the retail and beauty
industries, photo editing and manipulation, compiling promotional presentations,
managing multiple projects concurrently, logo vectorization, organizing account
art files, time management
- Clients: Target, Macy's, Kohl's, Bon Ton, Peel's, Regis, Beauty.com, DevaCurl,
Ulta, American Crew, Pureology, Kenra, Estee Lauder, Bare Escentuals, Redken

June 2006 - Sept. 2006 INTERN, Fuzzy Duck Design, (Minnetonka, MN)
- Responsibilities: logo development, illustration work, conceptual art, cel animation

EDUCATION

Sept. 2004 - May 2007 MINNEAPOLIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, (Minneapolis, MN)
B.F.A. Illustration, GPA 3.66, Graduated 2007

Sept. 2002 - May 2004 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TWIN CITIES, (Minneapolis, MN)
Art Major, transferred with GPA 3.92

INDEPENDENT CLIENTS

Emeriprise Financial, Lizardfish Graphics LLC, Breckenridge
Music Festival, The Textbook Advantage Company, Acqua
Restaurant and Wine Bar, Gleam Window Cleaning LLC,
Fox Valley Technical College, V.swish Salon Solutions, Sairey
Gernes Design, Flo Skis, University of Minnesota Music
Department, Urban Threads, Independent Studios Milwaukee


PUBLICATIONS & RECOGNITIONS

2011 Featured Artist, ART Milwaukee Anniversary Show
2010 "Too Small A Price" by Buck Wiegand, Publish America
(ISBN 978-1-4489-4980-9)
2007 Creative Quarterly Magazine, No.8
2005 Winner, MCAD Illustration Department's "Poster Rodeo" Contest
2004, 2005 Dean's List, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

(References available upon request)
Skills (2) Rating
Illustration
Graphic Design