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Adam Ihle

Freelance Sculptor & Graphic Designer

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Location:Orlando, Florida, United States
Website: http://ihlecreations.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/adamihle
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Adam I. Ihle
Orlando, Florida 32811
www.ihlecreations.com
email: adam.ihle@ihlecreations.com

EDUCATION The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Associate in Specialized Technology Degree, December 1997
Major: Industrial Design Technology

COMPUTER Proficient in the use of both PC & Macintosh PowerMac platforms utilizing the latest
SKILLS versions of: Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, Quark Xpress, Adobe Acrobat, CorelDraw & Microsoft Office.

EXPERIENCE

10/05-present Fabricator & Lead Sculptor
Cinnabar, Orlando, Florida
· Create & sculpt props and sets for theme parks, trade shows, etc.
· General carpentry and fabrication of sets & special prop pieces
· Work on-site at special events to ensure sets function properly
· Assist in the bidding of prospective projects
· Head a team of artists/sculptors on various projects

3/05-10/05 Graphic Artist and Illustrator
Capsmith Inc, Sanford, Florida
· Original concept design & freehand character design
· Propose and illustrate creative ideas for vast array of soft line items
· Design for embroidery on hats, shirts, bandanas
· Handling of multiple projects at one time to meet strict deadlines

11/04-3/05 Graphic Designer/Artist
Fast Signs, Jacksonville, Florida
· Creation and re-creation of logos
· Designed banners, signs and billboards for diverse companies
· Use of large scale plotters and printers
· Work with printed material, cut vinyl & large scale printers

10/01-9/04 Sr. Graphic Designer/Artist
Advertising/Marketing Dept.-Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York
Graphics Project Management: Invent & propose creative ideas, design all related collateral, proof the printed samples, maintain contact with the various print vendors, & follow up with the client.
· Creation of all printed advertising material
· Sketching and Illustration
· All signage for promotions, gaming, resort hotel, golf and entertainment
· Design of ads for publications (newspaper/magazine)
· Billboard, banner & sign design including dimensional signage
· Original logo design & soft line design
· Maintain excellent productivity and work within price parameters
· Recommend style and medium best suited for project
· Daily Interaction with customers to ensure team completed work accurately

4/00-9/01 Toy Sculptor and Fabricator
Sculptvision, Brooklyn, New York
· Designed & sculpted prototypes for childrens toys & collectible items
· Work within specified price parameters
· Created sketches and proposed ideas for products

OTHER
EXPERIENCE

5/11 Concept Designer
Cryptic Studios/CBS Entertainment
· Awarded first place in Design the Next Enterprise Contest for Star Trek Online.

11/99- 2/00 Special Effects Make-up Art Director
The Rosler Group, New Jersey
· Designed, fabricated & applied all special effects make-up for video feature Aries Knights
· Concept design & fabrication of special costume pieces (armor)
· Supervised team of special effects make-up artists on the set

7/99-3/00 Graphic Designer
LUSH media, Manhattan, New York
· Designed graphics for various printed media including catalogs & flyers

7/97-4/98 Night Operations Manager/Supervisor
K-Mart Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
· Responsible for hiring, evaluating & training team of 12 stockers
· Motivated team to maintain maximum productivity during overnight hours
· Assured merchandise received matched shipping orders placed
· Responsible for the scheduling of the overnight team

4/93-8/95 Buyer/Merchandiser
K-Mart Corporation, Oneonta, NY
· Responsible for calling on corporate buyer to purchase store merchandise
Assured that minimum stock requirements were met for hard & soft line merchandise

FREELANCE PROJECTS

7/98-7/09 Character Design/Storyboarder, OceanAire Productions, Ormond Beach, FL
Developed look for new characters in the Harry and Friends DVD animated films

Graphic Designer/Illustrator, Technosource, Hong Kong/New York
Created original artwork for upcoming tech toy Printies

Animatronics puppeteer, Symbiotic Productions, Brooklyn, New York
Operated animatronic robot puppet for the Science Fiction Short, Simulator

Storyboard Artist and Character development- DBA Artists, Brooklyn, NY
Assisted in the creation of storyboards and the development for characters for the proposed animated series Lovers and Lozers

Make-up Designer, The Rosler group, New Jersey
Designed & sculpted the prosthetic make-up for the video feature, Lucifer’s Tower

Exhibit Technician- Staten Island Children’s Museum, Staten Island, New York
Installed and maintained exhibits geared toward young children.

Make-up Designer and Artist- Sea View Playwrights Theatre, Staten Island, NY
Designed, fabricated and applied FX make-up for the lead in Cyrano De Bergerac

Key Make-up and Hair- One Wheel Panther Productions, Manhattan, NY
Responsible for the overseeing of make-up crew as well as applied all special effects make-up for the motion picture The Accountant.
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Sculpting
Graphic Design