Summary

I make visual communication an exciting experience while audiences are kept completely captivated, awe-struck and entertained. Accomplishing all of this through experience gained rapidly from my vast array of past positions held.

Materials; Papers, Cardstocks, Foamcore, Protofoam, Corrugates, EPS, Plastics, Mylar, Acrylics, Tapes, Pressure Sensitive, Solvents & Thinners, Paints, Stains, Adhesives, Epoxies, Veneers, Woods, Moldings, MDF, Laminates, Chipboard, Metals, Magnetized, Fasteners, Extrusions, Powder-coatings, Static Reaction, Sand, Rock, Granite, Marble, Masonry, Concrete, Plaster, Gypsum.

Printing;  Flexographic, Screen, Linocut, Pad, Distortion, Fish, Spot, Whiteplate, 4Color etc Wood Fabrication, Metal Fabrication,Plastics, Power Tools & Hand Tools.

Game Credits; Cruisin’ USA, Jurassic Park, X-Files, Starship Troopers, South Park, Austin Powers, Goosebumps, Udderly Tickets, Soccer Xtreme, Viper Nite Drivin’, Sharky’s Shootout (Jeanette Lee’s), Kelly Packard’s Golden Cue Linkable System, Wack-A-Doodle-Doo, Harley-Davidson, NFL, High Roller Casino, Galactic Bowling, Regata Jukeboxes, Titanic, Godzilla, Lost In Space, American 7′s, Lady Firecracker, Donna Diamond, Reel ‘Em In, Video Arcade, Slot Machines, Pinball Machines, Video Lottery.

Clients; Meijer, Albertson’s, Jewel, Safeway, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Circuit City, Best Buy, TruServ/True Value, Walgreen’s Drugstore, Binny’s Beverage Depot, Walmart, Speedway, Carmex, Fisher, Abbott Laboratories, Playboy, Glock, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Accenture, Costco, Sams, American Greetings, Fiskars, Menards, DoItBest, TurtleWax, CVS, SiriusXM Radio, Kenneth Cole, Kohls, Scott’s, GlaxoSmithKline, Rapala, Mepp’s, Bass Pro Shops, Dicks Sporting, Sprint, Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, Yum Brands, Airborne, A.Hardy, Redneck Pepper, Lil’ Drug, Office Depot, Staples, OfficeMax, Bacardi, AutoZone, Target, Armour/Eckridge, Jaguar/GM, Chicago Cubs, Chicago WhiteSox, Eisenberg Beef

Specialties

Adobe CS, Including PhotoShop, Illustrator, Flash, After Effects, DVD Encore, Sound Forge, Image Ready, Acrobat, 3DS Max, Maya, Lightwave, Houdini, ZBrush, Mudbox, SketchUp, 3D Modeling, Rendering, Animation, Combustion, Corel, Suitcase, Poser, WS FTPpro, Esko Artios CAD, Macromedia Dreamweaver, DPaint, Unix-Based Dolev Image Setters, Image Ready, 2D Animation.Server File Exchanges Detailed Archiving, WEB Ready Animations, WordPress, HTML, Images, Docs and PDF conversion, Resourcing, Green Screen, Vinyl Cutting, Advertising, Consulting, Reenactments, Presentations, Courtroom Support, Crime Scene Support, Dramatization, Medical Animation, Video Effects, Editing, Compositing, Overlays,

Experience

Senior Creative Director

Confidential

Broadcast Media industry

September 2010 – Present (1 year 1 month) Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area

Advertising, Video Compositing & Effects, 3D Model Creation, Animation, Commercial Editing, Web Content Creation.

 

Illustrator / Artist

Ocean Front Magazine

Publishing industry

May 2011 – May 2011 (1 month) Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area

Illustration / Artist for Coastal Magazine Publication

 

Sales & Marketing Director / Art Director

BrandingHaus

Marketing and Advertising industry

March 2008 – September 2010 (2 years 7 months) Greater Chicago Area

Point of Purchase and Point of Sales Display Manufacturing. All Aspects of Design, Rendering, Presentation. Client Relations, Liaison, Sales, Production, Logistics and Invoicing.

 

Senior Creative Engineer / Sales & Mktg Director

Chicago P-O-P

Design industry

September 2007 – September 2010 (3 years 1 month) Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Point Of Purchase Display Manufacturing, Sales Leads, Presentations, Client Liaison, Prototyping, Logistics, Delivery

 

Contractual Design Consultant

Bay Area Property Solutions, Inc

Real Estate industry

January 2010 – January 2010 (1 month) Florida

Conception, Design & Layout of Logo, Letterhead, Business Card

 

Creative Director

MODO Exhibits

Events Services industry

January 2007 – January 2008 (1 year 1 month) McHenry, Illinois

All Aspects and Overseeing of Production for Trade Show and Exposition Booths. One Level, Bi-Level, Tri-Level, Kiosks & Pop Up Event Stations. Standard, InkJet, Solvent & Large Format Printing, Lamination and Substrate. 3D AutoCAD Design, Modeling, Rendering and Presentation. Client Liaison, Employee Management.

 

Industrial & Graphics Designer

Inventive Display Group

Marketing and Advertising industry

January 2005 – January 2008 (3 years 1 month) Niles, Illinois

Art Direction, Design and Presentation for Merchandising, Point of Purchase, Point of Sale, Display & Marketing.

 

Independent Design Consultant

Legend Creative Group

Privately Held; Marketing and Advertising industry

January 2005 – January 2006 (1 year 1 month) Lake Zurich, Illinois

Design Consultant for Point of Purchase Display Accounts.

Design Engineer

Bish Creative Display

Design industry

March 2001 – April 2005 (4 years 2 months) Lake Zurich, Illinois

Point Of Purchase Display Design & Manufacturing

 

Graphic Designer / Art Director

Renegade Records

Broadcast Media industry

January 1994 – January 2004 (10 years 1 month) Greater Chicago Area

All aspects of Graphic Design for Broadcast, Web, Event, Promotional, Advertising, Recording Production

 

Senior Graphic Designer

Mix Connection Multimedia

Broadcast Media industry

January 1993 – August 2003 (10 years 8 months) Greater Chicago Area

All aspects of Graphic Design for Broadcast, Recording, Promotion and Event Production.

 

Art Director

Stern Pinball

Entertainment industry

January 1999 – January 2001 (2 years 1 month) Melrose Park, Illinois Greater Chicago Area

All Aspects of Design, Graphic Design and Production for the Manufacturing of Arcade, Novelty, Pinball and FFC Gaming Venues. 3D Graphics, 2D Graphics, Animation, Magazine & Print Production, PrePress, Photography, Sculpture, Decorating, Prototyping, Game Testing

 

Art Director

Sega of America, Inc.

Public Company; SGAMY.PK; Computer Games industry

September 1997 – January 2001 (3 years 5 months) Greater Chicago Area

All Aspects of Design, Graphic Design and Production for the Manufacturing of Arcade, Novelty, Pinball and FFC Gaming Venues. 3D Graphics, 2D Graphics, Animation, Magazine & Print Production, PrePress, Photography, Sculpture, Decorating, Prototyping, Game Testing

 

Graphic Designer

Chicago Groove Records

Broadcast Media industry

January 1994 – January 2000 (6 years 1 month) Villa Park, Illinois

All aspects of design for Broadcast Media and Event Promotions

 

Retail Store Environment Installer

Sprint Nextel

Public Company; S; Telecommunications industry

January 1995 – January 1997 (2 years 1 month) Nationwide

U.S. Sprint Retail Store Environment Installer – On Call / Nationwide – Installation of All Point of Purchase and Point of Sale collateral materials. Duratrans Lightbox Signage, 15′ x 50′ Rear Cascading Wall Backdrop Murals, Large Format Digital Printing Mounting and Registration, Kiosk and Reception area Pedestals, Channel Lettering and Main Drop Banner Signage. Framing and Accentuation Panel Signage.

 

Artist / Installer

Czarnowski

Privately Held; Events Services industry

January 1995 – June 1996 (1 year 6 months) Greater Chicago Area

Installation Art & Graphics, Design, Production and Trade Show, Exposition Installation & Tear Down.

 

Production Artist

WMS Gaming

Public Company; WMS; Gambling & Casinos industry

March 1994 – March 1996 (2 years 1 month) Greater Chicago Area

All Aspects of Graphic Design for the Production of Gaming Machines. Mechanical Reel Slot Machines, Video Slot Machines, Video Poker, VLT Video Lottery

 

 Airbrush Artist

Airbrushing on 63rd

Arts and Crafts industry

January 1995 – January 1996 (1 year 1 month) Chicago, Illinois 63rd & Sacramento

Airbrush Artist

 

3D Artist, Modeler & Animator

T.V. Games

Computer Games industry

January 1994 – January 1995 (1 year 1 month) Greater Chicago Area

Arcade Video Game Design. Specifically The Flagship Game for the “Cruisin” Franchise: Cruisin’ USA (Original)

 

Designer

S.O.S Records

Broadcast Media industry

1994 – 1994 (less than a year) Greater Chicago Area

All aspects of Graphic Design for Broadcast, Production and Recording Artist Media. Event Promotions, Sales & Marketing Collateral.

 

Airbrush Artist

Wasp Grafx

Arts and Crafts industry

January 1993 – January 1994 (1 year 1 month) Rogers Park, Illinois

Airbrush Artist

 

Production Artist

RTC

Privately Held; Marketing and Advertising industry

January 1992 – January 1994 (2 years 1 month) Greater Chicago Area

Point Of Purchase and Point Of Sale Display Design & Manufacturing

 

Technical Assistant

Columbia College Chicago

Educational Institution; Higher Education industry

January 1991 – May 1993 (2 years 5 months) Greater Chicago Area

Technical Assistant and Computer Lab Manager. Assist with the day to day operations of the College Design Computer Lab. Software, Hardware, Printing and Troubleshooting.

 

Airbrush Artist

Airbrush Artistry

Arts and Crafts industry

January 1992 – January 1993 (1 year 1 month) Chicago, Illinois (Ford City Mall)

Airbrush Artist

 

PrePress Specialist

Anzographics

Graphic Design industry

September 1990 – September 1992 (2 years 1 month) Greater Chicago Area

Linotronic, Thermographic, Iris, and Digital Film Seperation, Printing, PrePress, PreFlight and Troubleshooting. Standard & Large Format Printing

Operator

Spread The News

Marketing and Advertising industry

January 1990 – January 1991 (1 year 1 month) Greater Chicago Area

Direct Mail, Labeling, Enveloping, Packaging and various day to day activities pertaining to Mass Mailing, Direct Mailing, and Insert Mail Campaigns.

 

Education

 

Illinois Institute of Art

Certification, 3D Modeling, Animation & Compositing

2004 – 2005

 

Columbia College Chicago

MA of Art Equivalent, Graphic Design & Typography

1990 – 1994

 

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Fine Art, Anatomical Illustration

1989 – 1990

 

Marie Sklodowska Curie

Diploma, Visual Arts

1985 – 1990

 

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