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Donovan Smith

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Creative Designer and thinker. Highly motivated always striving for the best solution for creative needs. I create graphic art for an always evolving apparel industry.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Mens
    Childrens
  • Availability

    Freelance
  • Hourly Rate

    $ 25-40
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    llustrator CS4
    Freehand
    Photoshop CS4
  • Schools/Training

    Columbia College

More Information

DONOVAN SMITH
12 Westwood Country Club
St. Louis, MO 63131
ph. 314-616-8494
donovan247@att.net

Overview:

Highly skilled Graphic Designer with broad experience in creating and designing in numerous formats while supporting multiple departments. Excellent problem solving skills with superior analytic and artistic ability using Photoshop CS4, Illustrator CS4 and Mac operating systems.

Expertise encompasses:
•Apparel Prints • Croque Design
•Cad Design • Illustrations
•Textile Design • Logos & Hangtags

Online portfolios
www.coroflot.com/jendon
www.styleportfolios.com/jendon

DONOVAN SMITH
12 Westwood Country Club
St. Louis, MO 63131
Office (314)-616-8494
donovan247@att.net

SUMMARY:
Creative Designer and thinker.
Highly motivated always striving for the best solution for creative needs.I create graphic art for an always evolving apparel industry.

FREELANCE EXPERIENCE:

Apparel freelance history:

Target, JC Penny,Kohl’s,TJX ,Lucky Jeans Style Council Studio, Splash studio, Foliage studio, other specialty retailers

FULL TIME EXPERIENCE:

May Merchandising Company – St. Louis, MO
10/01-3/03, Textile Designer (Tweens & Kids)
Communicated daily with overseas factories to ensure quality, construction and design integrity were met. Sourced piece goods, hardware, etc. from domestic and overseas vendors.Worked closely with the internal design team to develop logo concepts, themes and colors.Executed all development from conception through production.
Designed textile prints, embroideries, screenprints, labels and packaging.Pre-developed new artwork techniques for overseas production focusing on the latest graphic trends and technologies.

Angelica Image Apparel – St. Louis, MO 12/00-6/03, Designer
Developed and created The 2002 Winter Olympic program for specialty service industry venues.
Generated and evolved multiple brand concepts into finished projects.Designed culinary wear and apparel for a global client specializing in the world wide service industry.Produced mood and storyboards supporting allseasonal lines.Clients included: The Compass Group, 2002 Winter Olympic Games,Canteen Vending,Chartwell’s, Eurorest and Bateman’s.

Aquarius Limited – St. Louis, MO
2/94–7/97, AccesoryDesigner/Developer
Designed bags (backpacks and luggage), belts, wallets, leather products and other miscellaneous accessories.Developed extensive knowledge of fabrics, trims, injection molding, and metal tooling.Created and developed proprietary tween/jr accessory brand Groovy Girl.Created graphics incorporating brand identity for all licensed properties.
Brands included: Mossimo Sportswear, Yaga, Project E Clothing, Mondo di Marco and Groovy Girl Accessories.

Spirit Sport – San Diego, CA
10/89-1/94, Designer/Product Developer
Designed a “knits and wovens” line consisting of screened tees and small accessories.
Created and developed graphic apparel line urban street wear lifestyle market.
Vendors: Nordstrom’s,Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s,Bebe,and multiple specialty stores and boutiques.

Education Columbia College –
Bachelor of Art in Design

References:Available upon request

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