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Matthew Sklar

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  • date: 5-22-12
I am a graphic artist and illustrator in the children’s, juniors, and young mens industry with over twelve years experience. I have worked on a wide range of brands, from vintage athletic, surf and skate, urban and denim.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Childrens
    Mens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    40
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Illustrator CS5
    Photoshop CS5
    In Design CS5
  • Schools/Training

    Hunter College BFA

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WORK EXPERIENCE:

GRAPHIC ARTIST, LFUSA - KIDS HEADQUARTERS 2006-2012

Senior graphic artist for a leading company in the license and generic childrenswear market. Created art for a wide range of vintage, extreme sport, urban, sleepwear and denim lines in sizes ranging from infant, newborn, toddler to boys and girls 8-20. Designed screen prints, labels, trims, hardware, novelty applique art and all-over prints. Also responsible for creating technical packages for production and approving overseas art strikeoffs.
Select Brands: U.S. Polo, Paul Frank, Calvin Klein, French Connection, X-Cert, Timberland, Rocawear, Hurley, Coogi, Kenneth Cole.

GRAPHIC ARTIST, IN PRIVATE, NEW YORK, NY 2003-2006

Graphic artist for all private label lines for young mens, boys and girls swim, skate and sportswear clothing for Target department stores. Responsible for all aspects of design from research and development through production. Designed t-shirt prints, placement prints for woven and knit tops, all-over patterns for boardshorts and girls swimwear, hangtags, trims, and hardware. Created technical packages and responsible for making all art production ready for overseas factories.
Select private label brands for Target: Piping Hot, Physical Science, Cherokee.

GRAPHIC ARTIST, IN PRIVATE, 2003-2006

Graphic artist for all private label lines for young mens, boys and girls swim, skate and sportswear clothing for Target department stores. Responsible for all aspects of design from research and development through production. Designed t-shirt prints, placement prints for woven and knit tops, all-over patterns for boardshorts and girls swimwear, hangtags, trims, and hardware. Created technical packages and responsible for making all art production ready for overseas factories.
Select private label brands for Target: Piping Hot, Physical Science, Cherokee.

GRAPHIC ARTIST, AMERICO, 2001-2003

Graphic artist for private label company. Designed t-shirt, woven, knit and denim placement prints, all-over patterns, embroidered patches and trims for the company’s athletic, urban and vintage boys and young mens brands. Also created design inspiration and seasonal direction boards. Brands: Bugle Boy, Icewear, Mountain Dew and Pepsi.

GRAPHIC ARTIST, THE MAYFAIR COMPANY, 1999-2001

Graphic artist and production artist for infant and newborn private label lines of major newborn and infant company, Involved
in all aspects of design from sketching bodies for layette and playette groups for the companies generic and licensed brands.
Created and hand illustrated art for embroidered patches, appliques, silkscreens, pattern designs. Private label brands: McKids,
Absorba.

FREELANCE GRAPHIC ARTIST

Created art for a variety of children’s, young mens and accessories companies. Select brands and lines: Fila, Pepe Jeans, Gap,
Sean John, Mitzi Handbags & Accessories Ltd, Rocawear, Watne Ltd

SKILLS:

Proficient in all Adobe Design applications: Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design CS5. Proficient in Quark and all Microsoft Office programs.

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