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E X P E R I E N C E :

GAP, INC. - San Francisco
Sr. Graphic Artist
Jan 2010 - Present
•Provide Gap Outlet with freelance on-trend Men’s & Kid Boy (Toddler-12) graphic tee and textile print design support.

Men\'s Graphic Artist - Giant/Briefly Stated/Cold Cuts/Deep Fried
April 2009 - December 2009
*Full time Graphic Artist in NY Product Development design studio for Giant licensed tee and newly launched Cold Cuts & Deep Fried generic tee program.
* Responsible for design of core and trend graphics from a stable of licensed character properties including: Disney, Southpark, Batman, Superman, Transformers, Marvel Comics Star Wars.

Wal*Mart - New York, NY
Freelance Sr Graphic Artist - Remote Designer
February 2008 - November 2008
*Spring 2009 graphic design & development: Newborn thru Mens/Womens.

SimplyDog - SimplyShe LLC, San Francisco, CA
Freelance Sr Graphic Artist - Remote Designer
September 2006 - January 2008
*Responsible for design & development of whimsical graphics, prints & packaging across a fun collection of fashion forward dog apparel/accessory collections.
*Designed and developed new logos and branding for their newly launched dog apparel/accessory brands: BigPaws and Max-A-Million.
*Re-stylized the flagship brand, SimplyDog, with newer cutting edge and fashion forward design technique treatments.
*Instrumental in the design and launch of a new baby apparel collection, SimplyWee in 2007.

Old Navy - GAP, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Sr. Newborn Graphic Artist
August 2005 - May 2006
*Partnered with product design team to conceputalize original whimsical ‘out of the box’ grapics for the fashion and essentials line with use of novelty production techiques in both screeprinting, applique and embroidery.
*Responsible for the execution of accurate technical packages under tight deadlines.
*Travelled domestically to shop market for trends & inspiration.
*Supervised and directed freelance help

Kmart/Sears Holding, New York, NY
Newborn Graphic Artist
May 2004 - August 2006
*Conceptualized & designed original graphics, pattern prints for Small Wonders, a newly created mass market brand featuring affordable newborn boy, girl and uni apparel & accessories.
*Responsible for the execution of accurate technical packages in a fast paced deadline driven creative studio.

The Childrens Place, Secaucus, NJ
Newborn Graphic Artist
September 2003 - April 2004
*Designed graphics for both newborn Boy and Girl apparel, accessories, plush toy, packaging & marketing.
*Developed original illustrative graphic concepts for embroidery/appliques, screenprints & packaging.

Childrens Apparel Network - Nannette Division, New York, NY
Newborn/Infant/Toddler Graphic Artist
April 2002 - April 2003
*Designed graphics for private label preemie, newborn, infant, toddler & 4-7 boys apparel/product line.
*Developed original design & illustrative graphic concepts for embroidery/applique & screen print applications.
*Designed a variety of hang tag, accessory/premium concepts including layout of seasonal apparel line catalogues.

Gap, Inc., New York, NY / San Francisco, CA
October 2000 - March 2002
*Freelance Graphic Artist for the Creative Services division of GAP Product Development & Design Division.
*Designed & developed original graphic & logo concepts including typographical design elements for application to boys/girls/infant fashion apparel & accessory product lines including extensive production of color way layouts
*Designed a variety of hang tag & accessory/premium concepts for presentation to the SF based Marketing Division.
*Prepared accurate (CAD) production layouts containing product sketches, color ways, specs & art placement for final review through the developmental design stages of approval involving GAP Legal & Merchandising Dept.
*Conceptualized, designed and illustrated graphic icons/elements utilizing traditional pen, ink & digital mediums.
*Provided the Marketing Department/Design Studio with freelance creative design, production & illustration support in a variety of assignments ranging from In-Store & POP Advertising to Visual Merchandising Window Design concepts.
*Redesigned GAPs 2001 SURPLUS Label System to meet both production & International label specs & criteria.
*Created clean, simple yet highly detailed digital \'vector\' Illustrations of apparel & products for seasonal hang tags.

Marvel Enterprises, Inc., (Marvel Comics) New York, NY
September 1996 - June 2000
*Provided Creative Services supporting with full-time freelance design/production support.
*Assisted in the Art direction of several key licensees developing licensed merchandise.
*Developed a variety of creative typographical elements, logos & icons for packaging.

S K I L L S :
Mac/PC literate: CS2:Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Streamline, Microsoft Word/Excel
Pencil, pen* and digital character design & technical illustration including basic Flash animation
Design & production of press ready digital mechanicals for packaging, prototypes, comps & die cuts
Knowledgeable on graphic print techniques & applications used in apparel manufacturing.
CAD design layout of tech packages containing product sketches, color ways, sizing specs and
final art placement for sampling, technical design and manufacturing.
Desktop Publishing, digital art scanning, editing and retouching
*Wacom Tablet proficient

E D U C A T I O N :
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 1998-2000

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