Profile

I am a graphic artist living and working in Berlin, Germany. I studied Digital Media and have a BA in Internet Interaction from the University of Central Florida. Most of my career I have worked freelance either for clients or as a stock illustrator. Currently I am a Sr. Artist at Smilegate Games GmbH.

Experience

Sr Graphic Artist, Smilegate Games — May 2017 – Present

Online marketing for Gaming. Including branding, logos, design and promotional advertisements for new and established games in the industry.

Responsibilities include:

-Managed a team of artists to provide design assets for Crossfire Europe.
-Created and collaborated with a team to provide marketing materials and branding for new mobile games.
-Provided and updated marketing materials for influencer campaigns and marketing initiatives for Smilegate and Crossfire Europe.

Lead Artist, Jillibean Soup — 2012–May 2017

I was a lead artist at Jillibean Soup, a Scrapbook Product manufacture. Products we created ranged from patterned paper, stickers, acrylic stamps and wood products primarily used for crafting and home decor.
Started as a Jr Artist in 2012 and became Lead Artist managing a 2-3 artist team around 2014.

Responsibilities include:

-Training and help lead a small team of artists about best practices and workflow.
-Work with owner/CEO to design concepts for future products.
-Maintain communication between owner/CEO and factories in china to develop and design products based on release cycles.
-Maintain marketing materials and website to correspond to our release cycles.

Freelance Artist, — 2005-2017

Work with companies to help define and develop brand specific promotional materials. Including Logos, Brochures, Promotional flyers etc.

Stock Illustrator, iStock Photo / Getty Images — 2003-2012

Vector Illustrator for stock illustrations.

Ux/Ui artist, FPMI Solutions — 2006-2007

Worked for a military contractor to develop interactive training materials in Flash applications.

Education

University Of Central Florida — Bachelor of Arts – Digital Media and Interactive Design — 2004

Skills

Adobe Suit of Products (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and AfterEffects). Ability to work under tight deadlines and find the most efficient workflow to accomplish tasks at hand.