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Graphic Designer Design

Location:
Costa Mesa, California, United States
Posted:
May 21, 2018

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R E S U M E

Frank J. Chlarson

***-* ****** ******, ***** Mesa, CA 92627

949-***-****

Frank Chlarson Graphic Design

Costa Mesa, CA – May 2006 to Present

Owner and creative director $55,000 Annually

Independent studio focusing on branding, publications, brochures and all print-based design. Coordinated, designed and produced 5 different print publications (one going on its 8th year). Numerous brochures, catalogs, print advertising and start-up or re-branding projects for small to medium sized companies in various and wide-ranging industries. Services also include packaging, promotional products, point of purchase display, collateral materials and environmental signage.

Conexant Systems, Inc.

[Newport Beach, CA - October 1999 to May 2006]

Art Director $75,000 Annually

Coordinate with in-house clientele, executive staff, channel partners, licensee's and affiliates to execute a variety of design projects for a globally-established, international, high technology electronics manufacturer from concept to completion. Responsibilities include coordination and concept, design and art direction of each project in a timely, accurate and cost effective manner, utilizing state of the art graphic design systems and software. Trade publication advertising, advertorial support, OEM packaging, brochures, annual reports, product and technical briefs, logo and brand development, presentations, promotional items, trade show graphics, corporate news publications and environmental graphics. Conexant Systems, Inc. (Formerly Rockwell Semiconductor Systems)

[Newport Beach, CA - October 1995 to October 1999] Senior Graphic Designer $58,000 Annually

Coordinate with in-house directors and clientele to execute a variety of design projects for a rapidly growing, international, high technology electronics manufacturer from concept to completion.

Responsibilities include coordination and concept as well as production of each project in a timely and accurate manner, utilizing state of the art graphic design systems and software. Trade publication advertising, partner and OEM packaging, brochures, product briefs, logo development, presentations, promotional items, trade show graphics, corporate news publications and messaging.

The Big Room

[Irvine, CA - April 1995 to October 1995]

Creative Director $4,500 Monthly

Coordinated and designed customer and in-house projects for a growing electronic pre-press facility.

Responsibilities included concept, design, illustration, and digital photo manipulation/retouching as required for a variety of projects. Completion of projects through linotronic imaging and processing as well as final proofing.

Frank Chlarson Graphic Design

[Corona del Mar, CA - September 1990 to April 1995] Principal/Creative Director $50,000 Annual Average A full service Macintosh based design agency developed for a domestic and international clientele.

Services included concept and development of corporate identity, branding, packaging, promotional products, point of purchase display, collateral material inclusive of publication advertisements and product brochures, research and minor copy writing, and location and studio photo direction. Utilizing a network of talented contract designers and associates, I was able to temper a fluctuating workload indicative of smaller and sometimes seasonal clientele. Ocean Pacific Sunwear, Ltd.

[Tustin, CA - January 1981 to April 1990]

Advertising Art Director $52,000 Annually

Coordinated all aspects of advertising design and marketing for a multi million dollar activewear company and their domestic and international licensees. Responsibilities included research and design, production and some light copy writing for all print and promotional advertising campaigns.

Additional responsibilities included trafficking of an extensive national and international media schedule relative to promotion of the product and professional athletes. Management of freelance/contract artists and photographers. Coordinated all identity signage for trade shows and public events. Assisted with specific design requests for the corporate product (apparel) design division for a cohesive and effective design program. Apperson Business Forms

[City of Commerce, CA - May 1979 to December 1981] Production Artist $33,000 Annually

Trained in most areas of the traditional lithographic print process to include art production, camera, typesetting, stripping and plate making. Full responsibility for the handling of major accounts in design and production.

Strengths

Art direction and design, typography, print production, and the printing process. Expert in all Macintosh based graphics applications including Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Extensis Suitcase, and MS Office as well as numerous support applications.

Especially suited for print projects including publications, annual reports, ads, brochures, posters, product packaging, Trade show booths/support, decals and t-shirts. Objective

Full time position in a positive and focused creative environment, supported by team members who value creative solutions and the challenges that come with them. A position that will allow me to apply my "no problems... only solutions" approach to design. And Finally

I have been in this business since 1979, and have performed many different tasks for countless applications in numerous businesses. I have the experience to see the bumps in the road before I get to them and salvage a bad situation when no options seem available. I am resourceful and willing to put in the extra effort to find solutions. I understand the importance of knowing the market, embracing the corporate philosophy, working within budget constraints and meeting critical deadlines. Above all, I am a team player.

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