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Graphic Designer Design

Location:
Phoenix, AZ
Posted:
September 27, 2018

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Coy Matthews

Phoenix, AZ • 602-***-**** • ac67c1@r.postjobfree.com

www.coysgraphics.info www.coymatthews.com

Graphic Artist Designer Illustrator

Artistic and creative Graphic Artist, Designer and Illustrator with hands-on experience in the full design process. Proven ability to create and deliver designs and artwork that meet company and client expectations. Innovative, with expertise in overseeing the entire project, including design, layout, editing and production of marketing collateral, logos, branding materials, vehicle wraps, custom artwork and sporting event signage/materials. Strong leadership, communication and project planning skills. Technical skills include Adobe CC/CS 6, (Advanced Photoshop & Illustrator; InDesign & Acrobat).

Core Competencies

Graphic Design • Design Project Management • Customer Artwork & Designs • Layout & Design Verification

Logo Design • Large Format Printing

Brand Messaging • Illustration • Photo Editing • Color Correction • Cartoon Design/Development • Photography

Client Interactions • Marketing Collateral Design • Project Planning • Creative Solutions Development

Team Leadership

Professional Experience

FAST-TRAC DESIGNS 2016 to 2018

Sr. Graphic Artist/Designer

Serve as Lead Designer for company specializing in custom artwork, with a focus on vehicle wraps.

Design and produce custom art products for diverse clients, including vehicle wraps, logos, t-shirt designs, creative designs and custom printing.

Work closely with clients to develop design plans based on their individual needs and requests.

Interface with clients, providing status updates on projects and communicating potential issues.

Create and develop marketing and branding materials for clients to increase their brand exposure.

Prepare, review and verify design layouts, drawings and documentation for accuracy, quality and functionality.

Function in a leadership role providing training, coaching and support for all new designers.

SMITH SOUTHWESTERN LLC 2004 to 2015

Lead Artist/Graphic Artist/Illustrator

Produced graphics and artwork for the largest souvenir company in the southwest region of the US.

Designed and developed new artwork/illustrations for unique souvenirs and products.

Handled the full-scope of graphic projects, including developing layouts and producing design plans.

Edited and manipulated designs using photo and color corrections, retouching and enhancement techniques.

Created souvenirs/products for leading corporate clients, including Walmart and Walgreens.

Maintained a high workload, taking on additional projects to support operational demands.

Provided training, mentoring and coaching for new hires to ensure optimal performance.

ARIZONA SUN PRINTS 2001 to 2003

Lead Artist/Graphic Artist/Illustrator

Incorporated visual design and illustration strengths to provide custom design services for corporate clients of Arizona Sun Prints, the largest screen print company at that time; produced artwork for leading clients, including Walmart, Target and Walgreens.

Designed, edited and produced custom designs and artwork for clients based on their specifications.

Prepared design layouts and plans, created digital illustrations and utilized color and graphic elements to produce quality artwork.

Additional Experience: Graphic Artist/Clothing Designer – USA Sport; Illustrator/Designer – B.C. Distributors; Graphic Designer/Production Artist – Corporate Impressions; Graphic Designer/Illustrator – New Results Sportswear

Education

Phoenix, Colllege –Graphic Design



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