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Graphic Design/Art Director

Location:
San Diego, CA, 92109
Salary:
negotiable
Posted:
August 13, 2012

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John Geenen

Art director/designer with over ** years of agency, in-house and freelance design experience in advertising, brand positioning, print collateral, corporate identity, tradeshow display, web design, packaging and retouching. I'm adept in all aspects of the creative process, from concept development through production, and skilled in managing multiple concurrent projects, collaborating with vendors and meeting deadlines.

EXPERIENCE

Geenen Design, Inc San Diego, CA Freelance Art Director/Designer November 2002 - present

Design and production of national and regional marketing campaigns and communications materials. Clients include Quali-Pro, San Diego Chargers, FarmSaver.com, Alligare, and Cardinal Chemical.

Fruehling Communications San Diego, CA Art Director/Designer February 95 - November 2002

Contract position with full-service advertising agency. Clients included Uniroyal Chemical, T-Tape Irrigation, FarmSaver.com, Pace International, Phelps-Dodge, AutoFarm, Scripps Memorial Hospital and AgriGator.

Josten’s Learning Corporation San Diego, CA Illustrator October 94 - February 95

Contract position creating digital illustrations for fourth, fifth and sixth grade computer-based math and reading lessons.

American Color San Diego, CA May 94 - October 94

Preparation of customer files from color correction and retouching of customer images to pagination, imposition and quality control for 4-color output in both Mac and PC platforms.

National Pen Corporation San Diego, CA Art Director January 92 - May 94

Responsible for all phases of design and production for an international direct-mail operation, including photo direction, paper selection and press checks.

Ultratype & Graphics San Diego, CA Art Department Supervisor July 87 - January 92

Managed daily work flow, quality control and inventory, in addition to design and production of corporate and personal identity programs, annual reports, brochures, catalogs, business forms, one- to four-color advertising, black & white and full-color illustration, client contact, type specing and stat camera responsibilities.

Stats of San Diego San Diego, CA Lead Graphic Designer March 84 - June 87

Design and production of corporate and personal identity programs, annual reports, brochures, catalogs, business forms, one- to four-color advertising, black & white and full-color illustration, client contact, type specing and stat camera responsibilities.

Spectator Marketing Corporation San Diego, CA Lead Graphic Designer July 83 - March 84

Design and production of proposal packages for and the subsequent production of illuminated advertising modules in various sports and entertainment venues across the United States, including Valley View Casino Center, Qualcomm Stadium, Irvine Meadows, Gibson and Pacific Amphitheatres, Baltimore Civic Center and Thomas and Mack Center (Las Vegas, NV).

Second Sole International San Diego, CA Art Department Supervisor Sept. 81 - July 83

Established in-house silkscreen operation from initial planning to start-up. Responsible for all aspects of art direction, including client contact and budget control. Design and production of statewide print advertising on a weekly basis, as well as point-of-purchase materials.

EDUCATION

San Diego State University 1977-81

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art with an emphasis on Graphic Design.



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