GRAPHIC ARTIST, 3D ILLUSTRATOR, PREPRESS & DESKTOP PRODUCTION
Multi-disciplined graphic artist, 3D illustrator and desktop production specialist with numerous years of advertising agency and marketing studio experience. Able to tackle a diverse range of projects, from layouts, mock-ups, typography to final prepress art for full packaging SKUs, as well as prepare intricate digital renderings and utilize self-taught 3D modelling skills to enhance presentations with virtual packaging. From 2009 to 2016 I was the prepress production manager and senior graphic artist for the execution of most of Parmalat’s Dairy packaging and then rendering said packaging in 3D for implementation in their online presence and sales promotion kits.
Graphic Designer, Prepress Production, 3D Illustrator September2019 – Present Day Brandbourg Marketing (Montreal, Quebec) Graphic Design, Prepress Production, 3D Illustration Graphic Designer, 3D Illustrator, Package Design September2018 – August 2019 Dusco (Rivière des Prairies, Quebec) Graphic Design, 3D Illustration, Package Design. Graphic Designer, 3D Illustrator, Desktop Production, Jewelry Design 1984 - Present Day Prometheus Graphics/ The 2 Wacky Pin Guys (Lasalle, Quebec) Graphic Design, Desktop Production, 3D Illustration, Jewelry Design. Colour Separation Specialist JCorp Inc. (Montreal, Quebec) January 2017 - January 2018 Silk Screen Colour Separation, Graphic Design.
Graphic Design, 3D Illustrator, Manager-Prepress Production & Technical Support Catalpa Group Inc. (Montreal, Quebec) July 1999 - May 2016 Graphic Design, packaging and promotional concepts, 3D renderings in Cinema 4D to bring packaging and promotional concepts to a heightened state of realism, photo retouching, desktop production, prepress production, assistant production manager, evaluate Macintosh computer desktop systems and software prior to company purchase.
Graphic Artist, Desktop Production Jack Gutman & Associates (Montreal, Quebec) November 1984 – May 1999 Graphic Design, art direction, desktop production, prepress production, photo retouching, paste up, type markup, illustration, darkroom work, airbrush illustration, assistant production manager (co-ordinate tasks between JGA and external film and printing suppliers)
COMPUTER SKILLS Experienced working in desktop production and photo retouching with Macintosh computers since 1989. Intimate knowledge of Macintosh operating systems 7.0 up to the latest Mac OSX.
Software experience includes: Cinema 4D (Constructing 3D models, creating texture maps, producing simple animations), Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Microsoft Office for Mac, RapidWeaver (responsive website creation), Apple iWorks software, Sketchup, Bryce 7, QuarkXpress (v6.5), Evernote and much more.
EDUCATION HISTORY Dawson College (Montreal, Quebec) March 2001 to April 2001 Completed a 20 hour continuing education course in Macromedia Dreamweaver
Dawson College (Montreal, Quebec) September 1977 to June 1979 2 years study in the Graphic Design Program. Hired by administration and teachers to photograph student works and to repair/maintain printing and darkroom equipment. SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS 2000-2014 President, webmaster, newsletter editor and publisher for "MonSFFA: (The Montreal Science Fiction and Fantasy Association)
2000 Awarded 2000 Aurora Award for Organizational Fan Achievement.
1995-2000 National organizer for KAG/KANADA (Klingon Assault Group, Canada – Star Trek Themed Fan Club)
1998-1999 Art Director/research consultant/webmaster on "DimensionSF - The Montreal Science Fiction Film Festival" This project was developed in conjunction with the Imperial Theatre, Montreal.
1998-1999 Graphics/digital photo restoration on “Journey to Oblivion - the Empress of Ireland Story” a two hour feature-length documentary distributed worldwide by the National Film Board of Canada.
1997 Co-organized "From Yesterday to Tomorrow: Science Fiction through the Years" at the Complexe Desjardins; a retrospective on the history of science fiction. Designed and executed all graphics / visual timelines for the exhibition.
1986-1993 Part of the organizing committees of Q-Con 86, TransWarp’s 92 & 93, Con•Cept’s 89-92 (local Science Fiction & Fantasy conventions).
1989-1999 Winner of numerous awards in science fiction costuming and model making
LANGUAGES English (Spoken, written and read) Un peu Français (Spoken, limited written and read) Ein bißchen Deutch (Spoken)
INTERESTS 3D illustration and designing jewelry for my peronal Two Wacky Pin Guys venture. Avid collector of rare SF & F books, animation cells and comic books. Website design and maintenance (www.2wackypinguys.com) Photography Airbrush illustration Cycling Cooking
References can be provided upon request. Available for interviews with 24 hours notice.