I have been designing in the sign industry for many years.
Most of those years included the role of a design manager/director.
This is my personal collection of work ( the website is still in progress).
MOST OF THE DESIGN WORK SHOWN IS ORIGINAL AND INCLUDES SPEC WRITING.
If there was a significant collaboration with architects and design firms, it has been noted.
• CorelDraw, CorelPHOTO, some AdobeAdobe Illustrator/Photoshop, Acrobat Pro, 3D programs.
• Accomplished in conceptualization to digital realm under deadline pressure
• Organized, and capable of working within code and budget restrictions.
• Accuracy with details
Meet with Sales Reps and Project Managers to determine customer design needs.
Design exterior and interior signs and artwork for client projects
Create scaled drawings and renderings of signage within customer desired messaging, city code/property criteria and site surveys
Design within established guidelines and standards for brand consistency and manufacturing ability
Apply creative design within parameters of approved materials, lighting requirements and fabrication methods
Participate in customer meetings, as needed to gather information specific to completing artwork for current projects
Receive and review design requests submitted by Sales Team, Project Managers, Service Department and/or customers.
Utilize latest version of CorelDRAW and CorelPHOTO to produce conceptual and technical production drawings
Dedicate time to research new sign / design technology in order to reach maximum efficiencies and value engineer sign products
Attend periodic design meetings called and held by immediate supervisor.
Perform other tasks assigned by Art Director as required to timely complete drawings and related projects
Ability to create computer generated graphics and presentation drawings.
Ability to learn new techniques quickly
Organized and creative
Excellent time management skills
Good communication skills
Ability to communicate artistic concepts
Good attention to detail and ability to render accurately
Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
Ability to manage multiple jobs, if needed
Qualifications - Education, Experience & Credentials
Proficient in the latest version of CorelDRAW, CorelPHOTO and/or Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop
Two-year Associates Degree or Technical Degree in art or Design or related experience
Previous Sign Industry experience is a plus
Understanding of vector artwork and color palettes
Computer literacy – well versed in vector-based drawing programs – Experience/proficiency in Coreldraw a plus.
Can work in scale effectively – ability to read blueprints a plus
Strong math skills – can calculate area, interpret/convert measurements