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John Emig

Graphic Designer

1-618-972-5025
My personal approach to Graphic Design is to leave people speechless. I strive to communicate in one design what would take fifty pages to write. To create an image so powerful and striking that it grabs your attention from across the room. All the while unknowingly exposing you to new innovative thoughts and messages.

To me this is what being a Graphic Designer is all about. Taking that single thought and bring it into reality. Who ever said the pen is mightier than the sword may have been right, but they never had Photoshop.

Specialties: Graphic Design, Digital Illustration, Product Photography, Print/Packaging Design, Branding/Logo Design, and Web Development

• Proficient in Adobe Photoshop (14+ years), Adobe Illustrator (14+ years), Adobe InDesign (8+ years), Adobe Lightroom (2+ years), Capture One (2+ years), Wordpress (5+ years), Microsoft Office (10+ years)

• Design Style: Masculine, Powerful, Dramatic, Rustic, Focus on texture to add a realistic touch

I’m currently accepting freelance opportunities and can be reached either through this profile or by email at johnmemig@gmail.com.
Experience
Glen Carbon, IL, USA
Jan 2009Present
Design Union
Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Photographer
Responsibilities:
1) Brand / Logo Designer
- Design and development of logomarks and logotypes
- Design and develop brand standards for small and large corporations.
2) Print / Layout Graphic Designer
- Design and illustrate marketing materials for B2B and B2C use.
- Engineer and design product packaging.
3) Website Design / Front End Development
- Design and develop custom website for small businesses and large corporations.
- Maintain web servers and web content for all clients.
4) Graphic Artist
- Illustrate artwork for promotional marketing, product packaging, trade show displays, and company signage.
5) Photographer
- Product Photography
- Action Photography
- Nature Photography
St. Louis, MO, USA
Oct 2014Present
Print Production Manager
Currently working as the Print Production Manager at Butler Merchandising Solutions where I maintain and operate two EFI Vutek GS3250LX Pro UV Ultradrop Digital Printers. Here at Butler I specialize in printing POP Displays and Retail Packaging for a wide range of clients including Anheuser Busch, Johnnie Walker, and Crown Royal.

Responsibilities:
1) Conceptual Graphic Designer
- Responsible for Designing Conceptual Artwork for POP Displays.
2) Production Graphic Designer
- Responsible for file prep for pre-press operations.
3) Pre-Press Operator
- Responsible for maintaining and operating digital printers.
- Specializing in EFI Vutek GS3250LX Pro UV Ultradrop Digital Printers / Fiery Printing Systems.
Litchfield, IL, USA
May 2012Oct 2014
Graphic Designer / Photographer
Responsibilities:
1) Product Photographer / Editor
- Responsible for photographing and editing all Schutt products.
- Includes all football, baseball, softball, and collectibles products.
2) Art Direction / Photo Shoot Coordinator
- Manage and direct photo shoots for all new model photography.
- Includes establishing artwork concepts, locations, models, and products needed to create necessary photos.
3) Print / Layout Graphic Designer
- Design and illustrate marketing materials for internal, B2B, and B2C use.
- Engineer and design product packaging.
4) Graphic Artist
- Illustrate artwork for product packaging, trade show displays, company signage, and company catalogs covers.
5) Brand Designer
- Design and manage brand logotypes and logomarks for existing products and all new products.
6) Web Manager
- Design and manage graphics/photos for corporate websites and social media.
Edwardsville, IL, USA
Sep 2009Feb 2010
Think Tank PRM
Graphic Designer / Website Designer
- Designed marketing and trade show printed materials.
- Designed and developed WordPress websites.
Edwardsville, IL, USA
Aug 2007Jun 2008
Inland Design
Graphic Design Intern
- Designed and Illustrated marketing and trade show printed materials.
Education
Edwardsville, IL, USA
Sep 2003May 2008
Bachelors of Fine Art - Graphic Design
Languages
 
English (Native)
Skills
 
Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Art Direction, Brand Development, Carpentry, Commercial Photography, Corel Draw, Corel Painter, Graphic Design, Illustration, Internet Marketing, Microsoft Office, Nature Photography, Packaging Design, Photo Manipulation, Print Design, Product Photography, SEO Development, Website Design
Certifications
Certified by Adobe - 2014
Digital Publishing Suite - Lumenbright Professional Training Services


Certified by EFI - 2014
Vutek Press Technician and Operator