John Emig

Assistant Art Director

Glen Carbon, IL, USA
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

Work Experience

Design Union

Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Photographer

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
January 2009 - Present Glen Carbon, Illinois, United States

Spectrum Brands

Assistant Art Director

October 2015 - Present Earth City, Missouri, United States

Butler MSI

Print Production Manager

Worked 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.

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.
October 2014 - April 2015 Missouri, United States

Schutt Sports Inc

Graphic Designer / Photographer

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.
May 2012 - October 2014 Litchfield, Illinois, United States

Think Tank PRM

Graphic Designer / Website Designer

- Designed marketing and trade show printed materials.
- Designed and developed WordPress websites.
September 2009 - February 2010 Illinois, United States

Inland Design

Graphic Design Intern

- Designed and Illustrated marketing and trade show printed materials.
August 2007 - June 2008 Edwardsville, Illinois, United States


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Bachelors of Fine Art - Graphic Design

September 2003 - May 2008 Edwardsville, Illinois, United States


English (Native),


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,


Certified by Adobe - 2014
Digital Publishing Suite - Lumenbright Professional Training Services

Certified by EFI - 2014
Vutek Press Technician and Operator