Head illustrator/Art director/founder
Amplified Imagewerks/Michael Clarida Illustration is my design company. I oversee the creation of original art for apparel and media markets. This is a design and illustration firm that specializes in solving difficult visual questions. I can provide design and production solutions for story/character design/illustration or corporate identity.
At Footlocker I was a designer and concept illustrator. I created original works for retail sale on the Footlocker stores. We also were the primary source for collegiate apparel for Champs Sports.
Lead illustrator/head designer
My position at EOI is as lead illustrator/designer. I have been with this company for almost 10 years. In that time I have been an integral part of the companies growth from 8 total employees to a staff of 0ver 30. EOI has become the premier apparel source for Disney, Hard Rock, and Universal Studios. The art department has achieved top vendor 5 times with Hard Rock International. I also work as the IT person to oversee 11 work stations.
I was contracted to paint two murals for Florida Hospital. My task was to create and illustrate tow murals for the new Centra care locations in Orlando and Brandon Florida.
I have been hired be Disney design and consumer products to be a freelance artist resource. I am basically an art grab bag. My duties and responsibilities are as listed and not limited to: apparel design and product tech specs,character art, specialty product design and turn arounds, illustration, design.