Brendan Cosgrove

Graphic Designer

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Southern California native graphic designer with over 8 years experience in print based design. I am equally at home with visual organization, illustration, brand identity, packaging, product photography and art direction. My greatest strength is versatility and I specialize in helping companies and clients find a visual voice that is unique to them.

Work Experience

Suretone Entertainment

Freelance Art Director

Designing artwork and packaging for vinyl, CD and web releases of the latest by ZZ Top, Ded, Collective Soul and Better Than Ezra.
April 2016 - Present Los Angeles, California, United States

Performance Designed Products

Senior Graphic Designer

Created packaging for the video game industry leader in third party accessories. Licensees included Microsoft XBox, Sony Playstation, Nintendo, Electronic Arts, Harmonix Music, GameStop retail and more. Projects included software sleeves, game controller packaging, download code vouchers, in-store advertising, sales materials, social media graphics, and collateral for print and web.
April 2016 - January 2018 California, United States

The Outdoor Recreation Group

Graphic Designer

Responsible for package design, product photography, and photo retouching
for leading backpack and camping supply company. Created branding concepts for a variety of nationally-recognized outdoor brands, including Columbia Sportswear, Outdoor Products, and Bass Pro Shops.
January 2011 - April 2016 California, United States

Affinity Group

Graphic Designer

Produced ads for print and web directories. Created maps and informational brochures for parks.
June 2009 - Ventura, California, United States

Razorcake Magazine/Gorsky Press

Freelance Designer

Projects included book design, page layout, web and print collateral, illustration.
April 2009 - Los Angeles, California, United States

FUHU Ltd

Freelance Designer

Projects included avatar illustration, icon and spot illustration, web production and design
March 2008 - September 2008 El Segundo, California, United States

Eclipse Advertising

Freelance Designer

Worked on DVD and video game key art, developed templates, production work.
December 2007 - January 2008 Los Angeles, California, United States

Education

California State University At Fullerton

Masters in Arts/Graphic Design

January 2005 - May 2007 California, United States

California College Of The Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts/Illustration

August 1997 - May 2001 San Francisco, California, United States

Languages

Spanish (Beginner),

Awards

AIGA Orange County

Student Competition Design Winner for Poster Design

200603

Skills

Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop, Digital Photography, Drawing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Package Design, Photo Retouching, Quark,