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Cordell McCurdy

Las Vegas, NV, USA
Graphic artist, art director, designer and dork, lured to the industry by the siren songs of amazing album art, packaging, graphic novels, comic books, video games and the magic created by a bevy of printing processes.

... but the kid in me just wants to grow old drawing dragons, telling tales and enjoying corn flakes.

Work Experience

SUITE76

Owner, Chief Creative Officer

My excuse to play with art and design, eventually delivering quality and comprehensive ideas in a visual and tactical format — somewhere between goofing off and showing off.
May 2005 United States

Sound Ingenuity

Creative Director, Art Director, Designer (contract/freelance)

Rebranding development, revised collaterals — including apparel graphics — and full website overhaul/development and maintinance.
June 2008 Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States

MGM Resorts International

Illustrator (contract/freelance)

Cartoon character designs for 31 spot illustrations, used in a team building video for all MGM Resorts worldwide. Vector illustrations with attributes available for independent animation.
November 2012 - December 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

G Creative Advertising & Design

Art Director

Branding and multi-collateral development for entertainment and off-broadway touring performances — both established and developmental projects, including: Troika Entertainment: CATS, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, The 101 Dalmatians Musical, Come Fly Away, Movin' Out, ELVIS LIVES and Le Rêve Casting — Bally Technologies casino gaming and systems development: product brand development and advertising, real estate, hotel/casino branding and promotions as well as standardizing internal workflows, hardware/software training and Mac-based systems admin.

Roles included: art direction, graphic artist, designer, front-end web design, project and production management, prepress and production artist, assets coordination, creative direction, systems administration, IT specialist and technical support, data security, office maintenance and client side technical support and relations.
September 2004 - August 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Realizing Your Creative Life

Creative Director, Art Director, Desiger (contract/freelance)

Branding and advertising design for professional creative coaching service.
June 2011 - August 2012 Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

Amplified Magazine

Creative Director

Editorial, advertising, web design and photography for interviews and concerts for music related, internet-based magazine. Short-lived, three-man startup venture.
September 2007 - June 2008 Henderson, Nevada, United States

Universal Sourcing And Marketing

Creative Director, Art Director, Designer

Branding system, showroom branding, collaterals — including corporate suite and website maintenance, and print advertising for Singapore based, outdoor lifestyle furnishings and accessories dealer.
November 2006 - February 2008 Singapore, Singapore

My Hope Chest

Art Director, Designer

Non-profit breast cancer reconstruction foundation.

Run for the Hills Poker Run 2006 & 2007. Event branding and marketing collaterals, including: entry form, flyers, POS displays, apparel graphics, directional signage, vinyl banners.
March 2006 - March 2007 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Education

The Art Institute Of Las Vegas

Bachelors of Science . Graphic Design

Summa Cum Laude . Salutatorian . President's List . Dean's List . Merit Scholarship . Mentor
September 2002 - March 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Skills

Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Edge Animate, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Photo Compositing, Adobe Photoshop, Art Direction, Brand Identity Systems, Branding, Character Design, Color Theory, Concept Art, Concept Design, Corel Painter , Costume Design, CSS, Digital Art, Editorial Design, Excel, Graphic Art, Graphic Design, HTML, Ilife, Illustration, Iwork, Layout, Mac OS 10, MS Office , Photo Manipulation, Photo Retouch, Powerpoint, Prepress, Production, QuarkXpress, Sequential Art , Storyboard, Typography, Vector Graphics, Visual Narrative, Word,