Cordell McCurdy

Art Director / Designer / Illustrator

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

I maintain the law and order as a freelance director, designer, illustrator and consultant through SUITE76. Managing time and budgets, developing creative branding and marketing solutions for print and digital, while keeping smiles on clients faces. Plus, my SUITE76 brand offers an outlet for passion projects and IP development.

Clients:
Sound Ingenuity, Squidgital, Universal Sourcing & Marketing, MGM Resorts International, GoHunt,
May 2005 - 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 - Present Nevada, United States

Helen: A Literary Magazine

Art Director

Art covers, promo ads, publication layout for editorial magazine.
September 2014 - June 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada, 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

Education

Learn Squared

UI & Data Design: currently enrolled
January 2017 -

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

Community College Of Southern Nevada

Associates of Arts

September 1995 - August 2002 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,