Eric Nels Akeson

Graphic Design, Website Design, Video Production

Martinez, CA, USA

Work Experience

Contra Costa Resource Conservation District

Digital Communications Manager

Graphic Design, Website Design (Webflow), Video Production, social media.

Create booklets, annual reports, logos, signage, and info graphics.
Although I work in Dreamweaver and WordPress for website design, we decided to create the new CCRCD website with Webflow.
When out in the field, I'll take photos and video of our CCRCD events, and create videos in post-production for social media or our website using Adobe Premiere Pro.
February 2020 - Present California, United States

LeChat Nail Care Products

Art Director

Design packaging graphics, labels, multi-page print assets, posters, brochures, manage other designers, select printer resources, update and maintain branding standards.
May 2018 - November 2019

Akeson Design

Owner/Director

Graphic design service for print and websites. Print projects have included advertisements, apparel graphics, billboards, books, brochures, calendars, campaign materials, catalogs, CD packaging, event banners, logos, packaging, posters, product labels, and vehicle graphics. Website design projects include ecommerce, restaurants, schools, real estate, a national historical association, a health care district, a music venue, and many others.
1990 - May 2018 California, United States

Wilmer Fong & Associates

Graphic Designer contractor

In-house contractor at Wilmer Fong & Associates in Oakland. Quickly became their “#1 Contractor” working on high-visibility, major brand packaging and labels. Also became WFA’s first outside contractor to work in their satellite office inside Clorox offices, working on Clorox brand packaging.
1997 - 2000 Oakland, California, United States

Education

Los Medanos College

Studied at Los Medanos College focusing on, and taking all Commercial Art, Graphic Design, and Computer Graphics courses from 1982 to 1989. These Computer Graphics courses were the first of a new curriculum being offered anywhere in Northern California, our class being the very first of that curriculum. We started with the core process of cut and paste and ink-to-board, and continued with some of the earliest Adobe Creative Suite versions including Illustrator and Photoshop. I have continued and progressed my skills over the years up to this day.
1982 - 1989 Pittsburg, California, United States

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Premiere Pro,