Frank Rapoza

Graphic Media Expert

Henderson, NV, USA
Professional Summary

Creative graphic design and media professional with innovative ideas and a unique approach to visuals. More than twenty-five years of experience developing designs for print media, online websites, video, and advertising. Solid understanding of marketing principles and advertising techniques. Great attention to detail and a talent for creating memorable visual designs. Enthusiastic team player who is committed to delivering top results on time and within the budget. Passion for keeping clients satisfied with each project.

Work Experience

Aries Technology

Art Director

• Create game logos in vector and raster formats for development and marketing.
• Approve art layouts, copy design, and illustrative work for publication.
• Maintain in-depth and current knowledge of emerging industry trends
• Successfully resolved a range of complex artistic development issues.
• Create rough sketches for review, revision and approval.
• Train new creatives on responsibilities, agency procedures and client guidelines.
September 2014 - Nevada, United States

The Art Institutes

Student Advisor

• Assisted students, graduates and alumni in preparing their resumes, on-line portfolios, demo reels and interviewing techniques.
• Provided one-on-one employment search assistance in the areas of graphic design, advertising, illustration and animation.
• Planned and executed job and internship fairs, focus groups, off-site student events and dynamic workshops.
• Attended portfolio shows to support graduates, give overall booth critique's and make employer introductions.
May 2012 - July 2014 Nevada, United States

Genesis Gaming, Inc.

Creative Director

• Developed high resolution digital art for game logos, loading screens, character symbols, and UI designs.
• Met customer needs and accomplished creative visions by overseeing strategic, focused campaigns.
• Provided direction and supervision for team of art directors and designers.
• Preserved branding standards of assigned accounts while creating high-quality designs.
• Developed budget and negotiated contracts and quotes to ensure projects were completed within financial constraints.
• Leveraged in-depth knowledge of production methods, sound design and special effects.
• Supervised photoshoots to verify completion of quality deliverables.
September 2009 - April 2013 Nevada, United States

Upper Deck

Illustrator - Contract

• Created full color mixed media illustrations on trading cards based on licensed characters.
• Produced numerous sketches under deadline for national distribution and retail sales.
• Contributed to the production of trading card sets for Marvel Masterpieces, Ironman 2 etc.
January 2008 - February 2010 Nevada, United States

Aristocrat Technologies Inc.

Lead Graphic Artist

• Proposed new game ideas, including game names, game play, bonus screens, symbols and animations.
• Created graphics and animations using traditional and cutting-edge techniques.
• Put together storyboards based on development choices, direction and cinematography.
• Developed designs for physical products, mailers and packaging.
• Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
February 2000 - September 2009 Nevada, United States

Sunkist Graphics

Graphic Designer - Art Manager

• Mentored Junior Artists in proper art building, spot and four color process color separation techniques.
• Organized and Managed the art department, signs department and quality control.
• Developed, designed, laid out and produced variety of technical illustrations for brochures, banners and signs.
• Generated digital image files for use in digital and traditional printing.
• Created beautiful, interactive print-ready graphics for licensed products to sell in retail stores and outlets.
• Maintained company website and updated with newly designed products and corporate announcements.
• Utilized knowledge of production to create high quality images.
October 1994 - January 2000 Nevada, United States


University Of Hawai'i At Hilo

Bachelor of Arts - BA, Advertising and Graphic Design, 3.2

August 1989 - December 1993 Hawaii, United States


Adobe Creative Suite, Agile Methodology, Art Direction, Attention To Detail, Critical Thinking, Cross-team Collaboration, Graphic Design, Illustration, Image Editing, Marketing Strategy, Microsoft Office, Storyboarding, Studio Management, Superb Team Player, Superior Organization, Team Leadership, Time Management, Traditional Art Skills, Typography, UI/UX, Visual Communication,

Hobbies and Interests

I have a strong interest in visual arts beyond graphic design. I am also a skilled colorist in the comic book industry and have been featured in a few publications. I enjoy traditional art and often create mixed-media artwork for sketch cards and custom commissioned pieces. I attend local art shows and comic-cons where I have an artist table from time to time.