Mike Malkovas

Concepteur créatif.

Paris, France

Work Experience

French Advertising Agency

Concepteur créatif.

Creating dimensional interactive solutions for French high end and luxury brands, auto, fashion, pharma, food, high tech, entertainment, banking, etc.
September 2017 - France

CREATOR

mikemalkovas.com

July 2015 - September 2017 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Privately Owned Firm

Creative Director

Designed and created physical prototypes of new individual and mass packaging objects. Was responsible for all advertising aspects of the business, including 2 web sites management and print campaigns.
April 2014 - July 2015 North Carolina, United States

French Advertising Agency

Creative designer/ paper engineer at French advertising agency

Created dimensional solutions for French high end and luxury brands, auto, fashion, pharma, food, high tech, entertainment, banking, etc.
April 2011 - April 2014 Paris, France

Dimensional Communications

Designer/paper engineer

Worked on developing new mechanisms and conceptual design ideas for
patenting by DC. Freelanced for PopShots (USA), Up With Paper (USA) and others.
2009 - 2011 Connecticut, United States

Up With Paper

Paper engineer (freelance)

2000 - 2016 Connecticut, United States

Structural Graphics LLC

Senior designer

Developed new mechanisms and conceptual ideas, and worked on routine jobs.
Has a number of innovative dimensional solutions and several patents owned
by Structural Graphics LLC.
1992 - 2009 Essex, Connecticut, United States

Oxford University Press

Illustrator

Created all illustrations for 3 OUP dictionaries: Oxford Essential Dictionary, Oxford American Desk Dictionary, Oxford American Dictionary of Current English, and partially illustrated with other artists: Oxford American Dictionary and Language Guide, Oxford American College Dictionary and The New Oxford American Dictionary.
1996 - 2000 Connecticut, United States

SI International

Illustrator

Worked with “S.I.International” agency (now obsolete) on multiple illustration
projects for Golden Books, Walt Disney, Marvel, Warner Bros and others.
1995 - 1997 New York, United States

Weekly Reader

Illustrator

Illustrated periodicals: Weekly Reader, Read, Science News, etc.
May 1990 - May 1992 Middletown, Connecticut, United States

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Industrial Design)

Languages

English (Fluent),
Russian (Fluent),
Lithuanian (Native),
Polish (Conversational),
French (Beginner),

Skills

Adobe CC, Autocad, Fireworks, Flash, Graphtec Plotters FC2250/FC4200-50, Mac, PC, Studio Max,

Key Skills

Technical and creative proficiency. 25+ years of work experience with paper dimensionals, packaging, pop-ups, point-of purchase displays, direct mail, B2B, B2C.
Fully knowledgeable about entire manufacturing process from conceptual design/mockup stage to pre-press, to creating die forms in AutoCAD to final product h/a instructions, assembly supervision and QC.
Works with all industry standard applications both on PC and MAC platforms: AutoCAD (since R13), Adobe CC: Photoshop (since V2.5), Illustrator (since V.4), InDesign; MAX and others. Familiar with web design basics (Flash, Fireworks), technical photography, animation and film making.
Created models and prototypes both using Graphtec plotters FC2250/FC4200-50 and manually.
Has artistic background with flexible creative perception, ability to work in a team environment, motivation reaching for perfection.
Please contact me for a more detailed resumé.

Member of AIGA (Charlotte Chapter).
Member of Movable Book Society.
Member of AAF.
Member of Lithuanian Association of Graphic Design (part of ICOGRADA).