Rich Ahlers

New England Foundry

Bethel, CT, USA
Successful graphic designer with 14 years of experience in packaging, print marketing/advertising materials, web layout and brand identity. Strengths: conceptual thinker who solves graphic problems, innovative, and creative direction. Intimate in cross-divisional partnering including marketing, digital, sales and promotions. Some past clients: major and independent record labels, major corporations, men's fashion and accessories, Consumer Packaging, performing arts centers, personal stationary, fitness and wellness programs, healthcare/special needs and non-profit organizations.

Work Experience

Freelance

Creative Director | Designer | Artist

*21st Century Fox
*News Corporation
*Joseph Abboud
*Men's Fashion & Accessories
*Marketing and Advertising Collateral
*Apparel Design
*Packaging
*Wedding Invitation Suites
*Health and Wellness
January 2002 - Present Connecticut, United States

Wind-Up Records

Senior Designer

Designed music packaging, advertising, logos, label identity, and merchandise for label artists. Worked with outside vendors, illustrators, and photographers.

Attended marketing/creative meetings to go over artist advertising/marketing campaigns, imaging, and artist development

Frequent interaction with label artists to create new designs/logos for band merchandise and accessories for sister company Pronto Merch. Knowledge of merch production

Trained incoming designer and oversee Pronto Merch graphic design intern

Assisted Creative Director/Marketing Manager in photo shoots for packaging/advertising as well as re-touching/color correcting photos for advertising and publicity

Designed, circulated and executed multiple projects on a timely basis
July 2002 - May 2005 New York, New York, United States

Word Moo Duk Kwan

Creative Director | Design Consultant

January 2013 - Present Springfield, New Jersey, United States

Education

University Of Connecticut

B.A. Visual Communications | Design

Connecticut, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite, Drawing, Painting, Photo Editing, Photography,