Pop-up art supply store and design/art studio by Ruby and Luan, two formally educated, working artists. We cater to illustrators of all types, genres, and skill level; exhibiting at anime, comic book, sci-fi, and tattoo conventions all over Texas and surrounding states.
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Under my Art Supervisor hat, I traffic incoming projects from the sales department to the design staff. I assess the scope of the work and timelines to assign the best available design resource to that job. I interact with project managers, account executives, staff designers, and freelancers on a daily basis. I also work with upper management to improve our design workflow as the company continues to grow.
With my designer hat, I work on static and motion graphics for a variety of branded experiences that include trade shows, retail locations, road shows, and other marketing activations. This ranges from booth graphics, motions graphics for (interactive) screens, and video editing. I'm also the photographer for client and internal events as well of product photography.
I was a member of the Brand Task Force that was formed to rebrand the company from Skyline DFW to Skyline Sector 5. I developed the new company logo, tag line, office building graphics, printed collateral pieces, forms, and video graphics. I also developed the logo for Sector 5 Digital; Skyline Sector 5's digital partner.
I was elected into the inaugural "The Council", a group of five employees that act as a conduit between the employee base and upper management.
IBM, Airbus, Ericsson, American Airlines, GameStop, NEC, British Airways, Gates Corporation, Wilsonart, Funimation, Gold's Gym.
- April 2018
Texas, United States
Lead creative on visual branding and social media presence. Graphic designer for web and print collateral. Project manager, art director, production artist, illustrator, and comic book creator.
Comic/Creative Clients include:
Indy Comic Book Week (Co-Founder, Social Media Manager), Synesthetic Anthology (Co-Founder, Project Manager/Editor), Solomon Azua (Branding, Letterer), God of Rock (Web Design), DreamTales (Graphic Design for web banners), Dragon Slayer (Coloring Direction, Flatting)
Corporate Clients include:
University of North Texas (Mascot redesign: 2013), NORML DFW (Illustrations), GrapevineStar Entertainment (corporate and product design, production), KLP Fine Arts (website), RiverRain Productions (website and promotional collateral), Phoenix Entertainment (promotional collateral), WorldPainter (book production).
- January 2015
Texas, United States
Production work on printed materials for The Neiman Marcus Group (Neiman Marcus, Horchow, CUSP, and Bergorf Goodman.) Materials include collateral, direct mailers, in-store signage, magazine & newspaper ads, magazine inserts, billboards, The Book, and Bergorf Goodman Magazines.
NM The Book & BG Magazine: Develop and maintain file templates. Work closely with project managers, senior designers and art directors to collect, submit, and organize photography. Work with senior designers and copy editors to create pages, implement changes, and format copy. Keep the mechanical integrity of the publication throughout the design process. Work closely with retouchers to convey changes and notes from senior designers and art directors.
Collateral/direct mail: Work with project mangers to prepare design files for print and troubleshoot file issues.
- September 2013
Irving, Texas, United States
Freelance Designer/Production Artist
Freelance Graphic Designer and Production Artist (print, prepress, web) for business collaterals, publications, POP material, direct mail; illustrator; ad writing
Corporate Clients Includes: JC Penney, Reuters, Hagger’s, Harcourt Inc., Centex, Cookies by Design, The Urban Alternative
Agencies Clients Include: Concussion, Tic Toc, Ivie & Associates, Vertis
- January 2010
Dallas, Texas, United States
Planet Anime Dallas
Maintained store front, handled bank deposits, hiring/firing, store maintenance, product ordering, ran company booth at various conventions. Worked until store closing in 2004.
- May 2004
Plano, Texas, United States