William Cook

Graphic Designer / Consulting

San Diego, CA, USA
• Logo and Rebranding
• Infographics
• Photo / Image Correction
• Social Media Integration
• Email Campaigns
• Technical Illustrations
• Restaurant Menus
• Postcards

Work Experience

Tpub Comics

Art Director / Illustrator

Graphic Novel Series “Man of Medan”
This story (based on truth) takes place on a Dutch cargo ship in the 1940s. The ship went missing and was discovered sunk with the entire crew dead. Scary huh? Terry Mayo wrote the story and I did all the art:

Roughs and character design
Pencils
Inks
Letters and editing
Layout and page/panel design
Cover (2 variants)
Prepress
Signings and Promotion
San Diego Comic-Con “Creative Connection All-Stars” Panel 2018
October 2015 - July 2018 San Diego, California, United States

Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp

Graphic Designer

Duties include:
• Magazine and newspaper ad design
• POP and In-store signage
• Packaging
• Photography shoot direction including food styling and digital image correction
• Infographics
June 2014 - November 2014 San Diego, California, United States

Zoovy Inc.

Web Designer / Project Manager

Duties include:
Ecommerce store and responsive design for mobile devices using Adobe Creative Suite
Acted as liaison between clients and developers throughout the design and build process to ensure projects were completed and tested correctly
HTML and CSS editing
Live testing and problem solving
Store updates and maintenance
May 2007 - May 2013 Carlsbad, California, United States

Forester Media Inc.

Graphic Designer

Duties included:
Magazine Story Layout Design
Ad Design
Image / Photo Correction
Digital Prepress
April 2006 - May 2007 Santa Barbara, California, United States

MK Diamond Products, Inc.

Sr. Graphic Designer

Duties included:
Sell Sheet Design & Layout
Magazine Ad Design
Corporate Identity / Logo Design
Image / Photo Correction
Package Design
POP Design and Development
Line Art Illustration
Image Archiving / File Organization
Digital Prepress
October 2002 - April 2006 Torrance, California, United States

Transcontinental Publishing

Graphic Designer

Duties included:
Ideation / Client Consultation
Corporate Identity / Logo Design
Image / Photo Correction
Cover Design (magazine)
Magazine Design & Layout
Brochure Design & Layout
Feature Story Design & Layout
Spread & Text Editing
Digital Prepress
Press Checking
January 2001 - July 2002 Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Education

San Diego State University

Illustration #343
Workshop focused on draftsmanship, concept, and design. Emphasis was placed on communicating ideas while developing personal expression.
May 2017
2016 - 2017 San Diego, California, United States

Skills

Adobe, Cartooning , Comics, Creative Suite, Illustration, Indesign, Layout, Photo Editing, Photography, Photoshop, Print, WE,