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Title

Graphic Designer, Artist, Musician

Location

Nashville, TN

Experience

Graphic Artist

Anderson Studio, Inc.

Nashville, TN · February 2013 – May 2017

Design and illustration for high-end t-shirt screen printing. Full-color designs for award-winning company, including color separations, film output, simulated process, and handcrafted illustrations. Various clients from the music and automotive/motorcycle industries.

Illustrator and Designer

Christopher Acree Designs

Nashville, TN · January 2012 – Present

I am an experienced designer and artist with a proven record of productivity and creativity, and am expertly proficient in all Adobe design software. I am also a skilled illustrator and painter. I’ve worked in screen printing, sign painting, illustration, package design, marketing/advertising, motorcycle painting, logo design/branding, and album layout.

Lead Graphic Artist

Whole Foods Market

Franklin, TN · May 2010 – June 2012

Hand-painted and detailed artistic store signs and graphic design for advertisement and marketing department. Also, floor and window painting, various printed ads (billboards, banners, magazine and newspaper ad layouts, and logo designs), and general signage for entire grocery store.

Graphic Designer

Digital Blue, Inc.

Atlanta, GA · August 2008 – May 2009

Developed advanced packaging and design concepts for consumer electronics company under big-name licenses such as Disney and LEGO. Primary in-house product and mock-up photographer, as well as main illustrator. Primary designer of popular children’s camera.

Graphic Artist

Trader Joe’s

Atlanta, GA · April 2008 – August 2008

Created handcrafted in-store illustrations and advertisement for natural foods grocery store. Assisted other store artists in manifesting themed, eye-catching displays and signage.

Education

Associate of Arts in Graphic Design

The Art Institute

Atlanta, GA · January 2006 – May 2008

Specialization in illustration. Awarded “Best In Show” for Senior Portfolio.

Skills

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge, ImageReady, Microsoft Office, FileMaker Pro, Quark, Separation Studio, Pen and ink, Violin