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Greg Hardin | Elance
 
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Greg Hardin

Book illustrator, toy designer, character designer
   United States
  |   Shawnee, KS
  |  11:30 pm Local Time

Overview

I'm a former full-time illustrator/designer at Hallmark Cards, Inc. and full-time character artist at Big Idea, Inc. (VeggieTales, 3-2-1 Penguins) as well as a full-time freelance illustrator over the course of my career. I've had the opportunity to do tons of licensing art, toy and plush design, and lots of consumer products work like Disney gifts, Hallmark ornaments and bubble bath bottle toppers for example. I've illustrated over 50 children's books, one comic book, and I've storyboarded short films. If you need somebody who draws...

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Portfolio

The same pose of Superman illustrated three different ways. © Hallmark
Created the character designs and final vector art of familiar Star Wars characters
Poster design and illustration
I designed the card and illustrated the art for the papercraft Iron Man
Poster design & illustration
Examples of vector licensing art that was used on t-shirts, posters, marketing art, etc.
Examples of vector licensing art that was used on t-shirts, posters, marketing art, etc.
Illustration and design for this Hallmark card
A sampling of the multitude of greeting cards I did at Hallmark. Illustration work...
Illustration and design
T-shirt design and illustration
Examples of logos and mascots I have created for companies.
Created the character design for a logo and did turnaround drawings for plush
Illustration. T is for Talking Tiger & Turtle, R is for Romping Raccoons, etc.
character designs for a book series
Character design for storyboards
Storyboards for short films

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Service Description

Illustration, children's book illustration, toy design, plush design, storyboarding, turnaround drawings, comic book illustration, logos, mascots, cartoons.

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Employment

Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Licensing Illustrator/Designer
2011 - 2013
I was one of the few hybrid illustrator/designers in Hallmark’s Licensing Group. Everything I did in this group was focused on Hallmark’s extensive collection of licensed properties, which...
self-employed
Illustrator/Designer
2009 - 2011
During this time I have illustrated nine children's books for Dalmatian Press, two for Harvest House Publishing, as well as another for the StinkyKids licensed property for Penguin Books. I have...
Big Idea, Inc.
Character Artist
2000 - 2008
At Big Idea, I illustrated 34 children's books, published by Scholastic, Simon and Schuster, and Zonderkidz amongst others. I personally designed all of Big Idea's toys, and collaborated...
TimeOut Sportswear
Graphic Artist
1999 - 2000
I created illustrative apparel graphics for various clients, such as the NCAA, Bass Pro Shops, NASA, the major Colorado ski resorts, and cruise lines.
The Kansas City Star
Inserts Manager/Ad Designer
1998 - 1999
I created ads for Kansas City's major metropolitan newspaper, and within 6 months was promoted to Inserts Manager of the Star's boutique print shop, where I created flyers, brochures and small...

Education

The University of Kansas
Bachelor of Fine Arts-Design
1994 - 1997

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Illustration
toys
children's books
mascot
cartoon
plush
design
t-shirts
character
concept
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