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John S. | Elance
 
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John S.

Bear Witness to a True Storm of Creation
   United States
  |   Bronx, NY

Overview

An innovative designer and accomplished visual stylist, John has made significant creative contributions over the last 9 years to numerous companies including Gemmy Industries, Mezco Toyz, and DC Comics - DC Direct. John's creative and production skills John has played an integral role in the creation and ideation of award-winning collectible product lines and consumer goods. Adept at executing authentic programs for global brands such as Batman, Green Lantern, Family Guy, South Park and God of War; it is in originating new properties and...

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Portfolio

Skills (15)

Tested
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
CorelDraw
Photography
General Office Skills
Microsoft Excel
Telephone Handling
Time Management
Market Research
Public Relations
Data Interpretation
Project Management
Manufacturing Design
Italian
Creative Writing

Service Description

John founded RadioactiveUppercut in 2010 as a full service studio, bringing his enthusiasm and passion for art, design and new concept development to a wider client base. In this brief time he has earned a reputation for bringing the most imaginative, original groundbreaking design and illustration to mobile games, toys, animation, and children's publishing industries. John holds a Bachelors degree from F.I.T. 's prestigious Toy Design program and will soon announce his latest successes in mobile gaming and new toy initiatives.




AREAS OF EMPHASIS:

- Origination of innovative concept designs for:
Toys
Collectibles
Characters
Logos
Environments
- Illustration and Design for:
Toys
Animation
Children's storybooks
Game development
Book covers
- Successful management of full product development process.
- Skilled communicator with all levels of an organization, licensors, vendors, artists, sculptors and the press.
- Ability to achieve highest quality and artistic integrity while maintaining budgets and schedules.


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Employment

RadioactiveUppercut!
Founder
2010 - Present
DC Direct (Warner Bros - DC Comics)
Art Director/ Illustrator
2007 - 2011
Mezco Toyz
Project Manager/Designer
2004 - 2007
Gemmy Industries
Designer
2006 - 2006
summer internship

Education

Fashion Institute of Technology
Associates Degree, Bachelors Degree
2000 - 2004

Keywords

honest
reliable
responsible
creative
professional
illustrator
game designer
childrens book illustrator
toy designer
art director
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