Design and Illustration for toy packaging, children's books, logos, greeting cards, pet products, gift industry, licensing.
I have many years of experience designing and illustrating for the toy, gift and pet industry. Recently I've created over 120 greeting cards and have a line of illustrations available through a licensing agent. I also design packaging, logos, marketing materials and signage for all types of industries.
My experience is extensive and varied. Recent projects have included decal designs for children's motorized vehicles, artwork for digital scrapbooking software, illustration and design for food packaging, book and book cover design and illustration.
In my spare time, I also do voice over.
I am fast and reliable and will deliver all files within agreed upon milestones. I will deliver clean, well-organized final files in the program of your choice.
University of California at Irvine
Master of Fine Arts, Painting
1975 - 1977
California State University at Northridge
Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts
1972 - 1974
2006 - 2009
As an independent contractor on retainer, I developed an on-line greeting card line for the pet industry. I also designed logos, advertisements, marketing materials for all of the other products on the site. I designed and illustrated a dog food cookbook and continue to do projects for the company.
Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc.
2000 - 2004
Art direction and design of educational children's books, toy packaging, marketing materials.
1999 - 2000
Design of logos, websites, marketing materials, signage. Clients included Mattel Toys and the San Francisco Giants.
Vargas Marketing Group
1997 - 1999
Design and Art Direction of advertising, packaging, marketing materials. Clients included Safeway, Wells Fargo, Clorox, Hidden Valley, Mother's Cookies, SunMaid Raisins, Mondavi Wineries.
One 3rd payable at acceptance of bid, one 3rd at review of first round concept, one 3rd completion. Turn-around time is dependent on the scope of the job. I can take most small jobs to completion within 2 to 3 days.
Artico Products, Owner
Created a line of greeting cards for the pet market. Also designed and illustrated a pet food cookbook and designed logos, sell-sheets and advertising for additional products.
Worldwise Pet Products, Contract Creative Director
Design of pet toy packaging
LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., Creative Director
Full time design and art direction