Ben Alberson Design

Resumé

 

Excellent draftsman skilled in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Highly adaptable with experience in illustration, visual design, layout and asset management. Quality oriented, prioritizes communication and originality. Confident in projects of varied scale and budget; from small business identities and commissions, to complete packaging redesigns for internationally distributed brands. Extensive experience in brand application and management. Working knowledge of web design, CMS systems, and 3D modeling.

 

Skills:

Fluent Proficient
• Photoshop • layout design · (X)HTML
• Illustrator • character design · CSS
• InDesign • typography · WordPress
• DreamWeaver • photo retouching · UI design
• Word • drafting · redlining
• Excel • illustration · ZBrush
• PowerPoint • storyboarding · print pre-flight


Work Experience:

BlackRapid Inc. Seattle, WA. January 2012 to March 2015

• Redesign brand packaging: concept through go-to-market

• Create all sales support graphics for print, trade show, and web presence

• Build instructions and packaging for new products

• Web support and asset management

• Source, design and order branded merchandise

 

SOG Specialty Knives and Tools, LLC. Lynwood, WA. August 2010 to December 2011.

Freelance graphic artist

• Executed layout and cover art for 2011 and 2012 annual product catalogs

• Concepted and developed for complete packaging redesign

• Adapted existing packaging design for new products

• Designed web page themes and promotions based on existing site architecture for product marketing

• Managed company image asset bank as well as sub-brand image asset bank

• Regularly performed photo retouching and compositing

• Created tradeshow exhibit art, sell sheets, and other internal documents


Bainbridge Island Performing Arts Center
. Bainbridge Island, WA.

January 2009 to December 2009

Set/Color designer.

• Performed full set design for production of Peter Pan

• Produced set color design for Peter Pan, Sweeney Todd, The Producers and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

• Coordinated with director, costumer, props master and master builder on sets

• Painted sets for total of seven different productions

References Available Upon Request

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