Senior level creative with many years of experience delivering high impact brand solutions for a wide range of clients. Strategically driven and well versed in all aspects of print and interactive media.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago: B.F.A./ Concentration in graphic design and illustration
Columbia College: Concentration in graphic design
Robert Porazinski Fine Art, Inc. | 2012-Present
Developed a professional artistic practice and implemented a marketing plan to promote, exhibit and sell work through social media, email, direct marketing, art fairs, galleries as well as online galleries. Exhibition highlights include solo shows at the University Club of Chicago, Harold Washington Library, Governors State University, Zhou B Art Center, Lewis University and Evanston Art Center. Gallery representation: Chicago Art Source, Roan & Black Contemporary Gallery, Mixx Projects and Gallery 19. Private collections include: Pritzker collection, PNC Corporate, Niche 905, Sophy Hyde Park.
Senior Graphic Designer
McKnight Kurland | 2001-2012
Executed all phases of brand strategy development, from initial concepts, design and production of corporate identity, interactive, newsletters, evites, collateral, outdoor and experiential. Developed and created promotional flash videos for use on the web and trade shows, as well as Power Point presentations. Provided input on marketing plans and managed multiple projects and processes in a deadline-driven environment. Also responsible for maintaining excellent client relationships and project budgets.
Graphic Designer/Product Development
Met Merchandising Concepts | 1998-2001
Managed and designed a storewide graphics program for Sears. This included environmental department graphics as well as branded graphics produced on a variety of materials such as fabric, aluminum and Plexiglas. Developed marketing/promotional material for Met’s sales department used to generate new business and demonstrated Met’s design and production capabilities. Designed graphics for Met’s biannual Fixture, Form & Graphics Show/ Chicago and New York Showrooms ‘99 and 2000.
Proficient in: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Power Point, Word, Excel and Acrobat