April 2008 – Present (3 years 5 months) Rancho Palos Verdes
I am continually painting new product signs, advertisements, and large scale paintings for this particular store; I also come up with new ideas for ways to make any sign better or more eye catching- to which they usually accept. I have helped create their new t-shirt design and have also designed things for their "fearless flyer". I also create digital sign templates for all Trader Joe's products and merchandise. Regional Manager Jay Hughes approved my participation in the opening of a new Trader Joe's store. In a tight time limit (30 days) myself and my partner in the Art Dept, along with a few other crew members took the bare walls and unsigned shelves to a fully operational store complete with 15' high murals depicting aspects of the culture and neighborhood. I acted as Art Director for the completion of two murals at the same time above the dairy case and stand-up refrigerated produce case so that we would be able to meet the opening day deadline. I create a manifest every week of upcoming projects and daily check in-store signage as well as paint new signs for display. Programs used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
Bill Main Illustration
August 2007 – Present (4 years 1 month)
At Bill Main Illustration I create illustrations and logos that are used in various professional environments including the food and beverage, music and in the Arts. I work directly with Art Directors and/or clients to visually interpret any issues that come up in a timely and professional manner. I have created and sold paintings which are now being displayed in private homes. I have also created large scale murals for private homes and commercial applications.
June 2009 – September 2009 (4 months)
I create Graphics for various T-Shirts and Jackets using state of the art graphics programs, and traditional media like ink and paint. These graphics are informed by fine art, graffiti, and secret societies among other things. There were always very tight deadlines but the company kept a reputation of being consistently good and always on time for its deliveries.d Programs used: Adobe Photoshop CS4, Illustrator CS4, Bridge CS4
2008 – 2008 (less than a year)
I created a series of 4 skateboard decks inspired by EC Horror Comics of the 50's.