June Shieh
, United States
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Contact details
Tel: 917 338-7468
Brief Summary
Armed with full-time experience at companies like Yahoo! and Spin Master's Girls' Creative Play division, I now freelance for media and toy companies, seeking challenges to suit my strengths in illustration, character design, industrial design, girls' play styling, youth culture, graphic design, and social media.
 Fisher Price, Spin Master, Comcast, Katalyst Media, NSI Toys, Danara International
Professional Experience
JUNE SHIEH | Designer
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OBJECTIVE: To design distinctive products that inspire, ease, comfort, and entertain.

Fashion Institute of Technology Bachelor of Arts, Toy Design, Magna Cum Laude: May 2009
University of California, Los Angeles Bachelor of Arts, Visual Communication: June 1999

Freelance Designer & Illustrator: October 2009 - Present
Clients: Fisher Price, Comcast, Katalyst Media, NSI Toys, and Danara International
• Illustrated award graphics for Tunerfish.com, a social media site for t.v. and video watching.
• Rendered and stylized licensed characters for plush toys and board layouts to pitch toy concepts.
• Prepared packaging layout for a licensed toy product.
• Prepared layouts, graphics and designed web page mockups for Marketing presentations.

Industrial Design Intern: June 2008 - August 2008
Spin Master Ltd. – Fastest growing toy company in North America
Collaborated on styling and industrial design for Girl Crush and Pixos toys.
Brainstormed ideas for new brands involving girls’ play, technology, and drawing.
Conceived and rendered line extensions for Pixos and a new creative-play product.
Prototyped end-result samples of creative-play product for new Fall 2010 concepts.
Researched and developed graphic styles for doll eyes and temporary tattoo toy features.
Sketched and computer-rendered concept drawings for Pixos.
Researched DIY and tween girl trends and competition to inspire new style directions.

Visual and Interaction Designer: August 1999 - June 2007
Yahoo! Inc. – A leading network of online products and services.
• Designed the user interface for Yahoo! Green an intranet charity-based, social website.
• Illustrated original art for holidays and decorative themes for Yahoo! Kids, Yahoo! Pets, etc.
• Created user interface specs for a web-based Yahoo! Messenger prototype.
• Collaborated with Interaction Designers to develop visual treatments of new features and icons.
• Art-directed emoticon illustrations for cultural relevance, clarity, and brand consistency.
• Developed a design and content standards and best practices guide for promo modules.
• Designed visual facelifts for top-revenue properties such as Yahoo! Mail.
• Designed, prototyped, and presented blue-sky concepts for Yahoo! products and services.
• Mentored and trained new staff, including visual designers and web developers.

Creator, Designer, Co-Editor: February 1999 - September 1999
Hi-YAA! – A webzine celebrating Asian-American pop culture.
• Designed, created, and produced all graphics, layout, and user interface.
• Planned site architecture, interface, and content in weekly meetings.
• Edited and compiled original articles from writers for 9 content category sections.

Art Director: September 1995 – December 1996
UCLA Daily Bruin – Third largest newspaper in Los Angeles
• Collaborated with editors to conceptualize newspaper and online graphics.
• Trained, coached, scheduled, and supervised a staff of 12 artists.
• Created editorial illustrations and informational graphics as a graphic artist.

Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Experienced with both Mac and PC systems.
Familiar with SolidWorks. Confident in learning new software.

Available upon request. 

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