Tommy Rajchel
Illustration, United States
 
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Contact details
Brooklyn, NY
Tel: 224 715.4362
Brief Summary
Objective:
To produce exciting illustration/design solutions that are clear, cohesive + captivating

Skills:
- Proficient in drawing with traditional + digital mediums/techniques
- Apple + PC platforms
- Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat
- Microsoft Office
- Repeat pattern design
- Screen-printing
- Languages: English + Polish

Education:
Savannah College of Art and Design
BFA Illustration 2006
Savannah, GA

Experience:
May 2009 - Present
Pure Blanks Organic Fashion Inc.: Freelance Art Director + Designer (Toronto, Canada)
- Produce + implement art direction/design for promotional material.
- Maintain existing style for new artwork + line sheet.
- Collaborate with founder to maintain project objective + deadline.

May 2009
United Legwear: On-site Freelance Graphic Artist + Designer (New York, NY)
- Collaborated with Head Designer on development, research + implementation of new concepts for a start-up childrens apparel division of United Legwear.
- Produced original graphic artwork + designs based on trend research/references.
- Contributed to brand identity + maintained market objectives.

March 2009 - May 2009
Little Airplane Productions: Intern (New York, NY)
- Assisted Facilities Manger, Head of production + Art Department with various tasks/administrative duties.
- Contributed digital re-touching solutions for background artwork, character artwork + prop artwork for the childrens television show "Wonder Pets".
- Maintained + inspected artwork submitted to NickelodeonÂ’s online database.

February 2009 - Present
Design Works International: Freelance Artist + Designer (New York, NY)
- Produce original collections of artwork for licensing in greeting card + gift-wrap markets.
- Present finished artwork to the art director + prepare physical mock-ups for art buyers to review.
- Collaborate remotely + on-site with the art director to maintain project objectives.

October + December 2008
PricewaterhouseCoopers: Freelance Illustrator (Itasca, IL)
- Worked on-site with managers from PwC to produce illustrative logo art that would meet project guidelines.
- Collaborated with staff during 1.5 day training session that exercised team development + interpersonal skills.
- Invited back to contribute original illustrations for a second session in December (hosted by Knowledge Launch).

August 2008 - October 2008
Sweet Rain: Freelance Designer (Randwick, Australia)
- Produced original decorative graphics + developed repeat print design in 3 color groups.
- Successfully maintained target markets through trend research.
- Applied repeat print design + logo to flat templates.
- Collaborated remotely with the project manager to maintain project objective + deadline.

June 2008
ESPN The Magazine: Freelance Illustrator (New York, NY)
- Produced 4 original mascot character illustrations inspired by the 2016 Olympic candidate cities.
- Character illustrations successfully represented Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro + Tokyo.
- Collaborated remotely with the art director/editor to maintain project objective + deadline.

October 2007 – May 2008
The Marigold Collection, Inc: Freelance Illustrator + Product Designer (Skokie, IL)
- Designed original products from concept to final art form for overseas mass production + distribution in USA.
- Worked directly with product developers to maintain project + market objectives.
- Assisted with development, preservation of brand identity + provided any additional decorative artwork.
- Coordinated with staff to maximize cost efficient design + production solutions.

August 2007- November 2007
Visage Screen Print: Graphic Artist (Niles, IL)
- Recreated client artwork, provided artwork through stock/clipart libraries + produced original vector illustrations.
- Applied text to accompany artwork + prepared apparel templates for clients to review/approve.
- Prepared artwork/design to be reproduced on t-shirts, pants, bags, towels + other misc. apparel.
- Maintained library of client artwork, established positive client relations + performed administrative duties.

July 2007
Jon Brennan/Josh Hisle (Vapor Records): Freelance Illustrator + Designer (Cincinnati, OH)
- Produced illustration/design for front + back of CD album booklet.
- Collaborated remotely with the client to establish high quality results + cost efficient production.

January 2007 – July 2007
AlphaGraphics: Production Assistant + Designer (Bannockburn, IL)
- Contributed original design solutions that remained sensitive to client objective + budget.
- Maintained positive client relations through the use of excellent interpersonal skills.
- Digitally prepared files for production, completed bindery + performed administrative duties.

June 2007
Guardian Tree & Turf: Freelance Illustrator (Farmingdale, NJ)
- Produced Illustration/design for T-shirt + print advertisements.
- Collaborated remotely with the client to establish high quality results + cost efficient production.

December 2006 – June 2007
Private Commission: Freelance Illustrator + Designer (Rancho Mirage, CA)
- Produced 25 original illustrations for children's book with text layout + design.
- Collaborated remotely with the client to establish high quality results + cost efficient production.

April 2007
Real Girls Media RGM: Freelance Illustrator (San Francisco, CA)
- Produced 15 graphic icons + 9 category illustrations for DivineCaroline.com.
- Collaborated remotely with the art directors to maintain project objective + deadline.

May 2006
Deep Magazine: Freelance Illustrator (Savannah, GA)
- Produced original illustration for the article "Powder Room" as an assignment for the class Getting Published (Professor Mohamed Danawi) which provides students the opportunity to contribute to various publications.
- Collaborated with the professor/creative director to maintain project objective + deadline.
Clients
Alpha Graphics
Deep Magazine
Design Works International
ESPN The Magazine
Guardian Tree & Turf
Juna Studio
Knowledge Launch
The Marigold Collection Inc.
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Pure Blanks
Real Girls Media
Tickled Lime Design
United Legwear
Vapor Records
Visage Screen Print
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