Rick Bloker

Experienced Print Graphic Designer
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Hourly ($/hour)
45 years old
Clearwater, Florida, United States
20 years
RICK BLOKER 1818 Bayshore Way Clearwater, FL--www.u-niquedesignstudios.com Operating Systems OSX High Sierra, Windows 10 Software Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Adobe Acrobat Skills Marketing Design Promotional Design AD Design Logo Design Specialty Print Design Concept Design Catalog Design Branding 4 Color Print Media Packaging Design Photo Retouching Photo Enhancing Large Format Print Knowledge Color Separation Printing Clothing Design And so much more… OBJECTIVE To obtain a career in the Graphic Arts field where my skills will be utilized and my knowledge will be applied to improve company quality effectiveness. EXPERIENCE u•nique design studios – Freelance Designer Clearwater, Florida. May 2008 to Present Responsibilities include: design creations such as marketing, promotional, conceptional and ad designs for various clients. Responsibilities include web design and creative design and layouts of promotional materials for events and ceremonies. WBT Industries – Art Director Los Angeles, California. April 2004 to May 2012 While managing a complex print and art department, which includes maintaining our client’s materials, and reviewing their artwork for printing and production needs. I am also responsible for creating concept artwork that can be used for marketing ideas, promos, or retail sales. Developing these concepts helps our clients with their creative needs and also gives them ideas for future projects. Some clients include: Sony, Disney, DreamWorks, Pixar, Fox, Universal Studios, Mobile, and many more. ColorCards.Com – Senior Graphic Artist/Web Designer Tampa, Florida. September 1999 to April 2004 As the Web Designer I handled construction and daily design of ColorCards.Com, Inc. and their two websites: www.colorcards.com and www.aptcards.com. As the Senior Graphic Artist, I handled the graphic design and layout ideas of different products for the company’s larger clients as well as some in-house marketing. These products included Posters, Postcards, and Business Cards that are featured in print and on TV. Internet Technology Institute - Web Developer/Designer Brandon, Florida. June 1999 to August 1999 Created and designed over 70 full websites for major corporations. Position required me to provide a high turnover rate of websites in a timely manner while also producing high quality work. I also had to Maintained good communication with the owners of the websites, which include Presidents, CEOs, Art Directors, Vice Presidents, Managers, etc. Internet Commercial Advantage - Web Master/Desktop Publisher Largo, Florida. February 1998 to May 1999 Duties included maintaining, building, and design creativity of Web pages and Websites. Provided the design and layout for each issue of a monthly magazine that was produced for a national organization. EDUCATION International Academy of Design and Technology - Tampa, Florida Associate of Science in Computer Animation Projects Completed: 2D and 3D Animation, Polygon & Nurbs Modeling, Cell Animation, Character Model Sheets, Storyboarding, Flash Animations, Studio Techniques, Composting, Basic Character Design, Basic Video Game Design, Avid Video Editing. Tampa Technical Institute - Tampa, Florida Associate of Science in Commercial Art and Animation Projects Completed: Posters, Computer Animation, Storyboards, Magazine Covers, CD Covers, Business Cards, 4 Color Separations, AD Layouts, Table Tops, Clothing Tags, Linear and Non-Linear Video Editing, Website design. References and portfolio available by request.
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