Reginald Strickland

  • UX/UI / Graphic Designer
  • Austin, TX

Diving head-first into the world of UX/UI Design after a long and successful career as a Senior Graphic Designer.

Visionary graphic designer with more than 15 years of experience currently transitioning into the realm of UX/UI design with an extensive history of boosting the success of client marketing efforts by designing marketing collateral, including web sites, landing pages, promotional items, posters, and flyers. Versatile, with a demonstrated ability to complete all aspects of artistic projects, including design, photography, project oversight, and file management.

Experience

Freelance Senior Graphic Designer at Fenix Artiste Studios

12/10/2010 – Present New York, NY, Austin TX

UX/UI/Web Design, Logo Design, Collateral material design for multiple clients in the NYC and Austin, TX area.

Studio Manager at Admento Promotions Group

08/2007 – 12/2010 Manhattan, NY

Coordinated successful client projects by guiding art direction, job trafficking, and account relationships.
Boosted company success by updating website with art files and photos, photographing completed lucite awards/promotional gift items, and conducting extensive file server organization and maintenance.

Graphic Artist at Amscan

11/2005 – 08/2007 Elmsford, NY

Directed package design for extensive and varied product lines, developing product design and expanding existing design ensembles across various product forms and types.
Ensured quality by conducting pre-press file preparation and trade show/creative packaging display setup.

Graphic Designer at Peachtree Business Products

12/1999 – 09/2005 Marietta, GA

Conceptualized, designed, and produced company advertising collateral, including catalogs, brochures, flyers, direct mail promos, and package inserts while simultaneously collaborating with external partners.
Sparked the development of new products by collaborating closely with product development team while ensuring smooth project process by coordinating projects with Senior Art Director/Marketing Manager.

Graphic Designer/Production Artist at Hella, Inc.

12/1998 – 02/1999 (Temp Position) Peachtree City, GA

Responsible for design and production of advertising collateral for trade shows. Created catalogs and complex mechanical schematic diagrams, and updated existing company catalog materials with Marketing team. Also developed package design and 3-D backdrops.

Creative Director at B.R.O. Clothing Company, Inc

07/1995 – 11/1998 Atlanta, GA

Created and produced screen-printed graphics while simultaneously establishing brand by developing logo and corporate entity design.

Graphic Designer / Production Artist at Image Works, Inc

11/1993 – 07/1995 Atlanta, GA

Strengthened client relationships by creating and producing screen-printed graphics and building strong customer relationships.

Education

B.F.A. Studio Art at The University Of Texas @ Austin

09/1985 – 12/1989 Austin, TX

Majored in Commercial Art/Graphic Design. Courses included Illustration, Advertising, Computer Graphic Design

Clients

Gary Clark Jr, (recording artist), Aaron Paul (Recording Artist), The Hive Squad(logo design), Mary Kramer (pricing menu), West Vibe Salon (promo materials), Mike Martinez (biz card/logo), Tym Moss (entertainer), Danny Rodriguez (promo materials)

Specialties

Adobe Creative Suite 2 (PhotoshopIllustratorInDesignAcrobat)Quark XpressFreehandMicrosoft OfficeScanningPhoto RetouchingColor SeparationPre-FlightLogo DesignPackage DesignPre-PressIllustrationFilm Output

Skills

HTMLCSSUser InterfaceWireframingWeb DesignNotepad + +MoqupsPhotoshopIllustratorInDesignAdobe AcrobatPhoto RetouchColor SeparationsPre-PressProduct PhotographyPage LayoutLogo DesignScreen-PrintingPackage DesignScanning