Name

Jason Snair

About

CONTACT
design portfolio: jasonsnairdesign.carbonmade.com
illustration portfolio: jasonsnair.carbonmade.com

email: snairjason@yahoo.com

PROFILE
• 10 years of experience working as a graphic designer and freelance illustrator
• Works well in fast-pased, multi-tasked environments
• Enjoys working in creative environments where artists can critique, share new ideas and learn from each other
• Passionate about art in all forms, and loves strong, clean & clear designs
• Strong desire to constantly grow as an artist

EXPERIENCE
DESIGN
2000 - PRESENT
Senior Graphic Designer // The Homesteader Newspaper, Mass Publishing Co., Inc.
Responsible for the creation of all graphic design elements for the entire company as well as the production cycles for The Homesteader Newspaper. Back in 2000, when I was hired, the company was 10 years old and had a loose design style guide. I jumped at the chance to create a new concise look, an updated logo, and graphic designs that were used in all company materials. In essence, focussing the brand and the look of the newspaper, as well as all marketing literature into a new design family.
• Oversaw monthly production of newspaper, including graphic design, ads, photo-editing, and editorial layout
• Implemented new style-guides and streamlined monthly production process of 8 eastern MA editions
• Created major graphic redesigns for newspaper elements in 2002, 2004 & 2009
• Created advertisements and communicated directly with clients to ensure specific advertising goals were met
• Crafted all marketing literature, including rate cards, brochures, sales kits, stationary and other B2B promotions
• Communicated with printers and other vendors to ensure quality production of printed materials
• Designed E-mail marketing flyers and assisted in online sales lead research

ILLUSTRATION
2008 - PRESENT
Freelance Illustrator, 06/2010 // Empty Room Studios
• Created 5 Illustrations for Warlords CCG to be used as game cards. After completing the assignment, it was decided that one of the character illustrations would also be used for packaging and promotional displays.

Freelance Concept Artist, 01/2010 // Avalanche Comics Entertainment
• Designed toy truck & character concept assets as well as created mood and scene background paintings

Freelance Concept Artist, 03/2008 // Hidden Path Entertainment, LLC
• Produced exploratory concepts (sketches to final painted artwork) for in-game characters
• Provided paint-overs for redesign of landscapes

SKILLS
SOFTWARE
Adobe Acrobat Adobe Pagemaker Quark XPress
Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Macromedia Dreamweaver
Adobe InDesign Corel Painter MS Word

ART
Drawing Illustration Graphic Design
Painting Concept Art Comics / Sequentials

EDUCATION
2000
Hartford Art School, University of Hartford
BFA in Illustration, Magna Cum Laude

2008
Illustration Master Class, Amherst, MA
Week-long illustration painting class taught byleading artists in fantasy art industry.

Specialties

  • Painting
  • Design
  • Illustration
  • Art Direction

Skills

  • Photoshop
  • Web
  • Design
  • Painter
  • Concept Art
  • Illustration

Location

Boston, MA