Resumé

Illustration Artist • Graphic Designer  •  Prepress

Independent artist with over 10 years of experience in daily production and graphic design content for MGM Resorts International and its portfolio destinations, BRAND Ltd., Dark Horse Comics LLC and Aristocrat Technologies. Worked on character design, slot symbols, helpscreens, paint-overs, graphic design, apparel design, packaging design, layout, illustration, branding, storyboarding, PowerPoint presentations, and production materials for a variety of collateral including web digitals, building wraps and multi-piece secondaries for events, quality control for assets being sent to print production, and de-texting publications for international use.

Currently only taking work with referrals.

 

Proficient Skills

InDesign CC
Illustrator CC
Photoshop CC
Procreate
Adobe Fresco
Adobe Acrobat
Blender
Perforce
iOS Mac
Windows
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Teamwork
Concept Illustration
Drawing/Sketching
Google Workspace
A Better File Renamer
Rumpus Tether
WordPress
Workamajig
Infinity

Experience

2021 – Present

Illustrator

Aristocrat Technologies, Las Vegas, NV

Illustrating assets and designing concepts for slot games; innovating helpscreens through InDesign; managing and building print signs for slot toppers, benches, and chairs.

2009 – Present

Independent Graphic Artist

M. Mercereau Art, Remote

Graphic design, web design, apparel design, production art, brand design, 3D rendering, research, character concepts, illustrations, storyboards, mural art, watercolor, art instruction, request for proposal (RFP) and presentation decks. Recent clients: TPI, Cirque du Soleil, OH Partners

2021

Prepress Technician

Dark Horse Comics LLC., Milwaukie, OR

Quality controlling assets for use in final print production, print publishing layout and final print file output, asset management and organization, communicating project status to project managers, communicating and troubleshooting concerns with multiple vendors; formatting asset files for cross-platform use (print media and digital publishing), maintaining and adhering to tight schedules and deadlines. de-texting publications for international use.

2021

Graphic Artist

BRAND Ltd., Las Vegas, NV

Graphic design, package design, apparel design. Revise or modify simple to complex digital and printed files. Rendering digitally mockups and creating physical samples of designs. Other tasks include: illustration art, concept art, packaging art, 3D rendering and concept design, sign installation, photo retouching, and minor animation.

2019 – 2020

Senior Production Artist

BRAND Ltd., Las Vegas, NV

Graphic design, branding design, package design, apparel design. Revise or modify simple to complex digital and printed files. Efficiently handle high-stress, fast-paced workload, projects, working with vendors and client management. Rendering digitally mockups and creating physical samples of designs. Other tasks include: illustration art, concept art, packaging art, 3D rendering and concept design, sign installation, photo retouching, and minor animation. Excellent customer relations, communication, time management and problem solving skills.

2013 – 2019

Senior Production Artist

MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas, NV

Modified or revised simple to complex digital and printed files. Efficiently handled high-volume, high-stress workload. Generated high-quality comps for production within requested time. Knowledgeable of property brands and sub-brands within each property, both local and national. Extra tasks included: illustration art, storyboard art, and concept illustration. Excellent customer relations and problem-solving skills. Collaborated on the launch of new programs, processes and grand openings, including the opening of six resorts.

2012 – 2014

Contract Artist

Bridal Spectacular Events, Inc., Las Vegas, NV

Customer service, runner, graphic designer, front desk clerk, stage hand, office assistant and design consultant, costume/dress assistant

2011 – 2013

Graphic Designer & Assistant Manager

PostNet, Las Vegas, NV

Bookkeeping, notary public, shipping & mailing, graphic design, photography, illustration, customer service, photo editing, social media, digital advertisement

Education

2008 – 2011

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Bachelor’s Degree: Fine Art, Drawing/Painting; Fine Art, Ceramics

2006 – 2008

College of Southern Nevada

Associate Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences, Liberal Studies