Tom Freeland

Lodi, NJ • (908) 834-1022 • tom@free-lanceinc.com • www.free-lanceinc.com

 

Summary:

To obtain a position where I can utilize and improve my skills in the fields of art, design, illustration & animation and grow with your company. Print and interactive design in the areas of: consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, health and beauty, automotive, technology & communications & publishing.

 

 

professional experience:

 

freelance production artist - 8/17 - LIPPINCOTT - NEW YORK, NY

Worked on various internal and client-based projects, including modifying vector files for wall graphics, editing branding guidelines,
retouching head shots and creating hand comps.
Clients: Citibank, Google, Bain Capital, Chevron

 

freelance PACKAGING production artist - 7/17 – 8/17 - DIADEIS - NEW YORK, NY

Creating and editing packaging and labels to adhere to branding guidelines for CPG, pharmaceutical and beauty clients.
Clients: Bayer Healthcare, Pinnacle Foods, Estee Lauder

 

Freelance Packaging Production Artist, 5/16 – 3/17 - Chobani, New York, NY

Creating and editing packaging and labels to adhere to branding guidelines, along with the design and production of ads, banners
and photo mockups.

 

Freelance Graphic Designer, 10/15 – 3/16 - Daron Worldwide Trading, Fairfield, NJ

Creating original packaging, artwork, and product drawings, preparing files for production, photographing new product and creating
marketing materials.
Clients include: Alaska Air, Southwest, American Airlines, NASA, Boeing

 

Freelance Packaging Production Artist, 3/15 – 9/15 - SGS International, Mahwah, NJ

Recreating existing packaging and labels and updating them with new branding guidelines.
Client: CVS

 

Freelance Prepress Graphic Artist, 9/14 – 3/15 - Challenge Printing Company, Clifton, NJ

Creating packaging components such as medicine bottle/carton labels, inserts, info pamphlets, work and meeting with clients to ensure
project details are accurate.
Client: CorePharma, Actavis, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Roxane Laboratories, Inc.

 

production Artist, 4/09 – 10/14 - clark printing, saddle brook, NJ

Typesetting and laying out supermarket circular and window signs with stylesheets, uploading files to FTP, communicating with
printers and clients.
Client: Met Foods, Giunta’s Meat Farms, Pioneer, Modern Foods

 

graphic/production Artist, 11/05 – 12/08 - giovatto advertising and consulting, paramus, NJ

Resizing, updating, and arranging automotive and phone ads for the east coast.
Client: T-Mobile, Bruce Bennett Nissan, Major World, JMK BMW

 

graphic/production Artist, 11/05 – 1/06 - monte printing, roselle park, NJ

Creating various print items and prepping jobs for press.
Clients included: Cuts, Charlie Brown's, NAACP

 

production Artist, 7/05 – 11/05 - consulting - myron corporation, maywood, NJ

Typesetting and reproducing bitmap and vector logos for various promotional products.
Clients included: Merrill Lynch, Embassy Suites, Motorola

 

graphic/production assistant, 3/05 – 6/05, 3/06 – 5/06 - Clark printing, saddle brook, NJ

Cleaning up and laying out images and text for yearbooks in Adobe Photoshop.

 

graphic designer, 10/03 – 2/04 - martin luther king commemorative commission, trenton, NJ

Designed brochures and pamphlets, typed newsletters, answered phones.

 

graphics assistant, 8/03-9/03 - all color graphic systems, new york, ny

Matting, framing, cutting, digitally retouched images, output to large format Epson printers.

 

freelance projects (highlights):

 

Jackpot Energy Beverages - woodcliff lake, nj - 4/10 – present - offsite

Creating label design and branding for upcoming energy drink including packaging design, business cards, presentations,
website design, displays, and product retouching.

 

GLR Graphics - River Edge, NJ – 3/15 – present - offsite

Designed print collateral and web banners for financial services client.

 

Better Health Lab, Inc. – Hackensack, NJ – 6/13-9/13 – offsite

Redesigned label and packaging for existing line of electrolyte water.

 

REACH3 - Verona, WI - 6/10 – 11/11 - offsite

• Designing brochures and mailers for healthcare companies.

 

noah's ark animal welfare association - 4/10 – 1/11 - offsite

Designing print collateral for animal shelter on a volunteer basis.

 

Elevated Consulting, Burbank, CA – 4/10 - 2/11 - offsite

• Designing interior, cover and illustrations for upcoming child psychology book.

 

Energex Systems, Allendale, NJ – 12/07 – 7/09

• Designing and printing several posters for an open hour for a medical device company, creating annual report for past year as well as charts and CD labels.

 

Cascadia Consulting Group, Ramsey, NJ – 12/08 – 1/09 - offsite

• Recreating Powerpoint presentations from PDFs.

 

New York Loft Hostel, Brooklyn, NY – 10/08 – 11/08 - offsite

• Creating a map in Adobe Illustrator to direct customers to location with a directory of nearby eateries, bars, and subway locations.

 

Tortis.net, New York, NY – 8/08 - offsite

• Created web banners and subway maps for major cities in Adobe Illustrator in vector format.

 

EM Diagnostics, Inc., Short Hills, NJ – 2/07 - 4/07

• Created a two-sided booklet and website design promoting x-ray equipment.

 

Aurora Technologies - New York, NY – 11/03-12/03

• Created animated CD-ROM presentations for Canon and retouched images.

 

Skills:

3D Studio Max, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Dreamweaver, Filemaker Pro, HTML, iMovie, Adobe Flash,
Macromedia Freehand, Microsoft Office, QuarkXpress, Quicktime, Squarespace, Wordpress, Xerox Freeflow, data visualization, pre-press,
page layout, photo retouching, comping and resizing, mechanicals, vector and technical drawing

 

Education:

The Art Institute Of Boston At Lesley University, Boston, MA
B.F.A. in Animation/Illustration, May 2003

 

School Of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Coursework in Cartooning, 2000 - 2001

 

Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY
A.A. in Graphic Design, May 2000