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Eric Samuelson – Freelance Graphic Designer

Ensure that marketing and brand strategies are clearly and persuasively conveyed in all materials produced from print to digital. Diligent and responsive worker with ability to communicate creative concepts to all stakeholders. Looking for clients that want a solid on-call graphic designer to help facilitate its brand’s goals and objectives in the marketplace.

  • Currently: freelance graphic designer for Renova Solar (since 2013) and Regional Government Services (since 2015)
  • Agency experience: JWT and FCB [San Francisco]
  • Start-up experience: TheMan.com [San Francisco]
  • Freelance experience: running 3 small design shops of 1-3 employees [SF Bay and Palm Springs areas]
  • Addy Award Winner: Logo/Stationary Design [Palm Desert, CA 2005]
  • Tools: Mac, primarily Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and some MS Office

Professional Experience

Graphic Designer | Artist
One Mind Communications [2011 - current]
La Quinta, CA

Graphic Designer
Samuelson Creative [2003 - 2010]
La Quinta, CA

Creative Director | Designer
Left Coast Group [2001 - 2002]
Berkeley, CA

Creative Director | Lead Designer
TheMan.com [1999 - 2000]
San Francisco, CA

Art Director | Designer 
Left Coast Group [1998 - 1999] 
Berkeley, CA

Senior Art Director 
Foote, Cone & Belding Direct West [1996 - 1997] 
San Francisco, CA

Junior Art Director | Graphic Designer
J. Walter Thompson/West [1993 - 1995]
San Francisco, CA

Ad Services Supervisor and Coordinator
J. Walter Thompson/West [1987 - 1992]
San Francisco, CA

Other Experience

Teen Camp Advisor
International and Centers for Spiritual Living
[Idyllwild/Malibu, CA 2008-2013]

Board of Directors, Director of Outreach and Communications
International and Centers for Spiritual Living
[Spokane, WA 2008-2012]

Board of Directors, Member
Center for Spiritual Living Palm Desert
[Palm Desert, CA 2006 - 2011]

References available upon request.

Education

B.A. English – University of Virginia
[Charlottesville, VA 1987]
- First Prize, Virginia Literary Review Poetry Contest
- First Prize, Langston Hughes Literary Society Poetry Contest
- Counselor, Young Writers Workshop 1986-87