custom art & design

Tara Lee Grady


CONTACT E-MAIL: taraleegrady@gmail.com

RESUME

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TARA LEE GRADY
E-MAIL: taraleegrady@gmail.com
http://coroflot.com/taragrady
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||PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE||

•Work directly with top clothing companies including:
American Fighter
Punishment Athletics
Cockyness Inc.
Aeropostale
Cheech & Chong
Paramount
South Park
Route 66
Structure Premier
Grail
American Rag
Enyce
INC
Urban Outfitters
Perry Ellis
Alfani
Calvin Klein
MCD
IZOD
Journey's
Hot Topic
Buckle
Redsand
Gotcha
Foot Locker
Lady Foot Locker
Champs
Steve & Barry's
Rue 21
MACY'S
>>>DRAGON GRAPHICS[www.dgprints.com]  June 2010 - Present
----[Graphic Apparel Designer]

>>>SAMPLE ROOM[www.sample-room.com], 2009 – Present
----[Graphic Designer]

>>>ONLINE ALLEY, LLC.[www.onlinealley.com]  Orange County, CA 2009
----[Graphic Apparel Designer]

>>>FIFTH SUN[www.5sun.com], CHICO, CA Summer 2009
----[Apparel Illustrator/Graphic Designer (full time)]
•Design art and graphics for juniors, young men's, men's, women's etc.
•Lisensed/Private Label Graphic Apparel design

>>>IVORY TRENDS INTL, MIAMI, FL, 2008-2009
----[Apparel/Graphic Designer (freelance-vendor)]
•Design art and graphics for toddlers, juniors, young men's, and sports apparel
•Graphic Apparel design Color separations & cad design/tech packs

>>>MR. CHIPS CLOTHING[www.mrchipsclothing.com], North Miami Beach, FL, 2008
--[Apparel/Graphic Designer (full time)]
•Design and create apparel graphics, labels, logos, layouts, & cad sheets
•Lisensed/Private Label Graphic Apparel design
•Color separations & cad design/tech packs
•Innovate creative concept and design production

>>>OTHER FREELANCE WORK, 2003 - Present
•Apparel design/label creation
•Business card / promotional flyer / logo & letterhead design
•Corporate Branding / Marketing
•Webpage Creation / Layout & Design
•Custom user interface layouts
•Photography / Photo editing & retouching
•Traditional portraits (various mediums)
•Children's book illustration
   -Heraldry Inc.
-FastFWD Clothing
   -8 Limbz Intl.
   -Love4chaos
-Paul Testa Designs
-Archon Underground
   -Killer Kitten Clothing Co.
-Suspect Clothing Co.
-SLU Clothing/Golden Era
   -Cockyness Inc.
(Pictured below - Keith Harris of the Black Eyed Peas)
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||TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY||

>>>SYSTEM PLATFORMS
•Windows - ALL systems
•Mac - ALL systems

>>>SOFTWARE EXPERTISE
•Adobe Creative Suite CS3/CS4
•Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop/In Design
•Macromedia Dreamweaver
•Microsoft Office Suite
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||EDUCATION/TRAINING||

>>>ART FOR MARKET INC, Delray Beach, FL, 2006-2007
--[Web/Graphic Designer (internship)]
www.artformarket.com
•Efficiently designed & managed client websites
•Coordinated and organized all updates
•Efficiently executed site alterations
•Consistently met deadlines and requirements
•Designed production from concept through completion

>>>FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY - Boca Raton, FL
-Graphic Design

>>>HONORS & EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
--Tattoo Apprenticeship: Miami, FL 2008 [/www.tattooandco.com]
--Selected Participant of: The Graphic Imperative & Graphic Noise poster show (Fall 2006) Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
--Wallpaper contest winner for www.vampirefreaks.com – 2 designs selected (2007)
--Full Athletic Scholarship at Florida Atlantic University (2003-2007)
--Awarded All-Academic Team Atlantic Sun Conference (2004-2007)