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Greetings, my name's Julius A. Brunk, a professional graphic arts specialist with a knack for designing products and making colorful print material! Aside from having several years experience as a freelance illustrator and designer, I currently have three years of professional experience as an in-house graphic artist for multiple consumer goods companies in New York City - ranging from small electronic devices to clothing, apparel & accessories. My niche for graphic design is specifically geared towards packaging: such as box layouts, label design, logo placement, and ad-copywriting.
As a personal hobby, I'm an adult fan of LEGO, and I've created dozens of large and elaborate sculptures with said medium -- some of which have gained quite a bit of notoriety, notably my video game themed projects which have been been featured in Nintendo Power, CNN, and numerous online tech websites (e.g. Gizmodo, Laughing Squid, Topless Robot, Gizmag, PCWorld). My latest Nintendo-related creation -- a large 5-foot fully-operational replica of an NES controller -- has gained the attention of Nintendo of America themselves, thus I've been commissioned to create LEGO displays for Nintendo World Store in Rockefeller Plaza. The large controller has also been published in overseas magazines, and has been showcased on Discovery Channel Canada.
I have aspirations to become a professional toy designer, and in the meantime, I stick to broadening my skills by creating virtual product artwork and package layouts for consumer goods. My strongest point in terms of overall graphic design experience would be package designs via Adobe Illustrator. Within this website, you'll see a large collection of my most polished material, which is typically used (or have been used) for corporate purposes -- e.g. catalog sheets, virtual product designs, package layouts, Pantone swatches, logos and branding. Other photos are various freelance creations I've made for bands, venues, indie studios and friends. For resume inquires, please e-mail me, or add me as a contact on LinkedIn.
Software: Adobe Photoshop (CS3-6), Illustrator (CS3-6), Premiere CS5, Macromedia Flash 8, Dreamweaver 8, Microsoft Office Suite 2010 (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Windows XP, Vista, 7, FileZilla FTP Software.
Hardware: HP All-in-One desktop (12 GB RAM, Windows 7 64 bit), Sony Cybershot 16 megapixel HD picture/video camera, Inuos 3 Graphics Tablet
Relevant Experience: Photo editing, digital illustration, 4-color print design (CMYK), branding with major licenses, style guides, designing CAD sheets (tech packs), vector art, typography, package layout, store display engineering (PDQ, POP and planograms), catalog design, presentations, social media, e-mail blasts, logo design, research/development of new products, Pantone matching, FTP transactions, factory correspondence, video editing, HTML/CSS, Flash animation, Flash actionscript, data entry, virtual & physical mockup creation.
Licenses I've Worked With Previously: Jelly Belly, Jeep, Mossy Oak, Uniden, Duracell, Smith & Wesson, Major League Baseball, NCAA, Marvel Comics, Levi's, Zoo York, Sean John, Tony Hawk, Hang 10