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Ali Johnson [email protected] 816.589.7808

Objective: A challenging position in the creative field. Qualifications: Creative Experience: Six years or more experience in advertising design, project management, visual merchandising, product design and marketing, creative direction, branding, and g eneral illustration/design. Computer skills: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Painter, Image Ready, Quark, Excel, an d Microsoft Office. Media Skills: acrylic, watercolor, tempera, gouche, oil, ink, colored pencils, charcoal, paste ls, oil pastels, book binding, lino cut, letter press, digital camera, 35 mm, da rkroom, film processing, video, knitting, crochet, hand stitching, sewing machin e, cross stitching, bead work. Professional Experience: 2002-Present Freelance Artist, Various Companies & Individuals, Nationally . Generate brand identities, illustrations, and advertisements for various clients around the country and in Kansas City. 2008-Present Designer/Seamstress/Proprietor, Alillama Clothing Co, Kansas City, MO. Create and produce online clothing brand that provides hand made retro couture a t reasonable rates. 2009-Present Production Assistant, Fencepost Productions, Kansas City, MO. Monitor quality, pattern adherence, styling, and accessories for national mens c asual clothing production/design company. 2003-2008 Manager/Visual Merchandising Consultant, The Sharper Image, Kansas Cit y, MO. Hired to turn around poorly performing store. Recruited, trained, and managed sa les staff, while improving sales. Received recognition from C.E.O. and was asked to consult with visual merchandising department to improve overall look of nati onal retail chain. 2004-2006 President/Designer, Visual Domination Studios, Kansas City, MO. Oversaw and contributed to graphic design and illustration services for local cl ients. Developed house brands. Directed creative team of six. Managed facilities and financial interests of company. 2002-2005 Intern/Freelance Artist, The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO. As intern, created notable illustrations for the FYI section of the paper under strict deadlines. At conclusion of internship was asked to stay on as freelance illustrator.

2001-2002 Art Genius, Self Importanc, Denton, TX Art direction and illustration for independent humor magazine, including cover a rt, story art, and advertising. Education: 1999-2003 B.F.A. in Design/Illustration from The Kansas City Art Institute

Creative Interests & Community Involvement: Costume design, sketch booking, choreography, and set design. Charitable contributions include National Public Radio Art Auction, Heart of Am erica Foundation.

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