Resume - Robert Zajaczkowski Design


Resume - Robert Zajaczkowski Design
obert ajaczkowski
3616 South Main Street Road
Residence: (585) 343-1888
Mobile: (724) 601-0218
E-mail [email protected]
Summary of Qualifications
Graphic Designer with a unique blend of experience & skills including:
Graphic Design Enhancements & Innovations, Strong Understanding of Typography & Layout, Takes Direction, Artwork Modification,
Illustration, & Technology Utilization
20 + years of dedicated experience in Graphic Design
Ability to collaborate effectively with Merchandisers, Artists, & R & D
Track record of success in achieving multiple, mission-critical deadlines
Exceptional Work ethic
Professional Experience
TSI Sportswear - 2005-2012
Quick decision-making
Time management skills
Extremely detail-oriented
Excellent verbal communications
Software Proficiencies
Graphic Design: Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
Computer Platforms: Mac OSX & PC
Office Productivity: MS Office, Word Excel, Outlook & Acrobat
HQ: Milwaukee, WI; Bakerstown, PA
An imprinted sportswear company specializing in collegiate, trend, national event holidays, & fashion design; with a creative center & sales
facility in Pittsburgh;
Senior Graphic Artist
Directly responsible for orchestrating accurate & timely completion of multiple projects
Work directly with sales staff to develop artwork for clients, including: Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, K-mart, & Bon-Ton Stores
Create artwork from initial concept sketches to end-product design
Perform research & reference gathering for all lines of college, novelty, fashion trend & athletic looks
Meet with merchandisers/art director to present & review artwork & product samples
Communicate via Internet/phone with corporate office to ensure design accuracy
Jansport, Inc. - 1994-1996 & 2004-2005
Appleton, WI
World’s leading manufacturer of backpacks & collegiate products; subsidiary of VF Corporation, one of the world’s largest apparel companies;
Graphic Digitizer
Earned ‘Highest Quality Award’, due to superior results within critical deadlines
Created artwork for the collegiate, custom, & branded Jansport lines
Communicated with sales reps, customers, & outside vendors to address & resolve design issues to ensure quality of artwork as well as
meeting all deadlines
Performed troubleshooting & resolving of all art related problems
obert ajaczkowski
Summary of Qualifications of
Residence: (585) 343-1888
Mobile: (724) 601-0218
E-mail [email protected]
Professional Experience
Kohl’s - 2003-2004
Menominee Falls, WI
American department store chain headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI, with 957 stores in 47 states; 23rd-largest retailer in the
United States;
Product Development Artist
Created Artwork for branded lines from initial concept sketches to end-design
Performed research & reference gathering
Met with merchandiser’s in-house buyers to present & review artwork/product samples
Edited artwork to ensure total customer satisfaction
Oshkosh B’Gosh - 1996-2003
Oshkosh, WI
Global marketer of children’s clothing & accessories;
Research & Development Specialist
Recruited by manager, due to professional reputation
Created artwork for various Oshkosh B’Gosh products
Handled troubleshooting & problem-solving of art-related issues
Trained personnel in a variety of areas
The Game - 1991-1994
Midland, GA
Recognized as one of the premiere headwear and sportswear manufacturers in the United States;
Art Specialist
Recruited by manager, due to previous professional relationship
Created artwork for the Collegiate, NFL, NHL,MLB, NBA, and World Cup soccer teams on caps and sports apparel
Performed digitizing and editing of artwork
Trained new and existing personnel
2012 Butler County Community College - Graphic Design
2002 Fox Valley Technical College - Certificate Adobe Illustrator
1989 Genesee Community College - Commercial Art
1989 Pembroke Central High School Graduate