Rick Vose Art & Design
PO Box 4594, Tubac, AZ 85646
2214 Paseo Tumacacori
Studio: El Presidito Studios, #3 Calle Iglesia, Tubac, AZ
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts / Major: Design / School: University of Kansas 1967
Skills and Experience:
High level of proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver, Corel Painter and Strata Studio Pro (3D). System: Mac
Other than my creative capabilities, I feel my most important attribute is versatility... past clients and employers have not limited me to a narrow focus. Although ads and collateral materials are standard fare, I now focus on various styles of traditional and computer illustration. I offer dependability, practicality, vision, and, ahum, maturity... valuable ingredients for successful communication.
In semi-retirement, I continue to create for myself and for clients. I enjoy oil painting but still focus mainly on digital projects, from illustration and fine art to restoring old or damaged photos. . I also occasionally create websites for local Tubac entities such as El Presidito Studios and Tubac Village Artists Association as well as maintaining my own personal site and webstore.
Other than my creative talent, I feel my most important attribute is versatility... past clients and employers have not limited me to a narrow focus. Although ads and collateral materials are standard fare, I can provide various styles of traditional and computer illustration. I offer dependability, practicality, vision, and, ahum, maturity... valuable ingredients for successful communication.
Recent Work History:
10/99 to 5/08 (retierement)... Designer with Robin Photo Design of Pinellas Park, FL.
Design group within photo agency. Also photo retouch for photo dept. Though variety of design/production/websites for numerous local companies, major account responsibility was Lazzara Yachts (sourth Tampa).
5/98 10/99... Art Director in Marketing Dept. at ForeFront Direct (later SmartCertify) in Clearwater, FL. The company was a direct marketer of computer-based training products for information technology (I.T.) professionals. Responsibilities included design development and production of visual concepts for magazine and direct mail advertisements, catalog, newsletter and website interface, graphics, banners.
5/95 2/98... Designer/art director with GRA-FX Design of Tampa (FL). Major account responsibility: Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Sea World and Business Communications Group accounts. Responsibilities included design, illustration and production of ads, advertorials (trade publications) and miscellaneous collateral.
1991-5/95 Freelance designer in the Phoenix, Arizona area , providing design and illustration support primarily for other designers and art directors.
1989 - 1991 Screen print graphic designer. Myself and partner established screen print shop in Sedona, AZ. Participated in purchase and installation of all equipment, screen prep, printing and sales. Designed all graphics for various garments.
1987-1988 Partnered in construction of second of two residential homes in Sedona, AZ.
Freelance clients 1990 - 1995:
MicroAge, Inc. - Tempe, AZ
Design / produce ads for advertisers in this computer reseller's bi-monthly trade publication
Quorum, Inc. - Phoenix, AZ
Design / produce variety of support materials for this marketer of electronic security devices... product instruction manuals, audio/video packaging and company newsletter design/production.
Four Seasons USA - Lake Ozark, MO
Design / produce marketing materials for new subdivisions for this Missouri resort/developer.
JP Marketing Services - Santa Fe Springs, CA
Design POP display concepts for this marketing / display manufacturing firm for clients Wisdom Imports/Tecate Beer, Specialized Bicycles and Yamaha Musical Instruments.
Ghia Design Group - Phoenix, AZ
Design / produce packaging materials for Rain-X products. Logo and miscellaneous design / production.
Neogen, Inc. - Scottsdale, AZ
Design / produce promotional, training and packaging materials.
Innovative Communication, Inc. - Scottsdale, AZ
Design / produce collateral materials primarily for Syva (Syntex).
Cartel Graphics - Phoenix, AZ
Spot illustrations and graphics for McDonnell Douglas projects.
HQ, Inc. - Phoenix, AZ
Spot illustrations and graphics.
Earlier Work History:
Subia Corp. Design - Phoenix, AZ
Designer / art director - Clients: Honeywell, McDonnell Douglas, Garrett, Rotorway Helicopters, Phoenix and Tempe Convention Bureaus.
Keyes Design Group - Phoenix, AZ
Designer - Clients: Keyes self promotion, local retail accounts
Design/build spec home (partnership)- Sedona, AZ
McElfresh Advertising - Flagstaff, AZ
Designer - Clients: National Park Service/Grand Canyon
Design Associates, Inc. - Rogers, AR
Senior designer - Clients: Daisy Manufacturing Co. (package, catalog, promotional design for air gun / toy lines); ERTL Toys (pkg. design); Wal-Mart Stores (pkg.design). Ad agency support.
Cooper Communities, Inc.- Bella Vista, AR
Art director for in-house advertising dept. for this large retirement community developer.
Centron Corporation, Inc. - Lawrence, KS
Designer / animator for this motion picture producer: tech and character animation / art direction, cartoon and tech illustration. Clients: McGraw-Hill, AC Spark Plug, Maritz, John Deere, U.S. Navy.
References and samples available upon request