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KEVIN LEHNING

Wauconda, IL


PERSONAL PROFILE

I have excellent design skills and over 26 years' of computer experience. I am very passionate about graphic design and always challenge myself in one form or another. I see one of my major strengths being my adaptability; I am able to jump easily from being a designer and creative thinker to a decision maker. Also my passion for the traditional arts has been reflected in my creativity for over 30 years. My personal hobbies include every facet of design from drawn and painted art to photography, movie related props and costumes, 3D animation, sculpted models, scratch built miniatures, to custom design work on interiors and exteriors of vehicles. My adaptability and creativity can be seen in my design work where I am able handle any task I’m given, be it web, multimedia, motion, branding, or print, model design and set design.

CAREER HISTORY


Graphic Designer Freelance - 2012

Various layout designs for creative art & logo design, business cards, letterheads, company logos, contact sheets, mock products for presentation, package design for products, instruction manuals, design consumer products, new design/products, pop. Essentially any and all forms sales and presentation material.


Graphic Designer & Web Developer - Company Confidential - 2008 - 2012

Design company sales brochures, fliers, letterheads, catalogs, new product design, photography, redesign older products, write instruction manuals, line drawings, design new packaging for products, trade show display.


Graphic Designer & Web Developer - FPC Corp - 2006 – 2008

Creative art design, logo design, design packaging for clients such as Sears, Michael's, Home Depot, Menard's, Hobby Lobby, maintain company website, write instruction manuals, vacuum-form mock shells for packaging, photography, multi-tasking various office duties, mock products for presentation, design sales fliers.


Graphic Designer Freelance - 2001 - 2006

Various layout designs for business cards, letterheads, company logos, 3D design model for an architectural company. Creating advertising contact sheets, creative art & logo design, package design for products, instruction manuals, mock products for presentation, design consumer products, vacuum form plastic shells, new design/products, pop. Also created photography & animation for a project along with Dr. Walsh of the Pfeiffer Treatment Center in the design and animation of a video showing how Metallothionein protein prevents mercury from triggering autism.

Other Related Skills

20 years of combined experience in costume design including working with latex ,clay sculpting, resin casting, mold making, fiberglass, & creating full scale movie replicas such as costumes, weapons & other misc. projects, working animations with light and audio effects, and creating miniature props in various scales.

Other Work Skills

Includes over 20 years of retail sales and management experience

Education

The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg, IL. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts and Animation, August 2003, GPA 3.9, Graduate with Honors. Certificate in Digital Graphic Design 2006

Design Qualities

Thorough and meticulous

Fast and able to work under pressure

Capable of doing a range of styles besides my own

Ability to stick to the creative brief and other guidelines

Excellent knowledge of design

Using the internet to research, study and expand my skill set

Personal Qualities

Friendly, inquisitive, hardworking, eager and passionate with a sense of humor.

Computer Software Skills

Adobe Photoshop CC

Adobe Illustrator CC

Adobe InDesign CC

Adobe Dreamweaver CC

Adobe Fireworks CC

Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Microsoft software

Corel Software

Website Design

Email Advertising

Social Media 

Traditional Skills

Character Design

Story boarding and Animation

Life Drawing

Clay Modeling

Canvas Painting

Drawing

Prop and Miniature Model Building

Photography

PC/Mac platforms

Both