Wizards of the Coast

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Art Director / Senior Graphic Designer — 1995 – 1998

• Art Direction of over 1200 illustrations for their leading brand,
Magic: The Gathering trading card game
• New brand development
• Intellectual property concept and development
• Product localization
• License and franchise creative direction
• Artist recruitment and development, contract negotiations, art purchasing, vendor relationships
• Content and asset management
• Scheduling, budgeting, hiring, and staff mentoring
• Style guides and presentation
• Graphic design and production of game packaging and components, marketing collateral, event displays, print ads, logos, and books
• Managed a team of graphic designers, copywriters, and production staff
• Prepress, print production, and press checks
• Art direction for photo shoots, advertising campaigns, and product shots
• Magazine art direction, design and production

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Awards
• Selected Juror and awarded Art Director for the Fourth and fifth Annual Spectrum International Competition for Fantastic Art, 1997, 1998
• Best overall Collectable Card Game Art, Reader’s Choice Award, SCRYE Magazine, 1996
• Best Graphic Presentation of a Board Game, 1996 Origins Award

Wizards of the Coast, Inc., now a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., is a worldwide leader in games and entertainment products. Their premier trading card game, Magic: The Gathering, has several billion Magic cards in circulation, available in 70 countries and nine languages. Their popular Pokemon franchise from Nintendo proved a huge mass-market success.

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