Richard (Rick) Vose

1621 Parkside Dr................Clearwater, FL 33756...............727-442-5322 (cell: 727-642-3727)

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts / Major: Design / School: University of Kansas 1967 

Employed as Designer by Robin Photo Design of Pinellas Park, FL, 10/ 99 to present.
Major account responsibility: Lazzara Yachts.

Art Director in Marketing Dept. at ForeFront Direct (now SmartCertify) in Clearwater, FL, 5/ 98 – 10/ 99. The company is 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.

Employed as a designer / art director by GRA-FX Design of Tampa (5 / 95 – 2 / 98), primarily on Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Sea World and Business Communications Group accounts. Duties included the design, illustration and production of ads, advertorials (trade publications) and miscellaneous collateral.

Freelanced in the Phoenix, Arizona area (1990-95), providing design / illustration support primarily for other designers and art directors.

Highly proficient with Adobe Photoshop/ImageReady, Illustrator, and GoLive, Quark Express, Fractal Painter, Strata Studio Pro (3D) and Amapi and Organica modelers. I maintain a Mac system in my home office for training and freelance assignments.

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 maturity... valuable ingredients for successful communication.

I seek opportunity that will allow me to contribute to the solutions of challenging problems in visual communication and to continue my creative growth in a supportive environment. This may include new opportunity, experience and growth in related emerging areas.

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

Designed and built spec homes - 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 ( 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 movie 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