JOHN M. CARTER

Art Direction & Graphic design


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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


FREELANCE  |  Berlin, DE + NYC, NY  |  2002 - now
Art Director / Producer / Videographer

BRANDS: American Express, Time-Life, New York Football Club, Budweiser, Freeletics, Sony BMG, Montclaire University, SnapShot, St. Martins Press


THE WATSONS  |  NYC, NY  |  2008 - 2015
Production Manager / Art Director

BRANDS: Whole Foods Market, Grand Central Terminal, New York Football Club, MSG Entertainment, Time-Warner, Rick’s Picks, Fresh&Co, Hint, Montclair University, WNBA

Management of digital and print production including negotiation of vendor quotes, pre-press file preparation, proof approvals, print scheduling, press-checks and final delivery

Design and production on major client pitches and campaigns

In-house photography for product and packaging shoots

Video direction of online promotional shorts

Packaging design and technical creation of printer templates

Expert retouching of all photo assets including portrait clean-up, color correction, photo-composition


ZOO YORK  |  NYC, NY  |  2000 - 2002
Graphic Designer / Print Production Manager  

Design, layout, and production management of printed marketing materials including catalogs, posters, stickers, postcards, seasonal flyers, business cards, etc., as well as production of ads for skate and lifestyle magazines

Technical design and development of clothing and accessory lines of tee shirt and skateboard graphics


CRONIN & PRUSKO  |  NYC, NY  |  1999 - 2000
Graphic Designer 

Design, production, photo retouching, and illustration for corporate newsletters, magazine layouts and ads


SKILLS


Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, Final Cut, After Effects, Logic, Ableton Live, Wordpress


EDUCATION


STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, ADIRONDACK  |  Queensbury, NY  |  1999
AA Fine Art/Graphic Design, Graduated Cum Laude

UNION COLLEGE  |  Schenectady, NY  |  1996
Biology Scholarship

GREENWICH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL  |  Greenwich, NY  |  1995
National Honor Society, Presidential Classroom, Art Club


Other pursuits


Music Composition, Music Production, Experimental Filmmaking, Photography, Writing



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