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  Erik Spooner
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Freelance art + design director who successfully achieves creative solutions that simultaneously convey brand message and draw in users in both print and digital environments. I'm always seeking new collaborative partners with stories to tell on any platform. Specialties include typographic voice, publishing across platforms (including on iOS and Android devices), and redesigns.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Art Director 7 Years
Production (print) 15 Years
Designer 12 Years
Specialty
International 3 Years
Science 4 Years
Business (general) 10 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
14 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
InTouch Weekly Magazine (11+), Life & Style Weekly Magazine (11+), Bauer Publishing (11+), DISCOVER Magazine (11+), Elmore Magazine (11+), Nomad Editions (11+), RollingStone (11+)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Manhattan Neighborhood Network (11+), Teachers College, Columbia University (11+), EYES-OPEN Berlin (6-10)
Other Work History
TimeWarner Book Group Cover Art, Wenner Media/Us Weekly, Hammock Publishing, Inc.
Computer Skills
Adobe Creative Suite & DPS (all), Mag+, K4, WoodWing, MS Office (all), Mac OS X and older versions, comfortable on Mac & Windows (thru Vista).
Technical Skills
Photo retouching, layout production, color correction/proofing, production/pre-press, previous career in I/T (Macintosh) for Publishing, photography, digital printing (commercial).
Equipment
MacBook Pro, 27" Cinema Display, 11x17 Color Printer, Microtek scanner/film scanner, Wacom tablet, Sony Alpha 300 14 MPx camera, CS 4, 5, 5.5 and 6, and CC.
Foreign Language Skills
Deutsch
Work Permits & Visas
US Passport
Unions
Freelancers Union
References
Many available upon request
Awards
SPD 45 Rare Specimens (2009):
-Merit, Cover Illustration, Discover Presents EINSTEIN

Folio: OZZIE Awards (2009):
-Best One-Topic Issue Design, THE BODY (Discover Media)
-Best Feature Design, "The Future of Energy" (Discover Magazine)

APEX Awards For Publication Excellence (2002):
Best Home Page, RoadKing.com
Best Site Design, RoadKing.com
Most Improved Site, MyBusinessMag.com
Associations
Society of Publication Designers
Other
The basics: Currently located in Brooklyn, New York, I have also lived and worked in Nashville, TN (where I grew up) and Berlin, Germany. My BFA in Communications Design and Art History is from Pratt Institute.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
Magazines  
(DISCOVER Magazine, 10/1/2009)
This feature exposé, on the potential of stem cell cures, ran in the November 2009 issue of DISCOVER.
(DISCOVER Media LLC, 10/1/2009)
Cover design for DISCOVER Presents THE BRAIN Fall '09 edition. Commissioned illustration by Bryan Christie Design.
(DISCOVER Magazine, 6/1/2009)
Spread from feature story package in June 2009's DISCOVER Issue. This feature package was awarded a Gold 2009 Folio: OZZIE for Best Feature Design in the Consumer Magazine (250,000+ circ) category.
(DISCOVER Magazine, 6/1/2009)
Spread from feature story package in June 2009's DISCOVER Issue. This feature package was awarded a Gold 2009 Folio: OZZIE for Best Feature Design in the Consumer Magazine (250,000+ circ) category.
(DISCOVER Magazine, 6/1/2009)
Opening for feature story package in June 2009's DISCOVER Issue. This feature package was awarded a Gold 2009 Folio: OZZIE for Best Feature Design in the Consumer Magazine (250,000+ circ) category.
(DISCOVER Media LLC, 11/15/2008)
TOC Designed for the Winter 2009 edition of DISCOVER Presents THE BRAIN.
(DISCOVER Presents THE BODY, 5/1/2008)
Center-spread-style sidebar for "Born to Run", from DISCOVER Presents THE BODY, Summer 2008 Special Issue. This magazine (as an entire issue) was awarded a Gold 2009 Folio: OZZIE for Best Single-Topic/One-off Issue.
(DISCOVER Presents THE BODY, 5/1/2008)
Opening feature story to DISCOVER Presents THE BODY, Summer 2008 Special Issue. This magazine (as an entire issue) was awarded a Gold 2009 Folio: OZZIE for Best Single-Topic/One-off Issue.
(Us Weekly Magazine, 12/15/2007)
Us Weekly's Best Bodies issue, spread design for "In Your 20s"
(HX Media LLC, 10/15/2007)
Cover for HX Magazine featuring Johnny Depp and his upcoming release Sweeny Todd.
(Discover)
Various tear sheets from nearly 4 years in the AD position at Discover.
Resumé  
Contact Info
  Erik Spooner
New York, NY 
USA

Tel: 212-696-7186  
E-Mail: erik@erikspooner.com
Website: http://www.erikspooner.com