Erik Spooner

New York, NY USA
Website: http://www.erikspooner.com
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Professional Experience

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.

Expertise

Art Director
7 Years
Production (print)
15 Years
Designer
12 Years

Specialty

International
3 Years
Business (general)
10 Years
Science
4 Years

Industries


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
8 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
12 Years
Online/new media
12 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

14 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

RollingStone (10+), Life & Style Weekly Magazine (10+), Bauer Publishing (10+), DISCOVER Magazine (10+), Elmore Magazine (10+), Nomad Editions (10+), InTouch Weekly Magazine (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

EYES-OPEN Berlin (6-10), Manhattan Neighborhood Network (10+), Teachers College, Columbia University (10+)

Other Work History

TimeWarner Book Group Cover Art, Wenner Media/Us Weekly, Hammock Publishing, Inc.

Technical Skills

Photo retouching, layout production, color correction/proofing, production/pre-press, previous career in I/T (Macintosh) for Publishing, photography, digital printing (commercial).

Foreign Language Skills

Deutsch

Unions

Freelancers Union

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).

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.

Work Permits & Visas

US Passport

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

Work Samples

Magazines

(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.
(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 2/11/2016)
Various tear sheets from nearly 4 years in the AD position at Discover.
(HX Media LLC 10/15/2007)
Cover for HX Magazine featuring Johnny Depp and his upcoming release Sweeny Todd.
(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.
(Us Weekly Magazine 12/15/2007)
Us Weekly's Best Bodies issue, spread design for "In Your 20s"
(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 10/1/2009)
This feature exposé, on the potential of stem cell cures, ran in the November 2009 issue of DISCOVER.
(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.

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