Drew Lovato

  • Graphic Designer at prAna Living
  • Carlsbad, California, United States
  • Design

Previous positions

  • Intern at Vans a Division of VF Outdoor
  • Graphic Designer at Intern – Gnarly Clothing

Education

Laguna College of Art and Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design

Background

Summary

I am a Graphic Designer with an emphasis toward the Action Sports Industry. I graduated from Laguna College of Art and Design and have an interest in clothing design, photography, typography, and web design. I was born in California with the sun always hitting my skin so I am a Californian at heart. I love all the activities that come with being in the outdoors. I believe I am successfull in the Action Sports Industry because of this background in athleticism and being just plain active. I am a designer who believes anything is possible if you put your mind to it. I do not settle if someone says I cannot do something and thrive off the doubt of those who thought I could not prevail. I am positive and a pleasure to work with and have so much more to prove to those around me. My mind is fresh and hungry to experience more. After all it is our experiences that make us who we are.

Experience

  • Graphic Designer

    prAna Living

    May 2016 – Present(3 years 5 months)Carlsbad, Ca

    – Create Graphic Artwork for Men’s, Women’s, and Accessories, Swim – Create Textile/Pattern Design for Men’s Lifestyle, Men’s Swim (Plaids Included) – Placement/Scale/Color for the above – Color comments for strike offs – Scale and Placement comments for all samples worked on – Communication between Product Development – Communication between Merchandising – Communication to Factories/Vendors – Color Theory – Illustration – Assistance w/ Trim Packages (scale/color) – Presentations for product lines (Men’s, Women’s, Accessories) – Color-book Layout and Design – Presentations for Design Director for key meetings with buyers –

  • Intern

    Vans a Division of VF Outdoor

    2015 – 2016

  • Graphic Designer

    Intern – Gnarly Clothing

    December 2014 – May 2015(5 months)

    Social Media, Web Design, Apparel Design, Photography, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Illustration

  • Graphic Designer

    Thalia Surf Shop

    February 2014 – May 2014(3 months)Laguna Beach, CA

    This job required planning and creating a line for a surf shop. I worked closely with the owners of the store and created graphics for their clothing. In this process I learned a significant amount about what makes a company run as a whole and the structural organization behind the scenes. Everything from tanks to shoes were made in this process and a lot of design freedom was given to us to create truely unique products.

  • Intern

    Firebrand Media, Laguna Beach, CA

    May 2012 – January 2013(8 months)Laguna Beach, CA

    This job required finding hi-res images and creating layouts for several magazines in the area. I was also able to tag along with the on site photographer and videographer to learn the ins and outs of studio lighting and interaction. I met some very influential people in the company along the way and created relationships that will help me on my way through my design career.

Education

  • Laguna College of Art and Design

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design

    2011 – 2014

    Graphic Design

  • Pacific Northwest College of Art

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

    2010 – 2011

    Fine Art

Skills & Expertise

  • Coda
  • Layout
  • Sketching
  • Graphic Design
  • Clothing Design
  • Ipad Application Development
  • Illustrator
  • Fashion
  • Illustration
  • Creative Direction
  • Internet Design
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • Digital Photography
  • Maya
  • Logo Design
  • Digital Illustration
  • Textile Design
  • Drawing
  • After Effects
  • Mac
  • Fabric Selection
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • InDesign
  • Oil Painting
  • Art
  • Pattern Making
  • Fashion Design
  • Photoshop
  • Apparel
  • Painting
  • Visual Arts
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Pitching Ideas
  • Concepts
  • Typography
  • Mac OS
  • Web Design
  • Vector Illustration
  • Fine Art

Certifications

  • BFA – Graphic Design with an Emphasis in Action Sports

    Laguna College of Art and Design, License

Courses

Laguna College of Art and Design

  • Fund. Of Composition & Color(FD115)
  • Communication Design 1(GD312)
  • Fund. of Perspective(FD120)
  • IS: Production Pre-Press(IS401)
  • Fund. of Digital Imaging(FD127)
  • History of Graphic Design(AH334)
  • Critical Reasoning(LA110)
  • 3D-1 Animation for Motion Graphics(CA441)
  • Project Green: Surf(LA111)
  • Fund. of Composition & Color(FD118)
  • Internet Design 2(GD331)
  • Graphic Design Honors Team(GD333)
  • Western Art 2(AH220)
  • Foundations of Western Civilization(LA223)
  • Modern & Contemporary Art(AH320)
  • Aesthetics(AH420)
  • Fund. of Graphic Design(FD123)
  • Internet Design 3(GD332)
  • Fund. of Maya(FD126)
  • Action Sports Industry 1(GD351)
  • Fund. Digital Imaging(FD129)
  • Motion Graphics + Visual Effects(GD441)
  • Speech Acting(LA141)
  • Communication Design 2(GD413)
  • Computer Imaging(CA230)
  • Digital Photography(GD271)
  • Typography 1(GD223)
  • Graphic Design 1(GD224)
  • Human Evolution(LA250)
  • Typography 2(GD225)
  • Graphic Design 2(GD226)
  • Western Art 1(AH210)
  • Internet Design 1(GD231)
  • Fund. of Figure Drawing(FD111)
  • Action Sports Video: Tools + Concepts(GD232)

Organizations

  • Gnarly Clothing

    Present

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Causes Drew cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts and Culture
  • Children
  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Services