G. Simone Clay

  • Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Independent Writer
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Graphic Design

Previous positions

  • Packaging Development Coordinator at Sugar Foods Corporation
  • Graphic Designer at Dorothy C. Thorpe llc,.

Education

California State University, Northridge, Bachelor of Arts, Art

Public Profile

Background

Summary

Hello! I am G. Simone, a graphic designer with a focus on visual/motion design and brand identity. Currently, I am based in Southern California as a senior graphic design consultant. I graduated from California State University Northridge. Where I earned a BA in Graphic Design.  For work inquiries, project opportunities or just a quick hello, please feel free to message me.

Experience

  • Senior Graphic Designer

    Self-employed

    September 2007 – Present(12 years 1 month)Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Packaging Development Coordinator

    Sugar Foods Corporation

    March 2004 – September 2007(3 years 6 months)Sun Valley, CA

    • Developed relationships with vendors, graphic houses and customer to insure artwork needs, status, and approvals. • Notified internal staff on progress of projects to completion. • Created/manipulated graphics according to customer’s specification, and obtained all necessary approvals. • Reviewed proofs for compliance with legal and company requirements. • Maintained physical and electronic artwork files. • Verified updates to internal computer system.

  • Graphic Designer

    Dorothy C. Thorpe llc,.

    April 2000 – March 2004(3 years 11 months)Pacoima, CA.

    • Designed and prepare camera-ready art for promotional pieces. • Coordinated production of activity to meet deadlines and manage last minute production decisions. • Interfaced with top management concerning layout. • Operated Macintosh computer and order supplies for art department.

  • Graphic Designer

    CA Signs

    June 1996 – April 2000(3 years 10 months)Pacoima, CA.

    • Illustrated measured drawings and prepared camera ready art for evacuation exit routes and interior/exterior signage. • Set-up and teardown of darkroom and film processing. • Procession of work orders (including data entry/typesetting), digital art clean-up/recreation.

Education

  • California State University, Northridge

    Bachelor of Arts, Art

    1992 – 1996

  • golden west high

    Diploma, College prep

    1985 – 1989

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Animation
  • Layout
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Creative Direction
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • Logo Design
  • Drawing
  • Mac
  • Customer Service
  • Corporate Branding
  • Marketing
  • InDesign
  • Packaging
  • Art
  • Photoshop
  • Marketing Strategy
  • QuarkXPress
  • HTML
  • Web Design
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Copywriting