Marlon Abreu

  • Senior designer with 20+ years of experience. Self motivated and resourceful team player with extensive experience.
  • San Marcos, California, United States
  • Graphic Design

Previous positions

  • Art Director at Eliel Cycling / Wattie Ink
  • Lead Designer / Illustrator / Concept Artist at Wowwee

Education

La Sierra University, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Fine Arts, Graphic Arts

Background

Summary

Senior designer with 20+ years of experience. Possessing a broad skill set essential to print, digital, product development and apparel design. Self motivated and resourceful team player with extensive experience in a broad range of industries. I welcome the challenges of today’s fast paced ever changing world of design. Skillsets included but are not limited to: • Management • Organization • Art Directing • Product Development • Graphic Design: Print & Web • Packaging Design • Branding • Logo Design • WordPress Front End Development • Email Newsletters/Marketing • Mail Chimp • Social Media • UX / UI • Microsoft PowerPoint / Keynote Presentation • Production Specialist • Game/App Design • Technical Apparel Design • Performance Apparel Design • Casual Apparel Design • Sourcing • Large Format Printing • Large Format Laser Cutter • Large Format Sublimation Printer • Large Format Heat Press Operation • Garment Pattern Design and Editing • Concept Art • Tech Packs & Technical Illustration • Project & Team Leadership • Client Relations Management • Customer Service/Support

Experience

  • Designer

    Pechanga Resort & Casino

    January 2018 – Present(1 year 9 months)Temecula, California

    Responsible for on and off property marketing and promotional materials in both print and digital medias. Managing multiple projects directly related to broader campaigns for entertainment, gaming, dining and promotions. All while adhearing to tight schedules and multi department aproval processes.

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  • Owner

    Craque Kits

    March 2015 – Present(4 years 7 months)Carlsbad Ca

    Developed the brand, products, procedures and relationships with manufacturers. Responsible for social media, digital marketing, custom designs and all other creative and marketing related materials. Managed design and manufacturing teams. California based custom soccer kits. Fully sublimated quality performance apparel built to last. We offer professional level quality apparel built to last that is designed by players for players. Don’t settle for cookie cutter kits. Create your own kits with Craque. We are a custom soccer kit boutique and pride ourselves in delivering unique and beautiful designs. Your kit, your way. Choose from a variety of fits and styles available in adult and youth sizes. What ever you need, we’ve got you covered.

  • Owner

    Pixel Effigy

    June 2009 – Present(10 years 4 months)Temecula, California

    Design studio focusing on a variety of clients ranging from startups to large corporations. Responsible for branding, product development, illustration, print materials, digital marketing and much more. BRANDING + Brand Development + Market Research + Lifestyle & Culture + Photo Direction + Visual Style Guidelines TRADITIONAL + Illustrations + Packaging + Stickers, Labels & Tags + Identity Kits + Promotional Materials DIGITAL + Web Design / Development + eCommerce, Mobile + Customized WordPress + Email Marketing + Social Media Campaigns PRODUCT + Apparel + 3D Prints / Prototype + Engineering + Hard Surfacing + Organic Modeling

    Recommendations (3)
  • Art Director

    Eliel Cycling / Wattie Ink

    October 2014 – May 2015(7 months)Vista, California

    Responsible for conceptual, production, promotional and packaging design for retail and custom technical and casual triathlon and cycling gear. Managed design and manufacturing personel and responsible for asset management.

  • Lead Designer / Illustrator / Concept Artist

    Wowwee

    August 2009 – June 2014(4 years 10 months)Carlsbad California

    Involved with product design from conceptualization through shipping. Also, responsible for marketing, packaging and web design. Work with a talented group of guys in the local Carlsbad office as well as the Hong Kong, Montreal and New York teams.

    Recommendations (2)
  • Senior Designer

    Dye Precision, Inc.

    September 2006 – April 2009(2 years 7 months)Poway,California

    Responsible for performance and casual apparel, collateral, web and hard products. Managed overseas manufacturers responsible for injection molding, garment production, machining, and packaging. Involved from R&D to final product. Organized events, photoshoots, catalogs, manuals and presentations.

    Recommendations (1)
  • Senior Designer

    Upper Deck

    August 1999 – June 2006(6 years 10 months)Carlsbad, California

    Responsible for but not limited to the design and implimentation of trading card designs, packaging, collectible products and marketing assets. Participated on press checks and managing overseas manufacturers.

    Recommendations (2)
  • Designer, Illustrator

    MK Walker Marketing

    June 1998 – August 1999(1 year 2 months)Redlands, CA

    Responsible for print, web and commercial design. Participated in photo and video shoots. Tasked with client and asset management.

    Recommendations (1)

Education

  • La Sierra University

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Fine Arts, Graphic Arts

    1994 – 1998

    Student, Athlete, Artist.

    Activities and Societies

    Soccer and Art

  • San Diego Academy

    Highschool Diploma, General

    1986 – 1994

    Student, Athlete, Student Body Vice President

    Activities and Societies

    Foot Ball, Basket Ball, Volley Ball, Softball, Choir, Student Body.

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Portuguese

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Spanish

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • French

    Limited working proficiency

  • Italian

    Limited working proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Product Design
  • Sketching
  • Leadership
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Foreign Languages
  • Tech Packs
  • Creative Direction
  • Concept Design
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • Digital Photography
  • Logo Design
  • Digital Illustration
  • Branding & Identity
  • Storyboarding
  • Wayfinding
  • Conceptual Art
  • Corporate Identity
  • Some experience in 3D Modeling ( silo, maya, zbrush )
  • InDesign
  • Packaging
  • User Interface
  • Technical Illustration
  • Art
  • Digital Printing
  • Interaction Design
  • Photoshop
  • Catalogs
  • Concept Development
  • Sublimation Printing
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Digital Media
  • WordPress
  • Laser Cutting
  • Typography
  • Product Development
  • Heat Transfer and Pressing
  • XD
  • User Interface Design
  • Web Design
  • Brand Development
  • Travel
  • User Experience
  • Vector Illustration
  • Some experience in level design for video games
  • Email Marketing

Honors & Awards

  • Platinum Hermes Creative Award

    Hermes Creative Awards

    2018

    “Team Member Santa’s Workshop” Print Media | Design

  • Platinum Hermes Creative Award

    Hermes Creative Awards

    2018

    “Eagle’s Nest Halloweekend Party” Print Media | Design

  • Platinum Hermes Creative Award

    Hermes Creative Awards

    2018

    “Big Game Kelsey’s Loft” Print Media | Design

  • 2010 Toy of the Year Award

    Toy of the Year (TOTY)

    Participated in graphics, packaging and logo development for Paper Jamz. WowWee Paper Jamz is an innovative guitar that provides an instant rock star experience and open-ended play. Blending technology and play with Active Graphics Technology which allows for circuit-embedded paper, enabling you to play like a pro by simply touching the paper surface.