SIMON LAGUË


CREATIVE THINKER
laguedesign@gmail.com
512.466.6004

Detail oriented, highly creative, extremely motivated and disciplined Senior Graphic Designer with more than 20 years of successful experience. Expertise in Logo & Brand Identity, Ad Concept, and promotion. I have a passion for design and creativity, as this is a very big part of my life. Currently seeking a position as a Senior Graphic Designer which will effectively utilize but not limited to, my acquired skills, abilities, and areas of expertise as follows.

FREELANCE THROUGH THE YEARS

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Responsible for full-project execution from Direction to Graphic Design Production. Experienced in managing/producing multiple projects from start to finish and able to provide the client with a creatively unique & aesthetically pleasing design by using the most effective Graphic Design tools while remaining within the budget requirements – Attention to detail and project management skills & deadline driven and able to manage multiple projects and priorities.

EXPERTISE : Logo & Branding  | Ads concept  | Promotional items  | Collateral Work  | Tradeshow graphics & Exhibits  | Poster  | Magazine/Editorial Brochure & Prospectus  | Signage – Mechanical & Packaging  | Technical sale sheet – Illustrations  | T-shirt Design  | Cartography

SOCAN CANADA, QUEBEC LABRADOR FOUNDATION, HOGEYE FESTIVAL ELGIN TEXAS, PORKCHOP SILKSCREEN, BEYOUBETRUE, AUSTIN MOTO CLASSIC, RANSERVE, UNITEC, AUSTIN SPEED SHOP, ARLYN STUDIO TEXAS, SOLIDBOX, KIOWA CASINO OKLAHOMA, TEXAS BLOOMS, ADVENDURO TOURS, CITY NEIGHBORHOOD CHARTER SCHOOL BALTIMORE, REHMANN, PTERRY BURGER STAND, TACO RANCH, TORCHY’S, GAINESWOOD, SMITH GROWTH, VERSUS CREATIVE 


WORK EXPERIENCE

ANTHEMWW / SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER / 2014-2017
BATTLE CREEK MICHIGAN anthemww.com

Assist in the development and oversee the execution of art from concept through production that meets client needs – Create print collateral, advertising, in store POS, packaging, promotions, and event marketing pieces – Work with account team to understand assignment objectives and participates in development process – Develop ideas through writing, sketches/thumbnails or digital designs, and presents to team Develops creative from initial concept through digital layout and fulfills steps Recommend / manage art vendors including Photographers, Illustrators and Retouchers, and assist in handling photo shoot.
CLIENTS: KELLOGG,S FROOT LOOPS, CORN FLAKES, FROSTED FLAKES, RICE KRISPIES, SPECIAL K, COCOA KRISPIES, KEEBLER, PRINGLES, ENERGIZER, POP-TARTS, KASHI, CHEEZ-IT, EGGO, NUTRI-GRAIN, MORNINGSTAR FARMS, KASHI, AMWAY, PURE ORGANIC,


AMD ADVENCED MICRO DEVICES / GRAPHIC DESIGNER / 2007-2007/2011
AUSTIN TEXAS
amd.com

Part of the global Internet marketing team – graphic design & production of the AMD website, promotional banner, Intranet and product launch events. Develop & design concepts with the internal client across print, online & interactive, video, event & trade show and packaging mediums. Updating and managing the brand guideline documents. brochure layout design of the “Opteron AMD Server Playbook”

JH&A ADVERTISING / GRAPHIC DESIGNER / 2006-2007
AUSTIN TEXAS
jhaadvertising.com

Graphic Design of Logo Branding, Ads Campaign, Packaging, Promotional Items, Illustration, Trade Show, store POS & Website.
WINNING AWARDS with JH&A
– Marcom Awards 2007 Gold Medal – Wilsonart Ads Campaign
– Marcom Awards 2007 Gold Medal – Buffalo Technology Ads
– Marcom Awards 2007 Platinum – Gas Innovation Branding + Pocket Folder
– Communicator Awards 2008 Awards of Distinction Alereon Pocket Folder
–  Communicator Awards 2008 Awards of Excellence – Wild Basin Direct Mail Invitation
CLIENTS: BUFFALO TECHNOLOGY, GAS INNOVATIONS, 3M, JORDAN VALLEY, ALEREON, WILSONART


L’ORÉAL PARIS / GRAPHIC DESIGNER / 2003
MONTRÉAL QUÉBEC
lorealparis.ca

Graphic Design Production of print ads of l’Oréal Paris, Packaging, store POS, Technical sale sheet for merchandise


LE GROUPE TVA  / ART & CREATIVE DIRECTOR / 1998/2000
MONTRÉAL QUÉBEC
tva.canoe.com

Advertising Campaign of TV shows, logos, poster, promotion through all medias, press media invitations, Programming guide Internal communication, art direction of photo shoot, Production and printing coordination.


PURPLETHUM /  GRAPHIC DESIGNER / 1997

NEW YORK purplethum.com
Print illustration production for children adapting different graphic style guide to product.
LICENSES: WALT DISNEY & VERMONT TEDDY BEAR


TRUDEAU  / GRAPHIC DESIGNER / 1995-1997

BOUCHERVILLE QUÉBEC trudeaucorp.com
Graphic designer & packaging design for supplier of quality kitchen and table products & kids dining supplies. adapting different graphic style guide on dining ware & kitchen supplies, toys, packaging, store POS
LICENSES: WALT DISNEY, WARNER BROTHER, NICKELODEON, BARBIE, BIG DOG


LANGUAGES
French  | English  | Spanish understanding


COMPUTER SKILLS
ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE Illustrator | Photoshop | Indesign | Flash | Dreamweaver | Microsoft Office | Sharepoint | Keynote  | Basecamp | WordPress | Quickbooks | Quark Express


SEMINAR
– Leadership and Starting a Small Business Class – SAJE de Montreal August 2000 to may 2001

– Entrepreneurship Designer at the Design Institute of Montreal July 2000
– Microsoft SharePoint training


EDUCATION

BACHELORS IN VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN / 1993-1994
Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 Mount Royal Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21201
mica.edu

ASSOCIATES DEGREE IN GRAPHIC DESIGN / 1992-1993
Altos de Chavon School of Design

Apartado Postal 140, Apartado Postal 140, La Romana Dominican Republic
c/o Parsons School of Design New York
altosdechavon.com

D.E.C. IN FINE ART / 1998-1992
C.E.G.E.P. St-Jean-sur-Richelieu
C.P. 1018 St-Jean-sur-Richelieu Québec, Canada J3B 7L2
cstjean.qc.ca