Professional Resume of Eric Ortner, Art Director, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Illusrator

Professional Experience

Studio 3x3, Wappingers Falls, NY
Post Production, 10/13 — Present

  • Retouching photographs of textiles for advertisements and product packaging sold in retailers including Bed Bath and Beyond, Macy's, Kohl's, JC Penney and Walmart to name just a few
  • Working behind the camera for advertisements and packaging photography, Setting up studio lighting
  • Build and maintain company website

Ortner Graphics — Beacon, NY
Freelance Art Director, 4/13—Present

  • Consult with clients regarding business goals and create custom design and marketing systems to accomplish them
  • Work with an established set of print and web development vendors to produce final marketing material

Better Homes and Gardens — Rand Realty, New City, NY
Art Director, 4/06—4/13

  • Create quality graphic design in an array of print and digital media for local and national publications and websites
  • Formulate Rand Realty's websites, landing pages, Flash banner ads, and email blasts
  • Design logos and color correct/retouch photos for use in brochures, direct mail, flyers and signage that promote client's property, corporate branding as well as internal and external training
  • Write and edit copy for various marketing campaigns
  • Negotiate with outside vendors to produce collateral utilizing multiple production techniques to stay within budget
  • Project management for company's external direct mail system ensuring timely delivery of postcards and brochures
  • Oversee adherence to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate's branding standards and the work of the Junior Art Director along with freelance designers and photographers
  • Train and aid administrative assistants in the use of AdStar classified ad submission service
  • Instrumental in implementing the identity change from the company's Prudential franchise agreement to a Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate franchise agreement in the spring of 2009

One Source Printing & Graphics, Inc., New York, NY
Senior Art Director, 3/02—3/06

  • Met with clients and advised them on the creation of quality designs for printed material
  • Supervised and trained the Junior Art Director
  • Created logos, postcards, business cards, posters, brochures, menus, proposal material,
    Point of Purchase (POP) material, event tickets, vehicle wraps, billboards and displays for special events
  • Prepared the final design files for optimal output utilizing a variety of production methods and materials

United Parenting Publications, Mamaroneck, NY
Editorial Designer, 7/01—1/02

  • Published 5 regional magazines with a team of designers and editors
  • Created layouts for the editorial content of the publications
  • Produced and modified designs for advertisers

The Stage Coach West, Irving, NY
Advertising Director, 10/00—7/01

  • Shot photographs of retail store's merchandise
  • Planned and laid out print ads and catalogs
  • Managed the website
  • Negotiated with affiliates in order to create co-opperative advertising to defray the cost

Rocket Communications, Buffalo, NY
Managing Editor, 1/99—6/00

  • Edited, wrote, illustrated, photographed and designed articles for weekly and monthly newspapers
  • Attended press conferences and community forums
  • Sold, billed and distributed publications

Trader Publishing, Lancaster, NY
Typesetter, 8/98—12/98

  • Collaborated with a production team to prepare 12 publications
  • Designed, typeset and edited
  • Assembled as many as 20 ads in a day

Adirondack Lakes Center For The Arts, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Intern, 6/97—9/97

  • Created a large number of posters and other promotional material for the art center

Media Play, Henrietta, NY
Artist, 9/96—12/96

  • Recreated album covers in huge scale for POP Signage
  • Drew and cut large letters out of foam core mimicking type faces used in best selling books


Rochester Institute of Technology, Henrietta, NY
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Major 5/98


Special Skills

Cross platform user of both Windows and Macintosh operating systems
Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Flash, and Dreamweaver CS3
Quark XPress
Web/Interactive Design and development including HTML, CSS, and Action Script
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Bryce 3D, Poser 3D, ULEADCool 3D
Flight Check, Word Perfect
Drawing & Painting
Traditional film and digital photography
Copy writing and editing

Personal Interests

Performing on violin, mandolin and guitar
Traveling and backpacking expeditions
Reading on current events, history and industry news

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