Brooke Zelwin

brookezelwin@gmail.com

440-522-0619

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Professional info
 

I'm a freelance graphic designer and illustrator living and working in Northeast Ohio.  Formerly an in-house designer for Hallmark, Bonne Bell and Justice, my work can be found in retail brick and mortar stores that you shop in, on websites where you buy greeting cards, on stand-up paddleboards and skateboards that you ride on, and in campaign literature that you get out your mailbox. My studio is in my home, but that doesn't stop me, thanks to technology, from working with clients all over the country (and even some in foreign countries.) 

Work experience
 

Freelancer

​2008 - present

 

CAD Designer • Justice 4 Girls

​2006 - 2008

  • Created original prints and patterns for tween girl clothing. 

  • Specialized in denim embellishments, plaid woven wear, intimates, swimwear and sleepwear. 

Skills

Photoshop

Illustrator

InDesign

Graphic Designer • Bonne Bell Cosmetics

2002 - 2006

  • Concepted and executed print advertising campaigns

  • Created product mockups and packaging designs for cosmetic products and promotional gift items.

  • Worked with retailers to design effective brand signs and store displays to enhance brand image and increase sales

  • Assisted in styling yearly photo shoots

2010 - present

Production Designer • Tapper Candies, a Hallmark Subsidiary

2001-2002

  • Created production-ready files for products, packaging and store displays manufactured by Hallmark to be sold in big box retail stores.

  • Adhered to style guides given by brands like Disney, Nickelodeon, Marvel Comics and Warner Bros to create artwork for party favors, holiday decorations and paper goods. 

  • Concepted new ideas for seasonal holiday lines to be sold at Hallmark stores.

Education
 

Rhode Island School of Design • Providence, Rhode Island

Bachelor of Fine Art, Illustration

1997-2001

2010 - present