Joe Martin

Joe Martin - Designer

New York, NY, USA

Let's collaborate! - Illustration and design are my passion! - You need a cover? - You need spot illustrations? - I'm your guy!

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I'm a professional illustrator/graphic designer with a BFA in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design. I've spent the past 7 years working in the apparel industry for companies like Ralph Lauren, R13, and Denim & Supply. I've also worked outside the fashion industry collaborating with companies like MTV, Frye, Augusta National's Masters Tournament, and PBS.
I pride myself on my ability to achieve a wide range of styles using an array of techniques in both digital and traditional media. Quick, dependable, and hard-working with an easygoing personality. I have a passion for illustration and would love to help bring your vision to life!
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Work experience

Graphic Designer / Children's- Boys

Polo Ralph Lauren
February, 2017 – April, 2018 (about 1 year)

Using both digital and traditional illustration skills, trend knowledge/prediction, and typography to design new vintage-inspired graphics, patches and appliqués for all divisions within the Polo Boys category.

Graphic Designer / Men's

Denim & Supply
April, 2014 – October, 2016 (over 2 years)

Using both digital and traditional illustration skills, trend knowledge/prediction, and typography to design vintage-inspired graphics and appliqués for men's/women's knits, wovens, and outerwear many of which became "best-sellers" for the brand. Also presented with opportunities to create custom "hand-painted" artwork for the concept team, as well as various special projects for Denim & Supply's President and S.V.P.

Graphic Artist

Polo Ralph Lauren
April, 2011 – April, 2014 (about 3 years)

Effectively illustrated full-color realistic images that vividly show the designers garments and bags “come to life” using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Then taking the illustrated images into Adobe InDesign to create a running catalogue of the entire product line for each season used throughout the entire company for various purposes.

Freelance Illustrator

Spek Studios
July, 2010 – September, 2010 (2 months)

Entrusted, under tight deadlines to successfully design and create multiple images using Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop as well as traditional mediums for television commercials and independent film seen on MTV and PBS.

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