Rob Csiki

Rob Csiki - Designer

Mahomet, IL, USA

Dynamic artistic collaborator with decades of career experience. Let me and my art take you on an epic adventure!

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Overview

I have worked for over 30 years as a creative professional in the areas of Illustration, graphic artist, product design and marketing/brand identity. Through my vast and diverse career I have evolved as a creative director, product designer, and freelance artist and conceptual consultant. I've had many successes at various toy companies, such as: Hasbro, Racing Champions, ERTL, Strombeker, USAopoly, Lootcrate, Jazzwares and Moose toys. I continued to advance my creative growth and career goals by working with several Hollywood agencies creating posters for film and television. My latest endeavor is working with authors and publishers for books and comics at my creative studio.

Working with an author its important that I understand the story, the narrative arcs, characters, universe that the author fleshed out and created. With that, "creative synergy" is very important to me in the client/artist relationship. I want to respect the authors vision but also bring some of myself to the project, with my talent, experience, professionalism, creative ideation and infectious enthusiasm.

I want that curious reader to pick up the book on the shelf because of what they see on the cover compels them to do so. Once they pick it up they are "engaged" and take a look inside. I believe that's where the magic happens! I simply love to be a small part of that process for the reader, buyer, or consumer. To me it makes no difference if its toys, posters, or books. I simply love that experience of lasting client relationships to collaborate and make the most successful experience for the end user.

Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
Horror
Humor & Comedy
Paranormal Romance
Science Fiction
Thriller

Work experience

Artist/Owner

Self-employed
August, 2014 – Present (about 5 years)

With over 30 years of professional experience as an artist, illustrator, graphic designer, creative director, and a dynamic artistic collaborator, My talents have led me through an amazingly rewarding career. Over the years I have worked with various toy and hobby companies in the areas of: Creative director, conceptual illustrator, screen print artist, packaging and product design. During that time I have gained a great deal of knowledge and expertise in the fields of marketing, and brand development. Some of the companies I have worked with include: IDW Publishing, USAopoly, Loot Crate, Hasbro, Marvel, Estes, Revell, Racing Champions/ERTL, Maisto, Bburago, Nascar, Stombecker and Tootsie toys.

I have also applied my experience and talent to create unique and highly desirable poster art for film and television. As my pieces reach the masses, they have already garnered the praise and excitement of a growing list people in the movie industry including: James Gunn, Chris Pratt, Paul Rudd, Peyton Reed, Ron Perlman, and Doug Jones.

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