Marlon Abreu

Visual Designer and Creative Problem Solver

Senior designer with 20+ years of experience. Possessing a broad skill set essential to print, digital, product development and apparel design. Self motivated and resourceful team player with extensive experience in a broad range of industries. I welcome the challenges of today’s fast paced ever changing world of design. 

Design
Branding
Illustration
Art Direction
Production
Team Work

Experience

Designer @ Pechanga Resort Casino

2018-PRESENT 

Responsible for on and off property marketing and promotional materials in both print and digital medias. Managing multiple projects directly related to broader campaigns for entertainment, gaming, dining and promotions. All while adhearing to tight schedules and multi department aproval processes.


Owner @ Craque Kits

2015-PRESENT 

Developed the brand, products, procedures and relationships with manufacturers.  Responsible for social media, digital marketing, custom designs and all other creative and marketing related materials.  Managed design and manufacturing teams.


Owner @ Pixel Effigy

2009-PRESENT 

Design studio focusing on a variety of clients ranging from startups to large corporations. Responsible for branding, product development, illustration, print materials, digital marketing and much more.


Art Director @ Eliel & Wattie Ink

2015

Responsible for conceptual, production, promotional and packaging design for retail and custom technical and casual triathlon and cycling gear. Managed design and manufacturing personel and responsible for asset management.


Senior Designer @ WowWee USA

2014

Involved with product design from conceptualization through shipping. Also, responsible for marketing, packaging and web design. Work with a talented group of guys in the local Carlsbad office as well as the Hong Kong, Montreal and New York teams.


Senior Designer @ DYE Paintball

2009 

Responsible for performance and casual apparel, collateral, web and hard products. Managed overseas manufacturers responsible for injection molding, garment production, machining, and packaging. Involved from R&D to final product. Organized events, photoshoots, catalogs, manuals and presentations.


Senior Designer @ Upper Deck Company

2006

Responsible for but not limited to the design and implimentation of trading card designs, packaging, collectible products and marketing assets. Participated on press checks and managing overseas manufacturers.


Designer @ M.K. Walker Advertising

1999

Responsible for print, web and commercial design. Participated in photo and video shoots. Tasked with client and asset management

Tools

Adobe Creative Suite
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
XD
Excel
Word
PowerPoint
Keynote
Silo
Maya
Zbrush
Daz 3D
Marvelous Designer
Rhino
WordPress
Basic HTML


Skills

Branding
Illustration
Technical Illustration
Typography
Presentations
UI/UX
Concept Design
Product Developement
3D Modeling
Apparel Design
Packaging
Front End Web Development
Photo Editing
Creative Direction
Tech Packs
Way Finder / Maps
Art Direction
Catalog Design
Production
Sourcing
Large Format Printing
Sublimation
Heatpress
Laser Cutting


Language

Fluent Spanish
Fluent English
Fluent Portuguese
Familiar with Italian
Familiar with French


Awards

3 Time Platinum Hermes Creative Award Winner

Team Member Santa’s Workshop
Print Media | Design

Eagle’s Nest Halloweekend Party
Print Media | Design

Big Game Kelsey’s Loft
Print Media | Design

Design and Branding for Toy of the Year

2010 Toy of the Year Award (TOTY)
WowWee Paper Jamz Active Graphics Technology


Education

1998

BFA Graphic Arts @ La Sierra University
Focus on Graphic Design and Illustration with emphasis on branding


1994

High School @ San Diego Academy
General Education.


PORTFOLIO

  • All
  • Packaging
  • Logos
  • Print
  • Casual Apparel
  • Performance Apparel
  • Digital Media
  • UI/UX
  • Web
Sort

44080 Terraza Court, Temecula CA 92592. | Cell: 858.231.3896 | Email: marlon@marlonabreu.com