As a brief introduction to this page, I graduated from the Art
Institute of Pittsburgh in 1978 with an Associates Degree in Visual
Communication. I studied drawing, painting, & graphic
design. After graduating, I worked at an ad agency and then
a sign shop over the next three years. In 1981 was hired as an
artist at WUAB-TV. I worked at WUAB for ten years, five
of which I was the art director. In July of 1991 I left
this position at WUAB-TV to freelance on a full-time basis.
March of 2000 I became the Art Director at Ameriserv.net, an Internet
Development & Marketing company in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.
I left Ameriserv in January of 2001 to work for JobOptions.com
as a graphic designer in their web development department. JobOptions.com
closed their Cleveland & Indianapolis offices & was absorbed
by Enthusian, a division of Spherion Corp. In Atlanta, Georgia.
At that point I went back to freelancing until August of
2006 when I went to work for AmeriMark.com
as their Web Designer.
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Clients have included =
Barnes and Noble >
American Greetings >
Beckett Publications -
My paintings have also appeared in various Beckett Publications
over 40 times. Beckett publishes five different sports card magazines
- Baseball - Basketball - Football - Hockey - Future Stars.
Beckett also occassionally publishes Tribute magazines focusing
on superstars such as Michael Jordan, Dan Marino, and Joe Montana.
> More about Beckett
Checklist of Beckett Artwork >
The Upper Deck Company -
Upper Deck commissioned me to produce artwork used on basketball
trading cards & commemorative sheets for Heroes of Baseball,
NBA All-Star Weekend & various other events. I've done over
100 illustrations for Upper Deck.
> More about Upper
Checklist of Upper Deck Artwork >
Samples 1 >
also done a fair amount of sports art that has been published by:
Gateway Stamp - St. Louis >
Kelly Russell Studios - Minnesota
Action Images - Illinois >
A Partial List of Local Clients =
Ad Art Studios in Cleveland, Ohio
* The Cleveland Indians
The Cleveland Cavaliers
in Beachwood, Ohio >
in Cleveland, Ohio >
Allmon Container Corp.
in Broadview Hts, Ohio >
in Cleveland, Ohio >
PhotoShop, Illustrator, HTML - Dreamweaver - HomeSite, Flash,
Image Ready, Quark, Word,
Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration - Traditional & Digital,
Print Design, Web Design
Intuitive, Self Starter
2006 - present
6864 Engle Rd., Middleburg Hts, Ohio
Main duties involve designing and implementing email campaigns for
the companies various web sites and reporting on performance. Also,
designing and updating images for the web sites
2001 - August 2006
- Graphic Design, newspaper ads, web design, illustration, internet
15, 2001 - September 19th, 2001
Graphic Designer -
JobOptions.com, 1228 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio
HTML, graphic design, Photoshop 6, Image Ready 3.0, Illustrator
9, QuarkExpress, Web development, also created designs for marketing
& promotional materials and advertising pieces
worked as a graphic designer in both print and online mediums.
design support for a number of departments including IS, Marketing,
and Business Development.
tasks in-house that in the past were sent to ad agencies and external
JobOptions.com closed their Cleveland & Indianapolis offices
& was absorbed by Enthusian, a division of Spherion Corp. In Atlanta,
2000 - January 2001
- Ameriserv.net, 812 Huron Road, Cleveland, Ohio
Web design and project coordination using Photoshop 5.5 & Image
Ready, Illustrator 7 & 8, Flash 4.0, Dreamweaver 2.0, Fireworks
2.0, Homesite 4.0
with clients to develop/design their site needs & budget. Supervised
2 employees. Developed in-house forms & procedures.
- March 2000
- Skilled in digital and traditional methods of illustration &
of my main areas of expertise is in capturing someone's likeness.
I have a lot of experience creating portraits of professional athletes,
mostly basketball, baseball, football, and hockey. Much of my work
has involved a sports theme which has led to me being thought of
strictly as a Sports Artist. In reality my expertise is in faces
and figures of any kind. So I'd say I'm a Portrait Artist whether
the subject is an athlete or a ballet dancer. I mainly use oil on
canvas or illustration board for my paintings. Pencil is nice to
work with too.
the highlights of my career was being commissioned by The Cleveland
Indians to paint Sandy Alomar (1990 American League Rookie of the
Year). The painting was reproduced as a poster and given away at
the Cleveland Stadium at one of the games in the 1991 season. I
was also commissioned by the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 1994-95
Inaugural Season at Gund Arena and the 1999-2000 30th Anniversary
Season to produce the artwork used that appeared on the season tickets
as well as many other uses.
Director - WUAB-TV 43, Parma, Ohio
included: managing the department and overseeing the work load,
attending staff meetings, organizing and overseeing special projects,
networking with other department heads. Continued my involvement
in the graphic design and production aspect of the day to day workload.
Designer - WUAB-TV 43, Parma, Ohio
included: computer graphics (painting and simple animation), typography
and set designs for use on-air, ad lay-outs and illustrations used
in TV Guide and other print material, taking 35mm and 2 1/4"
color and B&W photographs for use in sales and promotional literature,
developing and printing B&W photos and shooting and processing
- Duke's Custom Signs, Canton, Ohio
Duties included: brush lettering, drawing patterns for neon lightning,
transferring patterns to billboard sized signage, cutting masks
for airbrushed signage, cutting letters to use as molds for plastic
Ray Crowl Advertising, Canton, Ohio
& paste-up of newspaper ads & brochures, illustration.