Greg Piwonka
greg.piwonka@gmail.com

Education
2018 Master of Fine Arts
Virginia Commonwealth University
Emphasis painting

2003 Bachelor of Fine Arts
Texas State University
Emphasis painting

Work Experience
Freelance Graphic Designer 

CLEAResult
August 2018 – Present

• Design and produce print materials for magazine, point of purchase, Emails, banner ads and Social Media.

• Make sure that all produced work meets brand guidelines for over 50 clients.

• Participate in kick-off calls for new design projects to understand objectives and timelines.

• Archive all files to Digital Asset Management system.

• Purchase and manage image libraries and logo libraries.

• Work with Program Managers to get print and digital work to the Program teams.

• Perform a mentorship role for less experienced people on the studio team.


Virginia Commonwealth University
Adjunct Professor
September 2017 – May 2018
Taught Drawing and Painting from observation.

CLEAResult
Sr. Studio Designer
October 2015 – August 2016
• Designed print materials for magazine, point of purchase, billboards and the occasional digital banner ad.
• Worked with Program Managers to get print work to the Program teams.
• Performed a mentorship role for less experienced people on the studio team.
• Facilitated standards for server organization and implemented a file naming convention for the Design department
• Participated in finding digital asset management software for the creative and studio teams.
• Was responsible for hiring and interviewing new studio team members.
• Helped in the search for a new Creative Director.

GSD&M Advertising
Digital Developer
January 2013 – October 2015
• Wrote HTML, CSS and Javascript for websites, landing pages, HTML emails, static and animated banner ads.
• Participated in Agile planning, coding and design for the current GSD&M website.
• Developed websites, landing pages and emails for The U.S. Air Force, Whole Foods Market, Marshalls, Southwest Airlines, Walgreens, Ace Hardware and Clyde May’s Whiskey.
• Worked in collaboration with Digital Producers, Art Directors and Digital Designers to see projects through to successful completion.

GSD&M Advertising
Sr. Studio Artist
2000 – 2013
• Performed design and layout of print materials and worked on new business pitches.
• Worked as part of a team on specific clients to produce magazine and newspaper ads, billboards, coffee sleeves, menus, bus wraps, t-shirts and new business presentations in the form of specifically designed books.
• Responsible for archiving assets and server organization.
• Retouched photos, cleaned up assets and logos for print and digital materials.
• Worked in collaboration with Project Managers, Print Producers and Art Directors to see projects through to successful completion.

Computer Experience
Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Acrobat, HTML, JIRA, Workfront, Adobe DAM, Frontify