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Skills

Advertising Design, Art Direction, Brand Design, Branding, Corporate Identity, Exhibitions, Icon design, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Logo Design, Photoshop, Print Design, T-Shirt Design

Employers

  • Pakhaus AS
    Senior Designer
    2015 - Present

  • Neek Industries
    Art Director
    2010 - Present

    Design of all visuals and proposals in all mediums, including logo design, print, publication, branding, websites, EDM, flyers, posters, business cards, clothing design, illustration, amongst other things.
    I'm also responsible for client consultancy and liaising with printing agencies, photographers and other designers.

  • Post Modern Ink
    Art Director/Editor
    2008 - 2012

    Editor and Art Director for Post Modern Ink magazine. I was responsible for conceptualising and creating flatplans, themes and content for each issue, directing photoshoots, and artists, designing the magazine, preparing for print and designing all promo and advertising material.

  • Attractive Promotions
    Freelance Designer
    2009 - 2012

    Art Direction and Editorial duties for program guides for music festivals, printed and digital promotional material, creating new advertising concepts and methods, creating monthly wrap-ups for clients, designing .html email templates and logos for interior brands.

  • TAFE NSW
    Graphic Design Teacher
    2011 - 2012

    I was required to perform teaching duties to a large and varied amount of classes covering several design sensibilities. I was required to appropriate design practices and practical knowledge to different fields ensuring relevancy that adhered to set course guidelines.

  • RLP DISTRIBUTION
    Designer/ Sales Rep/ Warehouse Manager
    2004 - 2008

    Along with selling clothing and footwear to the wholesale market, I managed the warehouse and completed any in-house design duties, for RLP brands Macbeth Footwear and Atticus Clothing.

Education

  • University of Western Sydney
    Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)
    2000 - 2004

📖 Past Clients

  • Spotify
    Graphic Design
    2013

    Various flyers for print/digital and promotional material. Projects include In app advertising for Lorde's exclusive Spotify EP. Australian media kit designs. Gift card designs for Australian Fashion Week and Valentines Day. Chocolate box design for Mothers Day. Digital invitations for launch parties and live performances. Infographics for statistical information presentations.

  • Frank PR
    Graphic Design
    2013

    Frank PR hire myself regularly to perform a variety of Design Duties. Working with the team from Frank I create advertising and promotional material for companies such as Schweppes, EA Games, Singapore Tourism, Veet, and Durex.

    I regularly localise design assets for 20th Century FOX digital advertising in AUS.

    Several jobs require illustration to partner with the visual design.

  • NIDA
    Graphic Design
    2012

    Alongside event invitations and performance posters I was required to
    re-design several of NIDA's interior publications. Adapting their artistic identity, I created custom type and opted for a more modern approach to layout.

  • Thomson Reuters
    Illustration
    2012

    A new e-learning project required flash based vector graphics for Indian Law Students. They also required a series of infographics to be including in the programs and printed as posters. This involved adhering to strict company branding guidelines and predisposed graphical styles.

  • ONE TO ANOTHER
    Graphic Design
    2012

    I created One To Another's now branding and identity as they expanded their company. A custom type was created for One To Another's logo which doubles as their lock up. A strong red gradient is implemented across all marketing material, stationary and promotion.

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Chad Drake
Education Nov-2000 - Nov-2004 - University of Western Sydney
Employer Pakhaus AS
Location Oslo Norway
Website

 

About Chad

I'm an Australian Graphic Designer based in Oslo, Norway with a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication).
I specialise in printed mediums, branding, publication design and illustration.

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