works by todd hilgert

Résumé

references upon request

Education

MFA : GRAPHIC DESIGN
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Thesis: Gay and Tired: The History of Queer Art & Design
2015-2017 | Montpelier, VT

BFA DESIGN: INDUSTRIAL DESIGN with distinction
The University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design
2005-2011 | Lawrence, KS


Experience

MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE
Graphic Designer
June 2017 - Present | Jupiter, FL
In-house graphic designer for Maltz Jupiter Theatre and the Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts. Work includes: design for print and web advertising/marketing, identity and logo development, layout and illustration for Marquee Magazine, print collateral and signage

HALLMARK CARDS, INC.
Designer
May 2016 - May 2017 | Kansas City, MO
Product design and development for the Kids and Baby pod of the Hallmark Retail division. Primary duties include concept and design work for HGC baby, toddler, and kids line including plush, soft goods, wood toys, and interactive plush. Special projects including design research for baby space, sales applications of AR technologies, and packaging and identity work for toddler developmental toys.

FREELANCE DESIGNER
Clients include Laser Pegs Ventures, LLC. and LitePoppers, LLC.
February 2015 - April 2016 | Emory, VA
Graphic design including identity, packaging, and advertising.
Product design on Laser Pegs Junior construction toy line and design and development for Lite Poppers construction toys. 3D CAD modeling for concept and manufacturing, concept rendering, sketching and ideation.

P’KOLINO, LLC
Product Designer/Graphic Designer

August 2014 - January 2015 | Sunrise, FL
Design and development of children’s products including home storage, furniture, and soft goods. Responsibilities included sketching and ideation, 3D modeling in Rhino, and product rendering. Graphic responsibilities included illustration, packaging, and surface design.

LASER PEGS VENTURES, LLC
Toy Designer

January 2013 - February 2014 | Sarasota, FL
Toy design and development at a company leading innovation in the construction toy market. Involved in all stages of the design process from conception to manufacturing and marketing. Frequent duties include product concept rendering, graphic design and packaging support, collaborating with overseas manufacturing partners, and 3D print prototyping.

LYNK, INC.
Industrial Designer

January 2012 - April 2012 | Lenexa, KS
Product design and development for the home storage and organization market. Duties included sketching and ideation, prototyping, 3D CAD modeling of products and packaging, and design for manufacturing.

Skills

DISCIPLINES
Page layout, illustration, identity, packaging, surface design, 3D CAD modeling, design for manufacturing including injection molded plastics and soft goods

SOFTWARE
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere Pro, SolidWorks, Rhinoceros 3D, Keyshot, Microsoft Office, G Suite (Google apps), Mac, PC


Honors

HONOR ROLL
The University of Kansas
2005-2011

HARLEY S. NELSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP IN THE ARTS
KU School of Fine Arts
2008 | Lawrence, KS

MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
Vermont College of Fine Arts
2015 | Montpelier, VT