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CURTIS MOTHERSHED
211 Glover Street, Santa Cruz, California 95060     831-818-5772 (H)   831-600-6837 (C)    curtismothershed@yahoo.com
www.curtismothershed-illustrations-fineart.com

GRAPHIC ARTIST / TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATOR

Highly skilled graphic artist and technical illustrator with demonstrated background in driving excellence in traditional art methods and computer-aided digital design. Proven proficiency in proposal development,
project management, and onsite/offsite graphic arts support. Award-winning director with high-level conceptualization, design, development, and coordination of print and graphics projects. Trusted team leader who
increases customer satisfaction by creating and leading superior project outcomes.
Proposal Development/Design • Project Management  • Budget Adherence
Customer Satisfaction • Cross-functional Team Participation  • Issue Resolution Graphics Design Consultation • Team
Planning/Leadership  
Business/Marketing Materials • Special Events Graphics • Illustrations/Logos/Catalogs/Photos

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CURTIS MOTHERSHED ILLUSTRATIONS & FINE ART, Santa Cruz, California
Owner Illustrator – 2000-Present
Provide custom illustration, graphic design and related services to various clients. Project parameters include conceptual illustrations, graphic designs, architectural renderings, airbrush illustrations, b/w pen
illustrations, logo design, patent drawings, medical illustration, computer illustration, desktop publishing and industrial design. Work with top-tier clients, including Berkeley National Lab, Gallo Winery, US Postal
Service, Xerox, Paramount Studios, US Winter Olympics and more.

Key Achievements:  
•   Collaborated with major companies, including Apple Computer, Sandia National Lab, Berkeley National Lab, Gallo Winery, Phoenix Laser Systems, Physics International, Jack London Graphics, U.S. Postal Service,  
Xerox, Tillies,  Lewis Foods, NASA, Paramount Studios, U.S. Winter Olympics, Stockton Savings, Foster Farms, P&M Cedar Pro, Mac High Reach, Marcuchan, Duraflame, Florsheim Brothers, and various advertising
agencies.

LOCKHEED MARTIN INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND GLOBAL SERVICES, San Jose, California
Staff Conceptual Graphic Artist – 2005-2010
Drove graphic design and production of visuals and info-graphics to support RFP processes and activities. Analyzed all RFPs for art/graphic requirements and met with proposal manager to resolve issues. Created
art/graphics and developed production plans and project lifecycle timelines. Collaborated with proposal facilitator to complete graphics processing. Oversaw projects and resolved issues as needed. Reviewed final
proposals. Maintained art log, tracked project accountability, and completed summary reports. Directed publication production, custom-designed graphics displays, brochures, posters, presentation, and various print
materials. Conducted material assembly, reproduction, and final book check. Tracked and maintained customer satisfaction levels.

Key Achievements:  
•   Served as cross-regional Media Services and PROPOPS graphic artist supporting and organizing proposal support onsite and offsite.
•   Received the SRA Individual Excellence Award and the SRA Team Excellence Award for exceeding expectations and delivering consistent performance and commitment.
•   Garnered 3 letters of accomplishment from proposal managers for successful proposal wins.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Stanford, California
Medical Illustrator, Neurosurgery Department – 2003-2004
Worked with medical staff to develop surgical procedures illustrations for 3 textbooks. Provided artwork for workshop and conference presentations. Used traditional and computer illustration methods to create artwork.

Key Achievements:  
•   Designed 102 illustrations in 10 months for 3 medical training books, as well as presentation graphics for workshops/conferences.
•   Completed illustrations Kline & Hudson’s Nerve Injuries neurosurgery book.

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE COMPANY, Gilroy, California
Senior Technical Illustrator – 2000-2003
Oversaw illustration teams and artwork creation. Supported Engineering, Marketing, and Publications departments projects, developing artwork for Service & Parts manuals. Conceived artwork based on engineering
drawing, sketches, and communication from departments. Used computer digital illustration and traditional illustration processes to create artwork. Trained and mentored illustrators.

Key Achievements:  
•   Created a Solidworks file to Illustrator file conversion method for diametric illustrations
•   Revamped artwork from pen and ink to digital computer illustrations for manuals and online PDF files.

LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY, Livermore, California
Technical Illustrator Specialist – 1981-1999

EDUCATION

Art coursework:   University of the Pacific, Stockton, California • Delta College, Stockton, California Cabrillo College, Aptos, California

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Mac and Windows applications:   Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 • Microsoft PowerPoint • Microsoft Word  • Solidworks • Vue 8 xStream
Painter 11 • ZBrush 4R3  • Scanning and PDF • Canon EOS 5D Mark II

GRAPHIC DESIGN/ILLUSTRATION SKILLS

Airbrush Illustrations • Technical Illustrations • Medical Illustrations • Digital Illustrations • Pencil Drawings Architectural Illustrations • Line Drawing • Proposal Designs • Proposal Graphics • Logo Designs
Watercolor Paintings • Acrylic Paintings • Pen & Ink Illustrations • Conceptual Illustrations
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