Qualifications
Strong conceptual skills and attention to detail. Comfortable in fast paced deadline oriented environments and collaborating with technology experts to bring designs to life.

 

Summary
• Nearly nine years of professional experience in print and   interactive design and three years with Dow Jones on The   Wall Street Journal infographics department.

• Principle design consultant/liason between graphics dept. and
  programmers developing automated graphics for the
  Journal, designing and specing new and existing graphics to
  be automated and seeing them through the production   process.

• A history of corporate financial clients such as Nasdaq,   Citibank, Goldman Sachs, Benjamin Jacobson & Sons,
  Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, HSBC Insurance Services,
  TIAA-CREF and D&B.

• Web and programmed graphics job highlights: BMW
  7-series promo site, Nasdaq’s Super Montage instructional   demo, Fiftyfive Design Associates website, design and   template creation for the Wall Street Journal’s Money &   Investing statistical package and design of stand-alone   automated infographics such as the ‘Earnings cheat sheet’.

 

Work History
Information graphics designer/late graphics editor
The Wall Street Journal
October 2005 – Present

Research, design and produce information graphics for all print editions of The Wall Street Journal as well as for wsj.com.

In addition to the daily graphics team effort, responsible for all graphics needs after the first edition.

Helped design and produce templates for the 3.0 redesign of Money & Investing markets statisical package. Continue to serve as principle design consultant/liason between the graphics dept. and the content providers and programmers developing automated graphics for the paper. Design and create templates for new and existing automated graphics and seeing them through the production process.

Freelance graphic designer/consultant
Somerville, NJ
May 2003 – October 2005

Designed and or produced a range of work from identity and stationery systems to company websites and promotional Flash pieces.

Variable role from design consultant in team environment to Flash production artist to independent designer driving all job processes from design and production to vendor relations and quality control.

Clients include Fiftyfive Design Associates, Ruderman Design, Rational Visual, Home News Tribune, and artist Ann Tsubota.

Graphic Designer
FiftyFive Design Associates, Basking Ridge, NJ
October 2001 – May 2003

Reporting to design director, designed and or produced a range of print and interactive projects including logos, stationery systems, brochures, annual reports, websites, and interactive presentations.

Functioned from initial concept development to final production including troubleshooting and cross browser/platform testing for web jobs. Dealt with clients and production vendors.

Clients include D&B (Dun & Bradstreet), Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, HSBC Insurance Services, Ortho-Clinical, and Hatteras Press.

Graphic Designer
Enockinteractive, New York, NY
October 1999 – October 2001

Reported to design director and project managers, worked with creative team to develop print and interactive projects including identity and stationery systems, websites, and interactive presentations.

Functioned from concept development to final production. Dealt with clients and vendors.

Clients included BMW USA, Nasdaq, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, Benjamin Jacobson & Sons, FreshDirect, The Par Group, JTA (Jewish Telegraph Agency), IFCE (International Financial Center & Exchange), Primex Trading and TIAA-CREF Institute.

Independent ‘internship’ designer
Richard Kostelanetz, New York, NY
1997 – 1998

Designed and produced packaging for limited edition electro-acoustic audio composition ‘America’s Game’ for world-renowned artist Richard Kostelanetz.

Included silkscreened cardboard box with audio media label and booklet.

Design Internship
Five Finger Design Consortium, Newark, NJ
January 1996 – May 1996

Worked under instructor (design director) and select student design team to design and produce Rutgers University and New Jersey Institute of Technology print materials including 1997 Rutgers student handbook.

 

Tools
InDesign, Quark XPress, Illustrator, Photoshop/Image Ready, Flash MX, HTML (Dreamweaver), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).

 

Education
Mason Gross School of the Arts,
Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
B.F.A. Graphic Design 1998
Graduated with ‘high academic honors’
‘Excellence in the Arts’ award recipient 1998

 

Online portfolio
www.erikbrynildsen.com

 

References furnished upon request