CONTACT

rshivar@gmail.com  –or–  (910) 389-1266


EXPERIENCE

CAROLINA THEATRE OF DURHAM - Graphic Designer

January 2011 – Present, Durham, NC

Art Direction & Design (print and web) for the Carolina Theatre of Durham, a historic non-profit theatre hosting concerts, comedy, lectures, independent film and film festivals. Sole designer doing all art direction, conceptualizing, design, production and managing freelance designers.

 

PERFORMANCE BICYCLE - Graphic Designer

September 2008 – December 2010, Chapel Hill, NC

Graphic design for the largest cycling retailer in North America. Booklets, catalog, logo & brand development, illustration, packaging, retail signage, emails and graphics for apparel and bicycles.

 

EDGE ADVERTISING - Junior Designer

January 2007 – September 2008,  Washington DC

Worked as an intern and then junior designer on various branding & design projects for small business, educational institutions, political organizations and cultural arts non-profits.

 

VIDANT HEALTH - Contract Designer

September 2005 – December 2006, Greenville, NC

Contract graphic designer for a large, multi-hospital healthcare organization. Large variety of mostly print work including brand development, advertising, and corporate communication.


EDUCATION

East Carolina University - School of Art & Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Graphic Design

2003 – 2006

 

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

1998 – 2002

 

TECH SKILLS

EXPERT

  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Acrobat Pro
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Office

INTERMEDIATE

  • Dreamweaver
  • Digital Illustration
  • QuarkXPress

SOME EXPERIENCE

  • WordPress
  • Drupal CMS
  • Photography (Digital & 35mm/darkroom)
  • HTML/CSS
  • Flash
  • Premiere Pro

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Fluent in all major forms of social media

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Vine
  • Snapchat
  • Instagram
  • Tumblr
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest
  • Flickr