Chris Bean

Summary

Skilled designer eager to learn and excited to help. Detail-oriented creative thinker with over five years hands-on experience in print, design, and color management. Motivated individual always looking to put my talents back into my community and promote strong local growth when I can.


Where to find me

Spokane, WA
Phone: Please Ask
Web: www.pizzabuns.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pizzabuns

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Greenburo Screen Printing & Emboirdery

Greenburo

SCREEN PRINTING & EMBROIDERY · 2009 – 2016

HEAD DESIGNER/ARTIST

A small shop in Hillyard with a range of clients from Spokane Humane Society to Northwest tribes, to numerous businesses and individuals from around the region. Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintaining multiple jobs with deadlines ranging from same day to a few months.
  • Studying garments, inks, and styles in order to stay consistent, yet innovative in our methods.
  • Creating Artwork using up-to-date techniques and separate programs for use in screen printing.
  • Creating a web presence as well as marketing collateral for print.
  • Selling product and producing ideas based on customer specifications.
  • Organizing files for quick reference, discovering new ways to promote proficiency.
Pacific Sportswear

PACIFIC SPORTSWEAR · 2008 – 2009

SCREEN PREP/PRINTER

The shop I cut my teeth at. Like any new employee, I started at the bottom and slowly worked up to printing.

  • Cleaning screens and coating them in order to print.
  • Setting up jobs, lining registration, mixing ink colors.
  • Fixing broken screens by gluing and stretching the material over a frame.
Pizzabuns
Pizzabuns

PIZZABUNS · 2010-PRESENT

DESIGNER/ARTIST

My focus has been on small, local businesses and individuals. Emphasizing authentic, thoughtful, and affordable work to best represent their company or event:

  • Organizing my time with multiple jobs at once and delivering materials on time.
  • Discussing ideas, mission statements, and needs in order to create the most effective logo or design
  • Designing company logos for use on multiple materials. Responsible for branding and promo.
  • Communicating with printers and web designers and optimizing deliverables accordingly.
PJ's Pub Designer

DESIGNER/ARTIST 2014 – Present

Website
Spokane, WA

The local watering hole for in neighborhood. I’ve known a lot of these people for years, and they were one of my first freelance customers. Some of the nicest people you can find in a Monroe dive bar!

Chad Scheres Collateral Design
chad scheres

DESIGNER

Spokane, WA
Contact upon request

I’ve helped Chad out with his tee shirt business separating colors for him. I also helped him create a trading card series as business cards. You can view those in my portfolio.

Spokane Falls Community College

Graphic Design · 2011-2013

Drums
Music
Vinyl Records
Poster Printing
Vintage Print & Fashion
Pro Wrestling
Chillin’

Stella’s Cafe – 2014 Mural Painting
Addy Silver Award – Illustration – 2013
Terrain – 2011
Volume – 2012


Skills & Tools

I’ve been working with Adobe products since Photoshop 5. By Photoshop 7, I was addicted. I cut my teeth painting drawings and slowly learned my way into depending on Adobe products as a lifeline. Thanks, guys.


Working Hours
Years Drawing
Coffee Cups
Adobe Photoshop
90%
Adobe Illustrator
90%
In Design
70%
Artwork
90%
CSS & HTML
40%
Web Design
50%
Typography
70%