Ian D. Piirtola
3717 North Bernard #2
Chicago, IL 60618
781-534-8391 IanPiirtola@gmail.com


Art Institute of Atlanta Atlanta Ga
B.F.A. Graphic Design and Illustration, June 2006
-Teacher’s aide helping incoming freshmen gain proficiency in Microsoft Word and Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Work History

Laurie's Planet of Sound Chicago Il.
-Customer Service
-Filing, cleaning, product
-Buying for resale
-Sign design
-Leo Sayer jokes 

Frame One Evanston Il.
Photograph Retouching/After Effects Pre-Production
-Scanned and cataloged photographs
-Cleaned scratches and dust from photos using Photoshop
-Prepared photos for use in After Effects (cutting out objects/people to be animated, painted backgrounds.)

Rapid Sign Systems Atlanta, GA
Graphic Designer
-Followed instructions on work order as per clients wishes.
-Discussed design with client via email, telephone
-Designed/Produced vinyl lettering for windows, cars and trucks.
-Responsible for keeping a detailed file system so that others could retrieve old files.

Horseshoe Bar Chicago Il.
Audio Technician/Stage Manager
-Performed and/or oversaw set up and break down of stage equipment.
-Operated soundboard to ensure best possibly quality of sound for performers.
-Organized the running of each show by maintaining professional communication with performers and coworkers.
-Performed opening and closing duties.

-Illustration-Pet Portraits
-Costume Design/Concept Illustration for "Luna Vroum's Room" Childrens television show
-Composer and audio editing for "Luna Vroum's Room"
-Composer for Blue Life Productions “Somnolence” short film

Skills and Activities

-Proficient in: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite and most audio editing and mastering programs.
-Work in freelance graphic design, specializing in package design and promotional materials (flyers and posters).
-Active and prolific musician.
-Participation in several gallery shows throughout the country.

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