FISHEAD Design Studio & Microgallery formed in 1999 under the moniker of Fishead Productions by Kellie Shannon-Fichter and Todd Michael Fichter in San Antonio, Texas.
Todd M. Fichter
Senior Graphic Designer experienced in corporate identity, print collateral, advertising, packaging, and web based graphics. Special emphasis on conceptual design and communication goals with high attention to detail and creativity. Comfortable with information architecture, project management and business development. Apple and Adobe specialist with 23+ years experience in the computer graphics industry and a strong background in overall design, production, photography, and prepress issues.
Expert skills in Photoshop, QuarkXPress, InDesign,Illustrator, Adobe CC.
Basic HTML skills and knowledge.
E X P E R I E N C E
Fishead Design Studio
San Antonio, Texas 4/00 to present
Lead Designer/Art Director Performed lead role in the design and production of all print, identity, packaging, advertising and web design projects. Managed vendors, press checks, art directed photo shoots as well as maintained production schedules and budgets. Produced multiple, concurrent projects from conception to completion and delivery to clients.
San Antonio College (SAC)
8/08 to present and Fall Semester, 2000
Adjunct Design Instructor
Responsible for instructing beginning design and visual art students industry standard software applications such as, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Responsible for preparing course materials; using appropriate teaching techniques including delivering lectures, leading discussions and conducting in-class demonstrations and critiques, etc.
Southwest School of Art,
San Antonio, Texas Summer 2010 to present
Part-Time Digital Design Instructor
Responsible for instructing an adult introductory course on the Adobe Creative Suite applications. Responsible for preparing course materials; using appropriate teaching techniques including delivering lectures, leading discussions and conducting in-class demonstrations and critiques, etc
Play By Play Toys And Novelties
San Antonio, Texas 11/98 to 4/00
Graphic Artist - Packaging Department
Responsible for all aspects involved in the digital design and production of retail packaging materials (i.e. boxes, hangtags, sewn in labels, etc.) for several lines of domestic and international toys and novelty items. Juggled short-turnaround jobs mixed with longer, more complex projects; attended press checks and coordinated projects with outside vendors.
Ad Graphics Advertising Agency
San Antonio, Texas 4/96 to 11/98
Responsible for all aspects involved in the digital production of a wide range of printed advertising and collateral materials, running the gamut from one color business cards to four color multiple page catalogs and web pages. Juggled short-turnaround jobs mixed with longer, more complex projects; attended press checks and help coordinate projects with outside vendors.
Mount Warehouse Electronics Superstore
Tulsa, Oklahoma 1993-1996
Responsibilities included developing and implementing various marketing strategies and promotional events. Design and creation of camera ready artwork for all printed advertisements such as newspaper ads, direct mailers etc. Additional responsibilities included overseeing and managing an annual advertising budget of $500k.
E D U C A T I O N
B.F.A. in Photography, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri. 1992
References upon request.