My fine art practice focuses on handmade collages that are digitally scanned and manipulated before outputting, often with various additional mediums like screen printing & laser etching. I also create miniature paintings on 35mm slide film using a wide array of mediums and techniques that are projected or digitally scanned.
As a designer, I’ve worked on a broad range of projects within the music industry and arts community: Graphic design and package design / Identity and branding / Web design and domain management. I also have extensive experience with event curating and logistics.
Currently, I work as a Creative Production Specialist in the Imaging & Media Solutions department at American Greetings. There, I work with a wide array of technical and creative processes to create pre-market prototypes. I supervise a team of on-call employees to manage multiple production jobs simultaneously. My position is a crucial step in between design and manufacturing, ensuring quality control and accuracy as products move from concept to production. Additionally, my department is involved with a fair amount of company-wide R&D and new product innovation projects. I also serve on the Gallery Committee, jurying exhibitions and assisting with exhibit layout and installation. Routine jobs require: Paper prototyping and hand die cutting / Laser cutting and etching / Programming and assembly of complex tech modules / Large format mounting and laminating / Screen printing.
Prior to working in the design production field I enjoyed a successful and robust 17 year long career working as an art handler for many reputable institutions in Cleveland, Akron, Chicago, Miami and Basel, Switzerland. Since then I have continued to work as a freelance art handler for corporate and private clients.
For design and art handling inquiries contact: email@example.com
Resume available upon request
David Russell Stempowski, August 2019