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Boyd - Illustrator - Dallas, TX, USA

Mark Boyd

Dallas, TX, USA




I am a professional illustrator/designer in the Dallas area specializing in retouch and color correction of photos, logo design and most areas of illustration.

I work in all media, from pencil to digital, watercolor to adobe illustrator, vector art and pixel based painted art.

I have done portraits, cartoons, logo designs, brochures and written copy. I've been a graphic artist for 35 years and I've pretty much dabbled in everything.

So feel free to throw an idea my way. You will be pleased with the results, I promise.

Work History

Color Specialist

Colorhouse Dallas

April 2001 - December 2002

Color correction to trans and photo prints. Retouch and illustration. Specializing in photo illustration where little or no detail exists. Familiar with Pola Proofing and Waterproofing systems as well as film. Work consisted of ads and campaigns for Ironhorse Motorcycles, Sara Lee, Pria and Powerbar and included both composition and layout as well.

Sole proprietor

Boyd Design

June 2000 - April 2001

Freelanced as a photo retouch artist/color correction artist in the Dallas area.

Clients included Dr. Pepper, Colorhouse, The Richards Group and others.

Retouch/Color Correction Artist

LaserTech Color Imaging

April 1999 - June 2000

Retouched photos for advertising agencies and corporate clientele. Job required extensive knowledge of Photoshop, Quark and Illustrator in their latest forms. Worked daily with high end color devices for color proofs as well as film devices. Illustration was occasionally needed. Knowledge of four color process as well as fifth color issues was a necessity.

Worked in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Quark. Used third party filters such as QX Tools, CoCo, Xeno, Blade Pro, etc. on a regular basis.

Masking, color correction, photo manipulation and retouch as well as photo realistic illustrative techniques had to be employed to resolve issues concerning client photos on a regular basis.

Clients included:

Cardz Distribution
Fleer/Marvel Comics
Walt Disney
Mrs. Baird's

Graphic Artist / Production

Hand Tools International Imports

October 1997 - April 1999

Produced packaging for Sears Craftsman, Grainger and Westward lines of product.

Job required digital photography/retouch, package design and conception, tight four color and fifth color work for packages.

Printers were in Taiwan, so preparation was critical.

Did line art Illustration for products in Adobe Illustrator to be used in the owner's manuals. Many of these were exploded views illustrating part numbers. Did tight pencil layouts for packaging as well as packing information faxed to Taiwan for shipping considerations.

Sole proprietor

Boyd Design

September 1993 - October 1997

I am the sole proprietor of Boy Design. I do it all.

Illustrator/ Graphic Artist

Hall Digital Imaging

September 1992 - September 1993

Job originally began as an illustration position. Hall Digital had licensed some of the characters form the gaming companies such as Konami and was producing a series of cards on them with cheats, tips, and tricks on the back side of each card. I pecilled characters based upon the box art asnd screen captures and these were then scanned into the computer and painted in Photoshop. Called Zap packs, the cards were in the second series when I hired on and the set I produced was never printed due to lack of sales on the first set. Afterwards, I produced trading card designs for Cardz distribution, owner of Playoff Football Cards.

The job required extensive knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and Quark. I did outlines for each footbal character used as masks for the chrome foil process the company had patented. I did illustration for some of the Hanna Barbera cards and the Tales from the Crypt card sets they produced. Photo retouch and color correction techniques were also employed at this job to insure good quality film.

Art Director

now VeriCom

May 1990 - September 1992

When I started working for this company, they still had a drawing board and flat file storage system. I purchased a Macintosh system, carried out upkeep on the equipment and increased productivity 400% in the first three months I worked there.

PageCom mailed out 100,000 letters a month in a huge direct-mail marketing plan. Though not a manufacturer, they became the second most recognized name in the two way radio industry by way of "branding" and private labeling other manufacturer's products. They carried more parts for Motorola radios than Motorola's own warehouse. Because of PageCom and the work done by the owner of that company, Motorola developed Radius, still its best selling line of radios.

While with the company, I was responsible for all mail-outs, artwork and copy. I created 4 color brochures and catalogs as well supervised photo shoots and did illustration. I worked with third party vendors, wrote copy and created concepts for all collateral material. I did coupons and promotional poster work as well.

Art Director

Eagle Shield Marketing

May 1989 - May 1990

Designed and produced all printed collateral for the corporation. Eagle Shield was a multi-level marketing organization with over 10,000 active sales associates in the field.

Our art staff produced a monthly four color newsletter, a bi-monthly black and white newsletter, a bi-monthly sales letter, and a weekly corporate news release for the office staff.

We also produced brochures, catalogs, flyers and new product release sheets.

In addition to myself, team included a Senior Art Director, a staff technical writer, and a staff editor.

Job requirements included a working knowledge of Illustrator and Quark Express as well as a good understanding of four color process and fifth color elements.

Triple T Sales and Marketing

May 1988 - May 1989

Art Director

Worked with a team of artists and a staff photographer to produce advertising and multimedia material for the military sales branch of Goodyear.

Job required knowledge of design as well as good understanding of four color process and fifth color elements.

Art directed photo shoots, supervised other artists on staff.

Worked in Illustrator and Quark express.

Wrote copy, created custom logos, illustrations and designs.

Owner, Sole Proprietor

Boyd Design

March 1985 - May 1988

Freelanced in the East Texas (Tyler) area prior to 1988. Worked for most of the agencies there.

Did illustration and design, brochures, etc.

Did a LOT of billboard design.

Painted pictorials, billboards, even dabbled in vans for a little while. Painted portraits and did pencilled portraits/characatures. Did some T-shirt design. Designed some Christian Album cover art and worked with several religious organisations on multimedia projects they had going. Worked with a local want-ads newspaper doing layout and design.



Logo Design for Exist Video Game

Syn Book Cover

Unused Book Cover Design

Term Limits T-Shirt

Artwork done for political T-Shirt using hand drawn characters scanned and colored in Photoshop. Lettering done in Adobe Illustrator.

Rough Sample Comic Book Page

Done for a graphic novel project I bid on.

Unused Book Cover Design

Acrylic on art board.

Book Cover Design

This is a pencil layut for a book cover design that was not used.


This was done in Adobe Illustrator for Glass Creations. This was etched 6 ft high and 20 feet across into a set of bathroom doors.

T-Shirt Design for Richard Kranium, Ltd

This was done in Adobe Illustrator. Company did several designs promoting usage of prophylactics among teens to slow teen pregnancy in the greater Houston area.

Carnival Cruise Liner Cartoon

T-Shirt Design

Jani-King 20th Anniversary Award

Award built by Glass Creations for client. Artwork done in Cheetah3D.

Qualifications & Certifications

John Tyler High School

layout and design

Richland College

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