Tuesday, February 3, 2015

My Resumé

Ali Moses


Creative Experience:

More than 15 years experience in general illustration/design, cartooning, advertising design, project management, visual merchandising, product design and marketing, creative direction, and branding.

Computer skills:  
Adobe Creative Cloud, and Microsoft Office.

Media Skills:
acrylic, watercolor, tempera, gouche, oil, ink, colored pencils, charcoal, pastels, oil pastels, book binding, lino cut, letter press, digital camera, 35 mm, darkroom, film processing, video, knitting, crochet, hand stitching, sewing machine, cross stitching, bead work

Professional Experience:

2010-Present Lead ArtistHerff Jones, Kansas City, MO
Design & illustrate yearbook covers, endsheets, & internal pages for schools across North America. Also responsible for setting up files for print, die cutting, embossing, foil stamping, various lamination effects, and other processes.

2002-Present Freelance ArtistVarious Companies & Individuals, National
Generate brand identities, illustrations, and advertisements for various clients.

2009-2010 Production AssistantFencepost Productions, Kansas City, MO
Monitor quality, pattern adherence, styling, and accessories for national men’s casual clothing production/design company.

2003-2008 Store Manager/Visual Merchandising ConsultantThe Sharper Image, Kansas City, MO
Hired to turn around poorly performing store. Recruited, trained, and managed sales staff, while improving sales. Received recognition from C.E.O. and was asked to consult with visual merchandising department to improve overall look of national retail chain.

2004-2006 President/DesignerVisual Domination Studios, Kansas City, MO
Oversaw and contributed to graphic design and illustration services for local clients. Developed house brands. Directed creative team of six. Managed facilities and financial interests of company.

2002-2005 Intern/Freelance ArtistThe Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO
As intern, created illustrations for the FYI section of the paper under strict deadlines. Continued after internship as freelance illustrator.

2001-2002 Art GeniusSelf Importancé, Denton, TX
Art direction and illustration for independent humor magazine, including cover art, story art, and advertising.


1999-2003 B.F.A. in Design/Illustration from The Kansas City Art Institute

Creative Interests & Community Involvement:

    Costume design, sketch booking, choreography, and cooking.
    Charitable contributions include National Public Radio Art Auction, Heart of America Foundation.

My Portfolio

Creative Art Services

Slide layouts from presentation given to clients


Circus Circus

Cover and page layouts for yearbook publication


Brontosaurus Comeback

Magazine-style article layout 


Super Sight

Magazine-style article layout


Avocados from Mexico

  Advertising layout



Yearbook cover for publication


Lasting Impressions

Two book covers for digital publication


To Kill a Mockingbird

Book cover for competition


The Great Snark Hunt

Letter art for book cover


Pine Fresh

Stained glass design for use by an artisan


The Snap Wrap

Instruction card for Snap Wrap product


Creature Companions

Logo design for pet sitting business


Mongolian Horde

Mailer for local restaurant chain


Gas Man

Mascot for racing team 


Block Party

Flyers for annual event


Moroccan Lanterns

Folding paper lanterns for The Kansas City Ethnic Commission Annual Ball


The Great Pursuit

Poster for website of dance troupe


Butcher's Guide to The Ant People

Poster for competition


 The Future of Botany

Poster for competition




Digital image for sale of prints