XpessSkins / Assistant Graphics Designer and Production Manager
Hello, my name is Zack. I’m a high school dropout that moved halfway across my country to help compete in the anime industry with XpressSkins (Willing to relocate). I’ve worked almost exclusively in the design and production of different types of products whether that be stickers, shirts, and many other various products.
I’ve always wanted to work with anime and/or games. I’ve done my utmost best when learning the skills to accomplish this goal and thrive every day to keep this passion of mine a reality.
My role in this company is the core of production, product design, and quality assurance. Keeping up with jobs efficiently and in a timely manner is a requirement.
Decreased file prep speed dramatically Improved Illustrator efficiency and skills for production Got to work on official licensed art work from NGNL and Akame Made double sided stickers Taught myself how to use a UV printer Took the role of prepping and printing almost everything at the company 1st employee and usually the last one of the last ones to go home Survive several overnight printing for events
Took two courses to increase my capacity in photoshop and illustrator.
Founded a Lewd/Ecchi website where we commissioned art of Custom OCs and sold them in the form of stickers, mousepads, mugs, garments, and large decals. Eventually It merged with XpressSkins and I’ve been doing light management and most of the designs for it to date.
Design signage and custom graphics for commercial vehicles. Make files print ready and send them off to the print tech. Assist other graphics designers on there projects. I learned Adobe Illustrator for this job.
I took courses geared towards Computer Science and Graphics Design and spent quite a bit of time in Cyber Security and Adobe Graphics and Web Design. Moved to Houston, Texas from Kennewick, Washington in pursuit of my career instead of graduating.