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About Me

Who is Travis Maynard?

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Hello, I'm Travis. Thanks for taking the time to look through my work and to learn more about who I am. I really hope you've enjoyed what you've seen.

I am a generator of creative versatility. Whatever the need, I possess the talent and skill set for the job. From illustration and design to motion graphics and animation, I deliver fresh and tasty visuals my clients are thirsty for. I'm an avid sports fan and I enjoy staying active, competitive, and healthy. I also operate well under pressure and I'm clutch in must have situations (much like my cousin and Michigan State Spartan Head Coach, Tom Izzo).

Classically trained in traditional illustration, my love for all things creative drove me to obtain a BFA in Media Arts and Animation from the Illinois Institute of Art. After graduation I gained a wide variety of experience through a plethora of creative endeavors.

I am a natural leader and a confident decision maker, but believe there is no room for egos when it comes to getting the job done. I enjoy collaborating with others and know that the combined efforts of creative minds yield fantastic results and happy clients.


work experience

August Jackson

Designer / Art Director, June 2012 - Present
• To be announced but it's going to be a lot and it's going to be fantastic

Harpers Hollow

Art Director, Freelance Contractor, November 2011 - June 2012
• Illustration
• Character design
• Product design and development
• Branding design
• Graphic design
• Package design

Argonne National Laboratory

Illustrator and Graphic Designer, Freelance Contractor, December 2010 - June 2012
• Web Graphics
• Cartoon and character illustration
• Event comp illustration and design
• Info graphics and scientific diagrams
• Brochure and large format graphic design
• Environmental design
• Digital rendering

Quicksilver Associates

Designer / Illustrator, Freelance Contractor, May 2012
• Storyboard Illustration
• Conceptual script development

Marketing Solutions Inc.

Storyboard Illustrator, Freelance Contractor, May 2012
• Storyboard illustration from script for ad pitch

Seo Clarity

Designer, Freelance Contractor, February 2012
• Web graphics
• Large format tradeshow graphics

Sinai Health System

Graphic Designer, Freelance Contractor, January 2012 - March 2012
• Promotional ad design for magazines and flyers
• Poster design

Capitalist Agency Inc.

Graphic Designer and Motion Graphics Animator, Freelance Contractor, August 2011 - November 2011
• Branding design
• Social media design
• Promotional signage
• Motion graphics and video editing

Queue Marketing Communications Group

Illustrator and Designer, Freelance Contractor, September 2011 - December 2011
• POS and POP illustration and design
• Interior store graphics
• Mockup design
• Presentation design

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Illustrator, Freelance Contractor, March 2011 - September 2011
• Illustration for web based nurses training program

Pinnacle Litigation

Illustrator, Freelance Contractor, October 2011 - May 2012
• Illustration for trial presentation

Namco Cybertainment, Inc.

Illustrator/Designer, Freelance Contractor, February 2011
• Conceptual environmental/perspective illustration
• Lighting and interior design
• Digital rendering

Ashro Magazine

Illustrator, Freelance Contractor, February 2011
• Fashion illustration for magazine mock-up

Stone Road Productions, Inc.

Illustrator, Freelance Contractor, November 2010
• Illustrating original character concepts
• Character development
• Costume illustration
• Digital rendering

Edsey & Sons

Storyboard and Conceptual Illustrator, March 2010 - October 2010
• Illustrating storyboards from original scripts for commercial advertising agencies
• Developing character concepts
• Digital rendering
• Studying under renowned masters of the trade

Quarasan Group

Motion Graphics Animator, Presentation Specialist, Freelance Contractor
• Creating educational videos using Adobe AfterEffects and Apple Keynote
• Developing graphics for training videos and web use
• Producing video for web using Adobe Flash

Bradford Group: Hawthorne Village – Niles, IL

Product Developer/Designer, Program Manager, May 2008 – Dec 2009
As Product Developer I proudly designed many attractive collectibles and innovative home décor items that performed successfully in the market place contributing to the profitability of the Fortune 500 Company.

• Use creative and analytical skills to weigh current market trends in conjunction with future consumer interests to develop new and dynamic products
• Designing, writing, and presenting dynamic product concepts directly to company President
• Creating final design of products prior to market testing
• Managing the complete production of products from concept to finished product
• Establishing relationships with manufacturers while gaining access to the latest techniques and resources to create the highest quality product within   a given budget and cost of materials
• Working closely with the Advertising Staff by providing art direction to ensure the best presentation of the product to the customer
• Gaining excellent experience following branding guidelines while collaborating with the Licensing Staff to create designs for a plethora of licensed
  properties and top fine artists

licensed properties experience

Star Wars, Disney, Pixar, Coca-Cola, McDonalds, NFL, MLB, NHL, Nascar, Elvis, MGM, Warner Bros., LEGO, Budweiser, John Deere, Marvel, DC Comics, Universal Monsters, Wizard of Oz, Al Agnew, Norman Rockwell, Thomas Kinkade

technical skills traditional skills
After Effects
3D Studio Max
Power Point
Perspective Drawing
Marker Rendering
Colored Pencil
Life Drawing

honors & awards

Bay College Time Capsule Art Contest

First Place Recipient

Michigan Junior Duck Stamp Contest

Best of Show
Artwork displayed at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC


Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg

Bachelors of fine arts in media arts and animation