Environmental Graphics

Industrial Design

Conceptual Design

Interior Signage

GREETINGS!

Ic3d2 Design is the portfolio site for freelance graphics and industrial designer Benjamin Craft. 15 years of creative design and project management experience at your service.

SERVICES

Environmental Design, Industrial Design, Interior Signage Design, Print and Vinyl Graphics, Project Management, Design Consultation

SPECIALTIES

Design Intent & Materials Packages, Location Planning & Scheduling, Site Verification & Field Conditions, Conceptual Rendering

ABOUT ME

I am a multifaceted design professional residing in Boston. I have been employed as a professional graphic artist in three major cities; others being Pittsburgh and Toronto. In the past 5 or so years I have primarily been involved with developing and executing large multi-phased environmental graphics packages for a plethora of North American clients. Previously, I was project coordinator for an academic publishing company in Toronto, Canada - responsible for rights-cleared work, layout design and branding collateral.

I'm always looking toward the next project and design scenario.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

I have covered all bases - web, print, signage, fine art reproduction, archival scanning, academic publishing, etc. - the list runs long.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

technical drawing sets, digital asset creation, sign design and fabrication, die cut vinyl

DESIGN CONSULTATION

Material & Sample Procurement, Design Intent Layouts, ADA Compliance, Finishing Consideration

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Site Verification, Signage Location Plans, Message Scheduling, Project Estimates, File Handling

MY SKILLS

Expert level multi disciplined designer. Versatile project coordinator with experience in high volume print as well as industrial signage projects.

Adobe CS, After Effects, Premiere Pro, In-Design, AutoCAD, Corel Draw, MS Office Suite, Filemaker 13, Google Sketch-up, Blender 2.8, various pre-press and raster software

CONTACT ME

graphic design
95%
web design
80%
Industrial Design
80%
Project Management
85%

WORK EXPERIENCE

I have had a productive output-based design career. Print production, academic publishing, web design, three-dimensional fabrication, illustration - you'd be hard pressed to find a more versatile design professional.

Having worked in three major North American markets coordinating design solutions gives me experience in handling a range of design expectations and outcomes for a variety of clients.

IC3D2 DESIGN

Principal Designer

Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Production & Output

Personal design moniker

DCL

LEAD GRAPHICS

March 2017 through Mar 2020

Specialty Fabrication Drawings, Project Oversight, Materials and Finishing Continuity

Overseeing Large Multi-phased Environmental Graphics Packages, adhering to existing brand guidelines, color matching, client approvals

SBT

PRINT MANAGER/LEAD GRAPHIC ARTIST

November 2015 through June 2016

Wide Format Printing, Signage, Vinyl Graphics

Overseeing in-house print production and sign fabrication. Responsible for proofing, estimation and project scheduling.

CANADIAN SCHOLARS' PRESS

PROJECT MANAGER/LEAD GRAPHIC ARTIST

May 2008 through November 2014

Project Coordination, Graphic Design, Proofing & Production

Project manager responsible for 500 custom academic publishing projects annually - sprial-bound manuals through perfect bound pedagogical materials. In-house graphic artist responsible for entire range of graphic work - proofing, web/screen graphics, print collateral, type setting and cover design.

FERRI DESIGN + CONSTRUCT

PROJECT MANAGER/LEAD GRAPHIC ARTIST

March 2007 through April 2008

Boutique Signage, Vehicle Graphics, Logo & Branding

Managed a portfolio of projects ranging in scope from brand identity through industrial signage design and installation. Responsible for conceptual renderings, design proofs, material sampling and project presentation.

EDUCATION

I'm a committed life-long learner. Learning, studying, applying new knowledge is all very exciting, help keeps the mind young and active. I enjoy a great challenge and often pursue ventures outside of the 'comfort zone'. Success and strong will are states of mind.

GRAPHIC/INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Art Institute / Pittsburgh

Associate Degree, Specialized Technologies

Specialization: Industrial/Product Design

"Ben's ability to turn concept into design is exceptional. His skill set includes creating and executing a well defined brand identity. Without a doubt, his graphic design has assisted in the increase of sales and market visibility over the years."

"Ben did an outstanding job managing the production workflow of our custom publishing division. CSPI's custom publishing division is the largest producer of coursepacks and custom textbooks in Canada. Ben oversaw the production of hundreds of custom projects compressed into a very short timeline."

"I've worked with Ben on a variety of projects - illustration, cover design, typesetting. A great designer and a thoughtful teacher, always willing to take the time to explain the details to ensure the project is done correct."

PORTFOLIO

Below is current graphic work, web design, various industrial samples, and illustration. I have a large, varied portfolio. Numerous samples can be provided upon request. Click descriptions for other image links.

Environmental Graphics - 116 hand rendered diner plates surround screens

Ceramic plate wall 1 of 3. CLICK HERE.

Environmental Letterset Samples - aluminum

Corner wrap aluminum letterset. CLICK HERE.

Wayfinding Samples - direct print powder coat process

Direct print graphic samples on aluminum panel, CLICK HERE.

Dimensional Letterset - brushed aluminum with tinted edge tone, stud mounted.

Elevator bank level ID lettersets. CLICK HERE.

Environmental Graphics - banner design/fabric printing

Mission statement banners part of multi-city restack. CLICK HERE..

Graphic Design - Print Design Catalog Layout

marketing collateral, promotional product. click.

Graphic Design - Desktop Publishing

Cover Design and interior layout. click.

Vector Illustration - lettering typography

Custom food truck logo design. CLICK HERE.

Vector Illustration - vinyl graphics

client supplied sketch through finished output. click.

CONTACT ME

All messages will be replied to within 24 hours of receipt.

Address:

243 Willow Street

Boston, MA 02132

E: bcraft_AT_ic3d2.com

T: 1.617.691.0303

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