Derek Berghaus Graphic Designer.
Consumer and business-to-business advertising. Print design, production including ads, collateral, direct mail, catalogs, brochures, packaging, product labels. Industries include Automobile, Beauty and Health, Consumer Electronics, Entertainment, Food and Beverage Magazine Publishing. Advertising Agency and Corporate Creative Departments experience. Take projects from concept stage through design, production, and print including pre-pressing files for final proofs. Possess strong hands-on approach. Macintosh software, hardware and digital photo studio support.
Freelance: Graphic Designer, Los Angeles
03/2008 – Present Adlhoch Creative, Guitar Center Corp., Bullseye Studio, G&M Plumbing, Hauser Advertising.
02/2006 – 04/2007 Herbalife, Weston Mason Advertising and Wyndeham Kestrel.
10/1996 – 04/1999 Gelson’s Grocery Chain, Pacific Healthcare, Healthnet, DDB LA, Grey LA, Cahners Publishing Group and California Beverage Publication.
Design, production, presentation boards, creating mechanicals for outdoor and publishing for Bullseye. Designed the August in-store retail signage for over 200 stores, packaging and catalogs production for Guitar Center Corporate. My experience also includes DVD related Home Entertainment Advertising– creating wraps and face art for DVD’s and retail POP’s. Some of the campaigns I recently worked on include KIA Motors, Anchor Blue Clothing, Universal Studios, Fresh & Easy Grocery Chain, Sony, Buena Vista Home Entertainment. Previous campaigns were Wells Fargo Financial, Southern California Edison and The California Lottery. Production of weekly trade show magazine and distributor publication
Full-time Positions: Graphic Designer/Production Artist/Retail Management/Sales
04/2007 – 03/2008 Beachbody, Beverly Hills, CA. Direct Marketing, Fitness Products Design
Advertisements for National magazines – Esquire, Maxim, and Men’s Journal. DVD packaging including wraps and face art. Design of fitness product catalogs and collateral. Re-branding supplement labels. Design of advertising materials for web downloads.
04/1999 – 02/2006 OPI Nail Products, North Hollywood, CA.
Nail and Beauty Products Report directly to VP, Conceptual Product Development and Advertising Work with advertising and marketing department designing, production, preparation of mechanicals for ads, POP displays, packaging, collateral and labels for national advertising/product launches appearing in Vogue, InStyle, Glamour and trade magazines. Digital photo studio and Macintosh administrative support.
01/1996 – 10/1996 Blair Graphics, Santa Monica, CA
Service Bureau Production Artist – production of customers files for digital color output, large format output, inkjets prints
Software: Mac OS X 10.4, Adobe CS 3; InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, QuarkXPress 7, MS Office and Fetch.
1992-1996 UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA., Certificate in Graphic Design and Computer Graphics.
1992 Ort Institute of Technology, Los Angeles, CA. Certificate in Computer Aided Design/AutoCAD 10.
1985 Santa Monica City College, CA., Undergraduate Graphic Design studies.
1978 – 1979 University of Cape Town, South Africa, Business Major
References available on request.