RALPH RESNIK

Creative Director
Art Director
Graphic Designer
Web Designer
Photographer
Illustrator

I’m a successful and talented Creative Director, senior Art Director and Graphic Designer with extensive experience in both digital and traditional media.

I have first-class interpersonal skills allowing me to build good relationships with colleagues and clients alike.

And I'm especially good at building teams and keeping them motivated …

I work well under pressure …

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Contact info

Email ralphresnik@gmail.com or ralph@gralphica.com

Mobile 0522.510276 [international +972.522.510276]

Voice 09.7463551 [international +972.9.7463551]

11B/8 Borochov Street
Raanana
Israel 43434

 

Objective

To work in a company and environment that allows me to fully express my creative abilities/capabilities; to work with and as a part of a dynamic team; to solve visual communication issues; and continuously improve as an artist.

 

Work Experience

2010
Creative Director/Art Director at Techelet Tikshoret. Responsible for setting up and managing a full team of designers for the publication of a number of Hebrew and English magazines — "Segula" [English]; Segula [Hebrew]; "Nashim" [Hebrew]; "Yeladim" [Hebrew]; "Shabat" [Hebrew]. Managed and created the overall 'look-and-feel', as well as maintained a happy and hardworking team spirit.

2003 to 2010
Freelancer - worked as a freelance visual communicator, creative director and designer. Work involved managing of full branding and marketing efforts for various clients in both digital and traditional media

2000-02
Coovi, inc - founder member. Creative Director / Director of Front-end Development. Responsible for development, creation and implementation of “user” web site and advertiser web applications; development of corporate identity and creation of all advertising and marketing programs

1997-1999
Freelance - Freelance Visual Communicator, creative director and designer for various clients. Work included all aspects of brand design as well as front end GUI design for web and software … conceptualization, creation and production of advertising, design and collateral material … exhibition shows stands … photography … illustration

1995-96
Kashat Design - Senior Art Director, responsible for creation and production of graphic design, as well as team-leading five layout artists

1995
Immigrated to Israel

1994-95
Graphite Advertising and Design - Creative Director. Responsible for total creative output, as well as managing the creative team

1988-94
Ideadata Natal - Owner and Creative Director. One of the first companies in South Africa specializing in the creation of speaker support and business-to-business presentations.

1983-87
Venture-BBDO Advertising - Creative Director / Account Director. Responsible for total creative output, as well as directly handling clients marketing strategies and implementation

1977-82
Ralph Resnik Photography and Design - fashion, music & tv commercials

1975-76
Forsyth-Mills Advertising - Art Director

 

Software

InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Freehand, Dreamweaver, Go Live, Imageready, Fireworks, iMovie, Quicktime, Flash, Acrobat, Powerpoint, Word …

 

Hardware

Apple Mac and PC

 

Teaching/Lecturing

2003 to date
: Lecturer/teacher in fighter kite making workshops
: Workshops done for various companies and schools in both Israel and the USA
: Photography course/s

1986-95
: Lecturer in Photoshop, Freehand and Pagemaker
: Lectured for Apple, Adobe, and Aldus at various venues in South Africa

1985-87
: Lecturer in Photography and Design
: Durban Technion, South Africa

 

Education

1974-76
Johannesburg College of Art : Graphic Design
covering : graphic design; history of graphic design; history of art; figure drawing; perceptual and interpretive drawing; typography; photography; illustration; painting; ceramics; sculpture; interior design; industrial design

School
Boksburg High School - matric with a university entrance

 

Interests/Hobbies

Fighter Kiting I build, decorate and fly fighter kites. I also run workshops ... take a look http://www.gralphica.com/kites/pics/africa/

Painting/Drawing From as early as I can remember, I have been blessed with the gift/ability to draw and paint ... I specialize in ‘Wildlife’ ... http://www.rareafrica.net/

Photography I have had a deep interest in photography since a very early age. My initial journey started with black-and-white work, including darkroom processing and printing … successfully created my own technique of printing.

With the advent of the digital age, I quickly embraced digital photography as a natural progression and the use of a ‘digital darkroom’ has become second nature.

Astronomy I gained an interest in star gazing at an early age and continue to pursue it, with binoculars, camera and computer.

 

Sample Work

A small sampling of my work to give an idea of my ability & capability

Web

www.milnerarchitects.com

www.magicmatan.com

www.bethprotea.org.il

www.otzsports.com

www.stevedenis.com

www.katiehouse.com

www.nafka.net

Web [temp]

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http://ltlbg.com/temp/outform/

http://ltlbg.com/temp/ea

Flash

game ... http://gralphica.com/temp/toliv/wackosmacko/wackosmacko.html

screensaver ... http://gralphica.com/temp/proxim/

demo ... http://www.gralphica.com/temp/flash01/

intro ... http://www.gralphica.com/wy

intro ... http://www.gralphica.com/temp/em/

Banners

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http://gralphica.com/temp/summit/rev7.html

http://gralphica.com/temp/radware/5banners/

http://gralphica.com/temp/captaris/index.html

Newsletter

http://www.gralphica.com/temp/vigilant/IntNwsLttr01/

Email Campaign

http://www.gralphica.com/temp/vigilant/email02

Logos

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Print

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Exhibitions

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Illustration

A combination of pencil, paint [on canvass] and hand-colored photography [traditional and digital]

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A series of pencil illustrations for the launch of a medical product

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From a series of wildlife "pencil paintings"

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Digitally hand colored in clients' corporate colors

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Hand colored from my own lightning photography

Photography

From an exhibition sponsored by Panasonic Lumix and shown in Sydney, Australia, in September 2009. The title of my exhibit was "black.white.yellow" ... all photos were black and white and digitally hand colored with yellow.

 

All material copyright to Ralph Resnik [1954 and beyond] and/or the various companies shown. No part of this CV, the pictures, samples or text may be used without written permission. All rights reserved.