PROFESSIONAL DESIGN EXPERIENCE
TODD ZIMMER GRAPHIC DESIGN. GREENSBORO, NC, 2006-PRESENT
I have designed for clients across different industries and backgrounds, including: Beehive Market, Broken Heart Dolls, Ecology Center, Eugene Biro Corp., Expression College for Digital Arts, Fellini Coffee Bar, The Hanging Garden, Kinship Comfort Brands, Meteor Industries, MTV Networks, Mythology Entertainment, Octagon, Phineus Partners, Pizza Moda, Vaska Botanicals, and many others. My role as designer for the aforementioned is as varied as the profession can be. Samples and references provided upon request.
FURNITURELAND SOUTH. JAMESTOWN, NC, 2016-2017
Furnitureland South is the World’s Largest Furniture Store, and with that size comes a huge responsibility of the in-house marketing department. From national print advertising to web design to virtual reality tour planning, the in-house department does it all. Everything we do must support the brand of Furnitureland, and support the sales force of over 100 interior designers. My responsibilities go across many disciplines and up and down many avenues. I have a vast portfolio of work to show.  
PRESERVATION GREENSBORO, INC. GREENSBORO, NC 2015-PRESENT
For PGI I have designed membership and visitor information brochures, along with guide books and other ephemera for the annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens. I also was on hand to develop and refine a commemorative 50th anniversary logo for the organization.
EMPIRE PROPERTIES / EMPIRE EATS. RALEIGH, NC, 2015
Empire Properties is a brokerage firm with properties all over the Raleigh and Durham area, while Empire Eats is a subsidiary that houses six restaurants, with five unique concepts. Additionally, there is a catering company, several food trucks, and no fewer than three event spaces. I served as the in-house design director for all things related to Empire. A short list of responsibilities include the design and direction of: exterior signage, posters, check presenters, menus, restaurant related premiums, logo and identity systems, brochures, web design, and providing interoffice design needs.
RIVENDELL BICYCLE WORKS. WALNUT CREEK, CA 2007-2014
I’ve done a lot of design for Rivendell such as headbadges and decals for the following bike models: Bombadil, Betty Foy, Sam Hillborne, Simpleone, Quickbeam, Renovelo, among others. Along with other jobs such as pin-back buttons, brochures, business cards, and t-shirts. Additionally, I provided design services to the retail space Rivendell Bike, Book, and Hatchet.
RELATED VOLUNTEER WORK
INNERACT PROJECT. SEATTLE, WA / SAN FRANCISCO, CA
It had the responsibility to instruct and educate groups of students ages 13-14 the fundamentals of graphic design.
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF GRAPHIC ARTS. TRIAD, NC
I’m the volunteer director for my local AIGA chapter.
PUBLICATIONS, EXHIBITIONS, AND RECOGNITION
High Energy Rock & Roll: The Art of Electric Frankenstein, Dark Horse Books, Milwaukie, Oregon
Bookmarks IX, XI-XIII 2011, 2013-2015, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Toy Design Served, AIGA Member Gallery, SVA Portfolios: Behance Curated Galleries
EDUCATION
MFA Candidate, School of Graphic Design, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
BFA, Illustration and Cartooning, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
SKILLS
Adobe Creative Suite, typography, design for print, page layout, front-end web developing, prototyping. Computer skills include all versions of: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, and Microsoft Office. Professional, educational, and personal background in illustration, cartooning, fine art, and photography.
ABOUT TODD
I grew up in New Jersey and New York. Upon graduating from the School of Visual Arts I had the pleasure to work throughout the New York City area as both a staff designer and independent creative. A move to the San Francisco Bay Area allowed me broaden my career path by working as a designer and educator across a spectrum of industries. I currently reside in Greensboro, North Carolina with my family. Shall we meet, you’ll learn more.
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