Creative. Mentor. Educator. Publisher.
I have extensive knowledge in design (analog and digital), photography, animation, illustration, video, branding, animation & modeling, world building and IP development. I have worked in many creative environments – small, multi-dimensional shops to large corporate entities. I am highly motivated, self-starter, enthusiastic, strong leader, patient mentor...with a head for business, client relations,
Creative. Mentor. Educator. Publisher.
I have extensive knowledge in design (analog and digital), photography, animation, illustration, video, branding, animation & modeling, world building and IP development. I have worked in many creative environments – small, multi-dimensional shops to large corporate entities. I am highly motivated, self-starter, enthusiastic, strong leader, patient mentor...with a head for business, client relations, and strategic market development. My list of clients is wide and diverse, including but not limited to, Disney, Fox Entertainment, Warner Brothers, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, Harley-Davidson, Microsoft, Kodak, Price Waterhouse, Atari, Activision, Sony Entertainment, Bioware, Bethesda SoftWorks, Crystal Dynamics, and many more. I have experience in all manner of marketing and advertising (print, radio, web & TV), product development (video, board, & card games, novels, comics, apparel, hard goods, etc.), entertainment (radio, tv, film, & video games) and environmental design (retail, outdoor, event, etc.). I am experienced managing multi-million dollar budgets and accounts, doing industry/market analysis, and creating & managing brand lines
I am looking to continue my career in the creative industry – to utilize my experience to the greatest extent possible, and continue to grow and learn new skills.
Creative Director @ Create custom apparel, accessories, collectables and fine art products for the Video Game industry. Clients include Bethesda, Bioware, Gearbox, Naughty Dog, Playstation Network, Mozilla, and more.
Previously Treehouse Brand Stores. Acquired by ThinkGeek From October 2014 to Present (1 year 3 months) Greater Denver AreaFounder / Publisher @ ArtOrder - http://theArtOrder.com
ArtOrder is a blog/community/store dedicated to the growth, promotion, education, of illustrators.
ArtOrder has been instrumental in launching a number of illustrators professional careers, and providing new opportunities.
ArtOrder Publishing is the imprint dedicated to changing the publishing model for artists. From August 2009 to Present (6 years 5 months) Greater Denver AreaInstructor @ Instructor for online arts training.
This semester: Intellectual Property Development portfolio class for the visual artists From August 2015 to Present (5 months) Instructor @ I was asked to be instructor for Legendeer California and presenter for the Legendeer Symposium.
Legendeer is an community founded by Sterling Hundley.
Legendeer is a community of illustrators, designers, poets, musicians, educators, animators, climbers, athletes, mothers, fathers, hobbyists and professionals who find common ground through Story, Design, and Communication. Legendeer challenges members to inform their creative process through direct, personal experience. At Legendeer, we believe that art can inform, inspire and better the human experience.
http://legendeer.org/ From May 2015 to June 2015 (2 months) Creative Director @ Treehouse works directly with game companies to engage their fans in creative ways. We flip the conventional video game merchandise industry on its head by creating official gear that is nuanced, thoughtful, and of exceptional quality.
My goal is to create epic secret handshakes and high production value collectables for the hard core game fan - from innovative apparel to outstanding lifestyle goods, and everything in between. From November 2013 to October 2014 (1 year) Greater Denver AreaSenior Creative Director @ Creative Art Director for Dungeons & Dragons, Heroscape, Avalon Hill, & Axis & Allies brand lines.
Responsible for working with all cross-functional partners (sales, marketing, brand management, R&D, etc.) to define strategies for visual brand development. Define, and police brand standards. Work with internal creative teams, external partners, vendors and licensees to ensure visual consistency. Manage, and mentor creative studio. Hands-on creative development - art commissioning, world building, graphic design. Work with art community to increase communication, grow community, mentor aspiring artists, and act as the companies point person for the art community. Responsible from driving packaging innovation, improving processes, and encouraging creative solutions in game development. Responsible for cross media coordination and consistent brand identity (external game studios, animation studios, entertainment production companies, etc.)
Responsible for visual execution of analog game product, video game product, publishing, comics expressions of the brand, lifestyle products and entertainment properties.
Additional positions held: Digital Art Director.
Software used: Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Maya, 3D Studio, ZBrush, and File Maker Pro From October 2007 to November 2013 (6 years 2 months) Creative Manager/ Art Director @ Creative Services Manager/Design
Responsible for managing Creative Services team - graphic design, illustration, photography, web design & audio/visual services. The position was a "working manager" position. Responsible for creative development of all materials utilized by faculty, staff and students of UW, affiliate hospitals, and government agencies. Scope of work includes, but is not limited to: marketing materials, product & packaging development, educational aides, medical and scientific journals, identity development, environmental design and online development.
Software Used: Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Maya, 3D Studio, ZBrush, and File Maker Pro From August 2004 to October 2007 (3 years 3 months) VP Creative Services/ Creative Director/Art Director @ Creative Director/VP - Design and Development
Responsible for global visual content of company. Responsible for strategic visual planning for over 20 brands, 190 products, and 53 retail outlets. Manage and mentor 57 designers, art directors, sculptors, photographers and illustrators. Oversee visual creative for all product and identity development, environmental, conceptual, print, web, radio and television production, apparel, in-store POP and POS development, & retail store development. Develop, justify and manage multi-million dollar department budget. Worked hand-in-hand with Research & Development, Brand Management, and Sales in the product and identity development phase. Worked with executive management team to develop business, marketing, and product strategic plans - and carry through to implementation. My team and I have won numerous design, print, art direction and illustration awards. Work experience includes print, & web design, animation, illustration, advertising and marketing materials.
Additional positions held - VP Design and Development/Creative Director, Creative Director, Web Design Art Director, Book Publishing Art Director, and Marketing Art Director.
Software Used: Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Quark Express, Maya, 3D Studio, and File Maker Pro From July 1997 to January 2001 (3 years 7 months) New Media Designer/Photographer/Graphic Designer @ Responsible for creation of packaging, environmental, print, web/interactive medias, in-house photography studio work and on-site photography, video editing, 3d animation and 3d modeling. Clients included: Disney Theme Parks, Arco Oil and Gas, Rowe Financial, Microsoft, Dannon Yogurt, Kodak Imaging, and others. From 1995 to 1997 (2 years) Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Associate of Arts (AA), 3D Animation and Multimedia Design @ Art Institute of Dallas From 1992 to 1993 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) @ Louisiana Tech University From 1981 to 1984 Jon Schindehette is skilled in: Art Direction, Creative Direction, Illustration, Art, Graphic Design, Art Commissioning, Concept Design, Animation, Photoshop, Video Games, Adobe Creative Suite, Storyboarding, Photography, Creative Writing, Visual Storytelling