Personal CV


Curriculum Vitae


PERSONAL INFORMATION

Bernard K. Reischl
34 - 9th Avenue
Lasalle, Quebec, Canada
H8P 2N6
Cell phone: (514) 885-5294
Email: breischl@mac.com
LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/bernardreischl
Website: http://www.2wackypinguys.com

GRAPHIC ARTIST, 3D ILLUSTRATOR, PREPRESS & DESKTOP PRODUCTION

Multi-disciplined graphic artist, 3D illustrator and desktop production specialist with numerous years of advertising agency and marketing studio experience.
Able to tackle a diverse range of projects, from layouts, mock-ups, typography to final prepress art for full packaging SKUs, as well as prepare intricate digital renderings and utilize self-taught 3D modelling skills to enhance presentations with virtual packaging.
From 2009 to 2016 I was the prepress production manager and senior graphic artist for the execution of most of Parmalat’s Dairy packaging and then rendering said packaging in 3D for implementation in their online presence and sales promotion kits.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Graphic Design, 3D Illustrator, Desktop Production, Jewelry Design

Prometheus Graphics / The 2 Wacky Pin Guys (Lasalle, Quebec)
1984 - Present Day
Graphic Design, desktop production, 3D Illustration, sculpting physical models for molds.

Colour Separation Specialist
JCorp Inc. (Montreal, Quebec)
January 2017 - January 2018
Position: Converting internal layouts to final film positives for silk screening onto apparel.

Graphic Design, 3D Illustrator, Manager-Prepress Production & Technical Support
Catalpa Group Inc. (Montreal, Quebec)
July 1999 - May 2016
Responsibilities included: Graphic Design, packaging and promotional concepts, 3D renderings in Cinema 4D to bring packaging and promotional concepts to a heightened state of realism, photo retouching, desktop production, prepress production, assistant production manager, evaluate Macintosh computer desktop systems and software prior to company purchase.

Graphic Artist, Desktop Production
Jack Gutman & Associates (Montreal, Quebec)
November 1984 – May 1999
Graphic Design, art direction, desktop production, prepress production, photo retouching, paste up, type markup, illustration, darkroom work, airbrush illustration, assistant production manager (co-ordinate tasks between JGA and external film and printing suppliers)

COMPUTER SKILLS

Experienced working in desktop production and photo retouching with Macintosh computers since 1989. Intimate knowledge of Macintosh operating systems 7.0 up to the latest Mac OSX.

Software experience includes: Cinema 4D (Constructing 3D models, creating texture maps, producing simple animations), Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Microsoft Office for Mac, RapidWeaver (responsive website creation), Apple iWorks software, Sketchup, Bryce 7, QuarkXpress (v6.5), Evernote and much more.

EDUCATION HISTORY

Dawson College (Montreal, Quebec)
March 2001 to April 2001
Completed a 20 hour continuing education course in Macromedia Dreamweaver

Dawson College (Montreal, Quebec)
September 1977 to June 1979
2 years study in the Graphic Design Program. Hired by administration and teachers to photograph student works and to repair/maintain printing and darkroom equipment.

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS

2000-2014
President, webmaster, newsletter editor and publisher for "MonSFFA: (The Montreal Science Fiction and Fantasy Association)

2000
Awarded 2000 Aurora Award for Organizational Fan Achievement.

1995-2000
National organizer for KAG/KANADA (Klingon Assault Group, Canada – Star Trek Themed Fan Club)

1998-1999
Art Director/research consultant/webmaster on "DimensionSF - The Montreal Science Fiction Film Festival" This project was developed in conjunction with the Imperial Theatre, Montreal.

1998-1999
Graphics/digital photo restoration on “Journey to Oblivion - the Empress of Ireland Story” a two hour feature-length documentary distributed worldwide by the National Film Board of Canada.

1997
Co-organized "From Yesterday to Tomorrow: Science Fiction through the Years" at the Complexe Desjardins; a retrospective on the history of science fiction. Designed and executed all graphics / visual timelines for the exhibition.

1986-1993
Part of the organizing committees of Q-Con 86, TransWarp’s 92 & 93, Con•Cept’s 89-92 (local Science Fiction & Fantasy conventions).

1989-1999
Winner of numerous awards in science fiction costuming and model making

LANGUAGES

English (Spoken, written and read)
Un peu Français (Spoken, limited written and read)
Ein bißchen Deutch (Spoken)

INTERESTS

3D illustration and designing jewelry for my peronal Two Wacky Pin Guys venture.
Avid collector of rare SF & F books, animation cells and comic books.
Website design and maintenance (www.2wackypinguys.com)
Photography
Airbrush illustration
Cycling
Cooking

References can be provided upon request.
Available for interviews with 24 hours notice.