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

EDUCATION HISTORY

2010 to Present
Online Course
Continuing education in Maxon’s Cinema 4D & RapidWeaver responsive website creation

March 2001 to April 2001
Dawson College
Completed a 20 hour continuing education course in Macromedia Dreamweaver

Sept. 1977 to June 1979
Dawson College
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.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Experience working with Macintosh computers since 1989. Experience includes such classic models such as the Mac Classic up to and including current iMacs, iPads and iPhones.

Knowledge of Macintosh operating systems 7.0, 7.5, 8.0, 8.5.1, 9.2.2 & OSX (up to El Capitan)

Software experience includes: Cinema 4D (Constructing 3D models, creating texture maps, producing simple animations), Adobe CS6 Suite, Office 2011 for Mac, RapidWeaver (responsive website creation), Apple Works software suite (pages, Numbers, Keynote), SketchUp, Poser 10 3D, Sculptris 3D, DAZ Studio 3D, QuarkXpress (v6.5), Evernote, Delicious Library, Comic Collector.

LANGUAGES

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

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

January 2017 to present
JCorp Inc.
(Canadian-based company that is a supplier of licensed apparel, accessories and other merchandise for children, men and women, in addition to private labeling).
Position: Colour separation specialist. Converting internal layouts to final film positives for silk screening onto apparel.

July 1999 to May 2016
Catalpa Group Inc. (Art Studio/Marketing Agency)

Position: 3D illustrator, Manager-Prepress Production and Technical Support
Responsibilities included: 3D renderings in Cinema 4D to bring packaging and promotional concepts to a heightened state of realism, packaging and promotional material design, photo retouching, electronic desktop production (produce press ready final art), assistant production manager, Macintosh computer system evaluations prior to purchase.

1989 to Present Day
Formed The Two Wacky Pin Guys with partner.

Position: Co-owner, Chief designer, 3D illustrator.
Responsibilities included: Design new concepts for jewelry,
3D renderings to bring concepts to life, produce final art for production plant. Maintain website. Major Clients - The Official Babylon 5 Fan Club. Geoffrey Mandel (Star Trek Voyager Art Department), Catalpa Group Inc., Jason Carter.
We travel to conventions across North America to sell limited edition, science fiction themed collectible jewelry

December 1984 to May '99
Jack Gutman & Associates (Art Studio/Marketing Agency)

Responsibilities included: Design, art direction, photo retouching, paste up, type markup, illustration, darkroom work, airbrush illustration, electronic desktop production, assistant production manager (co-ordinate tasks between JGA and external film and printing suppliers).

1984 to Present Day
Founded Prometheus Graphics (Independent Graphic Art Studio)

Specializing in design, 3D illustration, production art, and jewelry design.

May 1984 to Nov. 1984
Publicité Regionational/Greenhouse (Ad Agency)

Responsibilities included: Art direction, paste up, type markup, darkroom work.

Jan. 1982 to May 1984
Penthouse Studios (Art studio)

Responsibilities included: Assistant production manager, paste up, type markup, illustration, darkroom work.

MAJOR CLIENTS SERVICED

Major Clients serviced for Catalpa Group Inc:

AHF
Auberge Shalom
Authentic Home Comfort
BMS
Café Union
Denco
Domtar
French Formula
Galileo Genomics
George Lauon
Greek Mountain Food
HomTex
Indo Count
Laing International
Louisville Bedding
Mattress Firm
Merck Frosst
Natures Treasure
Parmalat Canada
Patsy Pie
Reynolds Aluminum
Simmons Bedding
Smith Nephew
Vivier Pharma
Walker Glass
Yogabed

Major clients serviced for Jack Gutman & Associates:

Ayerst Laboratories
Burroughs Wellcome
Canderm Pharmaceuticals
Corby Distilleries
Golf Des Îles
Jam Can
Johnson & Johnson
Merck Frosst
Pfizer Canada
RDI Investments
Superclubs/Boscobel
Tropicana

Major clients serviced by Prometheus Graphics:

Atlantic Auto Body Ltd.
Apex Computers
Atrium Design
Aurora Award Committee
Breakaway Films
Catalpa Group Inc.
Centre Cinéma Impérial
Complexe Desjardins
Cree Council of Canada
DimensionSF
Faubourg Ste-Catherine
Galaxy Enterprises
Les Galeries Normandie
Merlin Films
Nebula Books
Official Babylon 5 Fan Club
Paraide
Paul Globus Marketing
Photocomp RB
Playsure Inc.
Printmore Litho
Projections Multimedia
Publicité Jim Rickard
Pulicité Stavros Gulata
Richard Rotholz-Optometrist
Souvenir Avanti
Teleglobe Canada
The 1994 WorldCon
Zver & Associates

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS

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 NFB.

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, and Con*Cept 2001 (local Science Fiction & Fantasy conventions).

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

INTERESTS

3D Illustration, designing jewelry for the Two Wacky Pin Guys venture
Avid model builder specializing in Science Fiction and SF dioramas - have been awarded several provincial awards for several pieces.
Science Fiction & Fantasy costumer and active participant in local fandom activities – have won several local and national awards for excellence in costuming. Was also recognized and awarded 2000 Aurora Award for Organizational Fan Achievement
Avid collector of rare SF & F books, animation cells and comic books
Website design and maintenance
Photography
Airbrush illustration
Cycling
Cooking

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