I create unique graphic and photographic patterns for textiles, surfaces and licensed products. Cuddle Bat Graphics (the design firm founded by my husband and myself) provides designer textile products as well as photography and design services, including web and print for marketing. At SRP I create marketing materials (catalogs, brochures, flyers). I have also illustrated dozens of custom plastic panels (cut via CNC machine) for playground structures (many of these panels were for the Sandy Ground Project – Where Angels Play).

  • Years of Experience by Software/Skill:
  • Photoshop: 10 years
  • Illustrator: 6 years
  • InDesign: 3 years
  • Designing Repeat Patterns: 4 years
  • Drawing/Illustration: 20 years
  • Watercolor Painting: 7 years
  • Zentangles: 10 years

Playland | I created this catalog from the ground up. Utilizing photography and digital renderings of our play structures and playground components, I crafted this 212 page monster. I put in months of work into this catalog. It required a lot of Photoshop, Illustrator, and especially InDesign. It is the largest catalog I have designed to date. The dealers who sell our products gave it a standing ovation.

Child Works | This was my first full length catalog. At 92 pages with over 1,200 images, this catalog was a great challenge and really advanced my understanding of design and content management for print.

Superior Shade | This was my first full length catalog. At 92 pages with over 1,200 images, this catalog was a great challenge and really advanced my understanding of design and content management for print.

 

Emma Lee Dyer

Emma Lee Dyer

Pattern and Graphic Designer • Cuddle Bat Graphics and SRP

Location
Lithia Springs, Georgia (Greater Atlanta Area)
Industry
Design

Summary

I create unique graphic and photographic patterns for textiles, surfaces and licensed products.

Cuddle Bat Graphics (the design firm founded by my husband and myself) provides designer textile products as well as photography and design services, including web and print for marketing.

At SRP I create marketing materials (catalogs, brochures, flyers). My biggest project was a 212 page catalog woth thousands of SKU item numbers. I have also illustrated dozens of custom plastic panels (cut via CNC machine) for playground structures (many of these panels were for the Sandy Ground Project - Where Angels Play).

BFA in Illustration from SCAD with 3.47 GPA
Years of Experience by Software/Skill:

• Photoshop: 10 years
• Illustrator: 6 years
• InDesign: 3 years
• Designing Repeat Patterns: 4 years
• Drawing/Illustration: 20 years
• Watercolor Painting: 7 years
• Zentangles: 10 years

Experience

Product and Graphic Designer

Cuddle Bat Graphics, LLC

Partnership; 1-10 employees; Design industry

January 2011Present (3 years 4 months) Atlanta, GA

Responsibilities and Achievements Include:

• WordPress Site Management for Cenegenics Arizona
• Creation and Management of 150 seamless patterns with 16 versions in four file types used for creation of final printed products and marketing materials
• Managing thousands of files daily and creating an organized archive
• More than doubled traffic and sign-ups for Cenegenics by creating an intuitive and inviting website

Graphic and Marketing Publications Designer

Superior Recreational Products

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Recreational Facilities and Services industry

May 2013Present (1 year) Carrollton, GA

Responsibilities and Achievements Include:

• Creating Catalogs and Brochures
• Archiving and maintaining thousands of files and images of products
• Created and named the 21 color schemes used for the play structures in the 2014 catalog
• Created and optimized designs for custom CNC cut HDPE plastic panels to go onto playgrounds for the Sandy Grounds project that were so well received that they saved a contract for SRP that was worth $1.4 Million that would otherwise have been revoked due to shortfalls in production unrelated to my designs.

Sales Associate and Gallery Management Assistant

An American Craftsman Gallery

August 2011November 2011 (4 months)

Responsibilities: Opening, greeting and assisting customers, making sales and returns, general maintenance, light custodial work, jewelry repair, window display design, in store aesthetics, taking inventory, answering the phone, making shipments, gift wrapping, creating spreadsheets to reflect data relevant to gallery operations using mathematical formulas, accepting new inventory, and closing. Noteworthy accomplishment: on multiple occasions I have more than met the established sales goal for the day, sometimes even doubling the amount.

Working Class Studio Internship

2010 Co

September 2010November 2010 (3 months)

University-Accredited Internship

Resident Assistant

SCAD Res Life

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

September 2008November 2008 (3 months)

Responsibilities Included:

• Event planning
• Team building
• Conflict Resolution
• Conducting surveys and encouraging student involvement
• Creating an environment that fostered learning and peaceful community values

Skills & Expertise

  1. Digital Illustration
  2. Illustrator
  3. Drawing
  4. Photoshop
  5. Graphic Design
  6. Surface Pattern Design
  7. Art Direction
  8. Product Design
  9. Textile Design
  10. Pillows
  11. Painting
  12. Photography
  13. PowerPoint
  14. InDesign
  15. Mac
  16. Creative Direction
  17. Adobe Creative Suite
  18. Tees
  19. Social Media Marketing
  20. Social Networking
  21. Web Development
  22. Patterns
  23. WordPress
  24. Team Leadership
  25. Organization
  26. Photo Editing
  27. Windows
  28. Marketing
  29. Catalog Design
  30. Brochure Design
  31. Social Media
  32. Adobe Bridge
  33. Microsoft Office
  34. Microsoft Excel
  35. Outlook
  36. Adobe Creative Cloud
  37. Watercolor Illustration
  38. Copywriting
  39. Typography
  40. Brochures
  41. Illustration
  42. Graphics

Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Education

Savannah College of Art and Design

BFA, Illustration

20072011

Projects

  • My Portfolio

    • 2011 to Present
    Team Members: Emma Lee Dyer

    This is my portfolio page on cuddlebat.com where I exhibit all my best work. Some of these designs date back a year or two, but I tend to keep the best and most recent projects at the top. Primarily I show off my patterns here, but if you skip to the bottom you will find my catalog designs.

Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

Package design, vivid colors, and repeat patterns.

Emma & Collin Cuddle Bat Graphics Live Long & Cuddle
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