Craig Matthew Design  
The Design Porfolio of Craig Matthew Oldakowski

As consumers, we take part in sensing design everyday – from the grooming products used during our average morning routines, to the items we consistently throw into our carts at the grocery store. I help create these experiences. For the past 10 years, I've been designing both graphic and tangible products that stimulate aesthetic and emotional appreciation for brands people know and love.

I currently work at Baker Associates in Minneapolis, MN, where I've had the privilege to grow as a consumer package designer.
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Baker Associates, Minneapolis, MN 07/04 Present
Senior Graphic Designer Designing consumer packages while emphasizing brand identity and pushing the point of sale. Clients include Kraft, Nabisco, Con Agra, Heinz, General Mills and Wrigley.

Craig Matthew Design & Graphics, Ames, IA 05/01 07/04
Graphic Designer/Owner Created websites, logos, print collateral, advertisements and digital composites.

College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 02/02 05/04
Graphic Designer Designed websites, logos, print layouts and exhibits.

College of Design, Iowa State University, Rome, Italy 09/03 12/03
Graphic Design Research Assistant Provided design faculty with program assistance while abroad.

Innova Solutions, Ames, IA 05/03 09/03
Graphic Design Intern Involved in printing production, print and package design.

Natural Setting Photography, Springville, IA 07/99 05/01
Graphic Designer Color corrected and retouched photos. Designed brochures, posters, advertisements and studio website. Increased client base 200% in 2000 and 2001.

McLeod USA Publishing, Cedar Rapids, IA 06/99 07/99
Graphic Art Processor Intern Assisted with processing of graphic advertisements.




BFA in Graphic Design, College of Design, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Study abroad (Rome, Italy): Fall 2003
Graduation date: May 2004
GPA: 3.83


Art Directors Association of Iowa Student Design Exhibition 04
Best of Category Collateral
Best of Category Packaging
Best in Show (Overall)
Golden Key International Honor Society
Graphic Design Sophomore Scholarship
Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
ISA Graphic Art Award '00
ISU High Scholarship Award (top 2% College of Design) '01 '04
Therese N. Warburton Art & Design Scholarship Award '02, '03
Visual Arts All-State '00 '01





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