Resume | Eric Hal Hackendale | Jacksonville, Florida

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Highly creative and multi-talented graphic designer with extensive experience in web and print design, corporate and brand identity, 2D illustration and animation, and 3D design and visualization. Fine arts and art theory background. Excellent conceptual skills, as well as writing and verbal communication skills. Skilled in client and vendor relations. A team player whom thrives on working with others to realize projects. Accustomed to working in deadline driven environments. Creative experience in the following areas:


Adobe Creative Suite

Autodesk Maya

Autodesk Inventor

Swift 3D





Actionscript 2.0



PC | Eric Hal Hackendale | Jacksonville, Florida

Professional Experience, Jacksonville, Florida, 2009

Graphic Designer/Modifications Specialist

Design, build and modify templated websites based on customer’s content and specifications utilizing’s proprietary website content management systems. Maintain proper phone and email communications with customers during the design and modification process.

RES Interactive, LLC, Jacksonville, Florida, 2008

Graphic Designer/Flash Artist

Avatar and worlds creation and animation for the Tootsville MMO utilizing Illustrator and Flash, with emphasis on balance between aesthetic standards and run-time optimization. Worked closely with Lead Programmer to simplify and improve the in-game avatar and individual worlds design and animation.

The Iron Group Company, LLC, Jacksonville, Florida, 2006 - 2007

Director of Creative Services

Successfully design, coordinate and manage all aspects of graphic design projects from concept through completion, including corporate identity, branding and messaging. Work closely with CEO and COO to create the vision, conceive designs and write copy. Effectively manage relationships with vendors to meet project requirements and deadlines.

Sally Corporation, Jacksonville, Florida, 2005

Contract Designer

Worked closely with a five person design team to effectively design Hershey’s Xtreme Cup Challenge, an innovative “dark ride” installed in Hershey Park, Pennsylvania, as well as Gobbler Getaway at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana. Collaborated with the Lead Engineer to build AutoCAD 3D models of specific sets for ride layout and element spacing.

Cypher Interactive, Jacksonville, Florida, 2002 - 2008

Freelance Graphic Designer

Successfully design and develop graphic design projects from concept through completion. Work with clients to create vision, conceive and realize designs, and successfully meet deadlines and requirements. Manage all operational, strategic, quote/bid, and administrative functions.

Guy Dill Studio, Venice, California, 2000 - 2001

Artist Assistant/Sculptor

Assisted Guy Dill in the studio with the fabrication and finishing of large bronze sculptures for private gallery exhibition, public art and placement in high end residences.

Trans FX, Ventura, California, 2000

Contract Fabricator

Worked with both the TransFX and General Motors design teams in all phases to build the Borrego, a multi-million dollar concept car for General Motors. The car was exhibited nationally in the car show.

Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Venice, California, 1999 - 2000

Set Designer

Worked closely with creative team to conceptualize and design staging for parties and concerts. Designed and fabricated set props and stage risers for Jubilee 2000: Perry Farrell at The House of Blues.

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1997 - 1999

Teaching Assistant

As a part of a scholarship program for graduate students, assisted professors with the teaching fine art classes. | Eric Hal Hackendale | Jacksonville, Florida


Middle Georgia College, 1987

Cochran, Georgia

Baseball Team

South Florida Community College, 1988

Avon Park, Florida

Associate of Arts

Baseball Team

Florida State University, 1997

Tallahassee, Florida

Bachelor of Fine Arts

University of Southern California, 2000

Los Angeles, California

Master of Fine Arts