Matt Tolman Graphic Design Design | Resume | Bio

(208) 859-9974


  • Expertise in design, layout, and typography
  • Proficient in marketing collateral, merchandising, and packaging
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple projects at once
  • Keen eye for eye catching collateral generating customer sales improvements
  • Extensive experience dealing with clients and creating a differentiated customer experience
  • Strengths in building strong working relationships with corporate leadership to assist with meeting company design goals

Software Skills:

  • Adobe Flash
  • FreeHand
  • MS Excel
  • Adobe PhotoShop
  • MS PowerPoint
  • MS Word
  • Adobe Illustrator


  • QuarkXPress
  • Mac OSX
  • Adobe InDesign
  • MS Windows
  • Corel Painter
  • CSS


Oct ’07 – March ‘11, Nordstrom Product Group, Seattle, WA

  • Layout and creation of clothing construction manuals
  • Technical drawings of clothing and construction techniques
  • Layout and creation of updated clothing measurement manual
  • 3D sales floor rendering utilizing upcoming clothing designs

July ’07 – Sept. ‘07, Advaiya Inc., Bellevue, WA

  • Created custom MS Word and PowerPoint templates
  • Graphically enhanced presentations and collateral
  • Internal business identity application

Sept. ‘01 – Sept. ‘04, The Benchmark, Boise ID

  • Creation of internal signage
  • Layout and design of event posters and flyers
  • Advised on outside advertisement
  • Revised print adds

Sept. ’00 – Dec. ’00, Infoharvest Inc., Seattle, WA

  • Designed web site
  • Evolved graphics and usability
  • Assisted with creation of wine selection web site

Feb. ‘00 – Sept. ’00,, Seattle, WA

  • Designed front-end graphics for web site
  • Assisted with management of internal office network


SharkStew Productions, Los Angeles, CA

  • Logo Design
  • Movie character concept illustrations

Present, BTown Arts Inc., Los Angeles, CA

  • Logo Design
  • Promotional one-page informational flyer designs

Life’s a Jeep Inc., Boise, ID

  • Logo design
  • Application of business identity

Draftech Inc., Boise, ID

  • Direct mailer design targeting commercial home builders

R.E.D. Inc., Boise, ID

  • Logo Design
  • Application of business identity

Allstar Remodel, Boise, ID

  • Updated and reworked existing logo design
  • Redesign of primary leaflet flyer
  • Application of business identity

R-Tec Corporation, Boise, ID

  • Developed a new Logo design targeted for the technology marketplace

Gibson Construction, Boise, ID

  • Assisted with business identity design
  • Informational portfolio booklet design
  • Creation of newspaper ads

Feb. ‘03, Kid Safe Karate, Boise, ID

  • Worked with team members on custom logo
  • Digitization of final concepts for patches

Feb. ’01, Rush Computing Inc., Boise, ID

  • Logo design
  • Implementation flyers, pamphlets, and ad designs


Art Institute of Seattle, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design, June 2007
Art Institute of Seattle, Associate of Applied Arts, Graphic Design, September 2001

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