Hakim Griffin and Griffin Productions, Highly Anticipated Never Duplicated Visual Production
Griffin Productions started around 2000 -2002 as a side job talent that brought it extra cash during high school and college for founder Hakim Griffin. There was a niche market for a much needed lifestyle and entertainment designer, graphic artist and illustrator to help colleges, universities, students, small businesses, large corporations, special events, private venues, and overall orginizations and philanthropies. After being taught the origins and skills of a visual artist, I felt that bringing new designs, styles from fine art, illustration, graphic design, fashion design, product packaging, photo illustration into one branding source. Working with many talented video artists, painters, writers, graphic designers, illustrators and fashion designers Hakim Griffin was able to generate a handful of styles to give you designs that would be “Highly Anticipated Never Duplicated”.
My work consists of mixed media. From acrylic, oils, 3-d, pencils, inks, photo illustration, photoghraphy, and digital. Mostly my work has been seen in magazines, editorials, papers, posters, logos, fliers, websites, character designs, children book, album art, fashion illustration, fashion design, product packaging and much more. Idealy I can see my work in music, fashion, sports, and product packaging.
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High School: 2002 Binghamton High School *AP Drawing *AP 3-d sculpting
College: 2003-2009 Syracuse University in the college of Visual and Performing Arts major in Illustration
Empire Life Entertainment : 2006- Present : Owner, Co-founder and head of design. Responsible for overall management with generating clients, advertising marketing campaigns, stories, staff collaboration, events, advertisement design and overall graphics. www.theorangelife.org and www.empireent.wordpress.com
PADS LLC Student Housing: 2009-Present www.theorangelife.org/pads Partner and graphic design marketing coordinator for student housing in Syracuse New York. Media Kits, websites, social networking, management, advertising, and more.
Griffin Productions: 2003- Present www.hakimgriffin.com/hakimgriffin I am currently the owner and head of design for the freelance graphics and visual production. I am responsible for designing advertisements, banners, website layouts, fliers, and posters, websites, media design, store fronts, logos, and more.
Daily Orange: 2008- Present. Senior Advertising Designer www.dailyorange.com Created designs for advertisements and campaigns for top rated college paper in U.S. Collaborated with other designers and hundreds of businesses in Central New York and USA.
FEDEX Ground: 2008- Present Package Handler. Responsible for distributing packages through the Fedex company’s production line.
Holy Shirt: Fall 2007. Graphic shirt production www.holyshirt.com. Part of the fashion distribution and manufacturing process in Syracuse New York. Familiar with clothing and apparel design, manufacturing and shipping throughout the US and international sales to Asia and Europe.
Panasci Lounge Gallery Manager: 2006. I was responsible for finding artists and creating exhibits for the school.
Clients: Feel Your Boobies Breast Cancer Foundation, Don Q Rum, World Martini Lounge, Phantom Fashion, Diamond Breland, Tempo Property Management, Def Jam, Russel Simmons, DJ Special K, Talk of Da Town Cellular, Franco’s Pizzeria, For The Animals SU & ESF, A&F Real-estate, PADS LLC Premium Housing, A Star is Born Entertainment, NY Entertainment, Campus Food Delivery, All Menus.com, Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes, Simmons, Holy Shirt, Bank Boyz Entertainment, DJ Geda Service, Plan-it Holliwood, Good Timez Entertainment, Taya Photography, Shirt World, T-Dalton Clothing, True 2 Life Music, White Lght Records, http://www.Theorangelife.com, Graystone Homes, Web Design Houston, Flud Watches Company, http://www.IndieMasterz.com, Syracuse University Students, Student Voice, Black Voice, Daily Orange, Muslim Student Association, SU Greek Life, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Maggie’s Sports Bar and Restaurant, OHM Lounge, University Union, JOSUNNY Designs, ?Central New York Restaurants, Downtown Restaurants Syracuse New York
Achievements: 1999-2010 Semi Finalist in Panasci Business Plan Competition for Syracuse University 2009, Selection in worldwide design competition for Cut and Paste, Album cover for True 2 Life Music, Design for Stefanie Tan musician and Virgin Records, 2008 Menu Guide for Daily Orange, Blick Materials artist of the month ( Feb. 2008) HSBC Essay Contest Winner, 2nd Place in Food for Thought Art Contest, East Coast winner in Toyota’s and Complex Magazine Sneaker Design Contest, Mountain Dew Bottle Design Contest Participant, Design Chair for the MSA, 2 time calligraphy art winner for the MOA, Posters for the SU Block Party concerts.
Attributes: Fast and quality worker, knows Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Fireworks, InDesign, Microsoft Office Programs, digital, drawing, painting, sculpting, photography, caricature work, portraits, editorial illustrations, posters, fliers, websites, books, children’s books, fine art, abstract, product packaging, fashion illustration, entertainment illustration, fashion design, interior design, exterior design, product packaging, logos, media design, and much more.