Eric Layton


Over 30 years of design and illustration experience including 11 years as a graphic designer, 13 years maintaining websites, 10 years of freelance work, 10 years of private training and 7 years as an art teacher to young children. Excellent design sensibilities with skills ranging from illustration to 3D animation.


Senior Graphic Designer, Versus Technology; Traverse city, MI — 2005-present
Responsibilities include design and creation of marketing materials including brochures, sales sheets, promotional videos, audio design and recording, website (, and trade show materials from banners to booth layouts. Work with marketing team developing campaigns and strategies achieving continued growth and market share. Other tasks include working with software team to create interfaces and iconography as well as consulting with hardware team regarding function, aesthetics, and maintaining constancy across the product family. Designed products used and relied upon everyday at healthcare facilities around the world.

Freelance Illustrator, Deep Sky Studios; Portland, OR — 2006-present
Work on a wide range of projects that include character design and illustration, logo design, asset and background creation for animated features and storyboards. Contributed to projects for studio clients including Microsoft, Adobe, Comcast, University of Oregon, US Olympics, Vanderbilt University, Portland Trailblazers and New Orleans Hornets.

Graphic Designer, Desktop Publisher, Copymax; Okemos, MI — 2004-2005
Responsibilities included creating documents, brochures, business cards, logo design as well as production and printing. Also responsible for customer service, receiving and pricing orders, and cash register.

Online Editor, Webmaster, Illustrator, Oregon Daily Emerald; Eugene, OR — 2003-2004
Responsibilities included uploading content from Quark document to website (, managing online advertising and served as online editor through summer session responsible for online content. Created graphics and illustrations for various articles and publications and worked on full redesign of website. Also served as daily political and editorial cartoonist.


University of Oregon, Eugene, OR — Bachelor of Fine Arts, Multimedia Design, 2004.


Graphic, interface and web design, marketing, illustration, fine arts, video editing, sound design and engineering. Ability to work quickly and proficiently, stay organized, meet deadlines and see projects through to completion. Able to lead and direct a team, listen to feedback and make critical decisions.

Knowledgeable on both PC and Mac platforms with excellent computer skills and ability to learn new software. Extensive experience and professional training on the following software: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects and Dreamweaver. Proficiency with Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Visio, and SharePoint. Experience with HTML, CSS and WordPress.


Jared Hobbs, Creative Director/Owner, Deep Sky Studios, 503-943-5999
Miranda Hahn, Sales Solutions & Sr. Proposal Manager, Alorica, 231-360-7063
Brad Pattullo, Associate Professor of Animation, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 814-853-9132