Bobby Sims
Design & Illustration


Hello, I'm Bobby Sims

  • Education

  • Loyola University Chicago
  • B.A. in Visual Communications / Minor in Art History / 2011


Various Freelance Clients Contract Illustration & Design / 2014 - Present
• design and illustration services for clients such as Rotary International, Vice, Chicago Reader, Yes! Magazine, Pilsen Community Books, WLUW 88.7 FM, Lumpen Magazine, Stratovolcano Media, Potbelly Sandwich Works, and Portillos

Chicago Printers Guild Assistant Director, Publishers Fair Committee Chair / 2017 - Present
• collaborate with board of directors to develop programming, recruit new members and create promotional materials
• lead a committee and direct all logistics of third-annual publishers fair

Potbelly Sandwich Works Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator / February 2014 - May 2016
• planning and execution of cross-platform (in-store, out-of-home, digital) promotional campaigns
• ideation, design, and project management of various marketing and internal materials including billboards, in-shop merchandise, digital marketing, and printed promos

Sonnenzimmer Apprenticeship, February 2014 - August 2014
• learned standards of professionalism for running independent design and print studio
• assisted with printing on auto-press, engaged in projects designed to expand modes of creative thought

Foodstuffs: Gourmet Foods & Catering Lead Designer & Web Developer, March 2012 - January 2014
• redevelopment of branding system for retail stores, online market, and catering business
• overhaul of in-store signage, printed menus, website and photography

DPK Graphics Graphic Designer & Web Developer, December 2011 - May 2013
• collaboration with art director on site frameworks, web design, icon and logo design
• web design and development for clients including Ultra Diamonds and Windsor Advantage

WLUW 88.7 FM Chicago Lead Designer and Developer, August 2010 – August 2011
• reinvigorated visual identity of station in collaboration with newly appointed management
• designed promotional silkscreen-printed posters, stickers, handmade buttons, and web banners

TRG Reality: Photography & Digital Studio Internship, May 2010 – August 2010
• apprenticed under commercial photographer, learning technical processes, professional equipment, shooting, lighting, and post-production
• assisted on set construction and product shoots for Coca Cola, Nike, Hoover and Moen

Technical Skills

  • adobe photoshop, illustrator, after effects, and indesign
  •  html, php and css
  • wood working, bike maintenance, organ, drums