Bobby Sims
Design & Illustration


Hello, I'm Bobby Sims

I enjoy working together with clients to
determine and deliver the best solutions for their needs.

  • 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, Stratovolcano Media and Portillos

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 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