Hello there! Welcome to my portfolio site!

I am Eric Hartkopf, a multidisciplinary graphic designer based in Arlington, TX. I have over 20 years of experience in the design industry. This has allowed me to work with clients both locally and nationally, work independently as a team member, as a design team member, and as the creative director of a several design teams. As a designer, I always seek creative challenges, opportunities, and stimulating environments to produce quality work. My combined professional experience and academic training allow me to contribute in fields ranging from traditional pre-press production to multimedia production. This site is a collection of my creative thinking, design, and work that represents the problem-solving, simple solutions, and cost-effective results I have produced throughout my career. If you like what you see here, please contact me; I’m always interested in new projects & working with great people!

Work Experience

Ari 6 Studios – Owner / Freelance Graphic Designer
Arlington, TX
October 2015

Formed in October 2015, Ari 6 Studios is a multidisciplinary graphic design and communication studio. I am working with several smaller local businesses to create/update their brands. In the coming weeks, I will have several identity packages and website websites created.

Winzer CorporationCreative Director / Graphics Manager
Plano, TX
August 2010 - October 2015

I started at Winzer in August 2010 as the Graphics Manager. My duties included managing one graphic designer, two production artists, and a print shop technician. I was also responsible for all marketing collateral and catalogs produced for our franchises and sales representatives. In November 2014, I was promoted to Creative Director. By this point, I managed three graphic designers, three production artists, and one print shop technician. Winzer had grown from 65 million in sales to 100 million in sales; I went from managing one brand identity to five. Our catalogs produced more than tippled. I left Winzer to work from home and spend more time with my growing family.

DMA Inc.Creative Director / Graphic Designer
Arlington, TX
July 2004 - March 2005
November 2005 – July 2010

I was hired as a graphic designer at DMA Inc. in July 2004. It was a small company, so I wore many hats while employed at DMA. As a designer, some of my duties included catalog production, product photography, monthly publication ads, sales presentation, and web maintenance. I left the company briefly and returned in 2005 as the creative director. As the creative director, I managed a team of 2 designers, coordinated print quotes and print checks, negotiated with printing vendors on prices and turnaround times, and developed a marketing plan. I left DMA to join Winzer Corporation in July 2010.

eSports PartnersGraphic Designer
Coppell, TX
March 2005 - November 2005

I started at eSports Partners in March of 2005 as a graphic designer. I was responsible for the online pro shop and catalog creation of 4 NFL and 3 NCAA teams. My responsibilities included catalog production, product photography, photo manipulation, web maintenance, web advertisement, and media guide designs. I left eSports Partners to return to DMA as the creative director.