July 29, 2009

APPAREL

April 21, 2008

LeRoy Jenkins Limited branded t-shirt graphic. Fall 07.

Paris Burns t-shirt graphic. Summer 08

Eiffel Baller t-shirt graphic. Summer 08

G.A.P.S. Crewneck sweat shirt. Fall 07

Pullover Panel hoodie. Spring 08

LeRoyal #1. Collaborative shoe designed by LeRoy Jenkins Limited and produced by Royal Elastics. Fall 07

LeRoyal #2. Collaborative shoe designed by LeRoy Jenkins Limited and produced by Royal Elastics. Spring 08

LOOKS: LJL Fall/Hol 07

LOOKS: LJL Fall/Hol 07

LOOKS: LJL Spring/Summer 08

LOOKS: LJL Fall/Hol 07

LOOKS: Spring/Summer 08

LOOKS: FALL 08

LOOKS: FALL 08

LOOKS: FALL 08

LOOKS: FALL 08

GRAPHICS

April 7, 2008

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justine-reyes1
camera
uncle-al
nike air
just do it
do or die
bk all day
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original fresh front1
original fresh back1

CONCEPT DESIGN
Guess Perfume bottle
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LICENSING

PATTERNS

CHARACTER DESIGN

April 7, 2008

ADVERTS

April 6, 2008

Antenna Magazine:

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8.5 Magazine:

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RESUME

April 4, 2008

RON EDWARD UPPERMAN JR.
(908) 242-4134
ron@leroyjenkinslimited.com
ronupperman@yahoo.com (E-mail)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

LEROY JENKINS LIMITED
New York, New York

Garment/Graphic designer for men’s apparel (March 2005- present)

Develop themes , concepts, and pruduct for LJL a fashion forward streetwear brand for each season. Job intales developing product from concept all the way to production. Keeping track of the sampling proccess with the factory as well as merchandising the line and marketing it to the retailers.

MADSOUL CLOTHING/DREWPEARSON MARKETING (Sept 2005 – January 2006)
New York, New York

Art Director for mens domestic t-shirts. Develope and design images for mens t-shirts according to the themes for each season. Devoping tech-packs for production, color cordinate t-shirt bodies and graphics to co-inside with the fashion line. Also deigning lisence t-shirt program for DP Marketing.

ECKO UNLIMITED (August 2004 – February 2005)
New York, New York

Graphic Designer for mens domestic t-shirts 
Develop and design images for mens t-shirts according to the themes for each season.
Devoping tech-packs for production, color cordinate t-shirt bodies and graphics to co-inside with the fashion line.

FREEZE Clothing (December 2002 – August 2004)
New York, New York

Head Graphic Designer/Artist 
Create and design images on apparel for a large amount of licensed cartoons, which include:
Cartoon Network, Warner Brothers, and Nickelodeon, WWF, Gravity Games, Movie T-shirt Designs, as well as Freeze Generic Designs.

Designer/Artist (December 2000 – December 2002)
Revisionist (Feb. 2000 – Dec. 2000)

Correcting all apparel designs created by artist for final production.

MTV Animation “Down Town” (Oct. 98 – April 99)

New York, New York

Production Assistant 
Collected, organized, copied and dubbed artwork for shipping.

FREELANCE EXPERIENCES

WEATHER PROOF JACKET CO. (July 08 – present)

graphics for infant/kids outer wear. 

developing patterns for mens sports wear.

 

MADSOUL CLOTHING (Feb. 05 – Feb. 08)
graphics for all mens tops

Guess By: Marciano (April 2005- May 2005)
Los Angeles, CA

Develop patterns for Guess accessories the coincide directly with the line.

MSKEEN womens (March 2004 – June 2004)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
New York, New York

Designed graphics for the womenʼs line for the first season of Mskeen originals

 

MZB – Watches (Dec. 2000 – Feb. 2001)
New York, New YorkComputer illustrated renderings for conceptual design. Brought designs and concepts to life for production. 

Global Hue
New York, New York
Computer illustrated designs for Verizon
Graffiti layout for Verizon commercial

ON THE GO (Street Soldiers) Video Series, Brown & Hayes Production
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Created trademark characters for the animation segment of the video.
Created a full color 2 ½ minute short storyline

What Comes Around Goes Around–

(Vintage Designs LTD)
New York, New York
Hand-painted fabrics and clothing with urban art, graffiti, scenery, and catch phrases.

EDUCATION

The Art Institute of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Associate Degree in Specialized Technology
Major: Animation March/1999

REFERENCES
Upon request

Shoe/Girl Paintings Series

April 3, 2008

Gimme Gimme Gimme: Cannibal:

 
 
Come as you are: I wanna be you:

Dear Ronj:
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Crack Head:
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Back Shot:
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Paradice:
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Tan Lines:
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Wood Wall Sculptures

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Highforlootin
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Live Out
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I Need
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Get Dat Guap
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Yerp!
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Bust Down
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Badussy
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Bio

April 2, 2008

Hailing from New Jersey Ron Upperman or, better known amongst his friends as The Nature Boy, is a long time graffiti writer. Whome in resent years began to take a particular liking to canvas.

Having excelled in the last 10 years in commercial design. Ron has developed a style unique to his profession, the fashion world. The everyday woman of our urban streets is his mythological muse. Their mannerism, bodies and accessories are perdominately the spotlight of Ron’s creations. They borderline fetish obsession, but are absolutely enticing these women make you stop dead in your tracks.

His work has been exhibited in galleries from Los Angeles, Atlanta, Newy York, and Japan. And can be found at http://www.reuj.worpress.com.

CURRICULUM VITAE

April 1, 2008

Ronald Edward Upperman Jr.
Curriculum Vitae
American. Born New Jersey. Lives and works in Jersey City, NJ.
EDUCATION
1996-1998 A.A.S. Animation/Fine Arts Art Institute of Philadelphia

LECTURES
2005 Shop 101, Jersey City Museum, New Jersey, NJ

SOLO EXHIBITS
2003- 1 The Hard Way, Swim NYC, NY.

GROUP EXHIBITS
2006 Black Nature, curator Jeremy Baker, 222 Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.
2005- New Art Dealers Association, Nada Art Fair, Creative Thriftshop, Miami, Fl. (December)
2005- curator Christian Weaver, Apache Café, Atlanta, GA (September)
2005- Fresh, A Kaleidoscope of Sound, curator Jerry Gant, City With Out Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ
2005- Something to Stare At, curator Lynn del Sol, Melody Weir Gallery, Chelsea, NY.
2005- Young Yacht Owners of America (YYOA), curator Lynn del Sol Union 237 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
2004- Paradise, Chelsea Market, Chelsea, NY.
2004 Mash Up, Vessel Gallery. curators Mathmatics, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
2004- Breaking Boundaries II, curator Lois Stavsky, Sun Shine Factory, New York, NY
2004 Husltenomics, curator Donna Tarectecan, M15. New York, NY.
2004- Breaking Boundaries, curator Lois Stavsky, Sun Shine Factory, New York
2004- 3 the Hard Way, curator Lynn del Sol, L.I.T.M., Jersey City, NJ.
2004- Post Contemporary Vandalism, curator Zena el Khalil, Xanadu Gallery. New York, NY.
2004- Pest In The City, Little Tokyo Lofts Gallery, Los Angles, CA.
2004- New York Tokyo, Tokyo, Aria, New York, NY
2003- Global Styles, Minascapes Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2003- Ghetto Bitch Party, Hamilton Street Cafe, Boundbrook, NJ.
2003- 3 Part Mix, ASR Trade Show, San Diego, CA.
2002- Busted Cherry, Unscene Wildstyle, Philadelphia, PA.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2005 8.5 Issue No 9, Art-RonJ.Nub-The Nature Boy All City Shooting Star pg 39
2005 May Pinque Magazine, Artist Profile
2004 July- NY ARTS, Picks-http://nyartsmagazine.com/daily_newsletter.php
2004 December 11th- Fox Five, Local News Coverage
2004 December 11th- NY1, New York Minute
2004 December 12th- New York Post, Page Six, Out of Control
2004 December 12th- New York Times, NYRegion arts
2004 December 13th- New York Times, Reuters politics-arts
2004 December 14th- ABS@CBN Interactive, Celebrity
2004 December 14th- Aljazeera.net, Culture, Art Show axed over Bush portrait
2004 December 14th- Wooster Collective, Favorite Things
2003 Feburary- Time Out New York, Listing Picks
2003 September- Happy Magazine

PUBLICATIONS
2005 June – You are I am, publisher: You are Beautiful, Chicago
2004- Process, publisher: Circa, New York

COLLECTION
Mr. Gregg Thomason, Costa Mesa, CA.
Mr.Onki Cheng, Brentwood, CA.
Ms. Kenya Turner, Philadelphia, PA.
Mr. Justin Bedford, Philadelphia, PA.
Ms. Eleita Pereira, Jersey City, NJ.
Ms. Nana Eyeson, Brooklyn, NY.
Mr. Anthony Moll, Ponce, PR.
Mr. Baxter Johnson, New York, NY.

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PRESS

March 2, 2008

LABEL NETWORKS INTERVIEW 1:

LABEL NETWORKS INTERVIEW 2:

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