Eric S. Talkar

Graphic Designer, Digital Media Group at DIRECTV

Greater New York City Area
Graphic Design

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Eric S. Talkar's Overview


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Eric S. Talkar's Summary

Designer with experience creating meaningful and beautiful designs across digital platforms. With a focus on communication and a strong attention to detail, I can execute a project from concept to pixel perfect completion. Experienced at collaborating effectively to create smart solutions that communicate for the client.

Graduate of the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY.

Eric S. Talkar's Experience

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; DTV; Telecommunications industry

January 2012Present (2 years 9 months) Rockefeller Plaza, NY

• Support vision for marketing projects under the DIRECTV name
• Experienced at working with Art Directors to translate Marketing and Creative strategies into powerful design
• Ability to create pixel-perfect vector graphics and designs
• Collaborate with the Interactive Producer team to maintain current project obligations
• Demonstrate multi-disciplinary approach to creative problem-solving
• Understand and effectively communicate/implement creative concepts that reflect the company’s creative and business philosophy, methodology and capabilities
• Demonstrate foresight by understanding emerging tools, technology and business practices for the digital medium, and learning the application of these tools and practices

Graphic Design Intern

MTV Networks / VH1

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; VIA; Entertainment industry

September 2011December 2011 (4 months) Manhattan, New York

Graphic Design intern at MTV Networks / VH1, within their off-air creative department. Worked along-side fellow designers, art directors, project managers, and writers to develop off air graphics for the leading television network. Projects included: billboards, posters and E-blasts for reality shows and events such as 'Basketball Wives of LA', 'Love & HipHop', 'National Metal Day', and many more. Designed banners and promotional material for VH1's Metal Evolution that were on board the KISS Kruise Wet Wild & Rockin' cruise ship. Designed the Season One DVD packaging for the hit show 'Mob Wives'.

Freelance Graphic Designer

FiveStar Furniture Manufacturers

June 2011September 2011 (4 months) Brooklyn, New York

Freelance graphic designer for a top quality furniture manufacturing company. Developed 100+ page company catalog. Dealt directly with the CEO and Art Director conceptualizing and executing designs for the entire catalog including cover and inside content. Provided Art Direction and assistance with photo shoots.

Graphic Design Intern

Christies Auction

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Fine Art industry

September 2009December 2009 (4 months) New York, NY

Worked with a team of graphic designers to create layout designs for the well known Christie's company catalog. Processed and finalized images for catalog publication. Assisted photographers for on-site photoshoots.

Eric S. Talkar's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Hebrew

    (Elementary proficiency)

Eric S. Talkar's Skills & Expertise

  1. Illustrator
  2. InDesign
  3. After Effects
  4. Typography
  5. Print
  6. Screen Printing
  7. Packaging
  8. PowerPoint
  9. HTML
  10. Adobe Acrobat
  11. CSS
  12. Photoshop
  13. Illustration
  14. Word
  15. Graphic Design
  16. Adobe Creative Suite
  17. Web Design
  18. Logo Design
  19. Mac
  20. Graphics

Eric S. Talkar's Honors and Awards

  • Presidential Merit Based Scholarship

    Pratt Institute

    Scholarship awarded for maintaining a cumulative gpa of 3.6 throughout the course of my studies at Pratt Institute

  • Presidents List honor roll (2008 - 2012)

    Pratt Institute

    Presidents List throughout the course of my studies at Pratt Institute. Cumulative gpa of 3.6

  • CommD Scholarship / Bolton Scholarship

    Pratt Institute Communications Design Department

    Communications Design Department / Bolton Scholarship awarded for being an exceptional student within the Communications Design / Graphic Design department. Scholarship was awarded based on a portfolio review.

  • Cleveland Scholarship Program Scholarship

    Cleveland Scholarship Program

    Scholarship awarded for being an exceptional student from Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Recognition

    Pratt Institute; Behance;
    • December 2011

    - Black Ship Brewing Co. branding/packaging project awarded as an Exceptional design piece by the ComD department at Pratt Institute.

    - The project is also featured online at

    - Noah's Ark Original Deli branding project featured on Behance's Student Gallery ::

Eric S. Talkar's Education

Pratt Institute

BFA, Communications Design / Graphic Design; Advertising; Illustration


Grade: 3.6 CGPA

As a design graduate of the Pratt Institute, my education has been modeled around an intensive study of concept, function and form. Focusing on the many areas of typography, branding, print, package, web, advertising, and motion design as a means to communicate visually.

Eric S. Talkar's Additional Information


Graphic Design, Advertising, Illustration, Drawing, Painting, Music and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

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Honors and Awards:

Presidents List at Pratt Institute
Presidential Merit Based Scholarship
Cleveland Scholarship Programs Scholarship

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