Erik DeAndre’ is an American artist born in the vibrant multi-cultural city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He began drawing & painting at a very early age & realised quite soon, that art would be a life-long passion... Following his studies, Erik DeAndre’ emerged upon European shores and quickly established himself as a unique creative talent. Holding the position of Art Director with several leading wholesale art producers, his keen insight into the creative and business aspects of the art market are seldom matched. Viewers and collectors of Erik DeAndre’s works have called them powerful, inspiring, and filled with emotion. Sensual themes, brilliant colours, & clarity in execution have become synonymous with Erik DeAndre’s work. His art is a unique blend of illustration and pop portraiture created with a blend of acrylics, graphite, oil, or whatever materials he chooses to express his artistic vision. In addition to painting, Erik creates finished art products for retail sales. Along with being extensively published, his original pieces have become much sought after collector treasures.
1) Assesses market trends
a. Designs art products required by leading retail chains (key points: price & trend demands).
b. Creates original artwork for sale & publishing.
c. Establishes product standards as well as instructs artisans in the reproduction of goods based upon specific designs.
2) Establishes price & marketing strategies.
a. Creates designs via an effective use of materials & assets in order to maintain both an innovative & competitive edge.
b. Negotiates purchasing contracts with suppliers to meet production standards & targets.
c. Establishes an effective supply chain to meet both projected & known manufacturing needs.
3) Coordinates various stages of the manufacturing process: Concept-distribution.
a. Creates Product Descriptions of goods in order to ensure transparency & consistency for both purchasers & producers.
b. Established an effective purchase order processing & delivery timeline.
4) Customer relations, order processing & delivery coordination.
a. Ensures established delivery schedules are met by both manufacturers & suppliers.
b. Designer of unique shop displays & presentations.
5) Product manager / Point of contact for manufacturers, suppliers & international retail chains.
a. Negotiates purchasing contracts with suppliers.
b. Manages technical aspects regarding production requirements.
c. Customers/supplier support.
6) Quality control.
a. Ensures that established product quality & safety guidelines are met.
b. Created an effective grievance resolution procedure for customers & suppliers.
7) Conceptual Designer & direct supervisor to various teams of artisans.
a. Creates original designs which are then mass produced.
b. Trains & collaborates with artists skilled in various media in order to achieve optimum results.
a. Gallery & trade fair exhibitions ( World wide )
b. An ever growing customer base.
9) English ( fluent ), German ( fluent ), Italian ( basic ), Czech ( familiar )
10) Director of Operations.
11) Creative Director managing Design staff.
12) Artist and Customer Relations liaison.