Pre-1980: General Telephone Directory Company, Long Beach CA – Achieved the highest output with highest quality of entire staff of 14 artists, producing and illustrating ads for GTE Yellow Pages, nation-wide.
Pre-1980: Fluor Corporation (and People Growth Inc.) – Designed and produced the Memorial Brochure for Simon Fluor, CEO. Designed and produced visual aids to support an ongoing world-wide series of presentations by the Fluor Management Training Staff. Designed and produced all visual aids supporting the Fluor Supervisors’ Club. Designed/produced and print-production managed a quarterly management training publication for world-wide distribution
Pre-1980: Owner, The Drawing Room, Costa Mesa CA (creative services agency) – Designed the official logo for the new Orange County Performing Arts Center; was responsible for branding and advertising world’s first “steerable” parachutes; and became primary design/production vendor for Martin Advertising (primarily to the new home/community builder market of the western U.S.)
1980–85: Senior Art Director/Sr. Designer, Marketing Directions, Inc., Newport Beach CA, a 4A Agency – Won multiple industry awards for innovative print advertising and collateral design and production for manufacturers of the FIRST heart/lung pumps, the FIRST blood oxygen sensors, the FIRST artificial vein grafts/canullas.
1985-88: Co-owner, Design Director, Papajohn/Vilott, Costa Mesa: – Successfully served the advertising/design needs of Nichols Diagnostic Laboratories
1988-90: Senior Art Director/Sr. Designer, Hubbert Advertising, Costa Mesa CA – Designed, and supervised design, of literally hundreds of logos, print ads and collateral, signage, and sales office displays for nearly all of the major builder/developers from the south half of California to Las Vegas and Phoenix
1990-99: Owner, Vilott & Company, Irvine and Corona CA – Produced successful campaigns and packaging for numerous small manufacturers including Staar Surgical, Inc. (manufacturers of specialty contact lenses & lens implants, numerous developers and home builders, a major beverage manufacturer/distributor, and direct mail campaigns for several international non-profit organizations. Began 30+ year projects with SWANsat Inc. and the International Standard Version of the Holy Bible. Also, designated to design monetary symbol for, and the new gold coinage for the “Auric” – for the African Union – through SWANsat Corp. (pending implementation).
1999–2003: Sr. Designer/Sr. Art Director, Nationwide Inserts/Marketing Solutions, Riverside CA – Designed and supervised production of a complete packaged template system for Credit Unions to effectively market their products and services.
2003-2005: Sr. Designer/Sr. Art Director, Image One Design, Riverside CA
2005–Present: Owner, Vilott Creative Services, Mariposa CA – Designed and produced ads for Kevin Kay Fine Automobile Restorations (Redding CA); designed/produced the Mariposa County Welcome Billboard (Merced County Line); designed new Wayfinding Signs located throughout Mariposa; and designed the sign/monument for the Mariposa County Visitor Center; produced logos, ads, banners, and collateral for the Mariposa Fairgrounds, and for the Friends of the Fairgrounds (organization and events), Pioneer Market, Grizzly Gas, Yosemite Ziplines & Adventure Ranch, RiverRock Inn (logo, ads, collateral), and Mariposa Civil War Days (logo, ads, collateral). Collateral and signage for Yosemite Resorts Hotels, Comfort Inn, Miners Inn, Best Western Motel