Welcome to Dax Graphic Design

For over 18 years Dax Montilla and Dax Graphic Design has focused on simply creating good design. No project is too large or too small to deserve a professional touch. Dax has spent years learning the multiple disciplines of contemporary advertising and graphic design so companies can have the confidence in us that we will help their brand, and by turn, their companies, grow.


2007 - Present (Not In Order): The MakeUp Eraser LLC | Delex Realty | Jungle Jenny Productions | Bullseye Racing Products | Stile Industries | My Sonoma Productions | Basic Gold Seminars | AZ Bicycle Gallery | Impulse Magazine | Zodi Habit Magazine | Phoenix Health and Wellness Magazine | Playtime Magazine | AZ Skin Magazine | Hottest Magazine | Southern California Yachting Association | Media Print Inc. | Aarons Service | 12 Volt Accessories | AZ Crawfish Company | Creative Edge Tile and Stone | Southern Arizona Mustang Club | AMP Performance | Power Ranch Dental | Pink Ladies Racing | BnS Distribution | Uniform USA | Gummi Racing | Curly's Choppers | Solano Constructions | Umbria Construction | Young Guns Racing | Upper Valley Wellness | Barrett Outfitters | Air Taxi Inc. | Cohair/ Belatore Firearms | ASU Fishing Team | Angler Addict.com | Desert Forrest | Deluxe Imprints | FCI Contractors | EPIC Sports Entertainment | Honey's BBQ | NorCal Solutions | Geno's Pizza | HerbnAZ | The Knuckle Curve Show with Captain Kaveman | International Fight Club (IFC) | Le Girls Cabaret | Irish Weed Control | Lifetime Solar | RS Services | Los Favoritos Taco Shop | Network International | Native Printing | Glasgows Springs | Bora Bait Company | William Rogers Wood Products | New Dimensions Hair | AZ Auto Graphics | Southwest Lift Station LLC | Mountain Monkey Racing. Full Pre-2007 Client List Available Upon Request




June 2013 • Present
The MakeUp Eraser Group
Phoenix, Arizona
Brand Manager & Designer
Developed the MakeUp Eraser Brand identity and all associated packaging. Created all product group logos. Worked with packaging vendors overseas and in the US to create a consistent brand and package identity. Shot all product packages and style photos. Worked with web developers to create back end software. Created advertising campaigns in social media, print and web for all product lines. Trained distributors on how to market our products helped to develop solid marketing concepts.

June 07 • Present
Dax Graphic Design
Peoria, Arizona
Owner & Designer
We create everything from advertising design and corporate identity packages, web design and multimedia, to all forms of publication design including, but not limited to, magazines, books, brochures, press kits etc. If a client needs ANY form of design work done, Dax Graphic Design can do it.

September 2011 • June 2013
West USA Realty/WW Franchise LLC
Phoenix, Arizona
National Marketing/Art Director.
Manage all aspects of corporate brand identity and collateral marketing for West USA Realty and its partner company WW Franchise, LLC. Created saturated email, direct mail and EDDM advertising campaigns. Built up a catalog of print and promotional products for brokers and area developers to recruit and promote their businesses . Worked with designated brokers, branch and franchise owners to develop forms, training materials, and document templates that are later made interactive. Worked with a team of technology professionals to develop internal agent data management software, and post websites I designed. Edited agent and listing videos utilizing “green screen” and professional non-linear editing software. Designed Power Point presentations for training, consumer, and franchise purposes.

Feb 03 • June 07
GFI Publishing
Phoenix Arizona
Art Director/ Editor, Playtime and Impulse Magazines
Designed all aspects of Playtime and Impulse Magazines. Both are high gloss, full color, entertainment publications. Created in house, client ads and promotions. Edited model, article and client model photographs. Handled all pre-press and vendor traffic. Created interoffice documents and managed sales records. Coordinated and designed the creation of the newly revamped websites playtime.com and impulse411.com. Wrote articles for both publications.

Oct 96 • Feb 03
Design Work History (in descending order from 99 - 96)
Kwik Kopy Printing • The College Times • Ashland Media/TV y Mas The Business Development Group • BRW Inc. / Dames & Moore The Printing Center • New Vision International • Foothills Sentinel Newspaper • Applied Creative • Chandler Independent Newspaper MacTemps/Aquent • The Trendsetters



Illustration, Conceptualization, Page Layout and Design, Ad Layout, Corporate Identity and Signage, Project Management, Publishing, Logo Design, Typesetting and Font Creation, Electronic and Traditional Advertising Media, Trade Show Design and Graphics, Broadcast Graphic Design, Retail Advertising, Packaging, Storyboarding and Scriptwriting, Product and Food Style Studio Photography, Color Correction, Photo Manipulation, Print Production, Digital Pre-Press, Web Design, editorial and journalistic writing, Iconography

Hardware • Computer
Fully proficient in both PC and Macintosh platforms, computer hardware components and peripherals, Cannon, Fiery, and Sci-tex Pre-Press systems, digital and film studio cameras, studio lighting equipment and flash equipment, digital drum and large flat bed scanners, large format printers/plotters, bindery equipment, high speed duplicators, basic networking

Software • Computer
Adobe Products from Version 2.5 - Version CC Adobe Photoshop , InDesign , Illustrator , Dreamweaver, Premiere, Fireworks, Acrobat, Flash, Quark Xpress, Swish Max, Corel DRAW, Some 3Ds Max, Some Lightwave, Poser, Bryce, Mac and Windows O/S, ALL Microsoft Office, Scitex, Canon, and Fiery Pre-Press software. HTML and CSS, Gerber Graphics Advantage, Flexi Sign Pro, Poster Shop Pro, Sai Paint Tools, Sai VE LXi signmaking software



1998 • IKON Color Correction Certified

Jan 96 • June 97
The Art Institute of Phoenix Phoenix, Arizona
Associates of Applied Science Degree, with honors.
Graphic Design Program

Jan 92 • Mar 93
Glendale Community College • Glendale, Arizona
Attended Graphic Design Program, advanced entry

Sep 87 • May 91
Greenway High School • Phoenix, Arizona
Advanced Studies Degree, Commercial Art Major



American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) Arizona Chapter