EDUCATION:
The Art Institute Of Seattle
Seattle, WA
Associate Degree In Applied Arts, 12/1994
Visual Communications, Graphic Design & Illustration specialization


The Art Institute Of Seattle
Seattle, WA
Continued education in Multimedia and Animation, 2001 to 2002

Pikes Peak
Community College, Colorado Springs, CO
Certificate in Web Design 5/2013


SKILLS:
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe Dreamweaver
• Adobe InDesign
• Adobe Flash
• Adobe Fireworks
• Advertising Design/Layout
• Logo Design
• Graphic Design
• Web Layout/ Design
• Web Motion Graphics
• Illustration
• Vector Illustration
• Web Ready Graphics
• HTML & HTML5
• CSS & CSS3
• JQuery
• WordPress & CMS
• ActionScript3
• Character Design
• Concept Development
• Vehicle Wrap Design

Awards:
2005 Winner of the
Simon & Schuster
Design the U.S.S. Titan Contest


Qualifications Profile

Highly creative and multitalented Graphic Designer with extensive experience in multimedia, print design,Illustration and logo design. Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills; dynamic team player with well-developed communication abilities. Highly skilled in client and vendor relations. Passionate and inventive; accustomed to performing in deadline-driven environments with an emphasis on working within budget requirements.
PRINT WEB & MULTIMEDIA ILLUSTRATION &
CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
• Advertisng Layout
   & Design
• Logos & Business Cards
• Posters
• Corporate Identity
• Web Layout & Design
• Banner Advertisements
• CD Covers
• Digital Design
   & Illustration
• Cartooning & Comic
• Character Design
• Spot & Editorial
• Vector or Rastor

EXPERIENCE:

3GEngagement Digital Marketing - Graphic Designer
1/2016 to Present - Colorado Springs, CO.
Utilizing various graphical software tools and technologies to transform graphical concepts into specific electronic applications on and off-line.

- Brand development.
- Web sliders and banner design.
- Digital fixed op design.
- Eblasts design.
- Webpage design.

Ballyhoo Advertising - Freelance Graphic Designer
10/2015 to Present - Colorado Springs, CO.
Work directly with the owner and other key personnel to design graphic/point-of-sale/logo/banner/print ad designs & daily project management, as well as creating web content.

- Brand development.
- Digital and print advertising design.
- Eblasts design.
- Web sliders and banner design.
- Custom illustrations for special events.

AdPro Results Advertising - Senior Graphic Designer
11/2013 to 9/2015 - Colorado Springs, CO.
Work with the Account Executives and other key personnel to design graphic/point-of-sale/logo/banner/print ad designs & daily project management, as well as creating web content.

- Created weekly print advertising layouts.
- Created weekly eblasts for various automotive dealers.
- Created digital display advertising.
- Created web sliders and landing pages to be displayed on multiple client websites.
- Created Point-Of-Sale items for various clients.
- Created web sliders and landing pages to be displayed on various client websites.
- Created monthly theme logos and graphics.
- Created event graphics such as: vinyl banners, mirror danglers, posters,
   and other various required items.
- Worked directly with local vendors to get custom artwork printed and to clients
   in a timely manner.
- Created custom illustrations for special events.

High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival - Contract Web Designer
12/2012 to 6/2013 - Colorado Springs, CO.
Work with director and software engineer to redesign the festival web site from the ground up.

- Created comp designs and digital wireframes.
- Created the landing page using HTML, CSS3, and JQuery.
- Created art for sub pages and work with software engineer to integrate the images into the site.
- Optimized graphics for use within the site.

Hammerheadgraphics - Art Director,Graphic Designer, Illustrator,
                                     Concept Artist

12/1994 to Present - Washington State & Southern Colorado
Work with clients on small or large projects to help them make their ideas stand out in a crowd.
- Provided proposal layout and designs.
- Successfully completed special requests for unique designs digitally or by hand.
- Designed new logos or recreated logos from client provided concepts.
- Create detailed illustration from client provided concepts.

DexOne - Graphic Designer
11/1997 to 3/2002 - QwestDex (US West)- Bellevue, WA
6/2003 to 9/23/2011 – DexOne - Denver & Colorado Springs, CO.
Member of the Graphics Customer Care Center that provides customer and agency support
for 37 Sales offices in the 14 state region.
2007-2011 primary artist for the Colorado Springs, Grand Junction & Ft Collins Sales Offices.

- Provided proposal layout and design for many high profile corporate clients under
  extremely tight deadlines.
- Performed one-on-one consultations with sales reps and external customers to create
  effective customer driven layouts.
- Successfully completed special requests for unique designs by hand drawing, designing, sizing,
  scanning and cleaning art to be used in final advertising.
- Designed new logos or recreated logos from client provided concepts.
- Established trusting relationships with designers, vendors and key clients.
- Created accurate advertising for clients by working within directory schedules, specifications
  and designated applications.
- Participated on special assignments in other DexOne offices.
- Assisted with beta testing on the Keystone operating system prior to the company wide
  release (3 month project).

USGS - Technical Illustrator
9/2002 to 5/2003 - Denver, CO
Worked with the World Energy Team that provided detailed information on the status
of world energy (oil and gas) resources.

- Successufully created digital technical illustrations from source material provided
  by geologists.

Microsoft Corporation - Contract Web Production Artist
10/1995 to 3/1997- Redmond, WA
Work with the Interactive Media Production Team that created online games and
content for the Microsoft Network (RE-man Interactive On-Line Comic Book Project

- Created animations used on the Microsoft Network (MSN). -Produced the color for the
 "Covers", "Pop-up" and "What-if Panels" for RE-man.
- Created and placed text bubbles and assorted navigation icons and resized final artwork
  that provided for faster download.
- Converted final artwork into proper formats for accurate display on the internet.
- Designed background tiles and placement maps that were aesthetically pleasing
  and promoted easier navigation.
- Selected to design the "RE-man Desktop Theme" for the "Kids Plus Pack" for Windows 95.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

FREELANCE EXPERIENCE

2013 WindupApps
      - Mobile Icon Developer
2013 Colorado Springs Independent
      - Cover Artist
2013 Colorado Springs Business Journal
      - Illustrator
2012 Smilin Dog Cafe
     - Logo Designer
2012 Creating Why Media
     - Concept Artist
2012 myprumber.com
     - Illustrator
2012 Furr Plumbing & Heating
     - Illustrator
2012 608 Designs
      - Illustrator
2011 Speers Reality
     - Graphic Designer
2011 Original Made Games
     - Logo Designer
2011 G.I.JOE Battlespace
     - Contributing Illustrator
2010-2011 Virtual Hydra Corporation
      – Logo Designer/Concept Artist
2010-2011 Rising Sun Comics
     – Contributing Illustrator
2010 Agile Business Concepts
     – Logo Designer
2009 Futro Films
     – Logo Designer
2009 Gefle Marketing
     – Logo Designer

2005 – 2008 TattooJohnny.com
     – Tattoo Designer
2007 – 2008 Hiddenfrontier.com
     – Concept Artist
2008 Knightmare Technologies
     – Concept Artist
2008 Awakened Creation
     – Logo Designer
2007 CBS Consumer Products
     – Technical Illustratior
2007 - 2009 Fractalsmith
     – Digital Illustrator
2007 Amazing-Labs
     – Contributing Illustrator
2006 Xoom Entertainment, Orlando, FL
     – Concept Artist
2006 Spokster
     – Vector Illustrator
2006 Audio Partnership, London, UK
     - Character Designer
2004-05 WeiEmpire.com
     - Character Designer
2001-20002 LogosFirst, Sammamish, WA
     - Digital Designer
2001 Media Mosaic Inc., Renton, WA
     – Vector Illustrator /Digital Designer
1999 Creative Photo Concepts, Bothell, WA
     - Illustrator
1994 – 1995 The World Builder Press,
      Bonney Lake, WA
     - Illustrator
1994 International Marketing Inc., Seattle, WA
     - Illustrator


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