experience


Oct 09 - Present

Ecomnomy Signs   Hammond, IN
Graphic Designer / Production Coordinator

  • Layout/design, creation of mock-ups, and fabrication of various types of indoor and outdoor signage including; sign cans, monument signs, marquee signs, display signage, banners, posters, vinyl lettering, yard signs, etc.
  • Responsible for prepress setup and production of printed and cut materials, including maintenance and operation of large format printers and cutters.
  • Collaboration with production/installation department to ensure efficiency and accuracy of projects.
  • Work directly with clients to establish project specifications, as well as providing project pricing and completion estimates.

May 08 - Aug 09

Golden Technologies   Valparaiso, IN
Graphic Designer / Flash Developer

  • Conceptualized web site and application layout and design.
  • Worked with development and marketing teams to create mock-ups and proposals for internal and external projects.
  • HTML/CSS development for front-end design/layout of web sites and applications.
  • Flash development of animated and dynamic content including; navigation/menu systems, slide shows, banner ads, etc.

Mar 07 - May 08

RPM Advertising   Chicago, IL
Art Director / Flash Developer

  • Designed print and graphic advertising/marketing materials for established clients including; logos/brand identity, brochures, signage, billboards, direct mail, etc.
  • Lead a team in the production of Flash based projects, including animated web advertising and micro-sites.
  • Worked in conjunction with Account Executives and Senior Art Directors to complete projects as designated by the client.

Sept 05 - Sept 06

DirectBuy   Merrillville, IN
Graphic Designer

  • Designed various print materials for all DirectBuy franchise locations throughout North America.
  • Collaborated with Art Director to create and deliver print materials according to project specifications while maintaining brand identity, including; magazine/newspaper ads, direct mail, brochures, billboards, signage, and internal sales promotions.
  • Prepress preparation of files for use in the on-site print production department, including production of plates for offset presses.

Aug 02 - Sept 05

Big Mouth Advertising   Hobart, IN
Graphic Designer / Video Editor

  • Designed various print materials for established and short-term clients including; newspaper/magazine ads, logos, signage/billboards, brochures, and direct mail.
  • Responsible for delivery of mock-ups and completed materials to clients, publications, and vendors.
  • Filmed, edited, and produced television commercials, including the creation of animation and motion graphics.

2002 - Present

A.D.6 productions
Freelance Designer / Developer

  • Collaboration with clients and agencies to design/create a variety of print, web, and video projects including; Flash animation/development, HTML/CSS based web sites, photo retouching, logo design, flyers/brochures, and television ads.
  • Preparation of estimates and mock-ups for projects.
  • Maintain an active network of industry partners, as well as vendors to assist in production and distribution of projects.


education


Aug 99 - Dec 02

American Academy of Art   Chicago, IL

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts: Multimedia and Web Design
  • Associate of Applied Science: Commercial Art


skills and interests


 

Music, design, film, animation, photography...
Color, composition, and movement.

  • Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign
  • Flash (AS3, dynamic content, communication with PHP or XML, timeline and/or program based animation, basic knowledge of object oriented programming)
  • HTML/CSS (some javascript)
  • Premiere/After Effects
  • Prepress setup and operation of large format printers/cutters
  • MAC and PC friendly