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
- 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
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.
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.
- Flash (AS3, dynamic content, communication with PHP or XML, timeline and/or program based animation, basic knowledge of object oriented programming)
- Premiere/After Effects
- Prepress setup and operation of large format printers/cutters
- MAC and PC friendly