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Skills Summary


Solid experience in graphic design and production art, with 12 years experience. Extensive computer knowledge in graphic design programs within a Macintosh & Windows environment. Continuing to expand knowledge of computer animation. All the above with a high attention to detail. 

 

Software Skills



Macintosh OS 10.9 & Older - 100%

Windows XP & Windows 7 - 75%

Photoshop CS6 - 95%

Illustrator CS6 - 100%

Indesign CS6 - 85%

After Effects CS6 - 70%

Corel Draw X5 - PC environment - 90%

Autodesk Maya - 80%

Foundry's NukeX7.0 - 75%

ZBrush - 75%

SynthEyes - 70%

Drupal - Content Management System - 80%

Former certified Apple technician with ability to trouble shoot and repair Macintosh computers. 

TRADITIONAL ART
Extraordinary traditional illustration in realism using mediums such as watercolor, gouche, acrylics, pencils, colored pencils, markers, etc. with various techniques. 

 

Professional History


CHILDREN’S HEALTH MARKET: April 2014 - Current

Working as illustrator and graphic designer. Drawing characters for publication of “The Great Body Shop” and ensure characters match style. Also designing packaging for teacher guides, marketing materials, website, and other inhouse needs. 

CUSTOM DECO, LLC: April 2010 - April 2014
Temporary position with North Shores Personnel, LLC; hired full time September 6th, 2010. Worked as a production artist, doing color separations for screen print on glassware. 

FREELANCE WORK: Dec. 2007 - Current.
Continued work with Oarsman Sportswear in freelance production work. Also was contracted by Weingarten Gallery of West Chester, OH for Macintosh Technician work. 

OARSMAN SPORTSWEAR: May 2003 - Dec. 2007
Worked as a silk screen production artist. Tasks included: color separations, drawing in vector with Illustrator 10, designing graphics for clothing lines, and compiling graphic packs for various colleges & resorts. 

 

Professional Education


FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY: March 2012 - Feb. 2015
Currently enrolled in the Computer Animation Bachelor of Science Degree online.

APPLE CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN: Feb. 2008
Earned certifications in Macintosh, Portable, & Desktop for reparing Mac computers.

COLLEGE OF ART ADVERTISING: Sept. 2000 - April 2003
Earned Associate of Applied Business in Commercial Art. 

 

Awards & Recognition


Received 1st place in illustration and 2nd place in graphic design at the College of Art Advertising Art Show of 2003. Received 1st place honorable mention in graphic design and illustration at the CAA Art Show of 2002. Awarded 1st place illustration at the CAA Art show of 2001. This was the first time that a first year student received 1st place in illustration.