- London, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
I have over 11 years professional experience in the field of marketing. My skills included art direction, digital photography, and writing.
Area Covered: Northern California
Workmore...I have over 11 years professional experience in the field of marketing. My skills included art direction, digital photography, and writing.
Area Covered: Northern California
Work Experience Summary: BIO:
I began my career in communications as a freelance designer and writer.
After moving to Los Angeles I worked for Mac Temps where I was sent out on a variety of assignments. One of them was as art director for Mckellar Publications, who as a result of my contributions won a Maggie Award for Design Build Business magazine.
My first full time permanent position in the field of communications was as art director for Children Magazine. As their art director I was responsible for editorial design and layout, and advertising design for their many advertisers. There were dozens of ads to design on a monthly basis.
In March of 99 I started a one man design studio. While in business I was contracted to do numerous web sites (some all Flash), packaging, logo designs, brochures, magazine layout and design, and more. My second year in business I added photography to my skill set, and studied marketing and advertising.
Most recently I have been working as a communications specialist for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. They have utilized my skills in web and print design, writing, and photography. Additionally, they had me learn Final Cut Pro, and how to shoot video in order to produce multiple video projects.
Middle Tennessee State University- Bachelor’s in Mass Communication
The Episcopal Diocese of Texas: 51,500/YEAR
Edge Marketing: 46,000/YEAR
Golden Graphics: 50/HR
Aquent Partners: 20/HR
The Episcopal Diocese of Texas: 1/06-8/07 • Communications Specialist
My job responsibilities have included writing, video production, web administration, graphic design and digital photography. While on the job I learned to use Final Cut Studio and have managed multiple video projects from script to final edit. Additionally, I have been sent to cover many new worthy stories for the Diocese. As part of the assignment I was not only expected to gather the news to write the story, but photograph the event as well.
Edge Marketing: 3/05-9/05 • Marketing Assistant
In working for Edge I was required to do a variety of jobs. I worked with Flash in updating online demos, maintaining and redesigning Edge web sites, designed marketing materials, wrote documentation for internal processes and organized all internal processes into an Edge Procedures Manual, designed eMarketing ads and advertising templates and assisted with other marketing planning and strategies.
Golden Graphics: 5/99-6/04 • OwnerAs the owner of Golden Graphics I handled clients projects from initial meetings to completion. Part of my process when working with new clients entailed gathering information about their marketing and advertising objectives. After careful analysis, I would create the design and write the copy that best fit their needs. I also took responsibility for all my clients press checks. I have worked with pressmen at numerous printing companies while doing press checks to insure color accuracy and job quality.
Aquent Partners (formally Mac Temps): 99 Senior Designer
This was the second time I had worked for this firm. I had gained enough experience to be sent out as a Senior Designer. While working for them I was sent out to work for a company named Belkin to design packaging and ads. Each designer was given a product line to try to achieve a continuity between the sales rep, the designer and product. When Belkin wanted to market one of its products to a new client like Best Buys, we would create a very high quality packing comp made from Iris prints for the salesman to take to the client to close the deal.
Children Magazine: 98-99 Art Director
I designed all the editorial layout and the majority of the advertising. Children Magazine was a unique challenge. They did not allow for any lead time for our advertising. If ads came pouring in the same day we were going to press, we would design the ads and rearrange the magazine to make room for them. The last week before we went to press I would normally work 12 to 13 hours a day. It was not unusual to work 24 hours and weekends in order to accommodate last minute advertisers.
Mac Temps: 97-98 Art Director, Production Designer
Editorial layout and advertising design.
Urban Tulsa Magazine: 7/96-8/96 • Freelance
Freelance basis for production design and editorial layout of a tabloid magazine.
Infinity Magazine: 10/96 • Freelance
Article published on prison rehabilitation. The article detailed the reasons for the success and failure of our prison system to rehabilitate inmates.
Macintosh: 12 years experience.
PC: Two years experience.
QuarkXpress, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign: 11 years experience. I am presently in the process of upgrading from CS2 Standard to CS3 Design Premium.
Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash: Five years experience. I am in the process of updating my skills in CS3 Design Premium.
Final Cut Pro: One year experience. Nine projects.
Photography: Five years experience in film and digital photography combined.
Video Production: Script writing, shooting video, and editing. I used a Beta deck, Sony SR-11 DV Cam deck, Video Monitor, and Mac Power Book.
Oil painting, sculpture(clay), golf, guitar.
References on request
Education Summary: BS in Mass Communications