5018 Ralston Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46205
• Visual Communications degree
• 19 years experience as a graphic designer
• Expert in the following Adobe programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere, Encore, Ultra
• Skilled user of Adobe Dreamweaver, Newtek Lightwave 3D, QuarkXpress, Avid, Microsoft Office
• Four years experience as a Combat Engineer in the U.S. Army
• Have experience in managing others
Responsibilities included design of strategy e-guides for date-specific game releases including marketing and advertising materials while adhering to weekly title schedule. Worked directly with licencors and authors to coordinate e-guides and video design projects. Filmed, directed, and edited video strategy guides. Other video responsibilities included projects for Gametrailers.com, E3, Gamestop, Toys R Us, PrimaGames Youtube and Twitch channel, and Game Crazy manager meetings.
Became a freelance graphic designer. Constantly improving my skill set, I have updated my web expertise to include dynamic web design as well as Adobe Flash. Some of my contract jobs include designing BradyGames Xbox Live Strategy Feed Videos. Site design and building for Green Valley Lodge and MuralTech. I also worked with Bennet Innovations on the ADDY awards show video in 2010. I continue to build 3D models for resale on turbosquid.com.
Responsibilities included design of strategy guide books for date-specific game releases including marketing and advertising materials while adhering to weekly title schedule. Worked directly with licencors and authors to coordinate guide books and video design projects. Filmed, directed, and edited Xbox Live video strategy guides. Other video responsibilities included projects for Gametrailers.com, E3, Gamestop, and Game Crazy manager meetings.
Created, produced, and oversaw the design of graphic elements and animations for all on/off-air and internal station presentations. Provided graphic elements for the Production department of commercial productions. Responsible for station promotional premiums. Assisted the Promotion Manager with contest administration.
Responsibilities included setting up and closing the dining room.
Created black and white book art for publishing houses like McGraw Hill and South-Western. Leading artist for How Wireless Works, an illustrative book that explained how cell phones and satellites work, written by Preston Gralla. Used Scitex flatbed, film, and slide scanners to produce illustrations and photos for books.
Painted murals in client’s homes. Worked on a commission basis. Murals included a two story tree, a five foot toy train, and a washer and dryer for an apartment model. Designed, created, and was the Webmaster for three Web sites—powerofexistence.com, expresskids.com, lamar-lamar.com.
Designed 3D images, animations, promotional pamphlets, ads, sales sheets, and digital catalogs for Alien Multimedia and Auralex Acoustics.
Designed and created black and white newspaper ads for musical groups including Candlebox, Lyle Lovette, Shania Twain, Rod Stewart, and Pearl Jam. Assisted in dubbing videos for the commercial department.
Designed all of the projects and art directed most photo shoots. Created pamphlets for Rose Acres and Indiana Steel Company. Created a Power Point presentation for Centra Credit Union’s 1998 annual meeting (including a flying logo screen saver).
• Visual Communications, IVY Tech, 1996
• Multimedia, IVY Tech, 1996
• Certificate for Combat Engineer Training, U.S. Army, Ft. Leonard Wood, MI 1991
• Certificate for Equipment Preparation (airlift) Course, U.S. Air Force, Rhein-Main Air Force Base, Germany, 1994
• Diploma, Columbus North High School, Columbus, IN, 1989