A highly motivated creative individual seeking a position in a challenging, energetic environment 20pxt with growth potential. Apply my talent, diverse skill set and experience to create leading edge corporate presence. Leverage my ability in a lead role as a part of a common goal and creative team or as a solo powerhouse.
July, 2005 to Present
SPECTER OFF-ROAD, INC.
21600 Nordhoff St., Chatsworth CA 91311, www,sor,com
Implementation of the Specter Off-Road web site included of front end design, programming, graphics, photography and implementation and adaptation of 3rd party programs.
I worked with the in-house programmer to develop back end functionality of a robust order processing and customer tracking/notification system. I processed monthly web based marketing materials, specials, flyer's and e-mail distribution.
I designed and produced all stages of the SOR Catalog on CD using Adobe Flash and ActionScript. The CD is duplicated in-house weekly; distributed to customers in there order or over the counter. It includes navigation through the complete catalog, product videos, PDF’s, and price list updated weekly. I produced product video shorts, animation and product photography contained on the web, CD and Catalog.
I designed and maintained the 464 page 4 color process printed product catalog. I produced all advertising, promotional and product packaging material. I coordinated production with local and off-shore printers. I also produced tech illustration for new product design, copy writing for ads, Online product descriptions and product installation instruction sheets.
January, 2000 to June 2005
26801 W. Agoura Rd., Calabasas, CA 91301
As Multimedia Designer/Manager I worked as part of a team of talented individuals producing a wide variety of marketing and sales materials direct towards various media.
I art directed, designed and co-produced The Fundamentals of Communications, a 72 module, course detailing the history, technologies and direction of data and telecommunications networking. The Fundamentals of Communications was produced using Flash, SoundForge and Acrobat and published on CD-ROM using Director and the Internet using Dreamweaver. It was later ported to the Internet for eLearning.
I created high impact charts and support graphics for executive level, sales, marketing and technical PowerPoint presentations. Managed annual sales meeting productions which include multi-screen presentations combining PowerPoint, video, animation, and audio, collaborating with external audio visual teams. I produced trade show booth graphics for show such as Comdex.
As part of the team we created sales Toolkits. Toolkits are CD based collections of sales materials such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Acrobat PDF documents. The collections were organized and published on the Internet and CD-ROM with a content directory and distributed to product evangelists and sales staff. The CD versions were sent for replication and required 4 color design for sleeves and labels.
I designed interactive product demos – Demos stepped through the inner workings of Alcatel products and gave an overview of product use. Produced using Flash and Director, 3D Studio Max, Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, Premier and AfterEffects. Produced white papers, sales, marketing, and training materials produced on PC and Macintosh platforms using Quark Xpress, PhotoShop and Illustrator targeted for print and PDF for Intra/Internet download and inclusion on sales toolkits.
February, 1993 to January, 2000
FREELANCE DESIGNER, Ads/Graphics and SydeFX Multimedia
23202 County Line Rd., Chatsworth CA, 91311
Freelance designer servicing corporate clientele.
The scope of my work was Internet and multimedia design and production. Projects included: design and implementation of web sites, design and production of 3D models and animation for video, design and production of interactive CD-ROM presentations, and implementing RealVideo, utilizing HTML and SMIL to integrate Flash and video on the Internet. Working primarily as a subcontractor, projects were produced for clients such as:
Columbia Tri/Star (subcontractor for Bakerman)
The Smithsonian Institution (subcontractor for Sythonics)
Johnson & Johnson (subcontractor for VisualEyes)
Xylan Network Systems (now Alcatel)
February, 1991 to February 1993
SPECTER OFF-ROAD, INC. (818) 882-1786
21600 Nordhoff St., Chatsworth, CA 91311
As Art Director I produced all print collateral.
I designed, produced and placed advertising, produced their 200 page black and white product catalog with full color cover. The catalog included technical and product Illustration and photography. I produced several merchandising items such as t-shirts, postcards, mugs and stickers.
Mac and PC
I've been working with most Adobe software packages since their inception on both Mac and PC platforms. Previous to InDesign, page layout was done using Aldus PageMaker and/or Quark Express depending on but not limited to platform. Adobe PageMaker fell away to InDesign. I have extensive experience with Corel Draw as well limited experience with Freehand.
Commercial Art Certificate, West Valley Occupational Center
Certificate program in airbrush, Pierce Collage
Certificate program in technical illustration, Pierce Collage