EXPERIENCE

PEARSON ONLINE LEARNING SERVICES
February 2016 - Current • Graphic Designer

• Design web and print assets that generate leads for clients  (Universities like Rutgers, UMD and Northeastern)
• Source, edit and take photos for client SEO, PPC and Web assets
• Source and edit video for web delivery
• Design e-mails, landing pages, lead forms and banner ads geared towards
   lead generation and high click rates

• Collaborate with cross functional teams
• Work directly with web developpers to ensure quality between design and live product

 

BEN CARSON PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN
2015-2016 • Contracted Design & Photography Consultant

• Create engaging graphics for social media and print
• Take and edit photos of  Dr. Ben Carson for internal and external use
• Maintain a photo archive for internal use
• Create and conceptualize Print publications  and source print vendors
 

FREELANCE DESIGNER & PHOTOGRAPHER
current • contract basis

DESIGN
• Project Management (conceptualize, design, edit, proof, preflight, print ordering)
• Publication design
• Branding & brand collateral
• Installed graphics & environment design
• Direct mail campaigns
• Able to advise based on need, budget and audience
• Use of new technology to enhance in-hand experience (augmented reality)

PHOTOGRAPHY
• Expert use of the canon 1d-x and L-Series lenses
• Proficient in theatrical, sports and event photography
• Proficient with studio lighting
• Very proficient with editing and digital asset management in Adobe Lightroom

PRINTING
• Knowledgeable in print standards and practices
• Versatile in designing for commercial, flexographic, fabric and UV printing techniques
• Proficient in substrates and uses
• Able to advise based on need and budget
• Knowledgeable of specialty and unique printing, ink and paper choices
• Relationships with major print vendors along the East coast 

VIDEO
• Editing and creating packages using Adobe Premiere
• Editing and mixing audio in Adobe Audition
• Editing for special projection using Adobe After Effects and content from Digital Juice. 
• Utilizing projectors and shaping (software and lenses) to achieve mapping on complex surfaces like a human and rear projection
with specialty lenses to re-create Madame Leota from The Haunted Mansion

 

THOMAS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH
intern • technical production

LIGHTING:

• Setup, designed & executed lighting show files on the ETC Expression & Grand MA2
• Basic Maintenance of fixtures (Changing bulbs, cleaning, etc)
• Rigging, addressing & wiring
• Theatrical programming (SMPTE Timecode)
• Designed motion & static graphics for IMAG & broadcast
• Operation for TV Broadcast & recording

TV & IMAG
• Operation of automated PTZ cameras
• Operation of 40’ Jib
• Designed static & motion graphics for broadcast
• Playback control for video clips & song lyrics in proprietary software
• Switcher operation (camera switching, routing, overlays, etc)
• Fan cleaning and bulb maintenance of Christie Projectors

 

The Liberty Champion - Liberty University
Fall 2005 - Fall 2009 — Senior Editor for Visual Content , responsible for photography, graphic design, and overall aesthetics. Led two practicum classes: Coms 390 (Champion Photography) and Coms 391 (Champion Advertising Design) as well as the teams of design and photography for production, giving training and instruction as necessary. Photographed various events for University Photography as part of Champion responsibilities.

Photographer - Freelance Contract Basis
Fall 2005 - Current — providing photographic services on a contract basis to clients local and abroad 


Skills at a Glance

EDUCATION

Full Sail University - Master of Fine Arts — Media Design, Class of 2013 

Liberty University - Bachelor of Science — Visual Communication Arts, Class of 2009


SKILLS

TECHNICAL / PRODUCTION
• Project Management
• MA2 PC / 3D software and MA .2 PC / 3D Software
• Experience in operating ETC Expression & MA2 desks
• Experience with Intelligent, Conventional and LED fixtures
• Basic maintenance of lighting fixtures
      •(bulb changing, gobo replacement, fan cleaning, etc)
• Camera operation (video and still)
• Analog audio board operation & setup
• Experience with Digital Performer and SMPTE / midi time code functions
• Fast, eager learner in the field

CREATIVE
• Professional & punctual
• Proficient in the Adobe Creative Cloud suite
• Creative, big picture designer
• Energetic, self-motivated, detail oriented and a team player

HARDWARE
• Canon 1 Series cameras (Mark III & 1D-X) & L-Series Lenses (70-200mm II, 24-105mm, 17-40mm, 8-15mm fisheye, 1.4x extender)
• Paul C. Buff Einstein Studio Strobes & Modifiers
• FJ Westcott Ice Lights
• Canon broadcast cameras
• Grass Valley Kayak switcher
• Kaleido Multi screen viewer
• 40’ Jib
• Sony robotic PTZ HD camera systems
• Allen & Heath, Mackie and Yamaha analog soundboards
• ETC Expression & MA2 lighting control desks


PROFICIENCIES

SOFTWARE

Adobe Creative Cloud
Final Cut Pro
Mac OS-X
MA Lighting (PC, 3D, & Live)
Adobe Lightroom
PhotoMechanic
 

 

EQUIPMENT 

Canon 1d-x & L-series lenses
Wide-format printing
Apple computers
General audio
MA & ETC Lighting Desks

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Branding
Direct mail campaigns
Typography
Publication Design & Layout
Art direction 
Team Leadership
Augmented Reality


AWARDS & HONORS

The Liberty Champion - Liberty University — Baptist Press Excellence in Journalism Awards

2007 -
First Place B&W Sports Photography
First Place B&W Feature Photography
First Place Color Sports Photography

2008 -
First Place B&W Photo Story
First Place Color Individual Sports Action
First Place B&W Feature Photo Story
First Place B&W News Photography
First Place Color News Photography
First Place Color Pictorial

2009 -
First Place Cartoon/Infographic
First Place Front Page Design
First Place Individual Sports Action (color)
First Place News Photograph (color)
Second Place Individual Sports Action (color)

The Liberty Champion - Liberty University — Virginia Press Association Awards

2008 -
First Place - Art - Informational Graphics
First Place - Art - Excellence of Front Page
First Place - Art - Excellence of Page Design
First Place - Art - Excellence of General Make-Up
First Place - Art - Sports Photo
First Place - Art - General News Photo
First Place - Art - Feature Photo
First Place - Art - Excellence of Sports Pages

2009 -
First Place - Art - Excellence of General Make-Up
First Place - Art - General News Photo
First Place - Art - Sports Photo


References available