Extensive Design Background | Artistic-Based Software Aptitude | Client Coordination Expert
Meticulous and exceptionally well-versed graphic and web designing professional, with exceptional academic experience and documented effective design management, seeking to apply collective background to most effectively fulfill the design needs of a new employer. Trained within University of the District of Columbia’s studio art and graphic design B.A. program, the following experience is grounded in highly contemporary methodologies (ex. integration of computer-based creative suites). Seeking to transfer the entirety of this experience into a position within a new organization.
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art / Graphic Design
University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C. 2008
? Received an Academic Achievement Award (Dean’s List)
? Planned and hosted a student art exhibition
? Active member of the Art Student Union
PROFESSIONAL GRAPHIC DESIGN CAPABILITIES
Graphic and Web Design Professional
Within both academic and high-volume professional environments, the aforementioned skills have been effectively applied to a range of corporate projects – utilizing the latest in design theory, computer-based programs, and other related design elements. Whether designing a logo or reformatting a website, my consistent application of professional-grade graphic design has been notably effective in past positions.
? Graphic Design Responsibilities
o Studied and conceptualized design-related information and creative materials.
o Illustrated concepts via layout design including arrangement, size, style, and other elements.
o Prepared finished copies and art by operating typesetting, printing, and other equipment.
o Conducted logistical elements of projects by coordinating with agencies (ex. printers).
o Maintained command of computer-based creative tools (ex. Adobe Creative Suite).
? Web Design Responsibilities
o Planned sites by clarifying design goals and related functionality.
o Developed site content in order to ease processes of navigation, funneling traffic efficiently.
o Integrated elements of graphic design, creating images, icons, banners, and other elements.
o Upgraded site content and graphics, monitoring traffic and evaluating improvement options.
o Ensured regulatory compliance of all site operations, verifying security precautions.
? Art Direction Responsibilities
o Managed client accounts as related to ongoing projects, aggregating related content.
o Conferred regularly with related art, copywriting, and other production-related staff.
o Determined project objectives, budgetary guidelines, and related background information.
o Reviewed all illustrative materials in order to ensure they conformed to specifications.
o Fielded inquiries by staff and outside professionals, providing effective creative advice.
? Professional Portfolios
o Creative Hotlist: http://www.creativehotlist.com/jjohnson38
o Coroflot: http://www.coroflot.com/jjohnson25
Customer Service Specialist
Books-A-Million, Inc., Washington, DC March 2001 - Present
? Led store in promotional sales during the first quarter of 2009, and negotiated the procurement of products, increasing overall sales.
? Received an outstanding customer service award due to positive customer experiences.
Web Content Analyst
Broadcasting Board of Governors, Washington, DC May 2012 – June 2012
? Provided support to various divisions during the web content migration to new CMS, Pangea.
? Established a Frequently Asked Questions document assist associates learn more about Pangea.
? Assisted in creating web content inventory checklists for various voanews.com language web pages as part of prelaunch migration into Pangea.
? Initiated a post-launch Quality Assurance checklist for voanews.com web content.
Graphic and Web Designer
Search for Common Ground, Washington, DC June 2011 – September 2011
? Responsible for creating a dynamic user-friendly navigation interface for the SFCG website.
? Assisted with various content updates for the website by using Adobe CS5, CSS3, & HTML5.
? Learned to effectively use the content management systems Drupal & WordPress.
Web and Communications Consultant
Global Business School Network, Washington, DC April 2010 – August 2010
? Responsible for the redesign GBSN E-Newsletters with Adobe CS5.
? Incorporated CSS & HTML coding into the new design structure.
? Learned the web application, Joomla in order to further my knowledge of web design.
? Completed an e-newsletter template for future webinar promotions.
Graphic and Web Designer
Coalition of Service Industries, Washington, DC June 2009 – July 2009
? Responsible for the redesign of the Global Services Network logo & website with Adobe CS4.
? Incorporated CSS & HTML coding into the new design structure to create a modern interface.
? Collaborate directly with the Vice President of International Trade, Negotiations &Investments.
? Assisted in update postings for the Global Services Network website.
? Brendan McCourt (Organization: Search for Common Ground)
o Phone: 703-973-1911
o E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
? Lauren Grau (Organization: Global Business School Network)
o Phone: 415-230-1996
o E-mail: email@example.com
? John Goyer (Organization: Coalition of Service Industries)
o Phone: 202-289-7460 ext. 33
o E-mail: goyer@uscsi@org