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Resume

I’m always looking for an opportunity to influence the world around me through creative expression and design. I’m “for sale” and can be shipped to your location. If you would like to download a singular page version of this resume, please use the links below.

Technical Skills

Adobe CC, HTML/CSS/LESS/SASS, WordPress, Drupal, Umbraco, Boostrap, Foundation, Adobe Audition

Creative Experience

Edge Webware

Senior UI/UX Designer & Developer
2013-Present
Projects Included: Concept, design, and follow-through of websites. Implementation of sites through HTML/CSS/LESS/SASS and on CMS’ like WordPress, Drupal, and Umbraco. Website maintenance. Motion graphics and Flash-based animation. Mobile app design. Wireframing and UI/UX. Clients include HSD Metrics, DARKOH, and CBD Advisors.

U! Creative

Senior UI/UX Developer
2013-Present
Projects Included: UI/UX design and wireframing. HTML/CSS/SASS/LESS  implementation and editing. Motion and Flash-based animation. WordPress and other CMS installation, editing, adjustments, etc for clients such as Cassano’s, Pies & Pints, Kings of Chaos, Rhodes College, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute, and CareSource.

ThinkTV & CET (Public Media Connect)

Art Director
2007-2013
Projects Included: Concept, design, and follow-through of all newspaper ads, posters, banners, flyers, collateral, curriculum kits, board presentations, signage, and any other print design needed; web design and maintenance for specific projects; photography at events. Coordinate with vendors.

Aibrean’s Studio

Principal
2003-Present
Projects Included: All designs, from start to finish, including CD’s, collateral, branding, website design, implementing content management systems, flyers, emailers, photo retouching, and posters for clients such as La Corporacion Muzic, Vision Marketing Group, Rex Lumber, Profound Logic Software, and Jim Crotty Photography. This is a freelance-based business which I have developed over the years and I work with the business owners almost always directly.

imaginenation | Cho Creative | David K. Burnap Advertising

Contracted as Graphic and Web Designer
2004-2007
Projects Included: Packaging for Titleist, newspaper ads for 2nd Swing, and  point-of-purchase display rendering | Flash animation design, flyers, posters, corporate collateral, direct mailers, brand guidelines, and other informational items for Ferrari, LexisNexis, NCR, Girl Scouts, Reynolds and Reynolds, and Standard Register | Website design and maintenance, poster and flyer design, copy writing, and other web and interactive materials for AIDA, AAA Ohio, and Trimble Engineering.

Write on Target

Graphic and Web Designer
2005-2006
Responsible for graphic/web design which included layout design and formatting for benefit packages, direct mail, flyers, posters, and logo design. Clients included MeadWestvaco, Circuit City, NewPage, General Cable, and Brunswick.

lightmode DESIGN FACTORY

Director of Visual Arts and Graphic Design
2004-2005
Assisted with several design projects and have represented the company when meeting with their clients. Responsible for concept work, logo design, and web design for lightmode as well as new hiring. Also maintained project management and coordinated meeting with clients and the company and with vendors.

American Cutting Edge and Better Tools

Creative Director
2005-2005
Managed all advertising/websites for both multi-million dollar companies. Created packaging, direct mail, flyers, brochures, and anything else needed.

inyourimage

3D Modeler/Graphic and Web Designer/Production Manager
2003-2004
Overseeing all that went on in the company including talking to concerned customers, updated status of orders, emailed customers product status and tracking numbers, answered phones, shipped and packaged orders, made the product, engraved the product, did web design work and updating, and make company literature.

Professional Education

School of Advertising Art

Associate Degree of Applied Business in Advertising Art (2003)

Awards and Affiliations

Member of: The Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce

Awards Received:Selection of two logos for publication in iheartlogos Season Three in 2013; Selection of logo for publication in LogoLounge Volume 7 in 2012; Emmy Nomination in 2011 (for You at the Zoo project), Best Instructional Media Product from the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) in 2011 (for You at the Zoo project), Bronze ADDY in 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, and 2013 for work at Aibrean’s Studio; 2013 Bronze ADDY for work at ThinkTV/CET; Mercury Award Nomination in 2007