CAREER SUMMARY: Ten years of design and production experience, notably with CNN and Deco Neon, have produced a creative and technically astute designer and art director. 7 1/2 years in television graphics, both on-line and post-production, for clients such as CNN, Cox Communications, The Fox Theater, and The Atlanta History Center, provides rich background in brand enhancement, program promotion, and viewer relationship building. Education, both formal and self-directed, has honed skills to today’s marketplace EDUCATION University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia B.F.A., Drawing and Painting CONTINUING EDUCATION American College of Art, Atlanta, Ga. Advanced Photoshop Certified Paris School of Neon, Kansas City, Missouri Certification in Neon Technology and Sign Design Blackhawk Mountain School of Art Completed Printing and Sculpture program PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CNN, Atlanta Graphics Department 1991 - present Production Designer • Responsible for designing, producing, managing and art directing off-line still and animated graphics for CNN, CNNSI and CNNI. Also responsible for designing and upkeep of CNN Graphics Intranet Web Site. Projects include various weekly and daily shows, specials and promotions which must be created under tight deadlines. Senior Graphic Artist •Responsible for on-line fullscreens, packages and animations. Designed opens and packages for breaking news stories and specials. Graphic Artist •Responsible for various news and sports shows. Designed, created and implemented graphics for Play of the Day Home Video, Vol. 1, produced for Turner Home Entertainment.
Freelance Artist Most recently have started BrownDog Graphics, a company which devotes itself to creating the best in web, logo & broadcast design. Have worked as a freelance designer for WCW.
Deco Neon, Atlanta, Georgia 1988-1990 Office and Production Manager • Managed operational aspects including job costing and estimating • Produced scale drawings • Created neon patterns • Fabricated neon tubing PROGRAM AND EQUIPMENT KNOWLEDGE Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, QuarkXPress, GifBuilder, BBEdit, Webmap, Fractal Painter, and Expression, Adobe After Effects, Aurora 280 Paintbox, Liberty Paintbox, Chyron Infinit!, Chyron Scribe, Harris Stillstore, Sony Betacam Videocassette Recorder, Accom Brontostore, Grass Valley and Abekas Switchers, and Quantel Paintbox Express. Limited knowledge of Macromedia Flash
ACHIEVEMENTS • Designed graphics for Clark Atlanta University’s television station to be used on “The Sports Page” • Exhibited and sold original computer-generated portraits and greeting cards • Gallery Exhibition of original portraits using Adobe Photoshop, Acrylics, and colored pencils on canvas • Exhibited one person show of paintings at Yin Yang Cafe • Sold over 200 original paintings - placed in both private and commercially exhibited collections • Currently serving on advisory committee to American Intercontinental Univ. to re-design curriculum
My understanding of the qualifications desired in an Art Director or Graphic Designer include substantial experience in design, technical and creative design excellence, multiple task and deadline management skills, production direction, and the overall ability to communicate, sell ideas, and get things done. I’m a strong candidate in all of these areas; I’ll outline why: _ Graphic Design - More than 7 years experience in television graphic design, both on-line and post-production, for CNN, CNNI, and CNNSI. Four and 1/2 years designing and implementing all CNN Sports graphics and animation’s. Design and upkeep of CNN Graphics Intranet Web Site. _ Technical and creative excellence - Responsible for designing, managing, and art direction off-line still and animated graphics for CNN and CNNI. Extensive knowledge of programs and equipment critical to production of cutting edge, professional design, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Quark Express, Liberty Paintbox, and working knowledge of After Effects and Premiere and Macromedia Flash. Shopped for programs and equipment for department, increasing quality of design. _ Deadline management - Independent project management for weekly and daily shows. Frequent responsibility for breaking news and specials, requiring creation under severe deadlines, and flexibility to continue to manage regular assigned projects. Generally managing 2-4 projects, often chosen to handle ad-hoc needs. _ In/Out of house direction - Graphics consulting and art direction, encompassing music selection and set design for departments as requested by in and out-of-house producers. At Deco Neon, managed all operational aspects including job costing estimation. _ Communication/management - Responsible for collaborative meetings between designers, producers, art directors, and editors, to ensure quality product. Trained 30+ artists on CNN sports and news shows; trained co-workers on Adobe Photoshop. Provide ad-hoc Mac consulting for department. Proven “sell-in” of ideas; frequently chosen for last-minute deadline projects with little or no direction from producer. - Responsibility / organization - Recently started my own business, BrownDog Graphics. Goals for BrownDog include providing companies with an alternative to big design houses for last minute and quick turnaround web and logo projects. I will also offer broadcast and video animation in the future. Most recent clients include TransGlobal Assoc., Inc., CenTani Group, Cox Communications and Frank O. Battle Home Designers. A further sampling of my clients outside of CNN include The Fox Theater, The Atlanta History Center, Heritage Row Museum, Underground Atlanta, the Georgian Terrace, MARTA, and Clarke Atlanta University. I have had further success as an artist, showing works in local galleries. I feel that both of these parts of my career outside of CNN demonstrate my interest and commitment to design. I would like the opportunity to advance my career and skills, and to expand my limits. I can provide someone with a creative, resourceful, art director or senior graphic designer, able to contribute to continued success at their company. I appreciate your assistance, and look forward to talking to you in person.