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Professional Skills

• Design for Print and Web, Logo, Identity and Branding, Technical Publications, eLearning, and Interactive Gaming.
• Hand–drawn and Computer Illustration, Photo Retouch, Animation, GUI, Typography, Color, Print and Pre-Press, A/V Editing.
• Project planning, coordination, assessment, and troubleshooting. Light accounting, staff and contractor scheduling.
• Initiate workable solutions, and establish production quality and standards.

Technical Proficiency

• CS3–CS5 of: Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Flash, After Effects, Premiere, and SoundBooth. Quark, and Framemaker.
• Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, and 2010 Word, PowerPoint, Project, Excel, Outlook, and Visio.
• Hand–coded and WYSIWYG HTML, XHTML, XML, and CSS. W3C and S508–compliant. Moderate use of JavaScript, ActionScript 2/3.
• Windows 2000/XP Pro/7, and Mac OSX. Hardware and peripherals installations, upgrades, and updates.

Professional Experience

Self-employed and Student, Blaine, MN
Web and Graphic Designer, Artist, Illustrator, and Animator
Create and manage development of new and unique content using established standards and properties.
Production and direction of cognate ads and associated graphics for print publications and packaging.

Schwing America Inc, St Paul MN
Publications Technical Illustrator
Created, updated, and maintained Parts Books, Recall Notifications, Guide Books and instructions, and Operation Manuals.
Worked directly with Engineering and Planning Departments and created new work based on engineering schematics and prints.
Used Adobe Illustrator with SolidEdge and AutoCad applications, along with SAP Business Management Software.

Autumn River/Riverscape LLC, Minneapolis MN
Office Coordinator & Creative Projects Director
Created interactive products. Developed and implemented Publishing Department for residential construction company.
Designed and executed application drawings, logos, packaging, technical writing, and product sales literature copywriting.

Terraglyph Interactive Inc, Schaumburg IL
Lead Animator, Layout, Character Design, Background Design, GUI Design, and Final Line Drawings
Managed and designed 2D PC Game assets, supervised 2D animation asset production, coordination, and scheduling.
Created web animation utilizing Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash. Supervised and trained departmental contractors and vendors.
Evaluated production software. Designated Production Department tour guide for vendors, incoming employees, and students.

James Gang Animation Group Inc, Minneapolis MN
Co-Owner, Creative Director, and Animation Lead
Created and developed new IP’s for Web toons, key animation for Direct–to–Video releases and sports team animated scoreboards.
Developed Interactive CD Rom PC games. Responsibilities included storyboards, layouts, gameplay design, character animation,
background layouts, voice–over track reading, timing sheets, and asset management.

Related Experience

• Contributed animation, SFX, and live action props on over 220 nationally broadcast television commercials.
• Inked and colored interior pages, and executed layouts and logos for nationally recognized comic book companies.
• Print field experience with bindery, graphics darkroom stripper (pre–press), and press operator.
• Small and large format photography, darkroom and lab, and photo touch–up.

Education and Training

Minneapolis Community Technical College, Minneapolis MN
Web Design & Electronic Publishing, Graphic Design.
Currently earning AAS degrees.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society member.


College of Visual Arts, St Paul MN
Illustration and Graphic Design

Minneapolis Technical Institute, Minneapolis MN
Illustration, Technical Illustration, Design, and Typography

Full resume' and additional employment information available upon request.