Freelance Animator & Brochure Designer

Location:North East, Pennsylvania, United States
2 Skills
My Name is Brandon.

I have been an Illustrator/Graphic Artist since I was a young teen starting out simply by entering in small art contests through out High school and progressing onto larger state level contests with decent success. I Graduated in 2005 and was awarded the "Arts Commencement Achievement Award" which is a Staff Voted Award only given to one Senior Class student when one is deserving. I was recommended for the award by my Advanced Arts Teacher who has been a professional Illustrator and Graphic Artist for Professional Athletes on The Pittsburgh Steelers, and Becket Magazine.

After High school I attended Edinboro University of PA for 4.5 years studying Computer (3D) Animation & Graphic Design. While in my last year of school I was given the opportunity to work as a Production Assistant on an Independent Film (Currently in Final Editing) where I was the Lead Sound and Lighting Tech I. Soon after completing several location Film Shoots, I was hired as the Lead Graphic Artist & Craftsman for an up and coming Sign Company & its affiliated Custom Framing Company. I have been with this company for two years now and have been able to land record high sales and expansion of the Sign business as a Production Manager.

My Responsibilities with the Sign Company range from Promotions, to Customer Relations and Job Intake, Proofing and Design, Editing and Approval Confirmation, Scheduling & Job Description Writing, Material Research and Acquisition, Fabrication and Graphic Preparation, Application and Installation, Payment Reception, Customer Follow-Up and Retention.

My Responsibilities with the Custom Framing Company range from Customer Relations and Job Intake, Material Research and Acquisition, Fabrication and Assembly, Custom Mounting and Stretching (Specializing in: Customized Object Mounting, Shadow Box Design and Assembly, and Jersey Mounting), Payment Reception, and Customer Follow-Up and Retention.

I am Proficient in the Following Platforms:

Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and After Effects
Sony: Vegas Pro
Newtek: Lightwave (Modeling and Scene/Animation Programs)
Vinyl Express LXi Professional (Similar to Flexi Sign Software)
Microsoft: Word & Excell
General Email & Web Content Processing

I also have experience in:

Adobe: Flash
Sony: CD/DVD Architect
FaceGen Customizer 1.1 (Photo to 3D Facial Modeling for Animation)

My Hands-On Abilities include:

Most phases of Sign Making including Application of Vinyl Graphics, Lettering, and Sign Panels
Woodworking Including Construction and Finishing
Construction Based Installation (Experienced with a good variety of Power Tools, Equipment, and Vehicles)

Although I love my Work and Quite Honestly Like where I am currently working, I am not able to make the money necessary to cover the cost of living. Although I understand the difficulties which all small businesses face, I am only making $8.00 per hour at this time and feel as though my talents are not being compensated adequately. I am currently engaged to be married in March of 2011, and need to make sure that I am able to support and provide for my future wife and I as well as the family we hope to someday have.

Please feel free to contact me at if you have any Questions or Job Openings!

Thank You for your Time and Interest!

Brandon B
BMax Graphics
Skills (2) Rating
Brochure Design