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:
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 HcKeeper05@aol.com if you have any Questions or Job Openings!
Thank You for your Time and Interest!