Kevin F. McCoy

Freelance Cartoonist & Newspaper Illustrator

1200
Location:Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/kevinfmccoy
0
Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$12
Rate/Hr
KEVIN F. McCOY
180-146 Littleton Road Parsippany, New Jersey 07054
Cell Phone: (973) 632-1059 E-mail: kfmccoy@optonline.net

OBJECTIVE
To obtain a challenging and professional position in the Art and Design field that will utilize my artistic talents along with my technical skills.

HARDWARE & SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE
MAC (G4), Personal computer (IBM Compatible) components including hard drives and memory as well as peripheral devices such as CD-ROM, printers, Hell S3010 ChromaGraph drum scanner, GretagMacbeth SpectroScan color scanner and the Creo Spectrum Proofsetter.
Microsoft DOS 6.22, Windows 3.11, Windows 98, Novell NetWare 5.1, Paint Shop Pro and Microsoft Office 2000 including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Photoshop, Allegro OS and Creo ScatterProofing layout software.

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Artwork published in County College of Morris magazine, The Promethean
Installation and configuration of PC operating systems and applications.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Cartoonist, North Jersey Media Group, West Paterson, NJ April 2005 to Present
Draw, scan and color editorial cartoons for weekly publication in several local newspapers.

Marketing Associate, TechnoDyne, Wayne, NJ October 2009 to January 2011
Developed and delivered advertisements, brochures and banners for sales/marketing campaigns. Designed and implemented Social Media Campaigns for key targeted sales/marketing campaigns. This involved various aspects of online advertising, social bookmarking and Adwords.

Owner/Artist, VersiToon LLC, Parsippany, NJ June 2006 to October 2009
Created cartoons, illustrations and designs for various clients. Maintained financial records. Assisted in creating legal contracts. Marketed and sold concepts to clients.

Artist and Assistant Web Designer, Mantis Media, Parsippany, NJ June 2005 to April 2006
Assisted web designer in creating designs and layouts for various websites. Used Flash MX create several short website films. Scanned, cropped and color corrected photographs. Designed and created a new website for a professional photographer. (www.photographybyernest.com)

Photo Technician, North Jersey Media Group, West Paterson, NJ May 2004 to June 2005
Coordinated assignments between staff photographers and staff reporters. Scanned, cropped and color corrected photographs and cartoons for several newspapers. Coordinated stories and photographs with staff editors. Assisted Head Photographer in purchasing, tracking and maintaining various photographic materials.

Independent Contractor, Yogiware, Bloomingdale, NJ June 2003 to May 2004
Worked with IT Manager on website design concepts. Scanned, cropped and color corrected photographs for corporate websites. Assisted in designing a new website for Miss Fitness Brazil. (www.brazilianbomb.com)#

Contract Employee, Color Support Technician, L. P. Thebault Company, Parsippany, NJ January to May 2003
Created layouts and proofs for the Graphic Arts staff. Cut, mounted and organized proofs for Marketing Department and client meetings. Dismounted and cleaned slides from the drum scanner. Scanned proof color bars to check color consistency. Tracked various materials used.

EDUCATION
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, Parsippany, New Jersey 2004 (Certificates in the following)
Dreamweaver MX Level 1 & 2, Flash MX Level 1, Fireworks Level 1, HTML 4.01 Level 1 & 2, FrontPage 2003 Level 1

Fairleigh Dickinson University - Computer Career Institute, Madison, New Jersey 2004
Introduction to Visual Communication and the Digital Desktop Certificate Foundations of Design Certificate Graphic Design 1 Certificate Graphic Design 2 Certificate Computer Illustration 1 Certificate Computer Illustration 2 Certificate Typography Certificate Digital Photography Certificate
Montclair State University (in association with) DataQuest Systems Inc., Fairfield, New Jersey 2002
Adobe Photoshop Certificate
Adobe Illustrator Certificate
Quark XPress Certificate

The Chubb Institute, Parsippany, New Jersey 2001
PC Support course
Windows Desktop Support course

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST