Cliff Speaks

Freelance Flash Designer & Graphic Designer

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Location:Flowood, Mississippi, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/cliffspeaks
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Kudos
4.0
2 Skills
$65
Rate/Hr
Cliff Speaks
601-874-6608
cliff.speaks@gmail.com

Work History
Graphic Designer, USM Print Shop, Hattiesburg, MS – 1994-1996
Responsibilities included, design and production of various publications and promotional pieces
produced for university materials such as brochures, handbooks and posters. Also, responsible for print shop and photo equipment.

Graphic Designer, The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, MS – 1996-1999
Responsibilities included, but not limited to maintaining producing promotional print material to
support the various sections of the newspaper. Duties also included developing advertising
campaigns, branding campaigns, promotional event materials and multimedia presentations.
Responsible for the development of the Pepsi 400 NASCAR Classied campaign. Result was 33% increase in readership over one year. Developed follow-up classied advertising campaign to promote consumer sales in the section. Result was 27% increase in readership of section.

Art Director, SkyTel, Jackson, MS – 1999-2002
Responsibilities included the development of all branding and advertising for SkyTel.
Duties included development and production of package design, point of purchase
in-store support materials. Duties also included brand development, website development
and multimedia development. Supported outside vendors including Oce Depot and Staples.
Graphic Designer, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi, Flowood, MS 2002-Present
Responsibilities include print advertising design and development of internal and external
communication forms, booklets, brochures, sales materials, event graphics, PowerPoint
presentations, multimedia presentations, video production and photography. Duties also include
development and production of all web design and Flash interactive components of internal and
external websites. Further responsibilities are working with internal and external clients and
departments to produce commercials, company calendars, and event materials.

Graphic Designer/Interactive Designer, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Flowood, MS – 2002-2008
Responsibilities included the development of all branding BCBSMS. Duties included design and production of print media, promotional and event media. Examples would be marking materials to include brochures, booklets, forms and leave-behind materials. Development and production of all web design and Flash interactive components of internal and external websites. Further responsibilities are working with internal and external clients and departments to produce commercials, company calendars, and event materials.

Graphic Designer/Interactive Designer, Eaton Aerospace, Jackson, MS – 2008-2011
Responsibilities included the design and development of all print and web materials for the communications department with Eaton Aerospace. Further duties included but were not limited to design and production of all tradeshow graphics, multimedia presentations, and set-up of all trade show events. Further duties included video production and 3d modeling and development of aerospace products. I was responsible for working on project teams that included engineering, product development and management to develop sales campaigns and initiatives.

Interactive Art Director, Godwin Group, Jackson, MS – 2011-2013
Responsibilities included the design and development of client websites. Also responsible for Social media design and development through Facebook, Twitter, and other mediums. Duties also included working with the creative department on various, web related and print related client projects. All duties required knowledge of html design, CMS platform design, flash interactive design, and social media app design.

Skill Level
• 17 years experience as graphic designer and web media designer.
• 17 years professional experience in Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, InDesign, Powerpoint,
Microsoft Word, Flash, Dreamweaver.
• 12 years Professional Knowledge of Mac and PC platforms

Education
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 1992-1996
B.F.A. in Art, Emphasis in Graphic Design
Skills (2) Rating
Flash Design
Graphic Design