Frank Taylor

Freelance Illustrator & Book Cover Designer

Location:Lexington, Kentucky, United States
2 Skills
Frank Edward Taylor, Jr.
2297 Sunningdale Drive
Lexington, Ky. 40509-8513
Phone: 859-536-4436

Employment and career objective:
Diversely talented professional seeking to continue to be a contributing asset to the growth and development of an employer or business. As attested to in the body of this resume, I am well rounded, with many and varied talents in several disciplines and employment environments. I look forward to utilizing these acquired talents in a position that rewards my efforts and offers opportunities for personal growth and career advancement.

March 2013- present employment
Xerox, ACS, Apple, Lexington, Kentucky 859-
David Hatton (Tier 1 supervisor)
Apple IOS Technical Advisor

March 2012- March 1, 2013
Direct Express Delivery, Lexington, Kentucky 859-225-7778
Jim Pickett (driver coordinator)
Non Class A delivery/courier driver

November 2011-March 2012
Pinnergy, Godley, Texas 817-542-8249
Coy Ayon (operations manager)
Class A Professional Driver
Tanker local liquid bulk, oilfield services driver.

September 2011-November 2011
Pro Drivers, Grand Prairie, Texas 972-206-2320
Denise Pittman (driver coordinator)
Class A Professional Driver
OTR dry van, yard dog driver. Some local, team and regional routes.

June 2011-September 2011
Texas Transco, Cresson, Texas 817-396-4706
Class A Professional Driver
Local, oilfield services, liquid bulk driver.

December 2010-June 2011
Pro Drivers, Grand Prairie, Texas 972-206-2320
Denise Pittman (driver coordinator)
Class A Professional Driver
OTR dry van, yard dog driver. Some local, team and regional routes.

September 2006-December 2010
Andrews Transport, LLC, Haltom City, Texas 817-532-6006
Dan Ivester (driver supervisor)
Class A Professional Driver
OTR tanker liquid bulk driver, X endorsement

September 2005-September 2006
Shale Tank Trucks, Aledo, Texas 817-441-2687
Bobby Patterson (location Manager)
Class A Professional Driver
Tanker local liquid bulk, oilfield services driver.

March 2005-September 2005
CRST, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 800-366-2328
John Coffee (driver coordinator)
Class A Professional Driver
OTR dry van driver, driving under contract, 48 U.S. States and Canada.

March 2002-March 2005
Equidis Enterprises, LLC, Fort Worth, Texas 817-800-8408
Frank Taylor (business founder and half owner)
Real estate investment company. Bought and sold real estate for profit.

September 2004-March 2005
Smith Security, Fort Worth, Texas 817-332-7981
Paul Atwell (security director)
Level III Security

March 2004-September 2004
Silver Star Security, Arlington, Texas 817-266-9500
Mike Strickland (security director)
Level II Security Officer

January 2002-March 2002
Verizon, Irving, Texas 972-518-2200
Tim Mershon (art director)
Artist, Desktop Publisher
Designed and produced yellow-page ads for the Verizon telephone directory.

March 1999-January 2002
The Balcom Agency, Fort Worth, Texas
Stuart Balcom (agency owner)
Free-lance Artist, Desktop Publisher, Professional Illusttrator
Additional income source taking overflow art and graphics projects of various needs. Worked as directed to fulfill client needs.

November 1998-March 2002
Aquent, (formerly Mac Temps) Irving, Texas
Free-lance Artist, Desktop Publisher, Professional Illustrator
Beth Kauffelt (contract coordinator)
Symbiotic partnership effort to serve more clients and grow client base. Some clients: JC Penney, Mannetech Inc., National MS Society, Pizza Hut, Compucom…

October 1998-March 1999
ATI Career Training Center, Hurst, Texas 866-805-9455
Graphics and Fine Arts Instructor
Taught adult and continuing education students to be artists, graphic artists and support photographers. Helped design and update the curriculum.

September 1998-March 2002
Equidis Illustration & Design, Fort Worth, Texas 817-919-8110
Frank Taylor (sole proprietor business owner)
Provided all aspects of two dimensional art; illustration, design, layout, point-of-purchase, newspapers, brochures, flyers, photography, and network solutions.

February 1997-September 1998
Savannah Morning News, Savannah, Georgia 912-652-0354
Dan Suwyn (assisting managing editor)
Art Director
Responsible for the creation of an art department capable of covering the aquatic events in the Olympics. Hired, supervised, and trained art staff while maintaining a working budget. Networking and team building to support Olympic coverage.

October 1996-February 1997
The Investor’s Business Daily, Los Angeles, California 310-448-6000
Wes Mann (publisher)
Consultant, Desktop Publisher
Offered solutions for networking front end art department systems to output stations and desktop users. Assisted with graphics production and non-paginated output.

October 1995-October 1996
The Wilmington News Journal, Wilmington, Delaware 302-678-4290
Working Art Director
Supervised and helped produce visual elements for daily publication. Supervised two staff artists. Attended and assisted in budget meetings, maintained art department budget, trained staff, updated software for the department.

February 1992-October 1995
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas 817-390-7400
Broc Sears (Assisting Managing Editor) Frank Pontari (art director)
Page Layout Artist, Art Director (Arlington Branch)
Began as layout artist for business section. Within one year moved to art director for the Arlington branch.
Responsible for the artistic and visual content of the paper pertinent to the community. Received acclaim for
the coverage of the building and completion of The Ballpark In Arlington. Prototyped future art department content and responsibilities for satellite branches.

February 1990-February 1992
The Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington, Ky. 859-231-3100
Lewis Owens (publisher), Jim Jennings (art director and mentor)
Editorial Artist
Produced visual editorial content to news stories; cover pages, section design, logo’s and icons, maps and other visual elements as needed and directed.

May 1989-February 1990
Graphics Xpress, Lexington, Ky.
Artist, Desktop Publisher
Designed and produced cover art for Market Review Magazine. Assisted with inside design and layout for Property Seller’s Digest and Market Review Magazines.


University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
Bachelor of Arts: Art Studio
Inclusive curriculums: Fine art & illustration, design, and photography
Honor roll all semesters
Member of the Golden Key National Honor Society and Who’s Who In America
3.8 G.P.A.

Academy Of Health Science, San Antonio, Texas, Fort Sam Houston Army Medical Training Post
91-F, Psychiatric Specialist
91-J, Physical Therapy Technician
91-A/B, Triage Specialist (Field Medic)
Sgt. E5, slotted for CWO II

Leonard-Hawes Real Estate School, Fort Worth, Texas
Real estate investment education
Started and ran real-estate investment company

Institute Of Divine Metaphysical Research, Lexington, Kentucky
Theological research school
Ordained in 1986

Thank you for this consideration,

Frank E. Taylor, Jr.
Skills (2) Rating
Book Cover Design