Daniel Pitner

Freelance Cartoonist & Digital Artist

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Location:Waxahachie, Texas, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/danielpitner
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Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$30
Rate/Hr
General Owner, Designer
Empyreal Media
February 2005 – Present (8 years 8 months) Waxahachie, Texas

A creative agency specializing in 3D and interactive design as well as the digital design basics including:

• Website design
• General interface design
• 3D modeling and animation
• Motion graphics and editing for video
• Printed materials: business cards, letterhead, menus, apparel etc.
• Branding, logo design, and corporate identity development
• Page-level programming: HTML / CSS / PHP / JavaScript
• Software Engineering
• Game and mobile application development
Designer / Illustrator
Freelance / Graphic Design Services (Self-employed)
Self-Employed; Myself Only; Graphic Design industry
2005 – 2013 (8 years)

GUI Designer & Concept Artist
LifeLine Studios
December 2010 – December 2011 (1 year 1 month) Waxahachie, TX

• Assist in the design and production of GUI elements for Christian video games and media

• Design characters and animate them for interactive media using Flash

• Layout and design websites for various sorts of organizations including churches, corporate entities, and others

• Layout and design other sorts of print media including book covers, brochures, etc.

• Assist in game testing
Designer/Concept Artist
FourStory Creative
December 2010 – December 2011 (1 year 1 month) Waxahachie, TX

GUI design for games and websites, page-level programming (HTML / CSS), branding and logo creation, conceptual art for characters, environments, and set pieces, digital illustration
Owner/Designer
Empyreal Media
January 2010 – December 2011 (2 years)

Multi-media design including website development, print design, identity and branding, video for web and television and more.
Lead Creative
ecarlist
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Automotive industry
August 2007 – September 2010 (3 years 2 months)

As lead I typically handle the layout and design of major vehicle franchise websites such Land Rover Texas, Porter Automotive, and Avery Johnson North Texas Nissan. I assist others with problem-solving CSS and design issues. My day-to-day tasks include:

• Layout and design of dealership websites to be integrated with ecarlist's management software

• Design and maintain ecarlist's main website including design updates, php, css, and html updates, and overall user-interface functionality.

• Design, layout, and create video bumpers, tags, and intros for websites, back-end software training tools, tradeshows, and broadcast.

• Layout and design and/or oversight of print projects such as tradeshow booth artwork, pamphlets, brochures, business cards, training manuals and so on.
Web Architect
Fidelity National Information Services
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; FIS; Information Technology and Services industry
January 2006 – August 2007 (1 year 8 months)

Design and develop web user interfaces for the organization’s network. Provide graphics for presentations including PowerPoint, published white papers, etc. Major responsibilities include:

• Design and layout intra-departmental web portals for communication and documentation reconciliation
• Develop new strategies for communicating between departments
• Build content management systems for quick updates to information posted on the intranet
• Create cover sheets and other design materials for various presentations
• Design Logos for multiple departments within my organization
Owner
Enfuego Creative
January 2006 – August 2007 (1 year 8 months)

• Website design
• General interface design
• 3D modeling and animation
• Motion graphics and editing for video
• Printed materials: business cards, letterhead, menus, apparel etc.
• Branding, logo design, and corporate identity development
• Page-level programming: HTML / CSS / PHP / JavaScript
Web Designer
AdvoCare International, LP
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Health, Wellness and Fitness industry
August 2005 – January 2006 (6 months)

Design and construct web pages/sites including incorporating graphic user interface (GUI) features and other techniques. Maintain and provide ongoing design of website(s), promos and ad banners, seasonal content specials and HTML email blasts. Perform a variety of complicated tasks including:
• Design and layout of marketing materials that includes all web and flash websites, flyers, postcards, posters, banners, etc.
• Handle several projects at once on strict deadlines
• Work closely with Web Content Coordinator and IT to produce results quickly while maintaining quality.

Graphic Design
Life-Like Products
August 2004 – August 2005 (1 year 1 month)

Responsible for printed materials for Styrofoam cooler and Toy manufacturer that includes five other plants throughout the country. Work in both team and individual projects. Responsibilities include:

• Design and layout of marketing materials that includes all sales flyers, catalogues, and promotional resources
• Work with client to create printed designs on Styrofoam ice chests and other cooler products
• Handle several projects at once on strict deadlines
• Work closely with printers to prepare files for offset printing
• Manage the separation of artwork and breakdown of spot colors
• Work with large brand names including 7-11, Budweiser, Coors, Miller Brewing Company, HEB, Wal-Mart, Target, etc.
Web Designer
Advocare
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Health, Wellness and Fitness industry
2004 – 2004 (less than a year)

Website design, branding and logo creation, page-level programming and development
Web & Graphic Designer
Sound•Bridge Acoustic Labs
March 2004 – August 2004 (6 months)

Responsible for the visual image of three companies. Work in both team and individual projects. Duties include:

• Create and maintain multiple websites
• Handle technical and creative aspects of design for both print and web
• Design of corporate identity
• Layout of multiple Ebay auctions
• Construct interactive content for web and other various forms of multi-media utilizing Flash
• Produce marketing material for tradeshows, advertisements, and swag
Graphic Designer
Foursquare North Texas District Office
June 2001 – December 2003 (2 years 7 months)

Report to the District Supervisor and Senior Pastor. Responsible for the design, coordination and development of all internal and external visual/graphic communications for the Foursquare Northeast Texas District Office comprised of 25 churches in Texas. Responsibilities include:

• Work closely with internal and external clients to identify project opportunities
• Present technical information and lead internal customers through interactive strategy and design processes
• Manage creative, production and technical projects under tight deadlines and budgets
• Review all published materials to ensure they appropriately represent the Church, and effectively maintain our identity
• Leverage elements from existing design and use them as needed for individual projects
• Recommend design and production resources as well as coordinate the printing and production of assigned projects (estimates, press checks, color proofs, quality assurance, and schedules)

EDUCATION
The Art Institute of Dallas
Associates of Applied Arts, 3D Computer Animation
2000 – 2002

SKILLS & EXPERTISE
Website design, Motion graphics and editing for video, HTML / CSS / PHP / JavaScript, Editing, JavaScript, Web Design, PHP, Motion Graphics, Graphic Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, Video, Flash, Dreamweaver, User Interface Design, CSS, HTML, Digital Illustration, Creative Direction, InDesign, MySQL, Adobe Creative Suite, Animation, Website Development, CMS, Art, Interaction Design, Brochures, Posters, WordPress, Advertising, Corporate Identity, ActionScript, Integrated Marketing, Layout Graphics, Business Cards, User Experience, Typography, Logo Design, Illustration, Art Direction, Vector Illustration, Branding & Identity, Flyers, Visual Communication, 3D, Banners, QuarkXPress, Mac, PC
Skills (2) Rating
Cartooning
Digital Art