Alex Winston

Freelance Graphic Designer & Illustrator

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Location:United States
Website: http://winstondesigns.wix.com/wd
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/alexwinston
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Kudos
4.0
2 Skills
$22
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Alexander Winston
Portfolio: www.winstondesigns.wix.com/wd

Objective: Seeking a position where I can contribute my advance skills in graphic design/illustration as well as my creativity to produce a unique and quality product.

Work Experience:

June 2008 - May 2013
TopHat Imagewear - West Palm Beach, FL
Freelance Fashion Assistant Illustrator

Specialize in corporate uniform illustrations.
Research corporate backgrounds to better serve clients.
Prepare and mount display boards for corporate presentations.
Touch up, edit and render artwork.
Touched up and edited professional photography for website.

March 2012- July 2012
Cyclo Industries – Jupiter, FL
Graphic Designer - Contractor

Updated labels into new regulations
Communicated directly with Managers to manage and prioritize projects.
Responsible for designing creatives such as labels, cartons, brochures, flyers and sell sheets.
Corresponded with the vendors when projects were finalized.
Attended meetings to discuss occurring and future projects.
Corrected grammatical edits in English and Spanish that the managers had on creative pieces.
Kept track of projects that were outgoing and incoming.

September 2011- December 2011
BIOMET3i – Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Graphic Designer - Contractor

Updated old materials and re-branded them into new standards.
Communicated directly with marketing to manage and prioritize projects.
Responsible for designing creatives such as brochures, posters, flyers, e-blasts, Word documents and PowerPoint presentations.
Corresponded with the printing company when projects were finalized.
Attended meetings to discuss occurring and future projects.
Corrected any grammatical edits marketing managers had on creative pieces.
Processed all completed work by filing them into the system and burned copies into discs.
Educated myself to be more familiar with companies products

July 2011- August 2011
StudioFX – New York
Freelance Retoucher

High-end retouching and color-correcting for professional photography.
Communicate directly with CEO and photographer to manage and prioritize projects.

July 2009 - October 2011
OMG! Magazine – Tampa, FL
Creative Director / Graphic Designer

Designed magazine covers, ads and editorial.
Laid out entire magazine bi-weekly.
Touched up and edited professional photos for cover and spread.
Updated website and social media sites with current issues and content.
Designed promotional ads and arranged photo shoots.

September 2010 to October 2010
The RITZ Ybor – Tampa, FL
Freelance Graphic Designer

Responsibilities included creating and designing weekly advertisements.

June 2007 to February 2008
Cintas - West Palm Beach, FL
Freelance Fashion Assistant Illustrator

Specialized in corporate uniform illustrations.
Researched corporate backgrounds to better serve clients.
Prepared and mounted display boards for corporate presentations.

June 2007 to February 2009
Cintas & TopHat Imagewear Clients

Responsibilities include creating and illustrating uniforms for various clients.
Clients include: Rosewood Hotel MX, The Mirage Hotel (Las Vegas), The Ritz Carlton Hotel HI, Vista Club (Orlando), Eden Rock MIA, Hard Rock Café, Hyatt (Hawaii &Trinidad), Cache Creek (Las Vegas), Petco Park (Las Vegas), Luxor Hotel (Las Vegas), Coral Beach Hotel MX, Gaylord Hotel, St. Regis Hotel MX, M. Resort, Four Winds Casino, Greektown Casino, Broadway Millennium, Excalibur Hotel (Las Vegas), Sheraton Corp., Tulalip Casino (Las Vegas), Westin Kierland (Arizona), Flamingo Hotel, Bellagio Hotel (Las Vegas), Hilton Towers (Chicago), Atlantis Resort (Bahamas), Grand Victoria Casino (Las Vegas), Alliante Hotel (Las Vegas), Gold Strike Casino (Las Vegas), Palazzo Hotel, Nikki Beach Hotel, Doral Golf Resort MIA, Fontaine Bleau Hotel, MGM Grand (Las Vegas), Ewoldt, Brazilian Court and Mayfair.

Skills:
Logo Design, Corporate Design, Promotional Design, Layout Design, Typography, Photo Editing, Graphic Symbolism, Art for Reproduction, Design Basics, Computer Graphics, Digital Imaging, Desktop Publishing and Photography Techniques.

Technical Qualifications:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, QuarkXPress, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Excel, PC and Mac platforms, Network Solutions, WordPress and GoDaddy.
Education:
The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale
Received Associates of Science in June 2009
Graphic Design

South Tech Academy High School
4 years of graphic design training.
Received diploma and certification.

References available upon request
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Illustration