I am a Multimedia Illustrator with five years of graphic design experience, 2 years of comic art illustration and a year of web design experience, I’m confident I possess the key skills to be an asset to your team. I am highly proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, inDesign, Google Sketchup, and possess experience with HTML4, CSS3 and Flash animation.
I have been trained as a multimedia illustrator by the U.S. Army. Relying on my extensive previous knowledge as a freelance graphic designer, I excelled in my courses, graduating with the third highest grade point average in my class. My skills as a graphic designer have been honed by my continued freelance jobs, where I worked alongside a four man team of graphic designers. We conceptualized, developed and delivered projects such as but not limited to: posters, invitations, brochures, postcards, power point presentations, newsletters, website designs and flyers.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
15 years of Photoshop experience.
4 years of experience in photo editing and digital press work.
Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, HTML 4.0, CSS3, MS Excel, Flash, Dreamweaver, Google Sketchup.
RELEVANT SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
WEB SITE DESIGN
As Lead designer for the Photo blog at http://www.irshadmustafa.com/ I:
Worked with the client to hone his concept into a cohesive design.
Worked with web developer to provide a grid-based template in Illustrator.
As Assistant designer for http://www.betterluckdeadman.com/ I:
Worked with a web developer to create a new design for the site.
Improved and refined the banner and main navigation.
As a Multimedia Illustrator for the US Army I:
Designed newsletters, and brochures in InDesign.
Built motion graphics using Adobe Flash.
Created 3-dimensional maps in Google Sketchup.
For Dancing Diablo I completed pre-production work for PNC Bank’s Annual “12 Days of Christmas” http://www.vimeo.com/8077651:
Commissioned by Richmond Hood Company to produce large Murals for buildings and stores in Staten Island NY.
2011 US ARMY Private First class Multimedia Illustrator
2006- 2010 Lead Digital Pressman General Trademark Inc. Staten Island, NY
Certified Basic Multimedia Illustrator, the United States Army
Associate’s Degree in Computer Communications
Katherine Gibbs Institute, New York, NY