Vincent J. Wooten
9116 Newberry Road
Youngstown, FL 32466
OBJECTIVE: To provide excellent service using my talent, skill, and experience to a responsible and beneficial employer and/or client.
As a career artist I’ve been drawing and painting most of my life. Since 1996, with the inclusion of graphics applications I’ve been regularly employed in design and production art for various web and print media. I believe I should be considered more than a graphic artist, but also as an expert illustrator, both traditional and digital. Most of the companies I’ve worked for have remarked how I have outperformed any previous artists they have employed. I am very unselfish and would make a great addition to a team as well as being able to assume a leadership role.
1983 - High School Diploma, Haney Vocational-Technical Center, Panama City, FL
1984 - Commercial Art Certificate of Completion, Haney Vocational-Technical Center, Panama City, FL
1997 - Completed Adobe Photoshop Workshop Courses, Art Institute, Atlanta, GA
2007-2013 - Lead Artist, The DSR Group, LLC, Loganville, GA
Setting up customer supplied art for print on various types of packaging containers (labels, boxes, bags, etc.), sign media (banners, billboards, vehicle graphics, etc.), per customer’s specifications and printer’s machine tolerances. Creating new and/or reworked artwork for proofs to be viewed, revised, and final approval by customers. Majority of work rendered with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, including occasional uses of InDesign, Acrobat Pro and Microsoft Office. Comfortable on Windows and Mac based platforms. Daily operation of output machines such as ECRM imagesetter/film processor, Mutoh oversized solvent inkjet printer, large format Graphtec Vinyl Cutter, and other miscellaneous printers and plotters.
2003-2007 - Production Artist, Accurate Graphics & Cutting Die, Lithonia, GA
Setting up art for customer approval and art to flexo graphic printing plates per customer specifications and printing tolerances. Other work includes rendering art, printing, cutting and trimming mocked up samples for presentation and display.
2000-2003 - Graphic Artist, Painter-Illustrator, Blooming Cookies & Gifts, Atlanta, GA
Working on Mac and Windows platforms performing numerous graphics tasks such as catalog design, web site management and image editing, e-mail campaigns, and other web and printed collateral. Additional projects included hand rendered illustration of gift containers for corporate clientele, hand painted and airbrushed murals around office workplaces, plus helping production artists with extra workload during busy times when required.
1998-2000 - Production Artist, Accurate Graphics & Cutting Die, Lithonia, GA
Setting up art for customer approval and art to flexo graphic printing plates per customer specifications and printing tolerances. Using Macintosh platform and applications such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Macromedia Freehand, and Quark Xpress.
1993-1998 - Production Artist, Art Dept. Supervisor, Graphic Artist, Blooming Cookies & Gifts, Atlanta, GA
Daily rendering of art for gift containers using a variety of mediums. Within two years was promoted to Art Dept. Supervisor, overseeing production artists, employees doing product assembly and base coat painting, while single-handedly designing art, editing images, and applying computer generated sublimation transfers on various gift containers using Photoshop and other color correcting software.
1983 - 1993 - Freelance Artist, Airbrush Artist, Panama City, FL
Self-employed, contracting out to various beach apparel and gift shops such as Beach Scene and Alvin’s Island, specializing in custom airbrush art on T-shirts, car tags, hats, etc., per customer requests, as well as airbrushing from display of simpler, formatted airbrush designs. Other freelance projects include design and production of small signs, personalized illustrations and paintings, cartoon characters for businesses, realistic and semi realistic murals, and silk-screened novelty shirts, and more. Many of these types of projects I’ve continued to acquire to the present during spare time from regular employment.
REFERENCES - Available upon request.
PORTFOLIO - Galleries of work can be viewed on StudioVox.com under “Wooten Brothers” -