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David Sparks

Freelance Ad Designer & Animator

Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
2 Skills
I have continued to educate myself within the Graphics industry and have gone from traditional art, layout and design to their equivalent in the digital process. I enjoy learning new programs and have gone back to College (as needed) in order to further my knowledge of computer systems. Long hours and overtime are no problem. I have extensive Photo Shop, Indesign and Illustrator experience with all versions up to the current ones. I have produced full magazines from cover to cover, including Ads and supplemental Art and Photography. Ad design is a specialty of mine. In addition, I have managed 3 different graphics/marketing departments.

At Studio Two (1989-1999) I was a graphic artist and pre-press expert. My job was to make sure every job was press ready with the correct color values, spreads and bleeds. I can interface with print shops because I speak their language.

I can work from rough sketches, create tight renderings for comps on computer or sketchpad. I have maintained knowledge several computer business software: MSWord, Excel & Outlook. I have a strong Art backround that includes traditional painting and rendering.

I can produce illustrations, cartoons or caricatures and web animations. I have designed and maintained my own website.

I have worked on the monthly publication: Max Sports and Fitness Magazine as a Ad designer and Photographer. While at Power Probe I designed all advertising, Catalogs and Brochures, as well as all of the product photography. Working on tight deadlines for me is comfortable, when I’m on a project, I stay on it until it’s completed properly, including the storage and filing of all digital and tangible materials.

I have produced several instructional videos for Power Probe automotive diagnostic tools. Wearing many hats as a cameraman, video editor, soundtrack creation and title animations.

My hobbies include computers, illustration, photography, video (editing and camera operation) and music.
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Ad Design