John // Purple Creative Solutions
Highly skilled Graphic Design Professional with twenty years of demonstrated success in concept, creation and deployment of dynamic print design, web design, mobile design, UI/UX, e-learning design, presentation design, sports/small business/corporate logo design and branding as well as illustration. Adaptable and progressive designer able to meet demanding time constraints with creativity and enthusiasm. Proficient in both Macintosh and PC environment.
Purple Creative Solutions, Royersford, PA — 2012 - Present
I run my own graphic design company where I provide various clients with professional quality print/web/mobile/e-Learning/sports logo designs.
Graphic Designer - Freelance
Majestic Creative Solutions, Phoenixville, PA — 2013 - Present
Responsible for the design of social media online advertising campaigns for various clients, which includes splash pages, banner ads, and e-mailers. Other design tasks include: Concept layout, cover design and infographics for client PDF/print articles; Brochure design for client marketing materials; In-store product display informational graphics; as well as logo/branding design.
Fynydd, LLC, King of Prussia, PA — 2010 - 2012
Responsible for UI/UX concept layout and final graphic design of client websites. Other design tasks include: UI/UX concept layout and design of all E-Learning courses, Creation of Rapid E-Learning courses using Articulate Studio, Creation of Fynydd print marketing material and trade show signage, Illustration and icon creation for E-Learning courses and client websites. Other responsibilities include presentation design using Microsoft PowerPoint.
Sampling of Fynydd clients I have done design work for: USBank, Merck, Pfizer, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Paramount Capital Group, Philadelphia Scientific, Pulse Learning, VWR, Franklin Covey, EP Henry, Durham Charter
Independence Blue Cross, Philadelphia, PA — 2008 - 2010
Responsible for UI/UX concept layout and design of E-Learning courses. Other design tasks include: Creation of Rapid E-Learning courses using Articulate Studio, Creation of department print marketing materials and signage, Illustration and icon creation for E-Learning courses and client websites. Other responsibilities include presentation design using Microsoft PowerPoint.
Performance Development Group — 2007 - 2008
Responsible for UI/UX concept layout and design of E-Learning courses. Other design tasks include: Creation of company print marketing materials and signage, Illustration and icon creation for E-Learning courses and client websites as well as presentation design using Microsoft PowerPoint.
Genica Corporation (Geeks.com), Oceanside, CA — 2005 - 2006
Responsible for concept and design of full color/black and white print advertisements for Geeks.com and Evertek.com. Other design tasks include: Designing marketing materials, daily e-mail promotion pages for new product arrivals and specials, postcards, logos, retail store product signage, product illustrations, company property and building layout illustrations, front page small/large banner and button design for Geeks/Evertek, and a weekly Tech-Tips feature website/PDF.
Marketing Director/Graphic Designer
West Point Mortgage & Real Estate, San Diego, CA — 2005
Developed, in coordination with president of company, the complete marketing strategy and budget. This includes all print and radio advertising focus, direct mail marketing, e-mail newsletter design, monthly print newsletter design, event and trade show planning, promotional item design/purchase, and storefront event planning. Development of company collateral and marketing materials, database development for e-mail/direct mail newsletter. Also responsible for designing all company print advertisements, postcards, signage, and business cards.
Graphic Designer/Web Manager
Pottstown Mercury Newspaper, Pottstown, PA — 1990 - 2005
Prioritize and fulfill all design requests related to four distinct publications: The Mercury newspaper, The Penny Pincher, Real Estate Today and Home and Garden Design magazine. Effectively support revenue generation of advertising sales department by designing client advertisements and logos, develop feature magazine covers, yearly calendar packets, and section banners. Other tasks included designing marketing materials, rate cards, illustrations, satirical cartoon and article submissions for the weekly Time Out supplement. As webmaster for the advertising section of the company website: create advertising buttons, banners and mini-webs for local advertisers, and track placement and duration of all online ads.
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Articulate Studio, Branding, Photography, Image manipulation/correction, Illustration, Cartooning.