Shane McElveen. designer. writer. illustrator.
2155 Doe Trail, Dillon, SC 29536 home: 843.774.8342 cell: 843.373.2880 firstname.lastname@example.org
online portfolio: www.squidoo.com/shanesart
Hi! I’m Shane McElveen, Creative Director of Shane McElveen Studios as well as a founder of Evil Duck Productions. My web ad campaigns have earned a 50% higher user viewing yield than national brand web ads located on the same sites. I’ve received awards from the South Carolina Press Association for my print ad design work. My design qualifications include over ten years of experience designing logos/identities, book covers, print & web ads, brochures and package design for a range of clients and employers. My writing qualifications include seven years of web content, commercial and advertising copywriting as well as three feature-length movie scripts and multiple short films. I’ve earned an outstanding reputation for commitment and courtesy amongst my clientele, and remain a valued source of creative ideas, refined copy and impressive results.
- Received a BA in Graphic Design as well as a Minor in Creative Writing from Coker College (1998, Hartsville, SC)
- Certified by ABCTE as an English teacher (Grades 6-12)
May 2010 – Present, Co-founder, Co-owner
Evil Duck Productions www.evilduckproductions.com ofc: 843-774-8342, cell: 843-373-2880
work summary: Executive decision-making, Screenwriting (script writing,) Script editing, Acting, Production, Maintain contact with agents/producers.
May 1998 – Present, Creative Director, Owner
Shane McElveen Studios ofc: 843-774-8342, cell: 843-373-2880
work summary: Logo design, Business identity design, Cover design, Advertisement design, Poster/billboard design, Mail piece design, Presentation design, Package design, Illustration, Web concept design & Merchandise design, Advertising/Marketing copywriting.
"I needed a logo and business name for a small editing/proofreading business I'd started. I really was at a loss for a concept! Shane quickly came up with a clever name, and I was delighted. I hired him to do a logo based on that name, and he provided that quickly. I have an identity due to Shane's quick mind and talent for bringing concepts to life."
- Lori Holuta, Webmistress, Writer, Copy Editor (CocoaJava.com & The Little Red Pen) September 29, 2008
"Thinks 'out of the box?'...I don't think Shane has ever been aware of the box."
- Bill Jellison, Retired Owner (BDE Media) December 3, 2007
"Shane is a highly motivated graphic designer and illustrator. His passion for providing crisp, creative, and dramatic images is, in my opinion, unparalleled in the graphic design industry. All you have to do is take a look at his portfolio to decide that he is the right guy for all of your design and illustration needs." - Curtis Hart, Owner (Curtis Hart Studios LLC) December 3, 2007
Dec. 2009 – May 2010, Page Designer, Copy Editor (Contract Work)
Media General (www.scnow.com), Florence, SC 843-317-7215
work summary: Newspaper layout, Page design, Copy editing.
June 2007 – Feb. 2009, Interactive Media Division (IMD) Production Coordinator/Marketing Designer
Media General (www.scnow.com), Florence, SC 843-317-6397
work summary: Design of SCNow.com presentation materials, Responsible for specific advertisement design on SCNow.com, In-house and spec ad design solutions, Logo & branding solutions, Illustrations and layout designs, Typesetting and traditional layout, Creative brainstorming with department heads, Promotional copywriting.
“As Production coordinator Shane was not only TALENTED but delivered his work in a timely and professional manner. I could always depend on the quality of Shane’s creative work. He is a very impressive artist and anyone would be very fortunate to have him on or LEAD their team!” – Roy Upton (IMD Regional Manager), December 15, 2009
"A consistent team player, Shane McElveen is a lynchpin in Media General's convergence efforts in Myrtle Beach - Florence. It's been my pleasure to work with Shane and I've benefited directly from his talents and ability to turn around projects on time and that look INCREDIBLE. He's a gifted designer and someone I highly recommend."
- Brad Nimmons, Director of Research (Media General) September 19, 2008
"Shane is a talented and driven artist with both an eye for detail and a great creative mind. Beyond that, he's a great person. Shane would be an asset to any organization out there."
- Matt Robertson, Online Content Coordinator (Media General) October 7, 2008
Feb. 2004 – June 2007, Advertising Graphic Designer
Media General (The Morning News, www.scnow.com), Florence, SC 843-317-6397
work summary: Newspaper/magazine advertisement design solutions, In-house and spec ad design solutions, Responsible for all advertisement design in "Inner Views" women's magazine, Logo & branding solutions, Illustrations and layout designs, Typesetting and traditional layout, Creative brainstorming, Design work published in The Morning News, The Lake City News & Post, The Marion Star, The Hemingway Observer and accompanying magazines, inserts & special sections, Ad copywriting.
"Shane is a very creative individual. He created many highly successful marketing campaigns for the newspaper and our customers. He is deadine oriented and customer focused. He's a credit to the team."
- Dave Hedge, Director of Advertising (now: E.W. Scripps Company)(then: managed Shane) October 7, 2008
Feb. 2003 – Oct. 2003, Marketing Graphic Designer
ACS Technologies (www.acstechnologies.com), Florence, SC 800-669-2509
work summary: Maintained company "look and feel" (corporate brand consistency), Mail piece design, Poster design, Corporate one sheet design, Corporate show signage, Software packaging, Marketing copywriting.
"Shane McElveen is creative at his core. He does good work with enthusiasm toward the goal. Design, ideas, getting in and rolling up his sleeves to make a difference...Shane can help you get the job done. As Head of Marketing for ACS Technologies, I would hire him again."
- John Gilman II, Executive Director (ACS Technologies)(managed Shane) October 7, 2008
Nov. 2000 – Feb. 2003, Graphic Designer
Pathway Press (www.pathwaypress.org), Cleveland, TN 800-553-8506
work summary: Maintained company "look and feel" (corporate brand consistency), Book cover design, Magazine/periodical cover design, Advertisement design, In-house and spec ad design solutions, Logo & branding solutions, Illustrations and layout designs, Typesetting and traditional layout, Member of creative brainstorming team
"Shane is a very creative and innovative designer. He works to insure the client has the most original and unique design piece as possible. He is precise and accurate with designing and communicating to the particular client. When he worked under my direction at Pathway, he far exceeded my expectations as a graphic designer. He not only became an expert in Photoshop, but Illustrator and InDesign. If you need a logo, brochure, poster, or any collateral material designed Shane is a true professional designer."
- Wayne Slocumb, Advertising Manager (Pathway Press)(managed Shane) October 10, 2008
Feb. 2000 – Oct. 2000, Graphic Designer
Sumter Printing Co., Inc. (www.sumterprinting.com), Sumter, SC 843-383-7000
work summary: Logo design, Book cover design, Brochure/flyer/invitation design, Advertisement design, Typesetting and traditional layout, Prepress processing & maintenance
June 1998 – Feb. 2000, Freelance Contributor, Co-Creator
Bezaleel Design & Technology Group, (www.bezaleel.net), Lake City, SC 843-687-8159
work summary: Maintained company "look and feel" (corporate brand consistency), Web concept design, Logo design, Business identity design, Advertisement design, Poster/billboard design, Package design, Illustration
honors, displayed work.
- Received 3 “Palmy” awards for print ad work from SC Press Association
- Package design purchased by STANLEY Tools
- Short fiction published in “Fissure” magazine
- Screenplay “Plateye” was a finalist in 2010 Script-A-Thon
InDesign, PhotoShop, Acrobat, Illustrator, Office, Final Draft 8, Skype, Windows & Mac OS, some Dreamweaver
Screenwriting, professional/creative writing, leadership, problem solving, photography, illustration, singing, some rhythm guitar
Spending time with my children & friends, movies, acting, reading, writing fiction and screenplays, illustration, writing/singing music, learning guitar, architecture, travel, foreign/ancient cultures, classic cars, card & board games, miniature golf