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Josh Potter

Freelance Graphic Designer, Website Designer, & More

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Location:Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Phone: 520-840-4150
Website: http://www.graphicassassin.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/joshpotter
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Josh is a Visual Designer with 11 years of design and advertising experience with a definitive focus on professional graphic and web design. He has worked in various stages of the web design and development process including: business requirements gathering and analysis, concept design, and interface development to meet both customer and user needs. Josh is proficient with the following tools: HTML, CSS, JQuery, Dreamweaver, Fireworks/Flash, Adobe software (PhotoShop and Illustrator). He utilizes a drive for problem solving while offering creative original solutions to clients in media campaigns, corporate imaging, website and multimedia. Josh has led design and development initiatives, managed resources, developed timelines, and tracked the delieverables on projects.

SKILLS
INTERNET: Adobe CS5 Fireworks/Flash MX, HTML, JavaScript / XHTML, CSS, JQuery, Dreamweaver

GRAPHIC TOOLS: Adobe CS5 PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Professional 8.0

DEVELOPMENT TOOLS: Sound Forge, Swift 3d, Bryce, Poser, Corel Draw, Quark Express, Arc View, Groove, GS site crawler

DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT: Web Design and Development, Mobile Design, Print Design, Illustration, Graphic Design, Simple SEO and site optimization, Animation, Color Theory, Web 2.0

BUSINESS PROCESS: Project Management, Personnel Management, Company Management, Art Direction

DESKTOP SOFTWARE: Microsoft Office, Act

OPERATING SYSTEMS: Windows, Mac

EXPERIENCE
SOLE PROPRIETOR OF GRAPHIC ASSASSIN INC. Oct 2008 - Present
Responsible for scope, conceptualization, and design of websites, graphics, and animations for clients.
• Led a team of two programmers, a marketing person and a sales person and led the design and development efforts.
• Worked with the stakeholders to gather the business needs. Responsible for meeting the business team to understand the requirements and review and iterate on design deliverables. Worked with the client along with the designers, programmers, and end users to ensure design consistency.
• Translated wireframes into design specifications and handed off visual designs and visual design specifications to project developers.
• Designed and created the user interface for software and all the design for the apparel. Utilized Photoshop Illustrator, Dreamweaver, JQuery, HTML, and CSS.
• Created high format printing.
• Developed the corporate identity.
• Met with the team to determine a realistic timeline and determine required resources. Proposed timelines and deadlines.
• Tracked the deliverables of individual projects.
• Maintained client communications.
• Responsible for Marketing and Sales.

Partner / CEO / Graphic/Web Designer at J3 Media Inc. Feb 2005- Jan 2008

Developed the scope, conceptualization, and design websites, graphics, and animations for clients.

• Created the visual design specifications, mockups, and visual designs. Translated wireframes into HTML.
• Developed the scope, conceptualization and design websites, graphics, branding, and animation for clients
• visual designs using photoshop, illustrator, dreamweaver, html, jquery.
• Met with business team to understand the requirements and review the design deliverables. Worked with the client along with the designers, programmers, and end users to ensure design consistency.
• Determined and proposed timelines and deadlines and identified the required resources.
• Managed staff.
• Responsible for Marketing and Sales.
• Played key role in all processes of the development of the business. Maintained client communications.

Lead Designer / Web Department Manager for Brainstorm Industries Dec 2002-Feb 2005

Managed all in and out of house web department projects. Developed concept and design of websites for all clients, from concept through completion. Also created all print collateral for Brainstorm Industries.

• Developed and maintained gobrainstorm.net.
• Responsible for the development, maintenance and management of http://durangomountainresort.com.
• Maintained websites hosted by Brainstorm http://www.gobrainstorm.net.
• Produced the visual design mock-ups for web pages/sites.
• Managed the staff and programming team.
• Reviewed the design deliverables and worked with the client along with the designers, programmers, and end users to ensure design consistency using photoshop, illustrator, HTML, jquery, Dreamweaver.
• Tracked the deliverables on individual projects.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER FOR BOMBER GEAR Jun 2004 - Sep 2004
Responsible for creation of all Graphic Design and Ad design for Bomber Gear Kayaking equipment.
• Developed product catalog using photoshop, illustrator and indesign.
• Developed Calendar catalog with photoshop and indesign.
• Developed stickers and logos using illustrator.

PROJECT MANAGER FOR LAND MARK GEO/ MATCHBOOK MAPS Feb 2000 - 0ct 2002
Designed all aspects of map product for Matchbook Maps, Logo, Print Collateral, Maps, 7 point offset wet score fold process.
• Oversaw development of maps.
• Built mockups and templates for maps using illustrator and photoshop.
• Responsible for packaging development.

FLASH ANIMATOR FOR GOAT JAM ANIMATION Sep1998 - Jan 2000
Conceptualized, illustrated, and animated flash animations for online greeting cards, presentations, and websites.
• Mockup and storyboard of animation.
• Used flash to create animation

GRAPHIC DESIGNER FOR METHOD DESIGNS Jun1999 - Jan 2000
Scoped, created, and designed collateral print and web material for various clients.
• Met with business team to understand the requirements and review the design deliverables. Worked with the client along with the designers, programmers, and end users to ensure design consistency.
• Created the visual design specifications, mockups, and visual designs. Translated wireframes into visual designs using photoshop, illustrator, dreamweaver and html.

EDUCATION
Associates Degree in Visual Communications, 1998,
Colorado Institute of Art

TRAINING
Leadership La Plata – 2 year leadership training course, September 2007

WORK SAMPLES AT
http://www.graphicassassin.com