Philip Chu

Freelance Business Card Designer & Comic Artist

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Location:Chesterfield, Missouri, United States
Website: http://hellohphilip.blogspot.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/philipchu
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Philip Chu
7401 Hoover Ave. ? St. Louis, MO 63117 ? (314) 537-5202 ? Helloh.philip@gmail.com ? Twitter: Hello_Philip ? Portfolio: http://hellohphilip.blogspot.com

Extensive experience in operations, management, production, advertising, and graphic design in the publishing, advertising, and creative products industries. I am passionate about finding unique solutions for every situation.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

• Over fifteen years of creative graphic designing experience • Experienced manager and director • Ability to learn and apply new technologies and programs such as Flexi-Sign
• Extensive customer service background

EDUCATION

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design May 1999

Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sign-A-Rama, Swansea, IL July 2010 - March 2011
Freelance Graphic Designer and Office Manager
• Supervised and managed office staff
• Planned, organized and directed retail sales
• Collaborated with clients on individual designs
• Coordinated production and installation of all signage through the St. Louis metropolitan area
• Provided customer service

Rosenbloom Monument Company, St. Louis, MO July 2010 - March 2011
Assistant Office Manager and Craftsman
• Supervised and managed office staff
• Planned, organized and directed retail sales
• Collaborated with clients and families on non-standard personalized memorial designs
• Engraved monuments and memorials by hand and with a Hirons Automatic Sandblast Curtain
• Coordinated production and installation of all memorials throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area
• Provided customer service

Six 3 Six Studios, Labadie, MO
Freelance Concept Artist June 2010 - present
• Developed unique video games
• Designed characters and assets for upcoming video games including Steampunk Skyes
• Directed and edited overall game control and color palette
• New product testing on Cecil Jenkins

Tom Murray Monument Company, St. Louis, MO Jan. 2006 – Dec. 2009
Art Director and Office Manager
• Managed office staff including hiring and performance reviews
• Planned, organized and directed retail sales
• Designed original grave markers and monuments
• Engraved monuments and memorials by hand and with a Hirons Automatic Sandblast Curtain
• Collaborated with clients and families for personalized memorial designs
• Apprentice granite sculptor with hand and power tools
• Coordinated production and installation of all memorials throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area
• Provided customer service

The Graphics Factory, Fenton, MO Nov. 2005 – Jan. 2006
Freelance Artist
• Recreated low resolution scanned artwork in vector format
• Coordinated process imaging for large format printing

Ariel Premium Supply Incorporated, St. Louis, MO Aug. 1999 – Nov. 2005
Graphic Artist
• Created and edited artwork for spot color imprinting process
• Developed conceptual design for new promotional products
• Analyzed and improved efficiency procedures
• Created the APSI Art Training Manual
• Completed time-critical projects for clients such as Gateway Computers and Ameritrade

TECHNICAL SKILLS

• Adobe Creative Suite including Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
• Gerber Omega
• Flexi-Sign
• Microsoft Office

PUBLICATIONS

2012 Steampunk Skyes (XBLA)
2011 Cecil Jenkins: Notebook Adventures (XBLA)
2004 APSI Art Training Manual
1999 Apocrypha, ISBN 0-9675066-0-3 PUB
1997 Low-Phat Comics

AWARDS, HONORS, AND ACTIVITIES
2001 APSI Semi-Annual Performance Award
1998 L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Runner Up
1999-98 Uberspotz-Club President
1997 Strathmore Greeting Card Finalist
Skills (2) Rating
Business Card Design
Comic Art