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Christopher Summey

Freelance Ad Designer & Digital Artist

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Location:Columbus, Ohio, United States
Website: http://edify2.blogspot.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/christophersummey
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Christopher Summey | Graphic Artist
E | christopher.summey@yahoo.com
B | edify2.blogspot.com

PURPOSE | CREATIVITY | INNOVATION | SOLUTIONS
Philosophy | Creativity gives one self-expression and enhances life skills. Self-growth means communal gain.
Experience
Below The Brim, LLC
www.belowthebrim.com Fall 2008
3 years Graphic Design experience creating visual solutions. Developed marketing strategies to increase brand awareness. Handled basic web-site development and design. Used industry standard software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, and Dreamweaver to successfully meet company expectations.
Projects|
Easton Town Center |To build brand awareness in Columbus, Ohio. Solution: Assisted in the sale of designed graphic t-shirts. Company increased to one thousand followers in three months.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital | Initiated, strategized, and developed ways to lift the spirits of sick children. Solution: Two 4.5’ x 3’ graphic / digital paintings on canvas were created and placed in the Urgent Care wing of hospital.
Company Website |Development of Below The Brim official website. Solution: Implemented a cohesive website that assists in explaining the function, opportunities, and vision of the company.
Ike Taylor, Pittsburgh Steeler website| Player needed assistance on a temporary update for the 2010 season. Assisted with graphic design for web site and provided consulting on player’s graphic tee shirt design. Player’s on-line traffic increased to 100%.
Nationwide Reach Out and Read | Initiated, strategized, and developed ways to push the importance of reading to selected target markets. Solution: executed a co-branding concept between the company and the Nationwide literary branch where LIVE art, a Creative Journal, and bags were provided on site at the July 2nd 2011 event sponsored by Discover Card.
LOGO DESIGN EXPERIENCE
Ramona Reyes | Provided candidate with campaign logo for 2009 Columbus School Broad election.
CREATIVE | DESIGN EXPERIENCE
Chapel Hill Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. | Provided and sold digital painting to silent auction for fund raising 2010 event.

Nationwide Insurance May 2001 to September 2010
An associate, who contacted, initiated, negotiated, investigated policyholder claims. Excellent customer service for 10 years using trust and rapport to help finalize insurance claims successfully. Training experience was given based on skill and performance by management.

Education
Columbus State
Applied Science Degree Digital Graphic Design (Spring 2011 graduate)

Skills
Proficient with Apple Hardware and Software
Adobe CS5 Suite (Mac and PC)
Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign. Dreamweaver (HTML/ CSS,), Flash, Fireworks
Corel Painter 11
Illustration
Basic Photography

Awards
Columbus State Dean’s List
DDAF Best in Category for Illustration 2010
DDAF Best in Category in Traditional Illustration 2011
DDAF Best in Category in Graphic Design 2011
DDAF Best in Show in Graphic Design 2011
2011 President’s Scholarship Award from Columbus College Art and Design
Social Responsibility
Capitol Kids Mayor Program |Sullivant Gardens Columbus, OH
Mayor’s Program Summer 2010 | Volunteer Art Teacher
Triumphant B.A.S.E and Ignite | Triumphant COG Westerville, OH
4 years mentoring and teaching experience with the Triumphant COG Youth Groups


Portfolio can be provided upon request, please contact christopher.summey@yahoo.com
Online portfolio: edify2.blogspot.com
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