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Brandon Whitehead

Freelance Illustrator & Digital Artist

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Location:Round Lake, Illinois, United States
Phone: 847-269-1151
Website: http://www.artofsports.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/brandonwhitehead
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BRANDON L. WHITEHEAD
34293 North Barberry Rd. • Round Lake, IL. 60073
(847) 740-8616 Home • (847) 269-1151 • brandonbrzfan@comcast.net

QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE
Highly creative and multitalented Graphic Designer / Digital Illustrator with extensive experience in fine arts design, layout editing, and concept design/development. Offering excellent presentation, compilation, editing and design skills; strong research acumen and materials review and assessment. Skilled at organizing and developing successful products and coordinating all graphical and web design changes. Accomplished communicator; known for a contagious passion for excellence, a talent for resourceful business solutions and a dedication far beyond conventional expectations.

GRAPHIC DESIGN WEB DESIGN
• Web-Based Tools
• Newsletters, Marketing Materials
• Logo / Icon Design
• eCommerce /eBusiness/B2B
• Multimedia Presentation
• Sports & Franchise Marketing • Concept Development
• Site Maintenance
• Editing / Promotions
• Web Design & Development
• Web & Email Graphics
• Layout & Sitemapping


TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY
Platforms: Macintosh OS, Windows OS
Applications: Photoshop CS4,CS5,CS5.5, Extended, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe Acrobat X, Adobe After Effects CS4, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, Flash Professional CS4 Professional, Dreamweaver CS4, CS5,CS5.5, Adobe InDesign CS4.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Brandon L. Whitehead – Consulting – Prior to 1995 to Present
Illustrator / Digital Artist
Deliver expertise to client base in design, including concept development, site maintenance, and design. Verified and determined necessary resources, timelines, information, and overall content flow.
Key Achievements:
? Seamlessly illustrated 500+ paintings and portraits of professional athletes, serving as SME in design illustration, page design, resource optimization, and photo manipulation
? Successfully designed and developed www.artofsports.com, championing complete project lifecycle from conceptualization, design, planning, and launch.
? Collaborated with peers and designers to ensure accurate layouts; and adherence to style rules.
? Researched concepts; gathered, and sorted source and background materials; consulted with various personnel to clarify details of source materials; provide statistical analysis of data.

Allstate Insurance Company – Prior to 1995 to 2009
Computer Console Operator/Sr. Mailcenter Operator
Administered all aspects of reporting, online functionality, data center support, and troubleshooting.
? Supported printers and peripherals generating 500 to 1 million pages per night.
? Built reputation as problem solver and ‘go to’ resource due to excellence in web development/design, resource optimization, and cost mitigation.
? Demonstrated superior communication and articulation skills and innate ability to interact productively in a fast paced environment with tact and professionalism.

EDUCATION/TRAINING
ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF ART, Schaumburg, IL
Graphic Design

ART INSTITUTE OF ILLINOIS, Schaumburg, IL
Certificate in Website Design, 2002
Certificate in 3D Animation Principles and Techniques

Certified -Adobe Photoshop CS2 Power Tour
Certified - Adobe Photoshop CS2 Creativity Tour
Certified - Adobe After Effects Computer Training Source
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Illustration
Digital Art