Robert Stein

Freelance Graphic Designer & Logo Designer

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Location:Athens, Alabama, United States
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ROBERT J. STEIN
Graphics & Illustrative Designer
907 Sparkman Street SW
Hartselle, AL 35640
256-612-3743

ART DIRECTION, PRODUCTION, AND DESIGN SUPPORT

SUMMARY
? Freelance design and technical support for over 16 years with experience supporting executive-level, multi-speaker events for some of America's most recognizable organizations / brands
? Art Director / Designer / Graphics Department Production
Manager - developing client ideas into visual concepts, producing design projects on budget and within tight schedules Graphics Production Manager
? Technical support for multiple-speaker national events
? Ability to work and communicate with executive-level and command-level personalities
? Technical Illustrator - flow charts, diagrams, illustrations, schematics
? Print Designer - posters, banners, displays, flyers, mailers,
and stationary
? Presentation and Audience Response System (ARS) technician - polling and displaying real-time response data for live audience-presenter interaction
? Fluent on multiple platforms including Mac & PC Presentation support technician for U.S. Air Force Information Technology Conference (ITC) Maxwell AFB. Supporting military and civilian executive-level presentations including Air Force Chief of Staff, Air Force Chief of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, as well as private industry executives including Microsoft CEO; and McAfee CEO

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Art Director, Free-Lance Designer, Business Owner,
THE GRAPHIC CONNECTION, INC., Hartselle AL.
Free-Lance Designer working on-demand for development of presentation materials and print display items for speaker events with audience size ranging from 12 to 3,000. Primary responsibilities include design of graphics for multimedia presentations. Presentations often completed on location throughout the U.S. and customized for client companies including: Sherwin-Williams SE Division, Lowes, International Hotels Group (IHG), Delta Air Lines, Kimberly Clark, Coca-Cola, BellSouth, UPS, International Paper, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Eli Lilly and the U.S. Air Force Information Technology Command (ITC). Responsibilities include: taking information from client (chart design, illustration creation, animations, and audio / video media file imports) and building/ designing presentations or information packets conveying unique client message.
(December 1995 - Present)

Production Manager/Senior Designer, DATASLIDE, Atlanta GA. Department Manager over six staff and contract artists. Responsible for maintaining a global overview of all projects in-house and assuring that each department (optical, imaging, and print departments) received and completed appropriate assignments according to client deadlines and budgets. Determined job assignments to artists. Gathered additional free-lance support as needed. Responsible for quality control of all materials including proofing. Interfaced with account reps and / or clients, managing initial input of client roughs, creating an overall "presentation look" design, visual continuity and estimating time required to complete projects and achieve deadlines.
(August 1992 to December 1995)

Senior Designer, THE COCA-COLA COMPANY, Atlanta, GA.
Presentation Graphics Department Designer / Artist. Responsibilities included design, production, printing and imaging of visual materials (35mm slides, large-format color transparencies) used in executive-level presentations at the world headquarters of Coca-Cola. Internal security clearance / authorization to deal with highly sensitive and confidential corporate financial and product information including corporate annual reports. Responsible for meeting deadlines and maintaining high corporate standards within a limited time frame.
(January 1988 to August 1992)

Designer, DELTA AIR LINES, Atlanta, GA.
Responsible for visual design, interpretation and production of teaching aids used for internal certification of pilots, mechanics, electronic technicians and flight attendants. Required extremely high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in creating realistic 3-D looking representations of cockpit, mechanical and computerized displays. Illustrations / design work included interpreting schematics, instrumentation panels, and flawless replication of screen displays. Other technical requirements for internal client included one-to-one (actual size) stationary mock-ups of cockpit instrumentation panels which were produced in static training displays and became standardized for pilot simulator training. Additionally provided live speaker support and real-time edits for confidential executive-level financial presentations and shareholder meetings as needed.
(January 1987 to January 1988)

Designer, GEORGIA POWER COMPANY, Atlanta, GA.
Reported to Training and Media Services Department, responsible for design and development of computer generated visuals for corporate training and financial updates. Additionally provided live speaker support and real-time edits for confidential executive-level financial presentations and shareholder meetings. Designed internal mailings and corporate information newsletters.
(October 1985 to January 1987)

Designer, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, Ft Benning, Reported to the Computer Graphics Department.
This was a newly created computer graphics department established to develop computer generated visuals to be used in the training of military personnel while attending the U.S. Army's infantry and jump school. Also responsible for design and production of visual aids utilized by internal military personnel briefings.
(September 1984 to October 1985)

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, University of Georgia. Primary studies include Painting & Drawing and Scientific/Medical Illustration.
Technical Proficiencies Include:
• Photoshop (CS4)
• Illustrator (CS4)
• InDesign (CS4)
• MM Freehand v10
• Scanning skills
• Turning Technologies Audience Response for Audience Polling
System (ARS)
• MS Office suite including PowerPoint, MSWord, Excel, & Publisher
• On-site presentation (PowerPoint) show technician
• Work directly with client
• On-site AV Set-Up / Production Manager
• Project management including cost and time estimation
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Logo Design