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Jerome Lukas

Freelance Video Producer & Cartoonist

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Location:Vineland, New Jersey, United States
Phone: 703-772-1925
Website: http://www.jeromelukas.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/jeromelukas
60
Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$75
Rate/Hr
Jerome P. Lukas
Sr. Conceptual Designer/Creative Director/Art Director/Illustrator
Production Manager with Flash animation, Video, Print, Web, and Multimedia Skills

Skills and Programs:

Desktop: Windows & Mac: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite 6.
Illustration: Adobe PhotoShop & Illustrator, Flash!
3-D: Infinit-D, Stratavision 3d, Bryce 3D, Poser.
Animation: Flash!, Adobe Premier.
Web: Flash!, Dreamweaver.

Experience:

1980-Present
President/Owner/Senior Conceptual Designer
Lukas Design Group
Specialize in conceptual design, multimedia and animation (video and Flash!). Also provide full service graphic arts, complete desktop publishing service, architectural design, renderings, and models. Manage presentations for multimillion dollar real estate developments and invention prototypes. Space planner for radiation protection in X-ray and catscan facilities.

2011
Sr. Conceptual Designer
Kaseman, LLC
Designed graphics for large proposal providing top secret, secured State Department facilities installations and staffing resources.

2010
Sr. Conceptual Designer
Raytheon, Business Development
Created large volume of conceptual graphics and set up a graphics library for the department. Worked on two proposals: USMC McLOGSS proposal and U.S. State Department CTRIC proposal. Received high accommodations from numerous clients.

2010
Sr. Conceptual Designer
High Performance Technologies, Inc., (HTPI)
Provided intricately designed technical solutions for complex systems designs. Worked on two proposals simultaneously, serving graphics needs for two separate divisions. Received exemplary reviews.

2010
Sr. Conceptual Designer
Verizon (Federal Network Systems, LLC)
Produced conceptual graphics for two NETCENTS II proposals; included architectural design for installation of telecommunications centers for USAF bases. Interfaced with senior level management and engineers to produce the required engineering graphics.

2007-2008
Sr. Graphics Manager
The CENTECH Group, Inc.
Responsible for creation and production of graphics, multimedia and web for proposal department, corporate communications and corporate presentations. These duties also included the design and construction of convention signage, Flash animations, brochures, flyers and newsletters. Major projects include: Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, US Coast Guard, NASA, Department of Homeland Security, SBInet, GSA, VA, FAA and Customs & Border Patrol. Other responsibilities are: staff photographer, weekly web updates, web management, creation and maintenance of 30,000+ image library and job regulation system.

2006
Sr. Conceptual Designer/Graphics Manager
Oracle Corporation
Headed Strategic Response Team for proposal graphics. Major initiatives included: US Postal Service, EPA, and numerous other projects and in-house production.

2006
Web Designs, Designer
National Medical Logistics
Created interactive Flash! website for largest U.S. medical supply & logistics company.

2005
Sr. Conceptual Designer/Graphics Production Manager/Lead Technical Illustrator
Sprint/Nextel/Lockheed Martin
Became lead illustrator after discovering fundamental flaws in proposal graphic set up which would have eliminated Sprint from competition in the largest proposal in US Government history: $52 billion initiative that would set up an independent, secure communications network for the entire government. This proposal included over 4,000 page document with over 2,000 technical illustrations and I oversaw a staff of nine and interfaced with senior level management and engineers, discerning their graphic requests and then producing extremely technical and obtuse concepts. Interactive web design.

2003-2005
Production Manager, Designer
Homeland Security/FEMA/United States Fire Academy
As a contractor for R+B Design Firm, was responsible for overseeing Media Production Center at the nation’s largest fire and emergency management training facility. Was responsible for all aspects of desktop publishing, including creating templates, Excel interactive designed forms; created, formatted, revised, edited, proofed and archived documents, graphics (including charts and spreadsheets), and presentations. Created and updated style, procedure and document tracking sheets, and handouts for proposals. Created page and graphic layouts for websites, advertising displays, newsletters and spreadsheets. Designed numerous large-scale projects for the center, and oversaw the execution of large-scale posters, banners, illustrations, booklets, brochures, and PowerPoint animations. Was personally responsible for creating convention displays, many technical illustrations, and a 300+ image demo CD/website that was created in Flash! with over 2,800 data entries. Received numerous letters of recommendation. Designed interactive job log and automatic materials tracking system for fast, efficient accounting. Read RFPs and broke out the publishing requirements; created and maintained document graphics and informational archival system (hard/soft copy).

2003
Graphics Manager/Conceptual Graphics Designer/Desktop Publisher
Corvis Corporation
Contract designer for large telecommunications proposal for D.O.D. global communications with an extremely short turnaround. Read RFPs for this major proposal and broke out the publishing requirements; created and maintained document graphics and informational archival system (hard and soft copy); created templates for other employees to follow and oversaw continuity in format and design.

2002-2003
Contract Conceptual Graphics Designer/Desktop Publisher
Lockheed Martin
Manager of Status Center for SASR (Strategic Airport Security Rollout), which was the multimedia information headquarters for the largest and fastest ramp-up project in Lockheed Martin's history. Was also the key liaison designer between senior management and graphic staff of eight for the major proposal known as TSA-EDS (Transportation Security Agency’s ********** Detection System), which was vital to national security. Was responsible for assimilating volumes of technical data concerning ********** detection systems, coordinating visual concepts with numerous engineers, designing complicated charts, visuals, illustrations, videos and animations for proposal and then implementing them into a consistent format. Created graphics for Littoral Combat Ships, a new U.S. Navy Homeland Security vessel and all areas of desktop publishing.

2001-2002
Computer Graphics Manager
Nova Blue Reprographics
Created and produced large-scale posters, executed desktop publications of all types, extremely technical and complicated charts and illustrations for national and international exhibits. Worked on digitization of actual combat maps used in Vietnam battlefields for archival purposes.

2001
Video Producer/Editor/Animator
Marriott International, Inc
Freelance producer and editor of international video productions for the home office. Video animations and desktop publishing. Received numerous accolades for creating humorous training videos for international use.

2000-2001
Multimedia Produce/Desktop Publisher Department of Transportation, TASC
Generated a Flash! interactive CD for promotional use by TASC, the media service department of the D.O.T.

1999
Multimedia/Flash Animator
Carney Interactive
Contract Flash animator for extensive project for the New York Stock Exchange training web site. Created illustrations and Flash animations for the 6-month project which was highly acclaimed.

1996-1997
Desktop Publisher/Multimedia Producer
Raytheon Training and Services, Inc.
Conceptualized corporate identification and websites; designed storyboards and illustrations for client websites (Corporate University Xchange – which was chosen as one of the 100 Websites in the nation); and developed graphics for an interactive multimedia CD for Bellcore and BellAtlantic. Technical editor, illustrator and lead desktop publisher for both Antarctic and Arctic Proposals (Tysons Corner Facility).

1993-1996
Video Editor/Animator
InterNet Satellite Network
Produced videos and graphics for weekly, hour-long satellite broadcasts with both linear and non-linear editing on IMMIX VideoCube/TurboCube systems, 3D Video animation, and storyboards.

1992-1993
Production Manager
Coopers & Lybrand’s Total Quality Management Center of Excellence
Managed production of technical manuals and proposals created for U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force (nationwide). Integrated PC and MAC platforms into single, viable LAN/WAN network. Created and implemented guidelines and procedures for graphics, word processing and reproduction departments. Instituted job tracking system and unified national sales force with corporate-wide standards of excellence. Designed and oversaw new center’s office floor plan and coordinated transfer of two sites into one production department. Set up graphic training seminars for staff and sales force.

1987-1992
Computer Graphics Manager
Multivision Video & Film, Inc.
Provided computer graphic presentations for Fortune 500 corporate conventions, training films, and slide shows. Conceptualized training programs, edited scripts, and created storyboards. Designed and produced over 12,000 slides for hundreds of large corporations, including all the major cruise lines, banks, and convention bureaus in South Florida. Most notably, personally handled the graphics production for Texaco’s Latin America/West Africa division training and public relations.

Publications, Presentations, and Accomplishments:
I have created a broad spectrum of presentations for leading corporations and government agencies during a solid career in New York City, Miami, and the Metropolitan Washington, DC area. My experience has stretched over the fields of architecture, science, music, entertainment and education. I have a multifaceted background, which has brought successful solutions to numerous complex, long-term problems. My work has entered the global market through proficiency in a variety of media, including print, film, music, video, CD-ROM and websites.

Other accomplishments include:

“RUDY” – Created promotional video for Rudy Ruettiger, (author of the popular autobiographical movie, “RUDY”).
Time Warner Cable – Produced and edited TV commercial for promotion of new services being offered.
President Reagan’s 1984 Re-election Committee – Commissioned for pen and ink illustration of the President, used as signature gift for high-level donors.
Eastman Kodak – Conceptualized and developed training manuals for national sales force.
Cartoons and Illustrations – Published in scores of international books and magazines.
“Symbolic Logic” – Designed and hand painted animation short, used as an educational training film.

Education:
Nuclear Physics – University of Colorado
Architecture – University of Pennsylvania
Architecture/Solar Energy – University of Miami
Landmark Education – Forum Graduate
Landmark Education – Advanced Course Graduate
Landmark Education – Wisdom Course Graduate
Skills (2) Rating
Video Production
Cartooning