Nick Rhoads

Freelance Illustrator & Graphic Designer

2231
Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
Phone: 574.780.4837
Website: http://www.facebook.com/shaggyartist
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/nickrhoads
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Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$45
Rate/Hr
Nicholas Rhoads
Los Angeles, CA
574.780.4837
shaggy_artist@live.com
skype: shaggyartist78

Graphic Artist, Graphic Design, Fine Artist, Web Design, Social Media, SEO

Experience:
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Delight Catering

My newest client. They are a startup. The owners are students of Eric Greenspan, owner of the Foundry on Melrose. I am helping them brand including a new website, new promotional and marketing materials, logo design, marketing plan, and continued technical support after the job is completed.

The Foundry

Owned by Eric Greenspan, winner of the Iron Chef television series. I’ve worked with him on promotional events for LA Live Food & Wine at the Staples Center, and at LA Magazine’s Food & Wine Tasting at Saddle Rock Ranch in Malibu.

Randy Fuhrman Events

Re-branding campaign. This included designing a new website www.randyfuhrmanevents.com, of which I am still on call for maintenance and technical support. Other duties included design and layout of marketing materials (one sheets, pamphlets, booklets, and proposal presentations), logistics, designed a sales database, office technical support, social media, and blogging.

Lakeville Folk and Blues Festival

For the first annual festival I was in charge of helping with technical difficulties, design of marketing materials, promotion through print, radio, and television, and logistics. The first annual event was a success. The bands included Big Brother & the Holding Company, Jefferson Starship, Canned Heat, Country Joe Mcdonald, and Tom Constanten from the Grateful Dead. My band Simple Stone was lucky enough to open up one of the days. We have already been reached out to by Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and U2 about possibly joining the roster for next year.

Shaggy’s Diner

Owner and Operator. It was a small diner in downtown Plymouth, Indiana. Economic times were tough, and it closed down in June, 2011. During my ownership I prided myself on providing a great experience for everyone who walked through the door. I ran an open mic on the weekends for local youth to express their creativity (comedy, poetry, and music.) It was the only thing like it in the area.

Education
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Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana:
Computer Science, with a minor in Mathematics

Computer Skills:

Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Muse, Flash, and Dreamweaver.
Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, Visual Basic)
Google (Google+, Google Docs, Maps, Google S.E.O.)
Open Office
Social Media & Blogging (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Youtube, Hulu, Wordpress, Blogger)
Typography, Layout, Web Design, Graphic Design, Internet Marketing.
Type Speed of 80 wpm
Personal
Outlook
I believe that work is a big part of life and one should take pride in what they do. People can do great things but teams can do things that are amazing. I have worked in offices that personal goals take priority over team goals and I don’t comprehend it. My goal in life is to create amazing things and I want to work in an environment where that is the goal also.
Hobbies
Fine Arts ( Oils, Acrylics, Pastels, Charcoal, Ink, Pencil), Classical Guitar, Mountain Climbing, Canoeing, Tennis, Singing, Writing (Satirical Comedy mostly), Reading, Learning, Laughing

References Available Upon Request
Skills (2) Rating
Illustration
Graphic Design