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Benjamin Bryant

Freelance Fantasy Artist & Book Illustrator

Location:Oxon Hill, Maryland, United States
Phone: 301-237-3002
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Benjamin Bryant
Temple Hills, MD 20748
(301) 237-3002 cell
E mail:

Visual Information and Graphics Specialist

As appropriately as possible I:

• have produced visual information products and provided services in support of HQMC (Headquarters of the Marine Corps) and many other activities within the National Capital Region. I’ve satisfied project requirements and met timelines/deadlines in accordance with guidance given by supervisor/s and chain of command; complying with all relevant policies and procedures.

• take clerical action to task, as required, to support any multimedia, graphics, or video section.

• use proper administrative channels and procedures.

• develop and maintain productive work relationships to nurture a positive environment. I take positive action to breakdown social barriers and promote functional and cross-functional teamwork. I ensure that all client communication is positive, professional, productive, and can support any agencies, companies, or firms guiding principles.

• stay abreast of the latest digital graphics industry standards by doing fundamental research through library visits, product announcements, consumer web reviews, and trade magazine readings.

• can conceivably and easily travel at a moments notice (impromptu TDY).

• have federal S/TS/SCI security clearance qualifications .

• VEOA qualified

• Merit Promotion qualified

• Veteran’s Preference qualified (5 points)

• Status candidate

• Reinstatement eligible

• War on Terrorism Award recipient


Benjamin Bryant
Temple Hills, MD 20748
(301) 257-8509 cell
E mail:

Graphic Artist, Illustrator, and Visual Information Specialist

Worked in concurrent coordination with library archives, photo, and video broadcast branches to achieve a desired product output.

Maintained technical aptitude in software applications through practical application, refresher training, and formal instruction. I always assess current industry standards and seek out opportunities to innovate and improve upon products and services provided to any potential customer base.

Proficient in numerous graphics programs utilized in publication and presentation. Experienced in the Adobe Suite Collections aspects at the versions C3, and C4 level, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat,and Microsoft Office in the graphics environment. Experienced with 3D illustration using programs such as Bryce version 4. Privately studying NewTek (3D animation). Versed in HTML, XML, and CSS syntax. In-depth experience with Adobe's Go-Live web design program (versions 4-5, the predecessor to Dreamweaver) Dreamweaver and Flash.
Specializes in presentation, print, and web graphics.

An illustrator of various illustrated books I’m adept at defining and illustrating human and mechanical structures, both in orthographic or in perspective, photorealistic or line illustrative.

Extremely knowledgeable of the different multi-media, presentation graphics, print, and video file formats in Adobe, Apple, and PC with Microsoft; including what each will do interactively on a potential project (JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, PSD, PPT, DOC, EPS, TIF, MOV, TARGA, DFX, etc...). Capable of teaching and displaying various industry techniques. I also bring in-depth experience to task with hands-on aptitude with large format printers (Hewlett Packard 5000, 5500, 5600 and Roland brands only).

Post 9/11 decorated Army war veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom with active federal Top Secret/SBI security clearance.

Corporate, customer/client friendly; I can lead, follow, or train production of various forms of visual communication devices in support of any organization. Products I've developed both independently and with teams through the years include magazines, books, brochures, business cards, presentations, posters, illustrations, charts, photo retouches, displays, web sites, calendars, on-line graphic novels, etc...

Some of my more recent creative work can be viewed on-line at and

Clients have included the President of the United States, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Congress, the United States Army, the DC National Guard, the South Korean Republic Newspaper,, DC comics, Hallmark Cards, CorelDraw Corporation, the U.S. Navy, ABC, and the Headquarters Department of the Marines.

HISTORY: Kitchen and Bathroom Design Specialist, Home Depot at Oxon Hill, Md (summer hire)

Employed from April 2011 – July 2011

Security Escort Specialist, (contractor), Naval Maritime Intelligence Center

Employed from September 2010 – Mar 2011

Equity Luxury Apartment Complex Concierge (Temp position)

Employed from March 2010 – Sept 2010

Visual Information Specialist. GS 1084/ 11, YA 02. Headquarters, Dept of the Marines.

Employed from September 1999 - March 2010.

Visual Information Specialist GS 1084/9 INSCOM, Dept of the Army, Fort Belvoir.

Employed from September 1988 – 1999


Soldier - various military occupational skills 24F, 27F, 81E, 25E, 31B (radar technician, radar sight control repairman, illustrator/visual information specialist, military police

Enlisted from September 1977- 1988 (active army)
Graphics Head of TASC (Training Activity of South Korea), Camp Casey; (Korea 1984-1985)

Enlisted from 1988 – 2004 (Army National Guard)
Activated for Afghanistan Sept 2001 – 2003 (Military Police)

Honorably Discharged 2004

EDUCATION: Manhattanville College, Purchase N.Y. class of 1977
various schools, colleges, and firms, presently enrolled with Full Sail University On Line, Orlando, Florida. Bachelor of Science in Computer Animation with a focus of (multimedia interaction). 2013

REFERENCE: Mr. Mick Pratt; graphics supervisor, 703-593-7325 / 703-845-9241
(posters, illustrations, publications, presentations, web site banners)

Mr. Tony Simms; graphics NCOIC; 703-784-5803, 858-231-0190 (various projects)
Ms. Olga Maddox, finance; 703-979-0044 (various projects)
Ms. Virginia Maclanahan ; 301-459-1719 (tee shirt designs, presentation)
Mr. Matthew Wilson, information technology specialist; 586-531-2315 (various)
Ms. Tina Curtis, esq; 301-806-0022 / 301-627-8462 (corporate logos, illustrations)
Ms. Betty Coney, administrator and coordinator; 352-787-5667 (web design)
Ms. Judy Grimshaw, A/V specialist; 410-451-4668 (various projects)
Ms. Cheryl Sides, graphics records administrator; 443-889-6707

HOBBIES: Sequential graphic art creation, animation studies, and storyboarding for web comics augmented
with potential graphic novel creation.
Skills (2) Rating
Fantasy Art
Book Illustration