James Taylor

Freelance Magazine Designer & Website Designer

Location:Mill Creek, Washington, United States
Website: http://www.rorschachdesign.com
2 Skills
Professional Profile:
Highly capable, detail-oriented, and creative professional with extensive experience in graphic design, advertising, and business management. Display solid knowledge of various marketing strategies, combined with strong leadership qualifications honed through broad-based professional and solid educational background and extensive experience with the field print and web design. Possess strong background in illustration along with excellent ability to coordinate exhibits and local galleries. Hardworking and efficient leader with team building competency crucial in optimizing team dynamics; capable of uniting diverse agendas to a common goal to deliver results. Dedicated team player exhibiting transparent communications skills and unparalleled work ethic and commitment to achieve goals. Known for in-depth proficiency in overseeing project, from conception to completion.

Employment History:
Co-Owner ? Jet City Shows, Seattle, WA: July 2008–Present
• Streamline all activities focused on promoting the show
• Function effectively in negotiating with vendors and sponsors

Self-Employed ? Freelance Design/Illustrations, Seattle, WA: Jan 1997–Present
• Provide services to various companies, such as Hasbro, Mattel, Penny Farthing Press, Palm Harbor Homes, Scan Pacific Northwest, La Conner, Washington
• Formulate strategies to build a more cost-effective business
• Oversee designs for websites, illustrations and packaging art

Art Director/Graphic Designer ? RV Life Magazine, Lynnwood, WA: Mar 2005–Jan 2012
• Provide expert management of print design and production for the magazine
• Assume responsibility in designing, administrating and maintaining the CMS Joomla! Website

Advertising Designer ? Emerald City ComiCon, Seattle, WA: Jan 2002–Apr 2008
• Rendered keen supervision to the production of marketing and advertising plans, including designs
• Played a vital role in improving product for one of the premiere comic book conventions in the country

Publisher ¦ Art Director ? Rorschach Entertainment, Mill Creek, WA: Nov 2002–2008
• Ensured completion of all aspects of publishing operations, such as handling printers, making design for publication and editing
• Carried out HR functions, including hiring, selecting, and managing talents

Production Artist ? Production Department ? Trader Publishing, Bothell, WA: Sep 2002–Jun 2003
• Demonstrated outstanding skills in developing and designing advertisements and page layouts
• Held responsible in updating and maintaining website

Lead Graphic Designer ? Entrek Software, Inc, Redmond, WA: Aug 2000–Sep 2003
• Utilized skills in creating designs for advertising/marketing materials
• Took part in establishing and implementing marketing strategies

Other Experience:
Sales Representative ? G. Raden & Sons, Renton, WA: Sep 1996–Aug 1998
Store Manager ? 145th St. Market, Shoreline, WA: Oct 1994–Sep 1997

Bachelor of Fine Arts with Emphasis in Graphic Design; Minor in Business
Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, WA: 1996, 2000
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI: 1999
Concordia College, Moorhead, MN: 1994
Skills (2) Rating
Magazine Design
Website Design