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Lindsey E. Bates

Freelance Logo Designer & Multimedia Freelancer

8077
Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States
Phone: 312.513.5234
Website: http://www.whozthethreat.co
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/lindseyebates
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$30
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LINDSEY E. BATES
www.whozthethreat.co

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

GRAPHIC DESIGNER, 3D & 2D ANIMATOR, ILLUSTRATOR, FINE ARTIST
Throughout my professional career I have become an accomplished Illustrator. Collaborating with companies like McDonald's, Burrell Advertising, and Fox River Water Reclamation District. These experiences have elevated my skill set of my final renderings. Entering my internship with WYCC I achieved a stronger sense of composition in Photography. I am able to leverage my expertise in a range of projects from Books covers, print production, photos, motion graphics, Layout design, animation, typography, and package design. Adept at balancing short and long-term goals, meeting deadlines under pressure, and coordinating multiple projects successfully. I also have excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication skills while producing high quality work

Core Competencies:
• Animation
• Illustrator
• Project Management
• Instructor
• Visual Arts/Multimedia
• Team Development and Leadership
• Graphic Designer


EXHIBITS & RECOGNITIONS

• 2013 Designer and feature fine artist at The Grand Ballroom, Art E Gras, and Artopia.
• 2012 Radio Guest at WHPK Teen Talk radio, Live Artist w/ One Heart One Soul, T-Shirt competition Judge for HIV Initiative. DuSable Museum 38th Art Festival, Marwen Art Fair, Boocoo Festival, National Black Agenda Convention, Congress Theatre, Gallery Swarm, FireSide
• 2011 DuSable Museum 37th Annual Art Festival Exhibit, Butterfly Social Lounge Exhibit, Westside Artist Space Exhibit, Marwen & One Heart One Soul Live Art Event
• 2010 Citi-Bank Black History Showcase, Stroktagraphy Exhibit, EDGE Chicago Exhibit, Featured at Murphy Hill Gallery, Genesis Convention Center Exhibit
• 2008 Co-Planner and featured artist for “Ratio Nation’s Words in Action” at Chicago Center for the Performing Arts. Original Art included in Gaylin Rose’s Salon Benefit for Barack charity fund-raiser. Art featured at Van Jarrod Gallery, Art featured at Murphy Hill Gallery, Art featured in “Celebration in Art” at Douglas Park, Featured in Ready Magazine September 2008 edition. “Emotional” Solo Exhibit at Artistic Jeanius Gallery, Original Art included in Inspiration Corporation Silent auction event
• 2009 Live Art performance at The Box, 1st place receipt of Fine Arts at DuSable 35th Annual Art Festival, Live Art Performance at Black Market Gallery Part / Milwaukee Ave Art Festival, Painted “Elemental” Mural with David Hyde Cho and Max Sansing at a KIPP Lead School in Gary, Indiana, Harris Theatre of Performing Art Exhibit, “Shades of Love” Exhibit at Artistic Jeanius Gallery, Exhibit at Ribbon Awareness Event hosted by Artistic Jeanius
• 2006 Douglas participated in Park Field Art Artist Month, Murphy Hill


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY – THE DIGITAL YOUTH NETWORK (DYN)
Graphic Designer/Illustration/Animation Mentor (2009-2012)
• Taught students on how to apply technology in creative ways to support ambitious learning
• Created and facilitated the curriculum for graphic design, illustration, and animation programs for new media literacy-learning initiatives
• Conducted new media workshops and critiqued student work using online tools
• Arranged quarterly and annual showcase performances of student’s online work
• Established a strong class structure and an engaging environment for students to apply creative thinking skills

MARWEN INSTITUTE
Teacher Assistant (2008-2011)
• Assist with one-on-one instruction, demonstrations, materials and facilities management, critiques, and program evaluation
• Actively encouraged reciprocal learning between teacher and student
• Taught several basic art techniques that would encourage the growth of student’s artistic abilities

DEFINITELY FEELS RIGHT PRODUCTION
Email Marketing Manager (2009-2012)
• Collaborated with marketing managers regarding strategic planning on campaigns/CRM initiatives
• Measured and reported on campaign effectiveness
• Created and maintained automated email communications process


ADDITIONAL GRAPHIC DESIGNER/INDEPENDENT ROLES

• Taught students (including adult learners) basic elements of art and the principles of design
• Served as the liaison between the organization and the Chicago Public Schools and oversaw the logistical planning of the programs
• Created various storyboards and motion graphics for marketing objectives
• Managed and coordinated graphic design projects for promotional use
• Managed and maintained a digital media archive

WORK HISTORY:
Voice of the City – Site Coordinator/Visual Arts Instructor
3rd Floor Media – Creative Director

INDEPENDENT GRAPHIC DESIGNER PROJECTS (2008-2013)
McDonald’s Corporation
Chicago, IL.
Storyboard Illustrator

Lakeview Action Coalition (LAC), Chicago, IL
Redesigned LAC’s podium banners for a professional, youthful, and modern appeal

Global Bytes, London, UK
Redesigned and updated current Global Byte’s business logo

Better Boys Foundation, Program Coordinator/Lead Instructor, Chicago, IL
Collaborated with foundation administration to develop an eleven-week mural project that fostered artist exploration and historical discovery. Managed resources within the projected budget and timeline. Directed planning and supervision of students and the arranging of final mural concept

DiscoPoetry, Motion Graphic Animator, Chicago, IL
Commissioned by local musical artist to create an animated music video that was presented at the DuSable Museum

Burrell Advertising, Technical Illustrator, Chicago, IL
Created an impactful historical illustration for the Tom Burrell published book “Brainwashed”

EDUCATION & TECHNICAL SKILLS

The Illinois Institute of Art at Chicago
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts and Animation

Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL
Coursework: Associate Degree in Liberal Arts in Visual Arts/Advertising Design

TECHNICAL SKILLS:
PLATFORMS, MAC OS X, Windows PC, APPLICATIONS
Adobe Illustrator, After Effects, In Design, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Maya, Corel Painter, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Audition, Flash, C4D, Macromedia Q Photo, Microsoft Office, and Dreamweaver.
Skills (2) Rating
Logo Design
Multimedia