I am a pro level designer, who has worked with high profile companies across the United States and beyond. I can handle ANY size project with professionalism, creativity and a deadline oriented attitude!
Steve Virginia/Shoestring Studios
3220 Crystal Springs Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076
To bring my vast experience creativity to my clients project, and provide them with the BEST possible super creative solution.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
Awarded December 2001
Shoe String Studios, Hermitage, TN: Owner
Owner of freelance graphic and web design studio. Clients include: Warner Brothers Records, Tuniverse Entertainment, Sony Entertainment, Dave Robbins (Blackhawk), Black River Entertainment, Broken Bow Records, Murray Incorporated, Briggs and Stratton, Curb Records, Faith Hill, Allen Morgan Audio (Producer for Taylor Swift, Jack Ingram, and Reba), Burning Blue Music Group, Big John (Rock of Love VH1) Wal Mart, Home Depot, and Sears. Projects range from web and info design to print packaging.
Community Health Systems/Moran Printing, Brentwood, TN: Graphic Designer/Art Director for standardized marketing materials
Supervise the art direction, design, and manufacturing of all standardized marketing products for over 70 hospitals. Projects include but are not limited to brochures, catalogs, banners, physician recruitment materials, acquisition materials, and promotional materials for special corporate events. Other responsibilities include, brand management, Logo Design, In-house promotions, ad design, and some flash/html design.
Murray Incorporated, Brentwood, TN: Graphic Designer/Creative Director for Marketing
Supervise the design and manufacturing of all on product graphics, various point of purchase materials, catalogs, brochures, accessory guides, as well as other various print media. Other responsibilities include, supervising photography for all manufactured products, some html web design, Flash design, art direction for various photo shoots, special product sample requests, all product development graphic design, and interactive media.
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC: Head Lab Technician
Responsibilities included maintaining functionality of the computer labs, software upkeep, student assistance both in and out of the lab setting, technical demonstrations for faculty and staff in the Appalachian State University Graphic Design and Art departments, and professor substitute for Digital Imaging, Graphic Design II, III and IV, and professional seminar courses.
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC: Project Director
Supervised the designing of a logo for Appalachian State University’s Convocation Center. It was used at the 10,000-seat arena’s inaugural event.
Boone Lumber, Lenoir, NC: Project Director
Supervised the designing of a new logo for a nationally distributed lumber company.
Tweetsie Railroad, Boone, NC: Head of Prosthetic and make-up design for Ghost Train
Collaborated with the design and make up team at the fourth largest
Halloween festival in North Carolina. Responsibilities include airbrush maintenance, prosthetic application, and special effect make up design. In 2002, was elected to board of creative directors for Ghost Train. Responsibilities included special effects design, visual effects, puppet and creature design, show writing, and stage design.
Tweetsie Railroad, Boone, NC: Business owner
Started successful face and body painting booth at North Carolina theme park.
Relevant Courses of Study
Graphic Design 1-5
Photography 1 and 2
Drawing 1 and 2
Various art history classes
Screen and Relief Printing
Graphic arts and printing technology
Adobe CS5 All software included. (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash and Fireworks)