Frank Alan Bella

Freelance Digital Artist & Ad Designer

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Location:Chico, California, United States
Phone: 847-508-5119
Website: http://www.bellastudios.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/frankalanbella
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Hi, my name is Frank A. Bella. I'm a graphic designer/illustrator with years of experience and satisfied clients.

Your company sounds like a good match for me. I indeed have mad design skills, and I'm definitely a fun guy to work with. I love challenges and would fit in perfectly with your company Currently my strong point is Photoshop CS4, and I have done web design work. I recently purchased the CS6 Suite, just need to update my computer before I install. I'm a fast learner and would fit perfectly in an exciting creative environment. I'm basically a freelancer/private contractor and very comfortable working with my own hardware/software. Telecommuting is my preference, but I have no problem working in an office part time. Below is my resume, and a couple links for your consideration. Thank you.

FRANK ALAN BELLA
1055 E. Lassen Ave. #69
CHICO, CA 95973
(530)879-0375 or Cell 847-508-5119
frank@bellastudios.com

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Highly proficient with digital (Macintosh & Windows) and traditional media; experienced with scanning; photo retouching; Photoshop CS4; Web Design (hand code HTML, file upload and management); Microsoft Word; Digital Photography.

EXPERIENCE:

Graphic Data Entry for Commercial Websites; September 2002 to January 2012

Travidia Inc.: Graphic Data Entry for Commercial Websites such as newspapers, magazines, and special sections.

Graphic and Web Design; July '01 to present

Senator Theater: poster and website design, Chico News & Review: cover illustrations, Weldon's Gallery: digital photography, catalog design, and gallery promotion. Bruce Bauer Lumber, Pioneer Millwork: Web design and site maintenance. I design a lot of promo posters for local Chico bands and events. Currently doing magazine, book, and miscellaneous illustrations for several clients.

Graphic Artist; San Francisco Independent; August '99 to August '00
Achieved international recognition as cartoonist and webmaster for weekly color comic strip in the San Francisco Independent, circulation 150K. Collaborated with nationally known columnist on writing of strip; created storyboards, design and layout for each strip. Designed comic strip's website.

Contract Graphic Art and Design; Jan '98 to August '99
Design and execution of graphics for both print and web. This included advertising and promotional artwork for newspapers, magazine and book publishers, and entertainment promoters. Took projects from concept to finished product, and consistently met critical deadlines. Clients included: The San Francisco Independent, Dragonfly Press.

Freelance Illustrator; August '91 to January '98
Produced designs and illustrations for a variety of clients. Established goals and solutions for clients through consultation and brainstorming. Executed projects in a wide variety of media, including posters, fliers, t-shirts, brochures, menus, invitations, and printed publications such as newspapers, magazines, and books. Clients included: Bill Graham Presents, The Argonaut, Last Gasp Comics.

AWARDS:
San Jose West Magazine "Tech Head Illustration Award" 1996; "Film Roman Fine Art Competition " 1999; “Golden Web Award 2002-2003” for SenatorTheatre.net

Personal Website: http://bellastudios.com

Website I built and maintain: http://www.pioneermillwork.com
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