Multi-disciplinary creative specialist with proven track of successful, quality control, concept to completion designs for online and print projects. Quick to learn and a true problem-solving professional who shares real-world solutions and provides a clear focused communication appropriate to clients needs and exceeding schedules and within budget. Leadership ongoing motivational coordination for planning collaborations that bridge valleys creating the bigger picture reaching the objectives of the organization.
Fine Visual Artist and Skilled Craftsman of 20 years -Graphic Communications 15 years experience
Computer Art Skills:
Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign and Dreamweaver; Quarkxpress, Atlassian Confluence (Web-Based WIKI Development), HTML / HTML 5, CSS / CSS 3, Content Management Systems,
Open Source programs- Aptana Studio 3, Inkscape, GIMP, Winamp Server
Global Computer Skills:
Proficient working with Macintosh and Microsoft OS computers. Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access and Publisher; Google Drive
Digital Printing Skills:
Color Burst and Poster Print software for digital color calibration and RIP printing. Hardware for color linearization, material density and color accuracy for digital printing. PANTONE color SPOT and Process, coated uncoated papers and textile printing.
Xerox, DuPont Artistri 2020, Mimaki, OCE
IT Application and System Testing:
Hewlett-Packard Quality Center (Application/Software Error Tracking)
Oracle SQL Server, soapUI; Quicktest Professional (Automation Testing), Winamp Server
Kennesaw State University (2007): Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Arts; GPA: 3.6
Antioch University (2004): Kyoto, Japan; Japanese Buddhist and Culture Studies
Art of FITZ - Atlanta,GA.
Concept Marketing / Visual Artist - Owner (2005 - Present)
Maintaining multiple clients branding of marketing and advertising for print production initiating industry standards along with online tools and social media to create up-to-date SEO principals. Current Client project LINKED Athletics - Company Branding and Web Design
Commissioned Visual Artist for clients that have included a International Mural in Amman, Jordan(2011) along with current clients of USAID, Jordan River Foundation Georgia Public/Private School system, Londonberry Mural Press, Linked Athletics and Individual Collectors.
Most recent example of integration is from Londonberry Mural Press and Twisted Taco by using Sherwin-Williams new Application for color matching preexisting colors for Twisted Taco build out in Suwanee, GA.
AT&T - Atlanta,GA.
Developer, Quality/ Tester - Contracted (2010)
Application/System Testing - Integrated unit testing of a large web-service application for new and current AT&T subscribers.
Quality Assurance - Tracked and followed application errors and communicated with IT Architects, IT Developer, and IT System Testers on the development of new AT&T web based program within multiple server environments.
Most notably WIKI re-development for multiple AT&T IT Teams - Created and monitored internal information of current status of application development for AT&T IT teams. Created up-to-date interactive WIKI pages that created information sharing and communication between onshore and offshore employees more reliable and accurate.
Phase 3 Media - Atlanta, GA
Manager of Dye Sublimation (2007 - 2009)
Sought out new methods of digital printing and sublimation techniques for textile photo printing which high standards of quality assurance expanded department to exceed monthly sales from $50,000 to $250,000.
Redeveloped and Managed Pre/Post Production of on demand large quantity digital textile printing operations for fortune 500k companies which included Turner, Simmons, Thomasville and NCR.
Trained and educated staff through final finishing departments of textiles and promoted product opportunities of large photo quality digital textile prints.
Kinko’s / FedEx Office
Senior Project Coordinator / Lead Key Operator (1999 - 2004)
Managed branch production team and closely monitored, facilitated, and quality assured digital copy and digital print concept through completion within branch locations including local, national and international branches.
Graphic Design of Business Marketing and Advertising materials ranging from fortune 500k companies to individual businesses.
Customer Assurance maximizing quality assurance and business products while maintaining customer loyalty by personally following up with clients outside business and inside business facilities.