Work Experience


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Phil Gear Graphic Design + Web Development Owner 2002-Present

  • Established effective marketing and sales tools for over 50+ clients all over the world.
  • Services include Brochures, Stationary, Media Packaging, Multi-Page Documents, Websites, E-Commerce, SEO, Banners and Advertisements, Logo Design, Style Guides, Rebranding.
  • Worked with Business owners, marketing coordinators, sales teams, print shops and web hosts to promote client messages to the public eye.
  • Hired other freelancers and assigned tasks to them.

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Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services Web Designer 2013

  • Updated company website(s) with new information, and new design format.
  • Built an iPad Nutrition Kiosk for Students to check Nutrition Information for what was available daily.
  • Established a corporate identity for a new dining location.
  • Designed multiple E-Mail campaigns weekly for a list of over 25000 students.
  • Photographed Dining Locations.

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Creative Designs & Signs Senior Graphic Designer & Print Production Specialist 2004-2011

  • Work directly with customers to develop designs for that were then applied to a wide variety of items, such as apparel, signs, banners, business cards, brochures, vehicle graphics, and promotional materials.
  • Added the ability for custom design work vs. stock art which helped to increase the company’s profits and market share. Designed over 1,000 custom items!
  • Print Screens on large format printers which enable Press Operators to print 4 color process and simulated process with ease.
  • Trained various Staff members on computer applications and printers.
  • Created the website and additional corporate materials to give to vendors.

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Be Scene Advertising Graphic & Web Designer 2008-2009

  • Worked directly with clients to create websites, marketing materials, and additional promotional items for local area businesses.
  • Met with clients to develop the most effective solution for their Advertising budgets.
  • Assisted Video Production with creation of title screens.

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James A. Rhodes State College Information Technology Specialist 2006-2008

  • Provided IT Support for Students and Instructors.
  • Upgraded Instructor and Student PC’s with Software.
  • Set up Portable Carts in classrooms that needed Computer Equipment and Projectors.

Education


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Vantage Vocational High School Digital Media 2004-2006

  • Worked on various teams for projects around the community.
  • Helped tutor students in the class.
  • Provided constructive feedback to students on their projects.
  • Participated in Business Professionals of America contests.

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James A. Rhodes State College Digital Media 2006-2008

  • Attended various classes focused around Adobe software.
  • Attended Team Building Classes and Business Law classes.

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Bowling Green State University Interactive Media – Visual Communication 2012-2013

  • Attended VIA Media class, where our team designed a Display Stand with three tiers for the bookstore.
  • Attended a very interesting culture class.

Organizations


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Vantage Career Center Interactive Media Board Member 2007-2013

  • Met with other Media professionals to discuss course of action for current and future content.
  • Contributed feedback on current teaching curriculum.
  • Suggested ideas for new student projects.

Platforms

Mac, Windows, Linux

Application Skills

Raster Imaging Vector Imaging Web Design Specialty Software
Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe Dreamweaver Adobe Flash
Adobe Fireworks Adobe InDesign Adobe Edge Code Pulse Embroidery
Corel Paint Shop Pro CorelDraw Adobe Edge Inspect FlexiSign
The GIMP InkScape WordPress ArtiosCAD

Coding Skills

Language JavaScript Styling Server Side
HTML5 jQuery CSS3 PHP/MYSQL

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