Work History

Work History

Graphic Artist

Screen Visions

Coordinated with clients to gather project requirements and supervised graphic artists to ensure projects were designed and completed in accordance with specified deadlines. Screen printed tshirts with clients designs. Oversaw junior graphic artists and printers, ensured quality of products. Job duties included design and manipulation of clients artwork on Mac and PC platforms, utilizing various software applications, mainly Adobe. Operated manual and automatic tshirt presses, horizontal camera, etc. Promoted to Sales and Production Supervisor and finally Manager over operations.Key Achievements:•    Supervised and directed sales and printing departments•    Gained promotion from Graphic Artist/Screen Printer to Production Manager•    Implemented and oversaw night operations crew

Web Developer/ Graphic Artist

Mesa National Inc.

Senior Creative Design Specialist Creative Design Specialist/ Web Developer June 2001 to February 2004MESA NATIONAL INC • 108TH AVE • GRAND PRAIRIE, TX 75025Oversaw all aspects of design and maintenance of corporate Internet and Intranet websites, with additional responsibility for billboard screen printing department. Received artwork from clients, manipulated, and created per specifications. Coordinated with company directors, executive management and clients to ascertain graphic and website requirements, and produced design accordingly. Liaised with IT department regarding back-end website programming.Key Achievements:•    Generated significant company savings by performing all web/graphic design-related activities in-house•    Successfully directed set up of complete graphic design department•    Managed and coordinated with other departments all graphic and web design for the company•    Gained promotion from Graphics/ Web Designer to Senior Creative Design Specialist

Owner/Partner

Trendy Vintage Design

Trendy Vintage Design • 406 Washington • Arlington, TX 76011Established a new E-Commerce catalog/ online presence for a vintage dress company previously using outside advertising agencies and Ebay. Created full spectrum of corporate identity materials, including printed collateral templates, letterhead package, product verticals, postcards, online and printed company newsletter and new website design. Worked directly with executive senior management in creation of all new company materials. Key Achievements:•    Transferred entire catalog onto new online catalog. Received accomodations acknowledging company contributions for establishing comprehensive graphic and web design corporate identity materials, and marketing materials•    Generated significant company savings by performing all web/graphic design-related activities in-house•    Continually able to complete heavy workloads under extremely tight deadlines

Web Developer/ Internet Marketing

Optimum Healthcare

Operations include marketing and sales for the company to various companies and individuals, designing and developing branding for the company. Design and develop websites, packages, graphics, animations, etc. for clients. This includes utilizing php/sql, XHTML, CSS with semantic web conformity, all Flash development, including banners, logos, rotating banners, etc., social network maintenance, SEO for clients, corporate branding, and outsourcing programming, 3rd party software, etc. when needed. Key Achievements:•    Developed several php websites, E-commerce, and more.•    Developed software technologies(cannot discuss).•    Worked with outsourcing companies for various software integrationWhile working with Optimum Healthcare, I functioned in many different departments, including •    standard web development•    software programming•    helped maintain localnetworks •    worked with software engineers to develop software for Trixbox, and other VOIP protocols •    WAN/LAN maintenance •    maintained office employees computers and more.

Owner

Schrader Graphics and Web

Began web development and graphics company Schrader Graphics in 2004. Operations include marketing and sales for the company to various companies and individuals, designing and developing branding for the company, and all office operations and delegation. Design and develop websites, packages, graphics, animations, etc. for clients. This includes utilizing php/sql, XHTML, CSS with semantic web conformity, all Flash development, including banners, logos, rotating banners, etc., social network maintenance, SEO for clients, corporate branding, and outsourcing programming, 3rd party software, etc. when needed. Key Achievements:•    Built the company from ground up•    Designed and developed company websites, networks, and branding.•    Gained and maintained clientele

Jan 2006 - Sep 2009

SEO Architect, Web Developer

SEO in Texas

Built site from concept, with marketing strategies in mind. Focused mainly on helping clients with SEO on their sites, and minor training. Developed the subdomain springtree on the site http://seointexas.com/springtree

Education

Education
2006 - 2008

Associates

TCJC (NOW TJC)

GRAPHIC DESIGN, GRAPHICS, DESIGN, ADOBE, MACCourse in Graphic Design included Macintosh platforms utilizing Adobe Software for design and development. Classes:•    Business and Professional Communications•    Speech•    Graphic Design•    Graphic ArtsThese were the main classes, not including the other various basic ones. The Business and Professional Communications class was probably the most demanding. It pushed me to dig deep for imagination in my business communications. I learned a great deal of professionalism and business ethics from this class.The Graphic Arts class was taught by a magazine editor/graphic artist, so we learned mainly about layout, design, etc. Very important stuff as far as knowledge of design and arts are concerned.The Business and Professional Communications class was most pertinent to my current occupation, we worked on Macintosh computers. We started by hand drawing thumbnails, then uploaded them to Illustrator, produced vector images manually. We then built a logo in Photoshop, and finally pieced them together in Quark Xpress. Not the best class for knowledge, but fun.

Skills

Skills

Internet Marketing (SEO/SEM)

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Strategies Technical SEO SEO Copywriting/Editing Keyword Research Social Media Optimization and Marketing (SMO/SMM) SEO Training SEO Reports Internet Market Research Usability Design Custom Developed projects based on clients business or services My top ten seo skillsets do not do justice to the depth of internet marketing skills I have acquired both in traiing from masters in the field, personal experience, and hundreds of hours in forums, chat rooms, viewing sources, etc. to gain and employ top ranking in all search engines and directories. Similar skills are marketed on the internet for an average of $3500.00 per day + air and accomodations just  to train companies and thier employees in the art.

Graphics for Print Work

This includes utilizing the Adobe line to design, develop, and produce various graphics and products for print. This includes Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, etc. for: signs billboards banners trade show displays automobile art business cards, letterhead, logo's Tshirt and other textile artwork (screen printing)

Web Graphics

This includes utilizing Adobe/Macromedia (Illustrator, Fireworks, Photoshop, Flash, etc.) to design, develop, and produce various graphic designs and products for the internet. This includes  Photoshop and Fireworks, used for building templates and slicing  into sites building banners, logos, and ads Animations for banners, logos, and ads and more...    

HTML/XHTML

I have been working with HTML/XHTML (which many companies incorrectly call PHP) for almost 6 years on a consistant basis. Utilizing tables in the beginning, I have been working strictly with CSS style coding for the last 3 years or so. I am well versed in the utilization of Dreamweaver, notepad, notepad++, and other wsiwyg programs. Mainly I like Dreamweaver and notepad/filezilla.

PHP

Extensive knowledge of HTML, XHTML, DHTML, CSS, PHP, ASP, JavaScript, AJAX, XML, Web 2.0 Technology, Hosting Technology, MySQL, MS SQL, Access, Adobe(Photoshop,   Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Flash, Fireworks, InContext Editing, Acrobat, etc. up to version CS4),     version control systems and more. As far as hand coding php, my skillsets include mail forms, connections to databases, etc. as well as working with CMS and other programs.

Summary

Devoted website and graphic designer with almost 20 years experience in website and computer graphic design within a diverse range of industries. Able to coordinate and form strong relationships with colleagues and clients at all levels. Committed team player /manager with excellent organizational and multi-tasking attributes.  Creative thinker, highly skilled in the creation and execution of complex and innovative web elements, graphic presentations, and innovative marketing strategies and campaigns. Accustomed to performing in deadline-driven environments. Consistently delivering projects on time and within budget.

1.Web development skills in php/mysql, (X)HTML, CSS, XML, CMS, Wordpress, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Javascript, JQUERY, AJax, more, building websites, dynamic and static, digital artwork, logos, banners, galleries, etc. Recently training in Ruby On Rails

GGraphic design skills with Illustrator/Photoshop/Fireworks, building vector and pixelated work for tshirts, billboards, printwork, and more.

Interest

Open source software and projects, web 3.0, mobile technologies, building computers and networks,

music, and first and foremost, my family.