Michael O'brien

Michael O'brien

Welcome

Welcome to my visual CV.  Please feel free to browse my portfolio samples to the left and below. When it comes to experience, I have over ten years, between owning my own business and working in the corporate office of a Fortune 500 company. If you would like to see more of my work or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at your convenience.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

Thank You,

Michael O'Brien

Skills

Print Layout & DesignAdobe Photoshop - (Rockstar) 7-9 Years ExperienceQuark - (Advanced) 5-6 Years ExperienceAdobe Indesign - (Intermediate) 1-2 Years ExperienceAdobe Acrobat Pro - (Advanced) 7-9 Years ExperienceWeb Layout & DesignAdobe Photoshop - (Rockstar) 7-9 Years ExperienceAdobe Golive - (Expert) 3-4 Years Experience Adobe Dreamweaver - (Advanced) 3-4 Years Experience HTML Coding - (Expert) 10+ Years ExperienceCSS Coding - (Advanced) 1-2 Years Experience Adobe ImageReady - (Advanced) 7-9 Years ExperienceOffice Applications & Operating SystemsMicrosoft PowerPoint - (Advanced) 3-4 Years Experience

Microsoft Outlook - (Advanced) 3-4 Years ExperienceMicrosoft Excel - (Intermediate) 3-4 Years ExperienceMicrosoft Word - (Intermediate) 3-4 Years ExperienceMicrosoft Windows 98 - XP - (Expert) 10+ Years ExperienceApple OS X - (Expert) 5-6 Years Experience

Objective

A position in which my skills in print and web design can be utilized toward the growth of the organization.

Summary

I feel I have a very creative talent and am open to designing everything from modern, to eclectic, and even retro.  I do have an online portfolio for your review, which is listed, along with the rest of my contact information.I have solid skill sets in the following software:    •   Adobe Illustrator,    •   Adobe Photoshop,    •   Quark XPress,    •   Adobe GoLive,    •   Adobe Dreamweaver, and In-Design   •   Some Flash. 

  If the skills you are looking for are not listed here, I am a very fast learner if given the chance.  I received two promotions in my last position, learning CMS and CSS all within a month.I am very responsible when it comes to working on my own and am also definitely a team player.  When it comes to constructive criticism, it comes with the job; and, I am very comfortable receiving it and taking it into consideration in my designs.  Additionally, I have not missed any deadline in my career.If you also feel that my skills and background would make a perfect fit with your company, please feel free to contact me at 781-366-1659 or michaelwtobrien@gmail.comSincerely,Michael O’Brien

Web Design

PhotoShop Imagery

Photo Restoration & Manipulation

Work History

Work History
Mar 1999 - Dec 2009

Sole Proprietor

MWTOB GFXDesign

As the owner of this graphic design business, I had the opportunity to create a variety of work, including:

  • Corporate Identiy Pieces
  • Marketing Materials for Print and Web
  • Web Sites, Logos, and Banners
  • Photo Restoration
  • Digital Art
2007 - 2009

Web Site Production Designer

  • Promoted to position after five months with company
  • Responsible for the creation of HTML web pages from design files
  • Responsible for the creation of HTML static pages
  • Created web and print layout templates for future use
  • Created and maintained web site articles
  • Created e-mail newsletters and promos
  • Created interactive web site components, including video players, web cast consoles, and flash animation
  • Created and maintained web sites and micro-sites
  • Created on the spot and preplanned design elements for trade show coverage, including banners, logos, pamphlets, advertising, etc.
  • Created banner advertisements for promotions and clients
2007 - 2007

Web Content Specialist

  • Produced electronic layout pages
  • Researched and obtained cover art
  • Created figures and tables
  • Converted files to PDF and uploaded to commercial printer
  • Performed daily content updates on web site
  • Exported magazine to web site on a monthly basis
  • Performed updates to M2MZone.com
  • Performed updates on show coverage pages
  • Updated Telecomm Micro-site

Education

Education
2000

Gibbs College