Summary

GRAPHIC DESIGN   -   SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT   -   MOBILE SIGN DESIGN

I am a dedicated hard working designer and professional with a strong track record of developing customer loyalty. Keeping the customer and service a top notch quality, consulting and working with the customer to bring your creative vision to life.

A glance at some of my technical skills: 

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Ilustrator

Adobe Indesign

Adobe Dreamweaver

Corel Draw

Flexi Sign Pro

Rapid Weaver

Imovie

MicroSoft Office Suite

Interest

My spare time is mostly full of freelance work along with progressing myself as a person and a artist. I try to stay up on the  latest trends and techniques constantly taking new tutorials and thumbing through endless pages of design threads. 

I am also a musician and play the drums when I find the time too. I also enjoy a good video game and taking dog walks with me and my girlfriend. 

Objective

GRAPHIC DESIGN   -   SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT   -   MOBILE SIGN DESIGN

Everything from Print Design right down to html ready graphics and am in training for web Design.

Working with your company would be a great way for me to bring my positive and creative impact into a stable work environment. My mission is to not only to provide a quality image for you and your company but also to grow as a graphic designer while bringing ideas and strategies to the table that will bring your business to the next level.

Dedicated hard working Designer and professional with a strong track record of developing customer loyalty.

Keeping the customer and service at a top notch quality consulting and working with the customer to bring your creative vision to life.

Effective and Positive Team Player Know for contributing effective creative solutions as well as technical ability. Able to give and embrace constructive criticism while working in a team environment towards a common goal.

A GRAPHIC DESIGNER and very soon to be GRAPHIC DESIGNER / WEB DESIGNER

Work History

Work History
Jan 2006 - Present

Graphic Designer / Freelancer

Nathan Benjamin Design

 freelance Designing as a independent contractor  when I am not committed to a company full time as a in house artist.

Nov 2010 - Mar 2011

Graphic Design/Data Entry

SecondhalfPLAYBOOK

Worked as a graphic designer and social media expert. Designed logos,entry pages and any other web and print graphics needed In house. I also did a lot of video work for the company. I am still semi employed on a project basis but is far from steady work.

Sep 2007 - Jan 2009

Graphic Designer/Ast. Manager

Signs Solutions

My primary duties consisted of me being there at 9 and would do everything from dealing with customers to designing everything from yard signs to brochures and fliers. I was also in charge of weeding and applying vinyl along with running all of the large format printers and laminators.

Jan 2002 - Jan 2006

Cook/Server/Manager

Restaurant Work

Did everything from cook food to serve food. Worked at a bunch of pizza places and a few fine dining restaurant / Bars. Hoping to stay as far from this world as possible. This line of work did give me exceptional customer service skills and trained me with deals with customers, from the angry ones to the rude picky ones. I can deal with people with a professional manner whatever mood they are in. 

Education

Education
Jan 2007 - Jan 2008

Digital Production

International Academy Of Design And Technology
Aug 2004 - Jun 2006

High School Diploma

Manatee High School

Moved to Florida in 2004 and attended Manatee High, Graduated in 2006 while maintaing a 3.5 G.P.A

This is actually where I found my passion for design. I took a computer graphics class my senior year taught by Mr. Von Ende

Skills

Skills

Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash) is a multimedia platform used to add animation, video, and interactivity to web pages. Flash is frequently used for advertisements and games. I am proficient in flash. I use this and photoshop animation to make animated  advertisements or any other web based animations. Things like logos fading in and out and web intros. a good example of some flash work I have done is the entry page at http://www.choolwhippz.com

Mobile Signs & Design

Besides doing design i can also implement and print most of what I design. I  do freelance sign making. Freelance sign making you say ? Well how it works is I have a tight group of loyal customers that I have met through various jobs that love the work I do. They will call me tell me what they need wether it be some clorplast signs, some window vinyl, maybe a show display or some business cards. I come to them ( Thus the "Mobile" part) talk about whats needed design or at least give them a good idea of what there going to get and then have it delivered and installed. 

Social Media Marketing

I am young and have been in and using the social media outlets since I was in high school. Facebook, Myspace, Dig, StumbleUpon, Youtube, Flickr and many other Social Media platforms are huge marketing tools in todays internet way of life. More and more people are getting online a year and these kinds of sites have became tools for business to get there name out and too introduce themselves into the digital age. I have the abiltys and tools to send out emails and messages to a broad spectrum of people in a desired media outlet and can run specialy aimed campaigns geared toward you and your business best Interest.  I can run and set up marketing plans and Social Media campaigns for clients and or any other endeavors needing  social promotion. Maybe your goal is to drive traffic to your website or just getting your name promoted and out there these media outlets are becoming a way of life  

Web Design

I can make beautiful Websites, But they are mostly designed in Photoshop as templates and exported to dreamweaver. I am being honest everything i have learned website wise was either in high school or on my own and I have spend hours upon hours teaching myself. So let me just out it this way I am a Graphic Designer  NOT a Web Designer. But I am going back to school to receive a certificate or a excelerated program degree in web design I have a real love and passion for it but do not fully understand everything that goes into it. Below are a few sites i have done   www.olympiccafe.net www.coolwhippz.com www.jkpromos.com

Mac 0SX & Windows Platforms

I can run and fully operate on either platform. My preference is OSX. I use a 15" Macbook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4 GB of Ram Running Snow Leopard and ilife 11'. The entire Adobe CS5 Master Collection along with Microsoft Office and many other essential professional desktop applications. But as noted I can work comfortable on any machine given that it has the proper hardwares and speed to run what the project entails. So if you don't want me working on my own machine I am ok with that.

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is a proprietary commercial office suite of inter-related desktop applications. I can run the entire suite, I mean i have been taught this since elementary school.

Flexi Sign Pro

FlexiSign is a software package designed for the commercial sign industry. It is designed for generating graphics to be cut using a vinyl plotter or printer using a variety of sign industry related printers.

Corel Draw

CorelDRAW is a vector graphics editor developed and marketed by Corel Corporation of Ottawa, Canada. It is also the name of Corel's Graphics Suite.

Graphic Design

Where to start ? I have been doing design since I was 15 years old. It is the love of my life creating beautiful graphics while brining a face and a image to a company is what gets me out of bed in the morning. I am a all around graphics kind kind of like a media handy man. I can create and apply graphics for almost every medium out there. From large format printing to html ready web graphics I do it all. Be sure to view some of my work it the portfolio section.

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Dreamweaver (formerly Macromedia Dreamweaver) is a web development application originally created byMacromedia, and is now developed by Adobe Systems, which acquired Macromedia in 2005. Dreamweaver is available for both Mac and Windows operating systems. Recent versions have incorporated support for webtechnologies such as CSS, JavaScript, and various server-side scripting languages and frameworks including ASP, ColdFusion, and PHP.   I am capable of designing website in Dreamweaver. My skills are not extreme here but can manage to build a fully functioning webpage.   Example of a site i designed in dreamweaver and Photoshop http://www.olympiccafe.net

Adobe Indesign

Adobe InDesign is a software application produced by Adobe Systems. It can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books.  Not alot of the work I have done has called for this program but am fully capable of using it. I have used it for some personal work such as business portfolios and I also used it for pdf docs that contain multiple pages, If your seeking something like a magazine, brochures, or even a calendar this is the program I would use.

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor developed and marketed by Adobe Systems. Again have used this program in all of my media related jobs. Primarily used it for vector graphics like logos and large format printing, also used for vinyl sticker cutting. Again Love this program, its a very close 2nd to photoshop the programs are completely different though but I like to integrate vector into my raster images and photo manipulation pieces.

Adobe Photoshop

  Very Proficient in Photoshop and have been using it since I was a kid. Have used it at all of my media related jobs and past employers can vouch for my skills here. Still to this day I use this program for fun as it is also a hobby besides it being a tool I use to progress my career.

Print Design (Bussines Cards)

Print Design (Convention Display

Web Graphics

Print Design (Banners & Signs)

Logo Design

Vehicle Graphics

Photo Manipulation

Miscellaneous

Tour Flyers

Social Media Design

Illustrations