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Education

Aug 2005May 2009

Bachelor of Arts

GPA: 3.88 (overall) / 3.94 (major)

Relevant Coursework

  • Advanced Photography
  • Advertising Design
  • Computer Graphics
  • Design for the Web
  • New Media Art
  • Life Drawing

Undergraduate Work & Leadership

  • Graphic Artist, Music Department                                              2008-2009
  • Creative Director, WSNC Radio                                                  2007-2009
  • Student Photographer, Theater Department                           2007-2009
  • Intern: Photography & Web, Office of Communications        2007-2008
  • Research Fellow, Career Services                                            2005-2007

Work experience

May 2009Present

Freelance Designer & Photographer

Scott Werley Creative

As a self-employed individual, I execute creative graphics for small business identity and branding, manage both personal and corporate photography and video inquiries, DJ for private events and special occasions, and fulfill web design/development needs.  Clients: CareFusion, University of Minnesota: Learning Dreams, Robin Gansle Photography, Continental Partner Group Institutional, Laura Mercado Wright, Appspire, Fluid Philosophy.

May 2009Mar 2010

Production Operator

CareFusion

I followed procedure-based operations for an internationally-recognized medical manufacturing brand.  The line of focus for this facility is manufacturing and servicing of quality, high-end medical resipiratory ventilators. My responsibilities involved producing sub assemblies, documenting records, compiling accessory kits, and handling devices through final packaging stages.

Sep 2008May 2009

Graphic Artist, Music Department

During my senior year at SNC, I designed over thirty full color 11x17" graphic posters for live musical performances in the Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts. Through collaborations with musicians and select professors, I was able to create unified solutions for advertising events to the students, faculty, staff and local supporters.  From my steady, organized workflow, I developed a thorough understanding of how to prepare and process assignments, from initial idea generation to making decisions concerning proofing and final printing.

Nov 2007May 2009

Student Photographer, Theater Department

To further my photographic skills, I sought out to shoot performances for the Theater Department at St. Norbert College and sold prints to students and parents via Exposure Manager.  Performances covered: Metamorphoses, Children of Eden, The Shape of Things, Frankenstein and Tartuffe.

Galleries hosting these prints may be viewed here.

Sep 2007May 2009

Creative Director, WSNC Radio

I maintained the college radio station website (http://www.snc.edu/wsnc) and designed logotypes, banners, posters, business cards and other advertisements. Additionally, I recruited DJs and assisted the station director with leadership responsibilities which included planning meetings, structuring an officers panel, and overseeing expenses.

Please click here to visit WSNC Radio.

Feb 2009Feb 2009

Jellyfish Sea Photography Exhibit

With support from  the art faculty, I presented the first solo student art gallery to be exhibited in the past fifteen years at St. Norbert College to the greater college community. This photography exhibit was on display in the Godschalx Gallery, found in the Bush Art Center. I was responsible for almost all critical decisions concerning printing, framing, design supplements, financial planning, and music direction.

To view and/or purchase my Jellyfish Sea images, please click here.

Aug 2007Aug 2008

Book Editor and Designer

Through an artistic collaboration with a fellow student, I helped self-publish a book of poetry and prose entitled "Into Light." My responsibilities included editing 200+ pieces of poetry and prose, organizing chapters and structuring content, shooting author and cover photos, designing front and back covers and advertising components, and writing a comprehensive synopsis for the project.

Sep 2007May 2008

Photography and Web Intern, Office of Communications

Within the Office of Communications, I maintained an office photo archive and constructed an efficient iPhoto library of more than 32,000 images taken over an eight-year timespan. I was also responsible for photographing staff, faculty, students, and campus events, as well as frequently updating website content for the college. My work has been published in the SNC Magazine, the Green Bay Press Gazette, and in The Chronicle of Higher Education. For more information, please visit my intern portfolio page.

References

Shane Rocheleau

I had Shane as my photography professor for two semesters at SNC.  His knowledge of the artistic process has pushed me well beyond my limits and has undeniably energized my work ethic for the discipline.  His unquenchable passion for photography is highly contagious.

Letter of Recommendation:

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Scott Harvey

Scott is a Senior Operations executive accomplished in leading the multi-plant manufacturing of private and publicly-traded medical device and commercial companies.  He currently serves as Vice President of Operations at the CareFusion facility in Plymouth, MN.  Scott has extensive experience in strategic direction, achieving earning objectives, and building effective management teams.

Letter of Recommendation:

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Drew Van Fossen

Drew was promoted to Director of Communication and Design in August 2006.  He provides daily oversight for the Office of Communications and creative direction for College-wide communications, image and identity. He also acts as senior designer for high-end needs including St. Norbert College Magazine.

Recommendation:Viewable on my LinkedIn profile or under my  "Recommendations" section to the right.

Brian Pirman

Brian was my advisor for the four years that I attended St. Norbert College for my undergraduate education.  His experience in the field of graphic design is deep, immaculate and extensive.

Recommendation:Viewable on my LinkedIn profile or under my "Recommendations" section to the right.

Matt Konop

Matt is a reliable, charismatic team player.  He is a dynamic Renaissance character with numerous goals and ambitions related to biology, music, acting and dancing.  For two years, Matt and I worked as the lead managers of the station and achieved tremendous goals together.Out of his excellent leadership, college radio continues to maintain a strong presence at SNC.

WSNC Radio website:Click here

Brady Whealon

Brady has been a professional wedding photographer for the past five years (self-taught) and continues to hold quite the demand with clients in the area of Winona, MN.  He has an incredible eye for quality and is highly knowledgeable about the art of photography.  He trained me with the technical side of photography when I was getting into this field four years ago, and he has continued to offer his support ever since.  Brady is a man who gives photography his all and excels tremendously at what he does.

Honors

Linked in Profile

Download Portfolio Samples

To download my creative portfolios (in PDF format), please click on a link choice below.

Fine Art Photography --

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Wedding Photography --

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Graphic Design --

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Recommendations/Reviews

Scott Harvey

Vice President of Operations

CareFusion

Click here to download letter of recommendation in PDF format.

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Shane Rocheleau

Associate Professor of Art - Photography

St. Norbert College

Click here to download letter of recommendation in PDF format.

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Kathryn Nelson, Office Assistant

Learning DreamsUniversity of Minnesota: School of Social Work

"Learning Dreams worked with Scott on a number of designs for our new logotype. Throughout the process he was professional, dedicated, patient and most importantly, creative. He is not a conventional designer that uses stock graphics for inspiration. Instead, Scott taps into his innate creativity to create unique logos that incorporate your organization's core values. Learning Dreams would highly recommend Scott Werley to anyone seeking artistic, inventive designs for their organization. We are incredibly pleased with our logotype and we're sure you will be too."- April 27, 2010 ______________________________

Adam Terlson, Web Developer

Terlson O'Keefe, LLC.

Logotype contractor for CPG Institutional

"In working with Scott Werley Creative on a logo for my client, I had an exceptional experience.  Tasks were well-managed and created on time and on budget, the creative process was effectively communicated and collaborated on, and a sense of caring made the final results spectacular--my client was enthused.When working with Scott, it becomes quickly apparent that he doesn't just draw lines and shapes to show your corporate name, he creates artwork that exemplifies the meaning behind what your company is, its values and direction, and creates an icon that expresses it.  In the end, this higher standard creates a better and more meaningful result."- April 21, 2010 ______________________________

Stephen Hunt, M.D. and Christine Hunt, M.D.Wedding Photography ClientsMarried May 23, 2009 at SNC

"Scott was a pleasure to work with during each stage of our wedding preparation. He rose well above our expectations for a professional photographer, took additional time to meet with both of us well in advance of our actual wedding date, and really tried to get to know who we are as people. He used our time together to learn about our personalities so he could tailor his photographs to capture our true personalities on our special day. He not only shot the photos that WE asked him to, but also added a wonderfully creative twist to many "ad-lib" pictures as well. Both my wife and I loved the effects and angles he achieved while shooting, and we'd HIGHLY recommend him to any one of our closest friends or relatives for a top-notch photographer. Thank you Scott for a seamless experience."- May 2009 ______________________________

Brian Pirman

Associate Professor of Art - Graphic Design

St. Norbert College

“I have been teaching Graphic Design at St. Norbert College for 12 years. Scott Werley is one of the best students I have ever had. He has passion, is creative and is forever exploring new ways to communicate. Who ever ends up hiring Scott or working with Scott will not be disappointed. Scott sees the big picture and he also is very good with the details. He knows design, layout, photography, art direction and brings fresh ideas to the solutions he creates. I would hire Scott for design and photography work in a heartbeat. I would also hire him as an employee without reservation. Whoever hires Scott will be very fortunate.”

- April 8, 2009, LinkedIn.com

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Drew Van Fossen

Director of Communication and Design

St. Norbert College, Office of Communications

"As an undergraduate student, Scott worked in the Office of Communications as a photography intern. He was by far the best student photographer we have ever employed and brought high energy and enthusiasm to his work. Scott covered a wide variety of assignments for us and his professionalism and good nature allowed him both acceptance and cooperation in even the most challenging settings. I've enjoyed watching Scott's technical and conceptual skills grow over the past few years, and his self-motivation has allowed him to improve at an accelerated pace.”

- March 24, 2009, LinkedIn.com

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Mike Counter

Director of Media Relations

St. Norbert College, Office of Communications

“As adviser to WSNC Radio, I have had the pleasure of working with a number of talented students at St. Norbert College. As co-general manager of WSNC, Scott Werley was one of those very talented students. Scott developed the logo for WSNC and helps maintain its web site. See for yourself at http://www.snc.edu/wsnc/. Scott is someone you can count on who takes great pride in his work.”

- March 25, 2009, LinkedIn.com

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Adi Redzic

Editor In Chief of the St. Norbert Times

St. Norbert College, Class of 2009

“Scott is a very talented individual, with a unique ability to see, capture and deliver design that is superb, innovative, and most of all, captivating. His work with WSNC Radio has been great, has brought the radio from the dead, and certainly set the stage for the future. If you look for a go-getter, who will help you reach your audiences through excellent photography and contemporary design, and who will do it with passion, Scott is your man.”

- March 28, 2009, LinkedIn.com

Objective

Seeking a creative team-oriented position with a firm, studio or corporation.Looking to enhance client relations, technical proficiency and creative output by utilizing graphic design, photography, web development, and video production skills.

Personal Skills

Adaptable, persistent and committed mentality.  Organized, driven, open-minded and disciplined.

Interests

  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Video production
  • DJing and House music
  • Cooking
  • Disc golf
  • Biking
  • Poetry
  • Night life

Resumes

Computer/Technology Skills

Intermediate experiencewith the following (unless otherwise noted):

Adobe Creative Suite (CS4 and below)

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign (intermediate skills in progress)
  • Dreamweaver
  • Lightroom 2.0
  • Acrobat

Digital SLR cameras, external flashes, photo equipment, and post-processing

Proficient with the following:Apple iLife (iPhoto, iMovie)

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

FTP Clients and CMS's (FileZilla, Wordpress, Google Apps, Cascade)

Knowledgeable of HTML,  XHTML and CSS languages. Experienced with video direction, editing, and final presentation.Strong writing and editing skills.

Competent with both Mac & PC operating systems