Trevor Polk

  • Austin TX

Graphic Designer, Web Designer, & Entrepreneur

Work History

Work History
May 2012 - Present



Music discovery and artist relations/services platform that I built at the age of 17. Built an interactive blog-style website using a Wordpress CMS, completely custom graphic and web design, and personal knowledge of back-end web development. Marketed the platform to gain a large college-student based following by designing and dispersing print media (stickers, shirts, flyers, etc.), and became proficient in social media management. Lead a team of three staff writers, a developer, and 20+ campus representatives.

Jun 2012 - Present

Freelance Graphic & Web Design

UHYPE Designs

Built corporate websites and provided content and graphic work for the businesses. Designed track art, album art, and promotional (print) gear for diverse range of artists/bands. Managed client relationships from start to finish, and ensured they were happy with the outcome by receiving their input at every step of the process.

May 2014 - Mar 2015

Document Specialist

Barringer Document Services

Worked in a large-scale digital printing environment, handled sensitive documents responsibly, and was trusted with information regarding a plethora of active/open cases.

Oct 2013 - Dec 2014

Graphic Designer/Content Manager

SHIFT Gear Exchange

Designed print media (signs, t-shirts, flyers), web media (banners, thumbnails, product images), and a variety of other digital graphics for the company. Managed content of their website through a Wordpress CMS system and actively mentored employees on the proper use of their e-commerce store.

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Assistant Manager

Virginia Pool Services

Responsible for pool maintenance, patron relations, and patron safety at the Regency at Dominion Valley. Demonstrated accountability by opening and closing the pool punctually and ensuring customers were satisfied with their experience.

May 2009 - Aug 2011

Lifeguard, Headguard, Assistant Manager

Poseidon Pools

Responsible for pool maintenance, patron relations, and patron safety at several different pools in the South Houston area. Managed scheduling, and demonstrated accountability by opening and closing the pool punctually, and demonstrated leadership by handling aggravated patrons with professionalism and civility.


May 2015 - Present

Business Administration

Penn State Univeristy

Penn State World Campus; distance courses that are identical to the in-class courses taken at the prestigious Penn State University.

Aug 2014 - May 2015

Business Administration

Sam Houston State University

Distance courses taken to eliminate core-classes at a less costly tuition after already being accepted to Penn State.

Aug 2012 - Jul 2014

Business Administration

Texas Tech University

Major University in Lubbock, TX. Transferred colleges to pursue my passion for start ups and travel.



Adobe Photoshop CC

Proficient in Photoshop CS6 & Creative Cloud. Used to design album art, banners, and print media.

Adobe Illustrator CC

Somewhat familiar with Illustrator Creative Cloud, used exclusively for print media and creating images in vector format.

GIMP 2.0

Extremely experienced and familiar with the GIMP system, have been utilizing this free platform for graphic design since 2006 as an alternative to the earlier versions of Photoshop.

Wordpress CMS

Built and managed a multitude of different websites using the Wordpress Content Management System. Acquainted with every aspect of the CMS; I attend online conferences discussing updates, stay up to date on new plugins, and am accustomed to different e-commerce platforms.

Reason 4.0

Well acquainted with the Reason 4.0 platform, and use it primarily for personal use and song creation. I'm an experienced pianist, but have used Reason to dabble in electronic, indie, and rap music production.

Free-hand Art

I've been drawing for as long as I can remember, and continue to hone my skills by sketching, painting, and using a wide variety of multimedia. My design process, even for graphic design, starts with just a pen on paper. In high school I won several state-wide art competitions, and have since sold a few pieces to connoisseurs.