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  • John Alexander

    Multifaceted Designer with particular interest in 3D. I Love...

    Las Vegas, NV

Highly experienced and self-managing, deadline driven and detail-oriented Technical and Computer Graphics Designer, with effective multi-tasking ability, expertise and demonstrated leadership in the areas of technical and graphic design in 2d and 3d, UI/UX, marketing, and web design. With a career beginning in the technical fields working in government and the aerospace areas, moved into a more design leadership role for many ground-breaking new products, then taking on more creative and graphic design roles which explored many 3d solutions and where I found my true passion to create in 3-dimenions. Now I am looking for opportunities in technical and/or creative fields where I can be a valuable team player providing innovative solutions while broadening my passion.

Work Samples

  • 3D Modeling - Product Design

  • 3D Modeling - Casino Gaming Island

  • Graphic Illustration - Vector Art

Work History

  • Senior Designer

    • Banjo, Inc.
    • Las Vegas, NV
    • Apr 2014 - Present (3 years 5 months)

    - UI/UX design for Banjo's many products: Web, Android, and iOS applications
    - Working closely with project management and engineering teams, from concept sketches, low- and high-fidelity wire frames, to pixel-perfect mocks, and final product
    - Internal and external collateral design
    - Apparel design including hat and t-shirt design for special events
    - Large format print design and production using Roland VG 640, including prep, print, lamination, and die-cutting

  • Graphic Design Consultant

    • Self Employed
    • Las Vegas, NV
    • Jun 2009 - Apr 2014 (4 years 10 months)

    - 2d technical and graphical illustration
    - Raster image creation and manipulation for print and the web
    - UI/UX design for websites, online tools, and multimedia utilities
    - iOS and Android mobile application design
    - 3d modeling, texture creation, animation, rendering, as well as engineering drawing.

  • Sr. New Media Specialist

    Responsible for page layout, graphics creation, multimedia development, and hand coding HTML & CSS. Creative direction and liaison to developer for online applications such as the Quick Click Floor Estimator®. Other duties include development of company collateral: brochures, sales proposals, post cards, trade show booth graphics, installation documents and DIY videos.

  • eCommerce Manager

    - Started in 1999 as National Designer/Global Accounts: Creating tradeshow and exhibit design, utilizing Cad design of custom and proprietary modular system, 3D model generation for graphic representation and animation for marketing and sales presentation.
    - Advanced to Sr. Interactive/Graphics Designer in 2003: Using many graphics, 3D and multi-media applications to author customer presentations, demonstrations, and multi-media products. Many of the presentations required 3D modeling, texturing, and animation for product demonstrations and facility fly-throughs.
    - Promoted to eCommerce Manager in 2005 for the Exhibitor Marketing and eCommerce Department: Management of GES' online presence, which includes the Portal website, Online ordering system, and development of new technologies involving flash and hybrid utilities, and multi-media tools. Many using database interaction and requiring creative 3D solutions. A couple examples being ExhibitSelect(R) and GES Interactive Venue(SM).

  • Senior Video Artist

    • Casino Data Systems - now part of Aristocrat
    • Las Vegas, NV
    • Jun 1998 - Oct 1999 (1 year 4 months)

    Duties include: Optimized bitmap graphics and 3D model generation and animation for casino gaming. Involved in all aspects of multi-media presentation for marketing. Generation of Illustrator templates for reel and video slot machine glass art. Proposal for website over-hall, which included; complete functional multi-page linked site with all graphics, using HTML, Java script and flash animation.

Education

  • National Education Center

    • Associates Mechanical and Computer Aided Design
    • 1982 - 1983

    Intense studies in Mechanical Design including drawing conventions and dimensioning and tolerances standards. From hand drawn method to computer aided design.

  • Alhambra High School

    • Diploma High School
    • 1978 - 1982

    Intense vocational studies in Mathematics, Metal shop, Manufacturing, Arts & Drafting, where I received a Vocational Arts for Outstanding Achievement Award from Bank of America my senior year.

Specialties

Awards

Received personal citation as a Pegasus™ Design Team Member for the Presidential Award for Technical Achievement awarded by President Bush, April 1992, while working for then Orbital Sciences. www.orbitalatk.com

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