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Brian E. Young
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Design experience in magazines, newspapers, editorial, advertising, collateral and marketing materials with a strong understanding of typographic and design principles.
First place award winner for editorial and advertising design from the Maryland, Delaware and DC (MDDC) Press Association, Parenting Publications of America (PPA) and Suburban Newspapers of America.
Project manager for multiple simultaneous products from concept to completion including design, illustration, interdepartmental communications, assigning and direction photography and art, operating large format printers, assigning vendors and final output to press.
Experience working efficiently within tight deadlines. Ability to apply independent creativity or handle heavy art direction.
Creative print graphic designer proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop on PC and Mac OSX work stations.
Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art with specific education in computer graphics and 2-D design professional skills Print design and illustration: Design and illustrate art concepts for eye-catching covers and colorful, professional, and artistic editorial graphics.
Defined visual direction and elements of supplement and guide editorial pages. Utilized CMYK, spot and black and white color processes on glossy, newsprint and premium paper stocks with considering each paper stock’s special requirements. Creating modern 2D and 3D graphics and editorial illustrations in Adobe Illustrator, acrylic painting, sculpture/modeling, drawing and illustration
Project management: Coordinated full publications from start to finish including concept generation, assigning of photo shoots and directing photographers, cover and masthead design, editorial page and style design, original illustrations, acting as the project’s point of contact for sales, advertising, photography and marketing departments, and final output of publications to printer.
Software and computers: Editorial layout with Adobe InDesign, llustrator, Photoshop, Legacy use of Pagemaker, Corel Draw Suite, ImageReady, Microsoft Powerpoint. Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Corel WordPerfect Suite, DOS, Microsoft Windows. Apple Macintosh OSX, QuickBooks.
Manually coding HTML and CSS. SSI, FTP, Command Line Access via Telnet & Security Shell (SSH). webpage cross-browser development.
BALTIMORE SUN MEDIA GROUP (PATUXENT PUBLISHING COMPANY/TRIBUNE COMPANY ) Baltimore, MD
Publications Designer, Magazine and Page Design Departments January 2008 – Present
Magazine Advertising Graphic Designer, Ad Design Department June 2007 – January 2008
Display Advertising Graphic Designer, Ad Design Department March 2007 – June 2007
As Publications Designer: In the magazine department, designed editorial for annual and semi-annual supplemental publications, regional guides and magazines including Howard Magazine and Maryland Family. Managed publications from start to finish such as the Ellicott City’s Visitor’s Guide, the Elkridge Newcomers Guide and the Holiday Gift Guide. Layout in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator under Macintosh OSX. Report to art director, working with writers and editors, marketing and advertising departments. Finalize and output documents to the printer. Page design department duties include weekly sports layouts and newspaper coordinator/layout of North County News and the Owings Mills Times.
As Magazine Ad Designer: Designed advertisements for Maryland Family Magazine, Howard Magazine, Baby Steps magazine and various supplement publications under tight weekly deadlines. Preflight, correct and optimize PDF, postscript and EPS files using Asura and Solvero software utilities to prevent RIP complications. Assist art director in coordination of supplements and magazines in a fast-paced deadline driven ad design department. Approve printer proofs for glossy magazines and cover ads, assess final print product outcomes. Assist art director in setting and achieving supplement agendas. Assist in display, classified and real estate newspaper ad design as needed.
As Display Ad Designer: Produce newspaper display, classified and spec advertisement designs primarily using Adobe InDesign along with Photoshop and Illustrator under tight deadlines and strict accuracy requirements. Assist real estate, magazine and supplement advertisement when needed.
NEXT DAY SIGN EXPRESS Bethesda, MD
Graphic Designer January 2006 – March 2007
Conceptualize and implement layouts for full color outdoor banners, signs, advertisements, trade show displays, business cards, greeting cards, posters, letterheads and other print products. Utilize various graphic programs with a specific focus in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop in a Windows environment. Consult with customers on graphics and products, pricing, formats and various other duties. Create invoices, receive payments. Produce products using large format printers, plotter for cutting vinyl and creating pen plots, laminator, dry mount press.
BAUMGARTEN COMPANY OF WASHINGTON Laurel, MD
Graphic Designer September 2000 - June 2003
Created layout and style of text and graphics for custom rubber stamps and print products. Consulted with Laurel and DC sales team and production team to ensure smooth production. Implemented designs for products including rubber stamps, business cards, and logos. Designed company form layouts, displays and advertisements. Duplicated and reconstructed complex documents in high quality, camera ready formats.
BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Arts Degree In Fine Art, Art Concentration December 2005
Related Coursework: 2-D Design, Portrait/Figure Drawing, Life, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Museum & Gallery Seminar, Photography I, Computer Science I, Computer Graphics I (Photoshop, Macintosh OSX). Received scholarships in Piano and Fine Arts. Dean’s list.
Bowie State University