My name is William Elliott and I have been a professional artist since I was 3 1/2 years old. My interests include graphic design, photography, drawing, propaganda, street art, guitar, and changing the way people perceive the world. These quotes sum up what I want to do in my life and my work, "Be the change you wish to see in the world." Mahatma Ghandi "Dont mistake lack of talent for genuis." Peter Steel "Ladies, my mercedes fits 3 in the back 2 if you fat" - Biggie Smalls

Work Samples

  • Senior Thesis

  • Logos and Illustrations

  • Photoshop

Work History

William Elliott Education 2004-07 Lamar University, Beaumont, TX Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design 2000-03 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA Concentration in Mass Communications/Advertising Objective: Seeking to apply strong work ethic and creativity to a graphic design team. Design Skills and Knowledge: Proficient in all Adobe CS2 and 3 identity systems both Mac and PC based. Worked with a variety of clients creating business identities, pharmaceutical instruction sheets, prescription pads, print brochures, logos and symbols, the manipulation of typography, print preparation,promotional items, magazine layout, large format printing, custom tattoo design, and exceeding expectations in customer service. Experience also lies in digital photography, black and white photography, and color correcting photos. Work Experience: Freelance Designer/Production Coordinator/Courier/Prepress Consultant 2002-Present FedEx Kinko’s: Production Coordinator: Portland, OR, September 2007-Present Work with team members in all aspects of production including large format printing. Predominantly manages the production queue and produces orders according to customer specifications. Alcon Laboratories: Portland, OR, September 2007-Present Create post-operative instruction sheets for ophthalmic pharmaceutical reps for use in surgery centers. Work with rep to design and create physicians’ prescription pads. Little Cypress Intermediate: Orange, TX, July 2007-August 2007 Worked closely with the Principal and school staff to create a letterhead, promotional items,and school spirit t-shirts. Created an increased esteem in the public school system by emphasizing family, structure, and higher learning. Jefferson County Title: Beaumont, TX, September 2006- May 2007 Created the business identity and promotional items, such as pens, koozies, cups, coffee mugs, and rain jackets. Displayed business identity at local golf course as a marketing technique. Mark’s Big Picture: Beaumont, TX, January 2007- May 2007 Created promotional signs using identity systems to communicate with the public. Printed custom artwork on canvas and high quality photo matte paper on large format printers. Produced graphic design work while building relationships and satisfying clients’ needs. The Bayou: Baton Rouge, LA, January 2002- January 2003 Designed promotional artwork for local bands such as fliers, stickers, memorabilia, and daily drink specials. Worked with diverse clients to fulfill customers’ expectations. Merged the local music scene and graphic art to reflect the ideas and culture of Baton Rouge. Urban 9 Skate Shop: Baton Rouge, LA, March 2003- May 2003 Designed blank and custom skateboard decks. Also designed and marketed promotional materials for the shop and the local skate park. Developed strong customer service skills and excelled at meeting deadlines. Awards Cut and Paste-Digital Design Tournament Finalist 2007 Dean’s List- Lamar University, Beaumont, Tx/ Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Education

Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas

Specialties

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Artist Common

Awards

Cut and Paste Portland 2007 Finalist LSU and Lamar University Dean's List

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