I am a creative professional based in Fremont, CA. My passions include graphic design and photography. Whether it’s for work, a client or “just for fun,” I’m always doing some sort of project to keep my creativity fresh and hot. It’s a personal goal of mine to always out do myself. If you’re going to do something, then do it like it's going to be the last thing you ever do. Never settle for “good enough” when you know deep down it could be better. Getting that “wow” when people see the results makes it all worth it. I've been actively doing graphic design since 1999 when I was in high school. My first design-related class I took was web design. Here I learn how to hand code websites from scratch using Notepad. I was amazed. I then decided now that I know how to code in HTML, I'm gonna need to make some graphics! So I took computer graphics and was introduced to all the cool Adobe software; Photoshop, Illustrator and PageMaker (yes, PageMaker!). My design skills back then were less than great, but I was having fun - and still do! As I look back at some of my early work, I'm amazing of how far I've come and will go. Photography is a great hobby for myself, in which, I've also done some paid photo shoots photographing remodeled home interiors. Landscape photography, however, is where my soul truly becomes alive. My favorite landscapes include Yosemite National Park. Yosemite has some of the most beautiful sights you'll ever see. It's a great feeling to get away from the flat lands and head to the mountains to hike and be blessed by the amazing scenery. When I'm in Yosemite Valley and look up, I am floored as to how indescribably beautiful the monoliths look tower above me. Now that you have an idea as to what I'm all about, check out my work at derekmoser.com. If you share my passions, or just wanna say 'hi,' email me and we'll chat! I also invite you to view my resume so you may have a better understanding of my background and qualifications.

Work Samples

  • Shift Magazine

  • Jaimie Russell Photography

  • VH Photostyle

Work History

Cathedral of Faith Graphic Designer (Part Time) - San Jose, CA Nov 2013 - present - Support Senior Graphic Designer with print and on-screen design using the Adobe Creative Suite PaperCulture.com Seasonal Production Artist - Millbrae, CA Oct 2013 - Dec 2013 - Used Photoshop and Illustrator to proof customer’s stationery; editing layouts, photos, and body copy - Quality controlled stationery before sending proof to customer - Created illustrations for use in future products - Wrote creative product SEO text for website TreeRing.com Freelance Graphic Design Artist - Fremont, CA May 2013 - present - Design yearbook templates using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign - Adhere to specific themes in order to keep backgrounds and graphics cohesive - Collaborate with lead Graphic Designer and provide refined work based on feedback Minted.com Seasonal Design Associate - San Francisco, CA November 2011 - December 2011 - Used Adobe Creative Suite to proof customer’s stationery; editing layouts, images, and body copy - Quality controlled stationery from other Design Associates to ensure everything was done according to the customer’s request Kohl’s Freight Associate - Fremont, CA Mar 2011 - Nov 2011 - Unpacked hundreds of freight boxes to put contents in appropriate areas for merchandisers to put on sales floor - Worked as part of a team in order for entire truck to be completed in three hours Shift Magazine Graphic Designer and Layout Artist - Pro bono - San Jose, CA Sept 2011 - October 2011 Jan 2009 - Jul 2009 - Used Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator to produce layouts and illustrations - Took direction from Art Director and provided results in a timely manner Ritz Camera Sales Associate - San Jose, CA Aug 2007 - May 2009 Nov 2009 - Sept 2010 - Color corrected photos on Fuji Frontier mini lab using RGB and CMYK color controls - Restored photos using Photoshop Elements - Advised customers on appropriate print sizes and aspect ratios for their prints - Printed photo enlargements on Epson large format printer

Education

  • The Art Institute of California - San Francisco

    • Bachelor of Science Graphic Design
    • 2001 - 2004
  • Mission Valley Regional Occupational Program

    • Certificate Computer Graphics and Web Design
    • 1999 - 2001

    Took courses in Computer Graphics and Web Design

Specialties

Affiliations

The Art Institute of California - San Francisco

Awards

Mission Valley Regional Occupational Program Computer Graphics - Certificate of Recognition from the California State Legislature - Department Honors for outstanding achievement

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