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David J. Johnson
Teamwork makes the dream work. I am a diligent designer who never shys away from a challenge. I enjoy traveling and always open to encountering new experiences. My skills and extensive knowledge of graphic software enable me to successfully complete designs with composure, ease and within a timely manner.
Newspaper Subscription Ad - AJC
Package Design & Logo Design - Beverage Prototype
Map and Schedule Design - Access Atlanta/AJC Star Fest - Summer Concert Series - Atlantic Station
David J. Johnson E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Online Portfolio: http://www.coroflot.com/djohnson_creativeportfolio Education 2001 - 2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design The Art Institute of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 1998 - 2000 Associate of Arts, Graphic Design Penn Valley Community College, Kansas City, MO Employment: 2008 - Current, Branding and Design Specialist Siemens Industry, Inc., Corporate Headquarters - Alpharetta, GA Providing creative leadership and maintaining Siemens Industry, Inc.'s branding standards, ensuring compliant brand identity and market identification in all visual communications. • Collaboration with fellow colleagues in order to assist with the translation of proposed concepts into effective marketing materials, ensuring a compliant brand and message. • Managing the development and output of print and online marketing materials from concept to completion: trade shows, public relation events and conferences, maintaining branding standards such as colors, fonts and photography. Efficiency achievements: Responsible for the concept and implementation of an online workflow system designed to streamline requests and track department cost savings. - Assisted marketing team with achieving annual cost savings goals through printed materials and design services. Various platforms of media: print, online, and video • Archiving of image and native file libraries. • Print quote inquiries managed • Color press checks for brand color compliance – assurance of CMYK and PANTONE color formulas 2006-2008 Graphic Design and Marketing Specialist The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Atlanta, GA Creative thinking and execution of ad campaigns, on-line, and event promotions to promote the Atlanta newspaper. Leading teamwork-inspired brainstorm sessions to conceptualize and direct ideas for the newspaper's target audience. Effective communication required with all levels of management for an effective, high-quality end-product. 2005-2006 Graphic Design/Production Artist Galaxy Bright Creative Agency - Alpharetta, GA Production and pre-flighting of artwork for final output. Design of multiple forms of collateral, publication design, web design, HTML coding, identity design. Group brainstorms held where professional and personal ideas were shared to produce effective branding for our clients. 2004 - 2005 Graphic Designer The Apartment Guide Publication - HPC Publications, Norcross, GA Responsible for the layout of Apartment Guide information booklets. Design and illustration of information graphics, maps, charts, ads, and photoshop retouch. Pre-flight used to execute proper naming conventions, color, and file output resolution. 2003 - 2004 Broadcast Graphics Designer, Intern CNN - Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc., Atlanta, GA Assisting with concept and creation of motion graphics for news presentations by use of After Effects and video graphic software. Creating video reel presentations, editing for stories/shows. Tracking and moving tapes to traffic and sessions; assisted the Art Director; obtaining media from Publishers; logging; dubbing and archiving materials 2001 - 2003 Junior Art Director Atlanta Tribune -The Magazine, Atlanta, GA Conceptualized and developed layouts for monthly business magazine. in-house ad design, assisting with photo shoot locations, photoshop retouching, pre-flighting and color proofing. Working within a wide range of press limitations and budgets. 2000 - 2001 Graphic Arts, Production Artist Hallmark Cards Incorporated, Kansas City, MO Production of greeting cards, store installations, displays, mock-up creation, typesetting, preparation of files for output using conventional flexography, high-end flexography, and producing film plates for offset lithography color separations. Computer / Software Skills Print - PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Quark Xpress Motion/Video - After Effects, Final Cut, Editing/video output: Beta/DigiBeta Web - Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, HomeSite, CSS-(X)HTML General (Office) - MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint Personal / Professional Development Vice President of AIGA/The Art Institute of Atlanta Chapter (2003-2004) Awards & Accomplishments 7th Annual Ford Motor Company/Atlanta Tribune Scholarship Award Winner, Graphic Arts, 2002. Strong communication skills developed through prior employment experience. Outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills Essential problem-solving skills acquired, to promote efficiency in professional work environments References Available Upon Request.
Education 2001 - 2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design The Art Institute of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 1998 - 2000 Associate of Arts, Graphic Design Penn Valley Community College, Kansas City, MO