Visual Information Specialist/Safety Data Visualization Manager
US Naval Safety Center
Feb 2019 - Present (2 years 7 months)
I serve as the Safety Data Visualization Manager in the Data Management/Customer Support Division, Knowledge Management and Safety Promotion directorate, Commander, Naval Safety Center (NAVSAFECEN). The Safety Data Manager collects and analyzes studies on safety mishap; hazard, survey, and inspection information to create representations to visually communicate information to both wide and targeted audiences, through a variety of electronic and print media. Designed a variety of visual information products in the form of infographics, dials and gauges, geographic maps, spark lines, heat maps, and detailed bar, pie and fever charts to of promoting safety awareness and policy guidance. I have coordinated and participated in the planning and development of visual information requirements in computer graphics, mobile applications, electronic publications (ePUB), digital publishing, animation, and other digital technologies. Created, implemented, and uphold new publishing processes too efficiently produce multiple formats suitable for web use or print. I have researched new graphic design technologies to enhance production, quality, and make new media available to safety stakeholders. Have work the organization with operations analysts, data managers, public affairs specialists and subject matter experts to maintain and adjust the current report production system to produce material for print and digital publications.
66 ABG/PG, HANSCOM, AFB
Hanscom Air Force Base, MA
Sep 2017 - Feb 2019 (1 year 5 months)
Prepares original designs, layouts, and finished artwork for a wide variety of organizational, technical, and general support materials of a complex nature.
Advises and provides guidance and training to other illustrators, management, and customers.
Creates original artwork utilizing computer graphics software.
Researches and recommends equipment, materials, and software to meet current and future production needs. Produces and assists in producing materials that support the commander's public affairs goals.
Create preliminary sketches or mock up for production for customer’s approval.
Compose and complete a variety of limited artwork in full color, monochromatic or black and white. Operate electronic input and output devices, interactive and graphic design equipment in performance of illustrating duties. Prepare and layout detailed final graphical illustrations, presentations and diagrams for use in briefings as visual presentations.
Develops free-form and general artwork consistent with required functional aids and technical support. Create imaginative illustration of conceptual situations or ideas when no identical concrete subject matter is available. Determine best method of portrayal, style, and format, including order and amount of detail.
Advise on the technical advantages and disadvantages of various formats, styles, media, and methods of production. Researches new technologies and cost effective methods to meet changing requirements or customer needs. Ability to obtain the latest and most accurate information and imagery approved for public release.
Visual Information Specialist
VA Maryland Health Care System
Feb 2015 - Sep 2017 (2 years 7 months)
Works as a Visual Information Specialist in providing graphic arts development and support.in solving design problems to created illustration from written, verbal instructions and samples provided by the client.
-Creating visual solutions for VA client needs in the print, exhibit, digital, and developing enhance the visual aspects of publications, exhibits, or presentations. Selecting photographs and illustrations to be used in materials.
-Layouts and design, two and three-dimensional exhibit panels, or presentation materials/posters.
-Design files using the MAC and PC platforms have complete working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite programs such as InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere and Illustrator.
-I have complete working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
-I have experience in digital printing and print production. Operated the Xerox 700 and the 8000 such as booklets, Tri-Fold Brochures tape bind books.
-Executes the final design by preparing error-free digital files, organizing them in an accurate manner, creating print-ready artwork utilizing illustrations, photos, charts and graphs.
-Plan, develop, and supervise the production of still photography media such as portraits, and news interest shots to be used with other presentation media.
-Working with the presenter/originator of the printed material to develop a mutual understanding of the informational objectives and nature of the audience. Translating ideas and suggestions from program officials into completed projects.
Chenega Global Services, LLC/ Naval Surface Warfare Center
Panama City, FL
Jan 2014 - Feb 2015 (1 year 1 month)
Responsible for planning, creating and designing Visual Information products such as booklets, manuals, brochures, logos, flyers, charts, displays, and banners. Depiction of NAVSEA Warfare center activities such as Focus Sheets, special events, display cases, Public Affairs Office, poster, retirement, and awards. Decide on layout and design of images and typographical format for charts, posters, banners, programs, program covers and logos. Mount posters, banners, and large photographic prints, using dry mount tissue paper and heat activated foam core board. Matt photo images and certificates, or sketch illustration. Used both Dell graphic work station/PC along with graphic software such as Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Power Point, and Microsoft Word. Use high end laser printers, HP large format printers and binding machines. Use the e-mail and the Internet to send and receive information, log in work orders, and keep account of time spent working on jobs. Have recommended photographs by the photographer and the customer to be used in communicating information in relation to subject matter on printed media. Attend meetings with supervisor, clients or customers and coworkers. Meet with clients or customers on the concurrence or approval of graphic designs, prepare final designs and meet with printers on the output of final projects. Research, and provide Internet searches, for customers or freehand illustrations when no drawings are provided.
Visual Information Specialist
US. Army Corp of Engineers Information Technology
Oct 2008 - Jan 2014 (5 years 3 months)
I serve as the Visual Information Specialist in providing printed and electronic materials such as, brochures, letterheads, envelopes, certificates, attendance cards, posters, flyers, business cards, stickers, signs, note pads, labels, photography, video or video editing, and other marketing materials for the US Army Corps of Engineers brochures. Established positive working relation with Supervisor and ACE-IT team member and District customers. Execute, e-mails, phone calls, for customer assistance in a timely manner. Participated in phone conferences and one on one or group meetings with customers on various projects. Fully engage in the use Adobe CS6, design and production suite, and Corel Draw graphic suite, software, Microsoft Office and proprietary software. Presented solutions that contributed to the success of ACE-IT, VI initiatives. Consolidated efforts with other Districts to saving time and cost effective for processing logo for EROC. Complete assigned responsibilities and duties when requested expeditiously. Ensure rules and regulation on the production of visual art products such as pass port photos, formal certificates awards, and display of organizational logos and emblems. Provide VI services to customer in sponsored event such as town hall meetings, Corps Christmas party, picnics, retirements and awards ceremonies. Edited and converted brochure Booklet for EEO, and Mobile District Regulatory Field office from PowerPoint to prepress for the printing. Resolved customer's visual problems.
Visual information Specialist
US ARMY TACOM, Anniston Army Depot
Feb 2003 - Oct 2008 (5 years 8 months)
Responsible for planning, creating and designing Visual Information material such as booklets, placement cards, business cards, brochures, flyers, charts, displays, and banners. Depiction depot activities such as Equal Opportunity, special events, Public Affairs Office, Depot newspaper, retirement, and award ceremony. Decided on layout and design of images and typographical format for charts, poster, banners, signs certificates, tickets, programs, program covers, and logos. Mounted poster, banners, and large photographic prints, using dry mount tissue paper and heat activated foam core board. Matted photo images and certificates, or sketch illustration for the depot newspaper, design the employee of the month award. Laminated cards poster and charts. Used both Dell graphic work station/PC and Macintosh power PC along with graphic software such as Adobe, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Macromedia Freehand, Microsoft Power Point, and Microsoft word. Used the e-mail and the internet to send and received information. I have arranged meeting with customers, public relations specialists, and officials to coordinate and produce a variety of media using graphic or visual means for publications to be printed, exhibited and presented. Have made request orders for getting supplies, logged in work orders, keep account of time spent working on jobs, have recommended photographs by the depot photographer to be used in communicating information in relation to subject matter, type of brochures of flyers.
Digital Image Technicians
Aug 1998 - Oct 2000 (2 years 2 months)
Used desktop computers and adjoining hardware such a Kodak or Nikon negative scanner, AGFA flatbed scanner, CD recorder to archive large volumes of image for future use. Read PCMCIA card from digital cameras, print photos by using KODAK and Fuji printers. I digitally color corrected and manipulated photograph, remove unwanted background, or combine features from different photograph with the aid Adobe Photoshop software. I have laminated large prints and mounted them on foam core. Have assisted the work order clerk by answering the phone giving direction and information to clients who want to get a DA photo taken. Help trained other photographers to use Adobe Photoshop, resolve basic computer problems in using film and flatbed scanners, or down loading images from their digital cameras.