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ENTREPRENEUR & DIGITAL MEDIA ARTIST
Creative, talented and resourceful; thrives on challenges and results of a job well done; committed to excellence, integrity and client satisfaction. Skilled at creating aesthetically pleasing designs that incorporate the “art of reason.” Detail-oriented and dedicated to communication, prioritization, follow-through and on-time project completion. Confident working independently and in team settings. Continually seeking opportunities to learn and apply new skills for personal and professional growth.
EXPERTISE Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Illustrator CS4, Adobe After Effects CS4, Google SketchUp & SketchUp Pro 7.1, Photomatrix Pro (HDR), iMovie, Final Cut Pro, iWeb, Reaper, Cubase, Keynote, Numbers, Pages, Microsoft Office, both Mac and PC Operating Systems. Familiar with InDesign CS4 and AutoCAD ‘09. Recording artist and songwriter: 17 years as guitarist, singer and keyboardist for the band 7EAT9. Visual effects director for live show performances and recording engineer; recorded 8 CDs and demos. Performed as guest musician and songwriter on other recording projects and live shows. Keen understanding of sound design, composition structure and live and recorded audio.
EDUCATION CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT, ART DIGITAL MEDIA, Diablo Valley College 2009 - 2010 Coursework: Motion & Graphic Design, Digital Imaging & Photo Manipulation, Identity Branding, Digital Audio, Photography, Video, Animation, Drawing & Composition, Color Theory and AutoCAD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS Adobe Photoshop CS4, Creativity Tour with Bert Monroy, March 2009 Bert Monroy Workshop, July 2009 Adobe Photoshop CS4, Photography Tour with Ben Wilmore, November 2009 Adobe Photoshop CS5, Maximum Photoshop Tour with Dave Cross, September 2010
EXPERIENCE FREELANCE GRAPHIC ARTIST, 1993 - 2010 Shawnbaltazor.com - Designed website, logos and all web content. Brentwood Tailgaters - Created graphics and titles for currently airing COMCAST commercial. JustinImagination - Developed identity branding and designed logo, website, business cards, marketing and promotional materials and resumé. Clayton Valley Church - Created slideshow presentations, marketing brochures, 3D renderings, video productions, digital animations and large-scale facility map. Design Consulting, Etc. - Designed company logo, business cards and 3D renderings. 7EAT9 - Produced and marketed CD covers, T-shirts, stickers, posters & other promotional materials.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY TECHNICAL SUPPORT CLERK, BERDING & WEIL, LLP - Alamo, CA 2000 - 2008 Monitored and serviced firm system servers; installed hardware, software and computer updates; provided assistance with trouble-shooting network failures. Repaired and built new computer systems. Created and maintained customized data bases. Performed as company photographer and provided technical support at seminars, workshops and meetings. Supported law firm staff by creating, maintaining and organizing high volumes of legal material, evidence and files. Managed 100+ cases and accurately acquired, categorized and prioritized court ordered materials. ASSISTANT MANAGER, WEST COAST PUBLICATIONS - Concord, CA 1999 - 2000 Interviewed, hired, trained and supervised personnel. Implemented warm calling formats and achieved top sales through excellent customer care. Improved team morale by motivating and providing encouragement, feed-back and support.
FLOOD MAP ANALYST, PINNACLE DATA CORPORATION - Concord, CA 1998 - 1999 Determined property flood zones through analysis and research in accordance to government regulations and adherance to FEMA and parcel maps. Established excellent communication rapport with the County Assessor’s Office by problem solving and timely follow-through.
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Published on May 10, 2011