Sign in

Graphic Designer Self Employed

Woodbridge, Virginia, 22191, United States
55K - 65K
January 18, 2017

Contact this candidate

C. Alexander Johnson


As a content creator I’m in a position to inform, influence, stimulate and educate. I believe in the true value of design, ideas which are simple, constructive, thought provoking and worthwhile.

Summary of Experience:

Team Leadership, Print & Graphic Design, Media design; Employed with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: Netsmartz Division as a media specialist for 2.5 years; Graphic designer for product web and product design Lightstone Studios; Media Director for Blue Screen Marketing; Awarded Eagle Scout rank. Self Employed for 5 years.

01/2010-Present Ut/Ct/ Va

Media Creation & Marketing – Self Employed (2FXGuys)

Managed a small marketing team of up to 3 people. Managed a budget for advertising along the Wasatch front. Cultivated several client and media contacts in Utah, California, Connecticut and DC. areas. Supervised, designed and developed several advertisements entertainment, educational, promotional materials and film elements in 3D Studio max, After Effects, Premiere, Final Cut, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Quark.

Clients list: Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital, Raser Technologies,VIA Motors, Root Learning, Petco, Hologic, Ct Fabricators and engineers, Ronin Film, Colton Tran films, Shumway Films, Bohemian Industries, Grim Dusk, Design Poet.

01/2008-5/2009 Utah

Media Director - Blue Screen Marketing

Managed a small team of writers and artists for video and print product creation in the realm of commercial high finance

Supervised, designed and developed layout for 12 Consecutive issues of

Monetary Intelligence Magazine in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign & Quark

Supervised and created various videos, logos, graphics, and technical images

required by various clients

09/2005-11/2006 Utah

Graphic Designer/Media Specialist – Lightstone Studios

Managed a small team of artists for special effects for films

Animation and Special Effects in two films

Two Lead Animator credits and two Assistant Editor credits

Developed a pipeline for 3D and Visual Effects elements into film

Composited green/blue screen elements into various environments using Discreet* and Adobe software

Configured live video feeds for monitors for director’s use

Managed and maintained database and archive of HD footage, audio tracks, 3D and visual effects elements on a Microsoft Network

Used Flash, Finalcut, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects & 3Ds Max.

02/2003-09/2005 Alexandria, VA

Graphic Designer- National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Created multiple Graphic and video educational pieces for Internet and instructional television use. Created two 30-second television commercials

Creation of print brochures and digital media for distribution to schools, government officials and The Boys and Girls Clubs of America Composited green and blue screen elements into various environments using Discreet* and Adobe software

Used Illustrator, Flash, Photoshop & InDesign, 3Ds Max, Maya, Dreamweaver,

06/2000-06/2002 Cleveland, OH

Volunteer Representative - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

09/1998-06/1999 Utah

Animator, 3D Specialist - Prism Productions

Created 3D animations for use at Brigham Young University’s football games

Created 3D architectural renderings of 3D buildings on existing lots

Created virtual walkthrough of apartment buildings for commercial developers

Used 3Ds Max, Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and premiere,


06/1997 Provo High School Provo, UT

08/1997-06/1998 Southern Utah University Cedar City, UT

Scholarship for Video Production

08/1998-06/1999 Utah Valley State College Orem, UT

Major in Communications

Contact this candidate