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Customer Service Graphic Designer

Location:
Hampton, Virginia, United States
Posted:
January 30, 2017

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http://danielllyons.wix.com/folio

www.linkedin.com/pub/dan-lyons/26/998/744/

Hello! I’m Dan Lyons, and I'm a Graphic Designer, Printer, Videographer, and Visual Communication Design specialist.

Both of my current jobs focus primarily on fast paced commercial print design. My primary areas of expertise are commercial print design, magazine layout, typography, motion graphic design, digital photography, web graphic production and instructional design. My experience includes the use of many printing processes, including preflight press procedures, CMYK, RGB, Six color, Eight color, and screen printing.

I am an experienced sign maker, having produced signs, menu boards, large prints, light box signs, vehicle graphics, wraps, scrim banners and window graphics. I have operated professional grade equipment such as dry mounters, vinyl cutters, plotters, large format roll-fed printers, transparency printers, and have installed signs and banners in stadiums and on buildings.

I have produced over fifty hours of educational videos on various women’s’ health topics, as well as music videos, recorded performances, weddings, commercials and public interest segments. Digital video editing, green screening, keying, storyboarding, lighting, audio, titling and motion graphics are all things that I excel at. I’ve used many varieties of pro-sumer and professional cameras, lights, and audio equipment, and an eager to put these talents to work for you.

My design and fine art background includes, but is not limited to drawing (both freehand rendering and sketching to technical), painting, sculpture, and photography. I have a solid understanding of the elements and principles of art and design. I also have a comprehensive knowledge of art history and theory.

I have an extensive sales and management background, and have fifteen years of customer service and marketing experience. I am resourceful, creative, motivated, and industrious. I work well with others and am not afraid to take charge of a project - or of deadlines.

Education: Associate's Degree, Thomas Nelson Community College graphic arts program

Preflight Press Procedures training, Northstar Training, Virginia Beach, VA

Software Proficiencies: Adobe After Effects 6.0 – CS6, Premiere Pro / 6.5, Photoshop V.5 and up, Illustrator V.7 and up, Indesign, Imageready, Flash, Dreamweaver MX/4,Fireworks MX, Director 9 / MX, Quark X-Press, SAi Flexi Sign Maker 8, Roland Poster Rip, Onyx Graphics Print Server and Cut Server software, XHTML, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Shake, Avid X-press DV, MS Office, Livetype, Combustion 3, Corel Draw! Suite 12, CATIA V5, Sony ImageMixer, The Bad Wrap™ vehicle wrap software, Muvizu

Work Samples

Multimedia Samples:

http://www.youtube.com/user/PerinatalUniversity

http://www.youtube.com/user/R2Rassociates

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWN6Rveh_jw

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/calipso/news/First_Light.html

Employment History

Jan. 2014 - Current

Graphic Designer

Heider Marketing and Advertising

325 East Bayview Blvd. Suite #201 Norfolk, VA 23503

Phone: 757-***-****

http://www.hmaads.com

acykdu@r.postjobfree.com

My primary responsibilities consist of creating print (newspaper and magazine) and web advertisements for various automotive dealerships, mechanics shops, and tire vendors. My duties also include the creation of in-house corporate identity work for HMA. This position also includes the creation and delivery of commercials for television.

Oct. 2014 – July 2015

Graphic Designer

The Yorktown Crier Poquoson Post

3526 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy. Yorktown VA 23692

Phone: 757-***-**** Fax: 757-***-****

http://www.yorktowncrier.com

acykdu@r.postjobfree.com

My primary responsibilities consisted of creating ads for clients who wish to advertise with the newspaper. I was responsible for in-house advertisements, price sheets, rate cards and subscription forms. I assisted with newspaper layout and typesetting. I dealt with customer service for readers and advertisers, and handle some of the paper’s interagency operational work with remote services, post offices, a webmaster, a printer, and local government offices.

September 2008 – August 2014

Videographer, Print Designer, Social Media Manager

Perinatal University, LLC

745 Kingston Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Phone & Fax: (757) ***-****

http://www.PerinatalU.org

acykdu@r.postjobfree.com

My primary responsibilities for Perinatal University were the production of online medical education courses, on topics concerning Obstetrics and woman's health topics. Lessons range from half an hour to two hours in length. Video footage of a teacher reading off of a teleprompter was recorded. Video footage was taken using a solid plain backdrop, or shot with the lecturer in front of a green screen. The footage was then imported as HD digital video and edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4. Green screen footage is then chroma keyed out, and Premiere and After Effects are used to composite the lecturer in front of other visual elements to enhance the learning experience. These videos were then published to a Flash Video format and uploaded to a streaming media server. My responsibilities also included print design production, animation, marketing material creation, newsletter composition and deployment, and social media presence management. This was a contract project, not a full time job. Regular work for this client concluded in August of 2014. I may accept contract work from this client in the future.

October 2013 – November 2013

Video Editor

Ingenuiti

2876 Guardian Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23452, US

Phone: (757) ***-****

http://www.ingenuiti.com/contact.php

acykdu@r.postjobfree.com

My primary responsibilities for this client were editing video for a single e-learning presentation, primarily in Adobe Creative Suite and Muvizu. This position was for a short term project, and I may work with this client again on future short term projects. This was a short term contract job.

August 2010 – March 2011

Videographer, Graphic Designer

R2R Associates

708 Battlefield Blvd S, Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

Phone: (866) ***-****

http://www.r2rassoc.com

acykdu@r.postjobfree.com

As a graphic designer for R2R, my main responsibilities were the creation of custom marketing videos for our clients, creating their emails for marketing and customer outreach, promotional and social media video for R2R, and the creation of in-house training videos. Other responsibilities included the production of web graphics, project management, original concept creation, original artwork, booklet editing, logo creation, and customer relations.

Mar 2008 - Jan 2009

Graphic Design Specialist - Assistant Manager

Signs By Tomorrow - Virginia Beach

3415 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

(757) ***-****

http://www.signsbytomorrow.com/virgniabeach

My primary responsibilities for this client were graphic design, sign design and creation, poster production, web graphics, graphic compositing, preflight press processes, project management, original concept creation, original artwork, booklet editing, multi-language document preparation, dry mounting, large format vinyl printer operation, vinyl plotter/cutter operation, logo creation, customer relations, inventory, project fulfillment, ordering, shipping, receiving and printer maintenance.

Mar 2006 - Dec 2007

Graphic Design Specialist

NCI Information Systems, Inc. - NASA Langley Research Center

Building 1268, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA 23681

(757) ***-****

My primary responsibilities for this client were graphic design, Government Printing Office procedure compliance, graphic design, poster production, web graphics, DVD authoring, motion graphics, graphic compositing, preflight press processes, project management, original concept creation, original artwork, booklet editing, multi-language document preparation, dry mounting, large format vinyl printer operation, vectorization, motion graphic creation, Flash animation, design for internal communications and public outreach, logo creation, customer relations, signage production and printer maintenance.

Awards, Achievements and Designations received:

•Group Achievement Award, NASA Langley Research Center

•Best Rookie Award - S'COOL Program, NASA Langley Research Center

•S'COOL Colors Award - S'COOL Program, NASA Langley Research

•Center Chief graphic artist - My NASA Data Public Outreach Program

•Chief graphic artist - S'COOL Public Outreach Program

•Chief graphic artist - CALIPSO Public Outreach Program

•Chief Graphic Artist - NASA CERES program 10th Anniversary Celebration

•Contributing artist - NASA Langley Research Center 90th Anniversary Celebration

Jan 2004 – Current

Proprietor/Partner, Freelance

Ghost Crew Video Productions and Media Services

(757) ***-****

I offer my services to the open market - graphic design, video production, web graphics, DVD authoring, sales, project management, original concept creation, original artwork, television media creation, customer relations, and some bookkeeping. My primary areas of expertise are videography, filming various live and staged events for production of television shows and DVDs. This includes lighting, set design, audio and video recording and direction of such events, post production work included editing video and audio, arrangement of event time lines and audio engineering, motion graphic design, ensuring broadcast readiness and DVD authoring. I produce web and print graphics as well as interactive flash presentations to fulfill private contracts as well. I ensure that projects are completed in accordance with contract and manage workflow through all phases of planning, production and post production. From 2004 to 2006 I managed a crew of multiple individuals with talents ranging from cameramen to editors to bookkeepers. I am responsible for my own customer service relations with clients and generating new leads, drawing from my extensive sales background.

•Co-Director, Co-Producer, Cameraman, Motion Graphic Designer, Editor – “Soulful Expressions”,

Television Program for local air on WJHJ, Newport News local station 2005

•Editor, Motion Graphic Designer - K.A – Put it in Drive (Music video, aired on BET – 2nd quarter 2005)

•Editor, Motion Graphic Designer Carnival Caliente Designer Fashion Showcase 2004

•Contributing artist, Judge - Kaleidoscope annual literary journal 2004

•Chief Videographer - 2004 Go Platinum Entertainment Convention

•Co-Producer, Editor, Cameraman, Motion Graphic Design – “DJ E: The Scratch-U-Mentary”,

Music Documentary and artist portfolio, for private release

May 2005 – Mar 2006

Sales Associate

7-Eleven Stores, Inc.

11500 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23601

(757) ***-****

http://www.7-eleven.com

Sales, customer service, signing, recovery, merchandising, some loss prevention, anti-shrinkage procedures, product placement.

Feb 2005 – May 2005

Graphic Artist

Peninsula Screen Design

11218 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23601

(757) ***-****

http://www.psdteez.com

Job Description: Using Adobe Illustrator to prepare graphics for screen printing, color separation, vectorization, transferring graphics to a reproducible medium, creating original art, screen printing, inventory

Mar 2003 - Mar 2005

Sales Associate (commissioned)

Value City Department Stores, Inc.

836 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News, VA 23601

(757) *** **** (no longer in operation)

Job description: Commissioned sales (Men's suits), fitting, sizing, arranging alterations, customer service, signing, recovery, merchandising, some loss prevention, anti-shrinkage procedures, product placement

Apr. 2000 - Sep. 2001

Sales Associate

J.C. Penney Corp.

2009 Mercury Blvd. Hampton, VA 23666

(757) *** ****

http://www.jcp.com

Job description: Sales (House wares, Bed and Bath, Lamps Mirrors, Framed Art), customer service, signing, recovery, merchandising, some loss prevention, anti-shrinkage procedures, product placement

Oct. 1999 - Mar. 2000

Sales Associate

Michael's Arts & Crafts

315 Chatham Dr, Newport news, VA 23602

(757) ***-****

http://www.michaels.com/

Job description: Framing work, dry mounting, sales, customer service, signing, recovery, merchandising, product placement

Professional References

John Snyder (Supervisor)

Information Services – Perinatal University

Owner – Intuitiv Solutions

(804) ***-****

acykdu@r.postjobfree.com

Carol Curran, RNC, OGNP (Supervisor)

Owner – Perinatal University

745 Kingston Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

(757) ***-****

acykdu@r.postjobfree.com

Jon Dorner

Owner, Ironclad Lighting & Sound

2014 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23452, US

Phone: (757) ***-****

acykdu@r.postjobfree.com

Nathan Driscoll (Supervisor)

Manager, Ingenuiti

2876 Guardian Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23452, US

Phone: (757) ***-****

acykdu@r.postjobfree.com

Steven Chen (Supervisor)

Director, Ingenuiti

2876 Guardian Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23452, US

Phone: (757) ***-****

acykdu@r.postjobfree.com

Stan Husch (Supervisor)

Lead Designer, Central Graphics

NASA Langley Research Center

(757) ***-****

acykdu@r.postjobfree.com

Erin Rogers (Client)

Homegrown Screen Works

(757) ***-****

Ademo Freeman (Client)

Owner at Suns Of Liberty Mint

acykdu@r.postjobfree.com

Michael Sereno (Client)

(620) ***-****

Frederick Evans (Client)

Owner at Defiant Entertainment

(757) ***-****

acykdu@r.postjobfree.com

Lindsey Baysden (Co-worker/Supervisor)

R2R Associates

708 Battlefield Blvd S,

Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

acykdu@r.postjobfree.com

Lang Etheridge (Supervisor)

Owner, Signs By Tomorrow - Virginia Beach

118 Pennsylvania Ave

(757) ***-****

acykdu@r.postjobfree.com

Stephanie A. Vay (Co-worker/Client)

NASA Langley Research Center

MS 483 Hampton, VA. 23681-2199

(757) ***-****

acykdu@r.postjobfree.com

Dr. Bruce G. Doddridge (Co-worker/Client)

Head - Chemistry and Dynamics

NASA Langley Research Center Mail Stop 401B

Hampton, VA 23681-2199

(757) ***-****

acykdu@r.postjobfree.com

Dr. Joseph M. Zawodny (Co-worker/Client)

Branch Science Directorate

NASA Langley Research Center Mail Stop 475

Hampton, Virginia 23681-2199

(757) ***-****

acykdu@r.postjobfree.com

Personal References

Cecelia Wheeler,

Professor of Computer Arts - TNCC

(757) ***-****

acykdu@r.postjobfree.com

Brandon Walden

2LT, Army National Guard

Supervisor, Royer Technical Services, Inc.

(239) ***-****

acykdu@r.postjobfree.com

Rion Motley

Owner, WetSpark, LLC

Motley Disability Representation

11747 Jefferson Ave, Suite B, Newport News, VA 23606-2361

(757) ***-****

acykdu@r.postjobfree.com

Cynthia Lockwood

long standing friend of family

Independent artist and Coordinator at

Jefferson Labs

(757) ***-****

acykdu@r.postjobfree.com

John Dowd, Jr.

Friend of family

Officer, Hampton fire dept. – EMS

(757) ***-****

acykdu@r.postjobfree.com



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