Resume

Mark Hinson

714 W Olympic. Suite 903, Los Angeles, CA 90015
213-300-4347

I’m a freelance graphic designer and web designer working from a commercial office in downtown Los Angeles.

I’ve been a professional graphic designer for 18 years and professional web designer for 13 years of those years. I’m proficient in:

  • Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • HTML, DHTML, CSS, PHP and Javascripts
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Customized WordPress Sites
  • Interactive Digital Magazine Publishing for iPad

Please visit my website to view my portfolio: http://www.graphicsofdistinction.com

My design experience, communication skills, and pleasant demeanor will be a great asset to your company.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Web Design

  • Designed projects, web sites, including logos, identities, annual reports, both informational and e-commerce.
  • Collaborated with programmers, coders, writers, editors, designers, photographers and other professionals.
  • Structured full web sites, templates, and developed guidelines and schemas from small company sites to corporate sites.
  • Set up and administrated hosting and email accounts.
  • HTML, DHTML, PHP and javascript coding from raw level to Dreamweaver and Flash.
  • Gained experience with Database, CGIs, and Java Integration.
  • Integrated dynamic media in page design: Flash, Quicktime, Streaming Media. Photography
  • Shot real estate exteriors and interiors.
  • Shot close up photography specializing in jewelry photography.
  • Collaborated with other photographers.

Print

Designed projects in print, including logos, identities, collateral, newsletters, annual reports, newspaper, magazine ads, brochures, posters, trade show booths, real estate sales centers

  • Collaborated with writers, artists, photographers and other professionals.
  • Produced quality typography with high standards on type face selection, kerning, leading and readability. Production Management
  • Handled all phases of production, including electronic preparation of files, proofing bluelines, color keys and press matches, and conducting press checks.
  • Gained extensive knowledge of four-color printing process and printing technologies.
  • Gained strong knowledge of graphic compression for web, audio and multimedia formats.

EDUCATION

Boise State University

• Bachelor of Fine Arts (1986) GPA 3.3
Major Emphasis – Painting, Drawing
Minor – Metals Boise State University

• Bachelor of Science / Poli. Sci. (1989) GPA 3.3
Major Emphasis – Public Administration
Minor – Economics

EMPLOYMENT

Owner, Graphics of Distinction, Seattle/New Orleans, Los Angeles (May 1999 – Present)

  • Design, layout and produce and web sites, packaging, collateral, print advertising.
  • Clients include: educational institutions, museums, manufacturing, real estate, and retail sectors.

Art Director, Eric Allen Advertising, Seattle WA (July 1994 – May 1999)

  • Designed and produce brochures, catalogs, packaging, collateral, and display advertising.
  • Reason for leaving: Started my own business. Designer/Graphic Production, Boise Weekly, Boise, ID (October 1993 – May 1994)
  • Designed and produce display advertising for an alternative weekly publication.
  • Reason for leaving: Moved to Seattle. Graphic Design Artist, Student Programs Board, BSU, Boise, ID (August 1991 – Sept. 1993)
  • Designed posters, table tents, advertisements, and supervised three graphic arts interns.
  • Reason for leaving: The position was intended to last a maximum of two years.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE (skills)

  • Customized WordPress Websites
  • Design Software (2D, 3D and vector graphics)
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe PhotoShop
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Contribute Multimedia and Digital Video Software
  • Macromedia Flash
  • Sound Studio
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Desktop Publishing, Web Editing and Word Processing Software
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word

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