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John C. Sykes, Jr. Atlanta, GA email@example.com www.figdig.com/portfolio/jsyk19es/ (404) 494-3776 (home) (678) 984-7524 (mobile) EXECUTIVE PROFILE Seasoned Graphic Designer with over 16 years of experience delivering innovative multi-media solutions to Fortune 500 companies. Keen ability to create designs, concepts and sample layouts using multiple layout principles and methods. Accomplished strategist accustomed to juggling multiple projects simultaneously and meeting aggressive deadlines. Core Strengths: Proposal Development Multimedia/Print Media Logo, Icons and Brand Creation Direct Mail Typography Infographics Web Graphics Digital Photography Social Media Graphics Ad Development Stock Photography Management Vendor Management Adobe Creative Suite Signs and Banners PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY Xerox Inc., Atlanta, GA, June 2009 – December 2012 Graphic Artist Spearheaded the consultation, creative design, publishing and illustration process for internal and external clients in support of Xerox’s Graphic Design service offering. Responsibilities included: Faciliated creative thinking sessions with Project managers and Production Coordinators in an effort to understand client design needs and conceptualize solutions Created illustrations, sketches and layout designs for a variety of projects to include banners used for social media, company literature, icons, logos, posters, signs, presentations, charts, graphics, brochures, mailer cards, ads, flyers, proposals, publications, product packaging and website graphics Determined size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type Created and maintained an archive of images, photos, or previous work products in support of creating sustainable, resusable graphic solutions Utilized a variety of graphic software such as Adobe Creative Suite to generate images and designs Recognized for designing and constructing the first graphics database used for knowledge sharing within the Government Healthcare Services (GHS) division Contract Graphic Designer, GA, October 2008 – January 2009 Graphic Designer Designed and created a variety of collaterals for clients in the Atlanta area to include DeKalb County Board of Health, Accenture, George Mason University and Electrosolve. Project highlights include: Created a multi-paged information resource guide for the Board of Health citizens of DeKalb Co., GA to leverage for understanding healthcare resources and lifestyles Created a Community Tobacco Cessation Resources flyer for the Board of Health for the citizens of DeKalb Co., GA to be used as an information outreach to local organizations to help quit smoking Conferred and partnered with DeKalb Co. Board of Health leadership to articulate design concepts and prototypes Created a tri-fold info-card for global procurement initiative at Accenture Designed a tri-fold mailer for George Mason University to use for marketing purposes to leverage for attracting potential MBA students to the univeristy Designed and developed logo for CEO of Electrosolve, LLC Coordinated the mass printing, binding and delivery of project collaterals Grice & Associates, Atlanta, GA, June 2005 – September 2008 Graphic Designer Conceptualized and managed wide variety of projects including print and web. Responsibilities included: Created product images including user interface icons, ad pieces, logos, promotional items and imagery Developed graphics and layouts for company literature, company logos, and website Spalding County (GA) Comprehensive Transportation Plan – Developed logo and brand identity for use in reports, website, banners and promotional items for public and stakeholder meetings City of Valdosta (GA) Comprehensive Transportation Master Plan - Developed logo and brand identity for use in reports, website, banners and promotional items for public and stakeholder meetings TransCore, Vienna/Springfield, VA, August 1996 – May 2005 Graphic Designer Provided high-quality graphic design and production support including desktop publishing, original design solutions, original artwork, modifying existing artwork, mounting, photographic support and graphic reproduction. Responsibilities included: Created and produced art and copy layouts for material to be presented by visual communications media such as print media in magazines, brochures, stationary, reports, logos, proposals, poster boards, graphic figures, org charts, schedules, maps and large format graphics Interfaced with Project Managers to enhance and support project development Developed and/or maintained professional relationships with new and existing vendors Maintained and updated a 40 page Travelers Alert Map used to help avoid or get around congested areas along the east coast. The map was available at rest areas along the I-95 corridor (Maine to Florida). Updated the layout, pictures and text from previous versions of companies stakeholders report Created a six-page, three-fold updated layout with pictures, graphics and text highlighting the Coalition’s origins, function and goals. Maintained an archival of all graphic library files TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY Software: Adobe CS6 (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), Freehand, CorelDRAW, CorelPHOTO-PAINT, QuarkXpress, MS Visio, MS MapPoint, MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher), Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, Pagemaker, MicroStation and AutoCAD Hardware: Windows and Macintosh platforms, Four-color process digital laser printer, Four-color process thermal inkjet printer, Fiery color engines, Large format printer/plotter (max. width 44”), Black and white digital printer/copier, Scanner (max. size 11 X 17), Digital and 35mm cameras, GBC binding machine and Laminating machine MEMBERSHIPS Member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) - 2006 to Present EDUCATION Currently enrolled – Emory University – Web Design Certification Program USDA Graduate School Maryland College of Art and Design City Colleges of Chicago US Army Training Center – Illustrator Course and Personnel Records Course
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