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Professional Resume

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Objective

A hard worker, forward-thinker and extremely adaptable in new environments and changing situations, I am constantly looking for creative work in the areas of art direction, leadership, conceptual design, graphic design, cartooning, character design, illustration, web design, animation, , storyboarding, show design, signage, ad writing, copy writing and even music.

Computer Skills

Type 75 wpm, 100% accuracy. HTML, Flash, some Action Scripting, some Director Lingo. Familiar with multiple platforms and network environments.

Applications: QuarkXPress; Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dimensions & Pagemaker; Macromedia Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Director/Shockwave, Soundedit 16, Freehand, & Fontographer; CorelDraw; Kai Power Tools, KPT Vector Effects, Convolver & Bryce; Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher & Fox Pro; Ray Dream Studio Fractal Design Painter; Dramatica Pro; Palm OS and Desktop

Traditional Skills

Quick Sketching, Storyboarding, Cartooning, Character Design, Conceptual Design, Interior/Architectural Design, Illustration, Rendering, Layout & Paste-up, Amberlith Overlays, Logo Design, Inking, Rough Comps, Type Specification, Typography, Stat Camera Operation, Darkroom Procedures, Copy Writing, Advertising & Packaging Design, Silkscreening, One & Two Color Offset Press Operation, Press Checks

Work Experience

The Designory, Long Beach, CA
Interactive Team: Senior Production Artist / Art Director
(Interactive Production Manager)
- freelance: 10/05 - 01/06, fulltime: 01/06 - present


Art Director for many Nissan projects. Design and production for Nissan 2007 website redesign, Nissan Shift_2.0 campaign, Infiniti homepage animation design, Next Generation Shopping Tools (Nissan and Infiniti), 2006 Infiniti website refresh, 2007 & 2008 Nissan and Infiniti model year website updates and quarterly online sales events. Also on Sea Island website team. Performed front-end Flash prep. Managed vehicle Model Year Updates, vehicle 360s (exterior and interior), shot list databases, copy decks and version control updates. Managed three talented production artists and interfaced with internal and third party HTML, java & Flash developers.


Westone Laboratories, Inc. Colorado Springs, CO
Art Director/Webmaster/Senior Designer - 5/01 - 9/05


Responsible for complete company Internet image. Art direction and maintenance of six websites. Flash animation. E-commerce solutions. Also scheduled, placed, concepted, wrote and designed print ads. Managed PR & ad budget for Music Products. Some cartooning.


LSCI Interactive (now 30dps), Colorado Springs, CO
Art Director/Senior Designer - 10/99 - 05/01

Responsible for the total print image of the company. Awarded a 2001 Colorado Springs “Addy” Award for LSCI’s marketing kit. Flash animation for Web and CD-ROM (Director) inclusion. Web design for database-driven sites. Marketing media. Press Releases. Signage. Sound editing. Character design. Voice over. Multimedia script writing. Creative direction. Troubleshooting as needed. Creative interaction with clients. Clients included Focus On The Family, Cook Communications, Ad Infinitum, Bibles for the World, TeamShare, Navigators, PRACO, The U.S. Space Foundation and Biological Sciences Curriculum Study.


Galapagos Studios, Inc. Colorado Springs, CO
Art Director - 1/99 - 10/99


Responsible for the company’s total print and Internet image including product design. Duties included print buying, color seps, press checks and design of all company advertisements. Also scheduled, storyboarded and art directed catalog photo shoots. Concepted and designed top-selling T-shirt designs, mentored interns and designers, and managed up to five freelance designers at a given time. Separated all T-shirt designs.



White/Carhart Productions, Los Angeles, CA
Co-writer, Illustrator/Cartoonist & Principal - 10/95 - 11/98

Co-writer, co-devloper, character designer and illustrator for the development of animation and live action properties suited for television, comic strips and other media.Developed three properties, one adult primetime (animation or live action), one after school (animation) and one childeren's property (animation). All properties are still looking for a home.


Freelance Graphic Designer, Long Beach, CA
01/98 - 11/98

See partial client list below.


Internet Exchange International, Inc., Newport Beach, CA
Senior Designer/Concept Designer/Web Animator - 02/96 - 01/98


Responsible for concepting, rough sketches and storyboards of animated Internet advertising and Web pages. Ultimately responsible for the look of the page or ad and execution of final production. Clients included Toshiba America, Toshiba Disk Products Division, Canon Computer Systems, and NEC Computers. Some collateral print material.


Carol Wior, Inc., Bell Gardens, CA
Art Director - 10/93 - 02/96


Responsible for the image of the company and its four divisions. Designed and produced all collateral material including print buying, color seps and press checks. Also responsible for designing and placing aIl magazine advertisements. Created pencil and computer assisted concept art and storyboards to present new ideas to clients such as Eddie Bauer, Lane Bryant, Nordstrom, Home Shopping Network and Fredrick’s of Hollywood. Other responsibilities included creative input and storyboarding of video & photo shoots, photo selection, managing photo library, video editing, copy writing, photo & runway prop design, packaging, themed interior design and signage.


Platt College, Irvine/Newport Beach, CA
Teacher Assistant - 08/93 - 08/95


Lended illustration and design skills to students to increase their understanding of creating comps, designing logos, etc. Responsible for traditional design and computer graphics workshops.


Douglas Aircraft, Long Beach, CA
Expediter - 03/89 - 03/92


Responsible for inventory control, parts handling and illustration of presentations.


AMC Theatres, Long Beach, CA
Supervisor - 02/86 - 03/89


Responsible for operating projectors, inventory control, customer service, cash handling, ad placement, illustration, paste-up and layout.

 

Freelance Clients Include:

Acme Domestic Agency, Anderson & Anderson Insurance Brokers, Aon Consulting, Bank of America, Best Ideas Go, Bredrin Daddys, Celebrations, Coast Glass, Commercial Kitchens Inc., Crane Morely, Wendy Creamer, Dekra-Lite Inc., The Designory, Document Systems Inc., Doner, Douglas Aircraft, FMC Communications, Fraterna Rosa, Galapagos Studios, Gary Annis Organization, Goldstar Entertainment, Grin and Bear It Photography Studios, Grinder Restaurants, G.S.M. Enterprises, Headley Mechanical, Holiday Headliners, Hunter Barth Advertising, Internet Exchange International Inc., Investor's Business Daily, Kiana Tom, Bridgette Koan, L J Promotional Products, L & M Spa, Legends, LFS Benefits, Lockwood & Associates, Mac Rescue Graphic Design, Near-Cal Corp., Open Arms Community Church, PacifiCare, Pikes Peak Writers, Pikes Peak Writers Conference, Quickstart Technologies, R & A Cabinets, Ramada Inn, Saralinda Subbiondo, Sunrise Medical, Symmetree, TD Enterprises, Team2U, 30dps, Thomas Register, Unilab, Upstream Marketing, Law Offices of Alfred Visco, and Woodchuck's Gunsmithing.

 

Internships

Silicone & Synapse, Irvine, CA
Production Artist, Designer

Designed and animated cartoon video sprites for NES, SNES, Sega, Amiga, Mac and IBM video games.

Dinamation International Corporation, Irvine, CA
Illustrator, Production Artist

Designed and rendered cartoon versions of established dinosaurs, illustration, signage, paste-up, assembled PR sheets and kits.

 

Education

Platt College, Irvine, CA
Graphic Design & Computer Graphics;
Certificate for Outstanding Performance 1992, Diploma 1993.

Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA
Journalism & editorial artwork;
Certificate for Outstanding Performance 1989.

R. A. Millikan High School, Long Beach, CA
Graphic Arts & Journalism; Medal of Merit for Industrial Arts,
Medallion Award, Diploma 1986.

 

Affiliations

Pikes Peak Writers
Secretary, Webmaster and member of the Board of Directors until 09/05.

Grace Be Unto You Outreach Church
Bass player, vocalist, alternate worship leader until 09/05.


References available upon request.

 

   
 


Contact Information

Paul M. Carhart

Long Beach , CA 90813

writeme@paulcarhart.com

e-mail for complete address or phone number.

 


   
 
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