Creative Industry Résumé

Objective

Where do I want to be in 5 years?

Over 15 years experience creating captivating graphics and video productions for several clients and employers in various industries including the food service industry, technology sector, entertainment industry and education. Searching and learning to expand knowledge, grow skill set and work within amazing teams to colloborate on projects with a greater audience and social impact. Searching for opportunities to work within an agency setting or within advertising department of a company.

Expertise

Specializing in...

Graphics Design

Over 20 years experience designing material for both digital and print utilizing industry standard software such as Adobe CS

Writing

Creates written content for advertising, such as copy for collateral, slogans and taglines, technical writing and novels. 

Video Production

Well versed in all aspects of video production including writing, shooting, editing using non-linear editors and compositing tools.

Info Tech

Experience in various areas of I.T. such as system administration, help desk, troubleshooting and system design.

Web Design / Dev

Fluent knowledge planning and designing sites, developing backend content mangement, databases and SEO

Video/Photography

Background in Photography, Cinematography, Aerial Photo / Video, Image composition and framing, processing & grading.

Skills

experience and knowledge

Software Skills

Adobe CS Design

Photoshop

90%

Illustrator

80%

InDesign

60%

Adobe CS Web

Dreamweaver

85%

Fireworks

88%

Flash

85%

Adobe CS Aud/Vid

Premiere Pro

77%

AfterEffects

60%

Audition

36%

Encore

36%

Web Development

CSS

68%

MySQL

60%

Javascript

48%

SEO

59%

Site Admin / Maintenance

86%

Apple A/V

FinalCut Pro / iMovie

87%

Motion

68%

LogicPro / GarageBand

60%

3D Modeling / Industrial

3D Studio Max

87%

Autocad / Solidworks

62%

Maya

62%

Core: Soft Skills

Time Management

84%

Empathy

69%

Coaching & Mentoring

98%

Personal Development

84%

Creativity

84%

Motivation

61%

Creative Skills

Graphics Design

91%

Social Media

69%

Branding

83%

Copy Writing / Taglines

74%

Video Production

84%

Motivation

61%

Chronology of Experience

work places and projects

2002-Present

Freelance / Self Employed

Graphics Designer

  • Serve small businesses, non-profits, and start-ups on a freelance and per project basis
  • Develop brand identities and design Logos
  • Design and develop website using Joomla, Dreamweaver, Apache Server, MySQL
  • Produce Video Content for clients using Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects
  • Maintain web presence at a system admin capacity
  • Worked on launching several brands including Black Salt, DrinkStarr, Kid Kulinaire and more
2003-2015

MicoVision Interactive

Sole Proprietor

  • Founder of a small organization responsible for incubating startups, serving non-profits, and small businesses with creative services
  • Develop advertising
  • Design and Build Websites using Wordpress or Joomla platform
  • Produce Video Projects
  • Lead creative staff and freelancers as an Art Director.
2012-Present

Healthier Choices / Kid Kulinaire

Web & Graphics Designer, Video Editor

  • Develop branding for products and services offered
  • Design and develop website based on Joomla with CSS, Apache Server, MySQL
  • Produce Video Content using Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects for online and trade-show exhibits
  • Maintain web presence as a system administrator and through social media
2012-2014

Black Salt

Graphics Designer, Video Editor

  • A long term assignment for a Comic Book and Film Franchise
  • Developed Croud Funding Campaigns, with the most successful raising 150% of goal.
  • Work with Hollywood producers, directors and actors to create promotional materials such as print, web and video based advertising.
  • Produce concept artwork such as toy mockups, tee shirt designs and movie posters.
  • Design website and pages, develop concepts into a functional website built upon Wordpress and Joomla platforms.
2005-2006, 2007-2008

The Creative Group

Creative Services Consultant

  • Working on assignments and contracts to help several advertising agencies and other companies during seasonal surges and rapid accelerations.
  • Design print materials
  • Develop websites
  • Create Motional Graphics Animations
  • Shoot, Edit and Direct Videos
2005-2006

Ohio Wesleyan University

Interim Director of Web Services

  • Temporary contract through The Creative Group (Robert Half International)
  • Design graphics materials and layouts for online magazine Connect2OWU
  • Maintained and administer the main school website OWU.edu
  • Designed the website design later launched in 2006
  • Worked with other department heads and students by providing support for web technologies and integration into Connect2OWU and OWU.edu

Educatation

where I got the goods

In Progress

Federal Aviation Administration

Part 107 - UAV Certification

  • Currently enrolled in several online courses and self study to obtain commercial aeronautical use of unmanned aerial vehicles for use in film and video production
2015-2020

ServSafe Manager

Food Safety Certification

  • Successfully completed the Food Safety Course and recieved certification to manage and enforced food safety within a restaurant environment.
  • Valuable and applicable for present and future clients and employers in the food industry.
2002-2005

Columbus State Community College

Associate's Degree

Interactive Multimedia Technology

  • Studied coursework in:
    • Web Design and Development
    • Video Production
    • E-commerce
    • 3D Modeling and Industrial Design
    • Psychology and Human Factors
  • Dean's List
1998-2002

Dublin Coffman

High School Diploma

  • Developed an interest in industrial design through industrial extracuricular courses offered.
  • Developed interest in graphics design
  • Lead and student run team to develop one of the first internet accessible student portals and grade/reporting systems common in schools today.
  • Recieved the Dublin Coffman Celebration of Excellence Award for service creating the school portal and online grading tools.

Dublin, OH 43016

Email: johnvalera@gmail.com

Phone: +1 (614) 602-1137