Resume

MY SPECIALTIES:

Graphic Design, Pre-Press Production, Color Correction, Packaging, Photography, Video Production, Editing, Pre & Post Production, Web Design & Development, Content Management Systems (WordPress & Joomla), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Email Marketing & Server Management.

MY  WORK EXPERIENCE:

Partner/Marketing Consultant at Marketing Houston Group:
January 2012 – Present

Marketing Houston Group is a Houston-based Digital Branding & Creative Advertising company. We help companies in the Houston Metropolitan area build and maintain their Brands, on and offline.

Multimedia Designer at InsurMark:
March 2012 – May 2013  (1 years 3 months)

Design and develop WordPress content management systems. Shoot and edit video content and create email marketing material. Build social media profiles and implement SEO strategies. Launch and monitor lead generating landing pages. Build and manage dedicated server with multiple client domains.

Freelancer – JHodgson Design & Technology:
August 2005 – Present (6 years 4 months)

Worked with Houston-based companies such as Innova Design & Advertising, Barnes & Stonedale, Walker Entertainment Group, ALC Church, McCarty BMX and Thompkins Marketing.

Currently manage 2 Linux web servers with over 65 client websites and email. Launched 3 Basecamp project management systems for internal/client use. Built and currently admin over 13 Facebook profiles, including Twitter & Youtube. Educate and train clients on the use of Social Networks and Content Management websites such as WordPress and Joomla. Produce and edit video content for a range of clients.

Case Study: (ALC Church)

Graphic, Web, Video and Social Media consultant for one of Houston’s leading churches. Rebranded ALC Church and implemented strategic marketing plan. Increased website traffic from 250,000 hits, to 2.7 Million in 2 years. Designed custom email campaigns with viable analytics and a list of over 17,000. Built the creative department and trained other employees in the department. Produced/Edited video content and printed a high quality weekly newsletter. Helped build a mobile marketing network, SpiriText.com that opened up a new market and revenue stream for ALC.

Package Designer at Drake Container Corp:
January 2001 – August 2005 (4 years 8 months)

Package designer and web developer for the leading corrugated packaging company in Houston, TX. Helped launch programs for clients such as Pennzoil, Wal-mart, Clorox, and Crayola. Used 3D/Photoshop renderings to cut costs of manufacturing corrugated mockups, and expedited client approval. Trained other employees and interns as needed. Built websites and flash presentations to support multi-million dollar accounts.

Web Designer at ComSpace.com, Inc:
June 1999 – December 2000 (1 years 7 months)

Comspace was one of the largest website design companies in Texas at the time. I worked in a team environment as a Graphic/Web Designer. We created multiple websites and print material. I interacted with clients and programmers and met very strict deadlines. Maintained accounts such as the Houston Aeros, Chevron, Lyondell Citgo, WCSC Woodlands, and many more.

Graphic Design Intern at Patrick Advertising:
October 1998 – May 1999 (8 months)

Worked on Houston Chronicle ads and helped the Owner and Art Director with tasks as needed.

MY EDUCATION:

The Art Institute of Houston, Houston, Texas
Associates of Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design – Graduated: June 1999
Dean’s List 3 consecutive times/Graduated with Honors.
Workshop in Flash animation.

The Art Institute of Houston, Houston, Texas
Digital Film & Video Production – (2008-2011)