Profile

SUMMARY

A highly skilled professional computer graphic designer and artist looking to further experience in the field of visual communication and the Internet.

CONTACT

Please email me at orie@z-builder.com if you would like to contact me!

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ten years of Professional graphic design, web and internet experience
  • Skilled in a variety of media and mediums, including printed material and web
  • Familiar with all essential design/publishing software for various platforms, including Adobe suite and Macromedia suite tools. Also familiar with many web coding languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript), validation and cross-platform standards.
  • A complete understanding of the graphic design business; Part-owned and managed own private, profitable graphic design firm of several employees for three years
  • A solid foundation and education in the visual and classic arts
  • Strong planning and project management skills

EDUCATION

  • Human Academy, Omiya, Japan- Professional Graphic Design Course. Graduated 2000.
  • Gunma University Division of Fine Arts and Education, Japan- Majored in Design/Graphic Design. Graduated 1996.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Professional Homepage Layout/Design (1999-2007) As a freelance designer, designed the look and layout of dozens of websites, from multi-million dollar Venture Capital firms to small Non-Profit Organizations. Completely managed information architecture on all sites, scaling the design and the tools used to the needs of the client. Focused primarily on Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs), both pay and pro bono.
  • Professional illustration design for several businesses (including one Fortune 100 company), and graphical mass-mailing fliers for businesses and nonprofit organizations.
  • Graphic Design/Consulting- Designed fliers, menus, mass-mailing postcards, and labels for both NPOs and Japanese/Asian businesses.
  • Co-Owned and Managed Private Graphic Design Business (Japan, 1995-1998)- Cofounder of "Odd Eyes", a computer graphic design and computer training company. In the space of three years, completely designed no fewer than eight major Internet sites for various businesses, including: Odd Eyes, Kanai Construction, Yamada CPA, Ota City Junior Orchestra, Aoyama Temple, Johkoh Funerary, Cosmo Real Estate, and "Harem Scarem", a Canadian Heavy metal band. Designed a large billboard for Cosmo Real Estate that is still displayed in downtown Ota City.
  • Published communication/computer articles (Japan, 1996)- Wrote several articles (including illustrations) for "My Little Town", a monthly publication for the citizens of Ota City. Wrote articles concerning Internet communication and computers.

TOOLS

All Adobe and Macromedia studio applications, primarily Adobe Photoshop CS2, Imageready, Illustrator CS2, InDesign. Macromedia DreamWeaver 8, Fireworks MX, Flash MX. Coding includes HTML/XHTML, PHP redesign, CSS, JavaScript, mySQL interfacing, Flash MX scripting. Validation and cross-platform standards.