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Jeffrey Whiting

Creative Director at Brick House Digital
jeffrwhiting@gmail.com

Summary

I am the creative director for Brick House Digital in Holly Hill, FL, creating websites, doing social media marketing, logo design, business cards, and small signs. We also specialize in e-Learning solutions and programs. I create hand-drawn illustrations and comic book art in pencil and pen& ink, following up with digital coloring and lettering. I have daily consultations with clients, manage projects and see them through to completion. I've created websites and animations for clients. I've created custom animations for LED signs & scoreboards for NASCAR events, a large appliance store, and a Canadian restaurant. I also published several comic books, doing all the writing and art chores, and handling the marketing, distribution and printing.
Specialties: Graphic design, animation, social media marketing, comic book artwork

Experience

Creative Director at Brick House Digital
December 2016 - Present
I am the creative director for a design studio in Holly Hill, FL, creating websites, doing social media marketing, logo design, business cards, and small signs. We also specialize in e-Learning solutions and programs. I create hand-drawn illustrations and comic book art in pencil and pen & ink, following up with digital coloring and lettering. I have daily consultations with clients, manage projects and see them through to completion. I've created websites and animations for clients, created custom animations for LED signs & scoreboards for NASCAR events, a large appliance store, and a Canadian restaurant. I also published several comic books, doing all the writing and art chores, and handling the marketing, distribution and printing.

Graphic Designer / Production Specialist at Fastsigns of Daytona
April 2015 - December 2016 (1 year 9 months)
I was responsible for creating computer generated vinyl and/or full color graphics output that can be weeded, cut and applied or printed and mounted to a substrate. This involves various levels of artistic creativity and ultimately leads to the complete or modified design from customer drawings, files, or exact output of customer-provided design for output to media.

Graphic Designer at Worldwide Sportswear
May 2011 - February 2015 (3 years 10 months)
I created custom illustrations for screen-printed and embroidered apparel and am trained in ICISS and T-Seps color separation methods for production, working in Adobe Photoshop and CorelDraw.
I also created and webmaster the company website in Joomla, with several hundred catalog pages, as well as handling the social media marketing for the company. I created a complete image package for the company's re-branding effort, including the logo, website, business cards, vehicle graphics, trade show banners and building signage.

Graphic designer at Mid-Florida Sportswear
August 2009 - February 2011 (1 year 7 months)
I created custom artwork for silk-screened apparel for motorcycle, racing, and other events, working in Adobe Photoshop and CorelDraw. I also created color separatations and output film, preparing it for the printing process. Clients included Bike Week events in Daytona Beach, Sturgis, Myrtle Beach, and Laconia, as well as many local restaurants and bars.

Animation Director at Don Bell Signs, LLC
August 1985 - March 2009 (23 years 8 months)
I worked in the art department of this large electrical sign company, creating custom designs and detailed blueprints for contruction drawings. As electronic signs evolved, I moved into the service department, setting up and repairing the computers that ran the incandescent and LED units. I created and ran the animation department for all of the LED video boards, and trained nationwide customers in Adobe After Effects and Photoshop. I created and maintained the company website. I provided onsite support for NASCAR events at many tracks around the United States.
I also traveled a good deal, training customers onsite in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects, Providing technical support and ongoing training was also a duty.

Freelance Comic Book Artist
1991 - 1997 (7 years)
Freelance inker on many of the Ultraverse titles for Malibu Comics, including Prime, Prototype, Untraforce, Sludge and Mantra. I inked issues 11 and 12 of The Tick for NEC, and several Wildstorm books, most recently in the World of Warcraft comic. I am proficient at hand drawn inks, as well as digital inks in manga Studio.

Graphic designer at Southern Sportswear
August 1983 - August 1985 (2 years 1 month)
I created hand drawn artwork for silk-screened apparel for clients such as Harley Davidson and NASCAR. I created color separations by hand as well. This was all before computers, so everything was done by hand - pen & ink on acetate sheets.

Education

Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Associate of Science (AS), Interactive Media/Web Design, 2011 - 2015
Daytona Beach Community College
Certificate, Graphic Arts, 1982 - 1983
Seabreeze Sr High
Drafting, art, 1979 - 1982