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Jeff McDowall
Jeff McDowall
Graphic Designer
Orlando, United States of America

Summary

Proficient Graphic Designer with experience in design, multimedia, and art-support roles, including instructional graphics production. At Carley Corporation, American Systems, JHT, Inc., Harcourt Publishers, and Siemens ICN, I supported development efforts on numerous educational, defense, and general graphics products. I also have experience in entertainment production and multimedia support through graphics positions at Disney-MGM Studios, Nickelodeon Studios, and Active Frame Interactive. My work with GoChiaSuperfoods involved creating a wide range of online and print graphics for their health food products and promotional events.

Currently hold a B.F.A. from St. Andrews University in Creative Writing and Visual Arts.

Skills

Graphic DesignIllustrationLogo DesignWeb Design

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop
Illustrator
Illustrator
Flash
Flash
Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver
InDesign
InDesign

Experience

  • Graphic Designer at Jeff McDowall Design
    Orlando, United States of America
    January 2014 - Present

    • Created brand identities, product design and illustrations, character designs, websites, packaging layouts, marketing displays, and apparel design.

    • Used Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, and Wordpress CMS.

    Clients

    • Pump House Studios (BrioPartners, Wellness Storehouse, Aleavia)

    • Just for Kids Dental

    • Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associates

    • International and Policy Analysis Center

    • Team Riverside Cycling

    • Fody Food, Inc.

    • JCX Enterprises

  • Lead Graphic Designer at GoChia! Superfoods, LLC
    Orlando, United States of America
    May 2011 - June 2016

    • Designed and developed main website, brand styles, e-commerce features, marketing materials, presentations, trade show materials, product labels, and flash media.

    • Tasked with maintaining company’s official sites, blog,and youtube channel, as well as coordinating graphics support for contracted marketing services and product distribution contacts.

    • Used Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Wordpress CMS, and video editing and conversion tools.

  • Graphic Artist at Pavonine Books
    Orlando, United States of America
    April 2010 - July 2016

    • Created map illustrations, logo conversion, promotional item designs, wiki illustrations and content management, t-shirt layouts, and cover layouts for Pavonine Books' illustrated podcasts, ebooks, and published novels for "The Prophet of Panamindorah", "The Guild of the Cowry Catchers", "Feeding Malachi" series.

    • Used Adobe Creative Cloud: Fireworks, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

  • Multimedia Specialist at Carley Corporation
    Orlando, United States of America
    September 2007 - May 2011

    • Created interactive flash graphics, diagrams, and images for team projects

    • Multimedia Artist, Northrop Grumman "Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) maintenance and training" (2010-2011)

    • Lead Artist, Rolls Royce/GE "F136 Engine Familiarization Course training" (2010-2011)

    • Multimedia Artist, U.S. Navy "Undergraduate Military Flight Officer (UMFO) training" (2009-2010)

    • Multimedia Artist, U.S. Marine Corps L-3/CC3 "Engineer School Curriculum and AVT Curriculum" (2009)

    • Multimedia Artist, U.S. Navy "Engineering Officer of the Watch" courseware for cruiser's, frigates, destroyers, and landing ships in the fleet ((2007-2009)

    • Used Adobe Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D Studio Max, Soundforge, video capture software, and video conversion tools for lesson art development.

  • Graphic Artist at American Systems
    Orlando
    April 2007 - August 2007

    • Created interactive flash activities and course material for various projects.

    • Provided Flash and graphic art support to production of web-based courses for the U.S. Navy Center for EOD and Diving.

    • Provided graphics support to various other company projects and presentations.

    • Used Adobe Flash, Photoshop, and Illustrator for lesson art development.

  • Graphic Artist at JHT, Inc.
    Orlando, United States of America
    October 2004 - January 2007

    • Worked in several teams of artists and instructional designers creating interactive training courses

    • United States Navy, Center for Surface Combat Systems "C” and “A” Schools. Tasked with creating functioning photo-realistic electronics equipment in Flash for use in web-based Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI).

    • United States Navy and NAVAIR web-based courses

    • Commercial projects such as CorrectCraft and main JHT websites

    • Graphics support included over 40 simulated electronics equipment, and over a hundred Aviation Maintenance and Naval Operations lessons, not including collaborative assignments on additional courses.

    • Used Adobe Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects, and 3D Studio Max for course art development.

  • Graphic Artist at Harcourt School Publishers
    Orlando, United States of America
    December 2003 - May 2004

    • Created and edited of graphics for Grades 1-6 online course activities in Flash, as part of an “ebook” product for Harcourt customers.

    • Assigned to work alongside programmers and other artists on custom Flash elements for these activities.

    • Worked with Macromedia Fireworks, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Macromedia Flash.

  • Multimedia Specialist at Siemens ICN Education Services
    Lake Mary, United States of America
    July 2000 - September 2003

    • Provided multimedia and graphics support to all Education Development teams based in Florida, Texas, and California. Recently completed major collaborative course project between USA and Munich, Germany branch of Siemens Education.

    • Multimedia support included production of animated and interactive media and presentations for computer-based and web-based delivery, created with Flash, Fireworks, Premiere, Dreamweaver, Inspire 3D, and various audio tools such as Sound Forge.

    • Graphics support included diagrams, flow charts, logos, banners, photo editing and enhancements, web elements, and design prototypes of Siemens courses for computer-based and web-based delivery, created with Fireworks, Flash, and Photoshop.

  • Scenic and Graphic Artist at Walt Disney World, Hollywood Studios Scenic Department
    Lake Buena Vista, United States of America
    March 2000 - May 2000

    • Created props, backdrops, and signage for Disney Studio productions and Disney World theme parks using FlexiSign Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop.

    • Aided the Scenic Shop in creation of murals and set piece dressings using traditional paints and air-brushes.

  • Video Editor at Active Frame Interactive
    West Palm Beach, United States of America
    May 1999 - September 1999

    • Non-linear editing of video footage using Adobe Premiere, Broadway capture software, audio-mixing boards, and Adobe Photoshop.

    • Edited video segments for use in several college-promotion and teenager-issues interactive CD-ROMs.

    • Assisted video producer on-location with camera and lighting equipment, actor direction, and shooting project footage with digital video cameras.

  • Print Graphic Intern at Nickelodeon Studios Universal
    Orlando, United States of America
    June 1997 - August 1997

    • Interned with Nickelodeon to produce art work, props, and signs for Nickelodeon's Shelby Woo, Keenan & Kel, Gullah-Gullah Island, and Binyah-Binyah Island television shows.

    • Created computer animations and graphics for executive presentation of internship final projects.

    • Worked with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Quark Xpress, 3D Studio Max, and Avid non-linear editors.