1851 Alma Street #8, Palo Alto, CA 94301
650 930-6825 cell phone 408 234-4817
Work wanted: graphic designer.
Senior Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Art and Design Director, Graphic Artist, Presentations Illustrator, Technical Illustrator, Entrepreneur, Business Principle, Founder, President, and more.
Application experience include: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXpress, PageMaker. Dreamweaver, Flash, Microsoft Office 365 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), WordPress and many more applications.
Alan has worked in graphic and web design business, web development, semiconductor companies, telecommunication companies, technical graphic companies, TV Station, publishing companies, advertising and marketing communications, printing and graphic companies and etc.
Summary of Job Experience:
Alan Smith Graphic Designer, Sunnyvale/Palo Alto CA, 2002 through 2018
Graphic and web design including creation of websites for business, companies, startups. Today websites are designed using the WordPress platform with advanced themes such as the Divi theme. This premium theme is one of the best available to design great professional looking websites. Web and internet activity are easily provided by using selected and up to date plugins. Client work includes design of professional looking logos, brochures, posters, tradeshow graphics and much more. More graphic applications include: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver and more.
Fujitsu Compound Semiconductor, San Jose CA, 2002
A temporary job in the graphics department creating, recreating and printing all graphics for a major trade show display.
InfoPoint Inc, Santa Cruz CA, 2002
Graphic and web design for InfoPoint website clients. This included creation of graphics for websites and well as website updates and changes. Early 2002 websites were designed for 4.0 browsers using HTML, tables, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks along with Illustrator and Photoshop.
ADC Enhanced Services Division, San Jose CA, 2001
Senior Graphic Designer job in Marketing Communications include setup of a new Graphic Design Department and expanding and conforming ESD Look and Feel to new ADC Corporate graphic guidelines. Design of all collateral including data sheets, executive summaries, product marketing brochures, newsletter, trade show graphics, web images, CD labels and CD Jewel Case covers. Graphic Design and direction of CD projects include Sales kit CDs and Sales Training CDs. Graphic Design and project coordination with Webmaster of web images. One project included the design of fifty 4-color data sheets in Spanish and Portuguese. Work include sending graphic files via FTP, creating color and full bleed PDFs, burning CDs, purchase requisitions, color proofing and vendor management. Programs used include QuarkXpress, Illustrator, Photoshop, ImageReady Acrobat, MS Word, MS Powerpoint and etc. Experience in this job include project management, art direction, vendor management, multi-tasking, proofing, editing and interfacing with VPs, Marcom Manager, Product Marketing Managers and Engineers.
California Micro Devices, San Jose CA, 2000 – 2001
A full time Graphic Designer job in Marketing Communications creating product brochures, product catalogs, ads, newsletters, data sheets, CD covers, graphics for magazines and more. With priorities on publications for new product launches and press releases, I have reworked all data sheets to print in PDF f9ormat from the web site. This includes designing and formatting new data sheet guide/template, symbol library, and reworking all data sheets. More job responsibilities include scanning on Umax scanner, CD creation on Adaptec/HP CD writer, and creation of images for corporate communications, Powerpoint presentations and web site. Programs used include Pagemaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, ImageReady, MS Word and MS Powerpoint. Experience in this job include multi-tasking. Proofing, editing, and interfacing with VPs, Marcom Manager, Product Marketing Mangers and Engineers.
Micro Linear, San Jose CA, 1998 – 3/2000
A full time Desktop Publisher job in Marketing Communications creating data sheets, application notes and briefs, newsletters, block diagrams, schematic diagrams and Powerpoint presentations on PCs using Windows NT, 98 and 95 in Pagemaker, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Illustrator, Pho0toshop, Acrobat, Math Type and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint). Output is for print. More work includes working with product marketing managers in design of pitch packs, product flyers (4 color) market penetration products and other promotional designs. Experience in this job include multi-tasking, proofing, editing and interfacing with marketing communications manager, product marketing managers, application and design engineers, and editors.
NetSchools Corp/Art Links, Santa Clara CA, 1998
A temporary job creating user instructions for print and PDF using Pagemaker in Windows NT on fast PC Server.
Savi Technology/Richmar Associates, Sunnyvale CA 1998
A temporary job creating graphics in Illustrator for Power Point presentations.
Academic Systems, Mt. View/Alan Smith, 1228 Balboa Ct, #11. Sunnyvale CA 1997-1998.
Consultant/Desktop Publishing contract job in my home office reworking work boos for educational software. Programs used are QuarkXPress with Xmath extension, Microsoft Word, Acrobat and StuffIt.
Space Systems Loral/Superior Design, 39350 Civic Center Dr, Fremont, CA 1997
A contract job at SS Loral in electronic publishing (Tech Pubs) including graphic illustration, diagrams, page layout, display layout and report covers in Illustrator and Photoshop. Other programs include Microsoft Word, Excel and PC to Mac file conversion. Output include B&W on HP and color on Fiery. Technical illustration reference includes Pro E file conversion, CAD, Engineering drawings, sketches and photo copies.
Unisys Computer Systems/West Valley Engineering, 1183 Bordeaus Dr. Sunnyvale CA 1997
A temporary job at Unisys Computer Systems: graphic illustration on PC in Illustrator.
ARGOSytems Inc/Richmar Associates, 283 Brokaw Rd, Santa Clara CA, 1996-1997
A contract job with ARGOsystems in Tech Pubs. Design and illustration on PC Windows 95 include printing on HP, QMS, Techtronics and Fiery. Coping includes Zerox Color One and Kodak DocuColor copiers. Work is on PCs, Macintosh and Networks in Illustrator, PowerPoint, Excel ClarisDraw.
Knight-Ridder Information Inc/Tech Aid, 2635 N 1stStl, Suite 103, San Jose CA 1996
A short term graphic design job interfacing with Knight-Ridder Information including design and rework of direct mailers, posters and documents using Macintosh on networks in QuarkXPress, Photoshop, Illustrator and Microsoft World. This work includes color work for commercial printing.
More Experience Includes: Art Links/Waite Group Inc – book illustration on Mac 1996, Superior Design/LifeScan Inc – desktop publishing on Mac 1996, Techniskills/Maxim – graphic illustration on Mac 1996 – Art Links/Computer Currents – ad design and rework on Mac 1995, and Culver Staffing/Binuscan Inc – software demonstration 1995. Over fifteen years – experience in graphic design, production and illustration.
Education, Computer Training and Continuing Education:
Education is Bachelor of Science, Major in Art, from Indiana State University Evansville (ISUE) now University of Southern Indiana (USI) in May 1977. This Bachelor of Science includes Art Major with an Advertising Design Specialty at Ball State University (BS). Associate of Technology from Southern Illinois University (SIU).
More education includes Desktop Publishing and Computer Graphics courses from Ivy Tech in 1990-1991.
Marketing Communications Certificate Program, in 1998- 1999, from San Jose State University Professional Development – Overview of Marketing Communications – Advertising Strategy – Marketing Communications as a Strategic Function – How to Succeed in Direct Mail – Trade Show Coordination – Product Publicity.
Internet Business Specialist Certificate Matrix from San Jose State University Professional Development – Creating Web Pages with HTML in May 1999.
Selected Classes in Graphic Design and Business Management from University of California Santa Cruz Extension: Principles of Management and Organization summer term 1999, Advanced Photoshop Compositing and Effects summer term 2000.
Professional Interests are Art, Music, Marketing Communications, Advertising, Internet, Web, Web Design and Development, e-commerce, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Electronics, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, SM Business, New Business, Startups, Angel Investing, VC funding, and more.
References are available on request. AKA Gregory Alan Smith at ISUE, USI, SIU, and IVY Tech.