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Artist Statement :

Driven to venture into the unknown to push the boundaries of Visual Arts, where natural creative talent was put to the test at an early age and honed to surpass such hurdles as the conquest into graphic design and print production, Phil has risen in intellect that has evolved into a multi talented burst of ingenuity ready the 21st century.

While working on teams and learning the design industry from a business standpoint, and making the transition into web design and marketing, his relevant relationship with computer software and hardware has provided him with the skills needed to perform exceptionally in the workforce, but can it be transitioned into a more traditional form of human communication…art.

There seems to be a great divide primarily in the education world and even in the real world, of the humanic artists versus the scientific designers. It’s a bit odd since they basically use the same tools to create works of art, but what if of most interest here is figuring out if someone can be meld both sides.

Typically, most people start off by being artists before designers, but can someone like him who started out as a designer make the transition into the art world, and be able to support a sustainable life?

Attempting such an endeavor has been a test for which has pushed him into uncomfortable situations to capture his life through photographing the Pacific Northwest, for which the natural environment provides very little wiggle room for control over the artwork versus what he is most comfortable with : a blank canvas.

Experience :

Work Experience :

Amazon Prime Now \\ 6 Months / Prepared orders for Customer Delivery / Improved Team Morale with Humor / Volunteered to Pick up Extra Shifts / Assisted New Associates with Questions

Independent Business Owner \\ 14 years 10 Months Established effective marketing and sales tools for over 50+ clients all over the world.Services include Brochures, Stationary, Media Packaging, Multi-Page Documents, Websites, E-Commerce, SEO, Banners and Advertisements, Logo Design, Style Guides, Rebranding. / Worked with Business owners, marketing coordinators, sales teams, print shops and web hosts to promote client messages to the public eye.

Web Designer \\ Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services / 6 Months / Updated company website(s) with new information, and established design format.  / Built an iPad Nutrition Kiosk for Students to check Nutrition Information for what was available daily.Established a corporate identity for a new dining location.Designed multiple E-Mail campaigns weekly for a list of over 25000 students.Photographed Dining Locations.

Senior Graphic Designer & Print Production Specialist \\ Creative Designs & Signs / 9 yearsWork directly with customers to develop designs for that were then applied to a wide variety of items, such as apparel, signs, banners, business cards, brochures, vehicle graphics, and promotional materials.Added the ability for custom design work vs. stock art which helped to increase the company’s profits and market share. Designed over 1,000 custom items!Print Screens on large format printers which enable Press Operators to print 4 color process and simulated process with ease.Trained various Staff members on computer applications and printers.Created informational website and additional sales materials to give to vendors.

Studies :

Higher Education :

Portland Community College \\ General Education / Disc Golf / Microsoft for Work / Social Media Marketing / Economics

Bowling Green State University \\ Cultural Diversity / Cooperative Education / Package Design / Independence / Teamwork / Apple for Work

Owens Community College \\ General Education / Public Speaking / Astronomy / Statistical Quality Control

University of Findlay \\ Stress Management / Solar Energy / Music History / Technology & Gaming

James A. Rhodes State College \\  Marketing / Technology & Civilization / Business Law / Microsoft for Education / Work Study / Team Building

High School :

Van Wert High School // High School Diploma

Vantage Career Center // Interactive Media / Community Relations / Educating Youth / Computer Science / Computer Programming / Photography

Awards : 

Business Professionals of America // State Qualifier 2006 / Web Design

Business Professionals of America // Regional Qualifier 2005 / Graphic Design