Joseph Wharton

Graphic Designer

Richmond, VA, USA
To utilize and further develop my aesthetic sense and abilities in graphic design.

Work Experience

Advertising Concepts, Inc.

Creative Director

Devise innovative editorial design concepts and produce ACI’s four, bi-monthly publications that are West End’s Best, River City, Chesterfield Living, and Hanover Lifestyle magazines

Work with the sales team to design client advertisements for inclusion in ACI’s four publications, three monthly direct mail pieces, and online at RichmondNavigator.com

Supervise and collaborate with the Graphic Designer on all creative projects

Maintain ACI’s online presence by managing RichmondNavigator.com and engaging our audience through the use of social media
November 2013 - Present Midlothian, Virginia, United States

Virginia Living Magazine

Advertising Graphic Designer

Worked with the Creative Services Director to produce both in-house and client related advertisements during Virginia Living's deadline period

Assisted in the design and production of marketing materials for the sales team
December 2012 - October 2013 Richmond, Virginia, United States

American Society For Engineering Education

Graphic Designer

Assist the Creative Director in the conceptualization of art and design in their monthly flagship publication Prism Magazine.

Supervise the Junior Graphic Designer by providing guidance and feedback on all assignments.

Work with various departments in the organization to develop themes and imagery for collateral materials including programs, signage, fliers, and brochures produced for conferences and events.

Multitask on several assignments and ensure all projects are completed on time with a high degree of professionalism and detail.
February 2011 - July 2012 District of Columbia, United States

Children's Museum Of Richmond

Graphics Coordinator

Created internal graphics and designs for the museum
Assisted in providing solutions to design problems
Worked in a team environment to help create output
January 2010 - May 2010 Richmond, Virginia, United States

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University

B.F.A. in Graphic Design

I am a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University's School of the Arts with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design.
August 2006 - May 2010 Richmond, Virginia, United States

Awards

Association Of Educational Publishers

Distinguished Achievement Award Finalist

2012

Designanddesign.com

Graphic Design of the Day

201102

Designanddesign.com

Graphic Design of the Day

201101

Designanddesign.com

Showcased Design

201009

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Editorial Design, Team Player, Adobe Indesign, Attention To Detail, Creative Thinking, Diligence, Graphic Design, Multitasking, Print Design, Self-starter, Typography, Work Under Pressure,