Tommy Bowen

Experience Designer

Arlington, VA, USA
I live design. We all do. I find beauty in meshing art with function to serve a purpose. Design should be straightforward and honest – clear and concise, with as little interference possible. I work to follow this statement every time I put pencil to paper, mouse to pad,and I strive to be a more skilled, more versatile designer every day.

I take inspiration from great experiences, and enabling others to share them. I seek out the details that make interactions delightful and memorable, and find ways to iterate on those little "ah-ha" moments in my work.

Work Experience

Government Executive

Sr. Visual Designer

• Manage custom and white-label event website creation,
event creative direction and concepts end-to-end.
• Create custom platform creative for government
marketing initiatives including custom websites, articles,
brand channels, podcast production and SME elevation.
• Manage freelance outsourcing and creative direction
for various research and custom publication products
(ebooks, research reports, competitive analysis, etc.)
January 2018 - Present Washington, District of Columbia, United States

GovLoop

Lead Interactive Designer

February 2014 - December 2017 District of Columbia, United States

American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA)

Contracted Designer

August 2013 - January 2014 District of Columbia, United States

National Ink & Stitch

Multimedia Specialist

Produced artwork, lent in-house creative direction, and assisted with screen printing, embroidery and dye sublimation production. Managed digital press workflow from conception to final product i.e., business cards, brochures, booklets, etc. Maintained company’s social media presence, as well as web store design and development. Helped create and maintain branding and identity for both National Ink & Stitch as well as select clients.
September 2011 - August 2013 Owings, Maryland, United States

Solution Signs

Creative Consultant

Produced artwork that exceeded the company’s on-staff capabilities. Assisted with large-format printing and installation of various media i.e., vinyl, sign foam, maxmetal, etc. on various surfaces (vehicle wraps, banners, concrete, etc.)
November 2011 - August 2013 Owings, Maryland, United States

Education

The Art Institute Of Washington - Northern Virginia

BFA - Graphic Design

January 2006 - August 2011 Arlington, Virginia, United States

Anne Arundel Community College

AA.FA Visual Arts, Graphic Design

I completed my AA.FA in visual arts in August of 2011, with a graphic design focus. I was involved in peer critiques, as well as featured in a selected works art gallery.
June 2010 - August 2011 Arnold, Maryland, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Skills

Digital Design, Front-End Design, Icon Design, Prepress, UI/UX Design, HTML/CSS, Large Format Design, Print Layout/Design, SEO, Textile Print Design, Web Development, Working/Developing Javascript Knowledge,