Alex Thomson

Freelance Graphic Desiger & Photographer

Boston, MA, USA
I am a freelance graphic designer and photographer driven to succeed in my specialties and passions. I strive to be one of the top in my craft and connect people through the visual design process.

Work Experience

Freelance

Graphic Designer and Photographer

Graphic design areas of work include: branding, identity, packaging, informational, editorial, promotional design, in addition to conceptualization, planning and execution.

Photography areas of work include: wedding, family, children, editorial, event, sport, product photography, and photo retouching.

Responsibilities: connecting vendors with clients, estimation, billing, production planning, time management, client communication and consultation
September 2008 - Present Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Social Mavens Marketing Agency

Design Consultant

Consultant and designer for multiple accounts. Work ranged from printed editorial design, online newsletters, information design, identity and branding development, instructional presentations, digital imaging.
March 2011 - October 2013 Massachusetts, United States

J&R Graphics

Assistant Offset Lithographer and Bindery

Offset lithography, digital printing, equipment troubleshooting, equipment maintenance, bindery, finishing, mailing, packaging
December 2009 - June 2010 Hanover, Massachusetts, United States

New York Daily Newspaper

Freelance Editorial Photographer

Photojournalism, editorial photography, photo editing and retouching

Article: No bigger residents than when President Obama and first fam visit Martha's Vineyard (Print Edition Only)

August 9, 2009
August 2009 - August 2009 New York, United States

Education

University Of Massachusetts–Dartmouth

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth
College of Visual and Performing Arts

Areas of study include graphic design, typography/letterform, letterform design, color studies, digital imaging, illustration, printmaking, photography, visual communication, three-dimensional sculpture and form studios, liberal arts
September 2010 - May 2014 North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States

South Shore Regional Vocational Technical High School

Vocational High School Graduate: Graphic Communications and Visual Design

Technical Student in Graphic Communications Program. Areas of study include graphic design, prepress, offset lithography, digital printing, bindery, finishing, proofing, estimation and billing, high–end photo editing, liberal arts

Cooperative Job Placement Program in high-end printing company

Competed in SkillsUSA competitions (http://www.http://skillsusa.org/)
Regional, State and National Competitions (See Awards)
September 2006 - June 2010 Hanover, Massachusetts, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Awards

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA District Gold Medalist

2010

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA MA State 6th Place

2010

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA District Silver Medalist

2009

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA MA State 4th Place

2009

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA MA Membership Promotion Award

2009

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA District Silver Medalist

2008

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA MA State Gold Medalist

2008

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA Nationals 7th Place

2008

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA Nationals Skill Point Award

2008

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite, Bindery, CS3 To Current, Digital Imaging, Digital Printing , Graphic Design, Illustration, IOS, Linotype, Mailing, Microsoft Office, Offset Printing, Os X, Photography, Prepress, Quark Xpress, Silkscreen, Technical Troubleshooting, Windows Os,

Publications, Shows, Mentions

2013 Island Weddings Magazine
2013 University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth “Together” Junior Graphic Design Show
2011 University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth Foundations Show
2009 New York Daily News (August 9, 2009)