Benjamin McKay

Multimedia Specialist | 3d Generalist | Graphic Artist & Designer

Chesapeake, VA, USA
Art director, 3d generalist and multimedia specialist, with over 17 years of combined graphic design and customer service experience. Seeking a position to utilize my skills and contribute to that company's continued success.

•Strong creative, organizational, problem solving, and time-management skills
•Creates on-demand and meets tight deadlines in a dynamically fast-paced production environment
•Enjoys developing customer-focused art solutions and aims for excellence that exceeds client expectations
•Performs well under pressure, can handle multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities
•Professionally trained in both 2D & 3D animation and the game design process
•Can serve as a project lead or independently work in varying work structures and multifunctional teams
•Experience working with defense contractors, branches of the US armed services, Instructional Systems Designers (ISD), and Subject Matter Experts (SME) in the field of interactive media and training solutions

Work Experience

KOVA Global, Inc

Graphic Artist - Contractor

•Cape Henry Associates as a Multimedia Designer/Graphic Artist: provide a wide variety of multimedia services and support the 2D Graphics Training Division.
•Work with the Graphic Artist team in AR, VR, and MR development, 3D Modeling and Optimization, 2D and 3D animation, user experience (UX) and interface design, and interactive and standalone multimedia presentations
•Keep up to date in latest graphic artist technology and provide advice, guidance, and train less experienced graphic artist staff
November 2017 - April 2018 Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

Jonathan Martin Creative Inc.

Graphic Designer - Freelancer

• Creative team: worked on the production of scenic art for the Courageous Pages Children Exhibit in the Museum of the Bible
•Provided typographic and artistic expertise for displays
August 2017 - September 2017 College Grove, Tennessee, United States

Day & Zimmermann Federal Services (SOC, LLC)

Multimedia Specialist - Contractor

•General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) as a Multimedia Specialist: design and development of web and computer-based interactive multimedia applications, systems, and products
•Generate current-gen shaders and photo-realistic textures for serious game development and 3d assets
•Update, design, develop, and integrate computer generated 3D models, photogrammetry, animations, 2d graphics, audio and text from collected concept and CAD Drawings, raw audio, photographic, point cloud, and motion capture data
•Work with the Design team during product conception
March 2016 - August 2017 Pennsylvania, United States

Valkyrie Enterprises, LLC

Multimedia Specialist

•Virtual Tasks Training division: create interactive multimedia instruction, promotional items, and 3d prints
•Operate within the technical restrictions per project to create proportionately accurate, high-poly 3d models and animations
•Develop animation scripts, storyboards, and tasks based on technical manuals and reference data for NGRAIN 3d development
•Perform government contract acceptance testing, troubleshoot problems, and resolve issues and bugs
•Domestic travel to off-site locations such as military bases, ships, and training schools for reference gathering utilizing 3d scanners, computers and photographic equipment
November 2014 - February 2016 Virginia, United States

Virginia Beach Justice Initiative

Graphic Designer - Volunteer

•Marketing and Fundraising teams: research vendors, suppliers, and new marketing materials
• Assisted with the development, planning, and executing effective fundraisers, events, and marketing campaigns
June 2012 - June 2015 Virginia, United States

Dews, Inc.

Art Director

•Generate designs for apparel decoration, promotional products and marketing material for a wide variety of clients
•Train, manage, mentor, and direct other designers engaged in artwork
•Design, develop, and maintain company website and site graphics
•Analyze and evaluate COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) software and hardware products used to support production
August 2007 - November 2014 Virginia, United States

QVC Chesapeake Call Center

Customer Service - Order Entry Representative

•Provide direct customer assistance by performing input data functions, order entry
•Received numerous customer commendations for excellent service
•Active member of the QVC Communication Action Team (CAT), 2007
September 2003 - March 2011 Virginia, United States

Education

ITT Technical Institute

Bachelors in Digital Entertainment and Game Design

2005 - 2009 Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Skills

3d Generalist, 3D Studio Max, Access, Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects, Analytical/Research, AR, Blender 3D, Cintiq, CLIP STUDIO PAINT, Communication, Computer/Technical Savvy, Corel Draw, Creativity, Customer Service, Digital Art, Dreamweaver, Excel, Flash, Game Design, Geomagic Wrap, HandyScan, Leadership/Management, Mac, MAYA, Microsoft Office Suite, Mixed Reality, NGrain Producer Pro, Optitrack, Outlook, PC, Photoshop, Planning/Organizing, Polytrans, Powerpoint, Premiere Pro, Problem-Solving/Reasoning, Quixel, Skype For Business, Unity3D, Unity3D, Unreal, Vr, Vxelements, Windows, Word,