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Eric Dossou

Media Designer, Photographer

Chicago, IL, USA
I am a digital media artist born and raised in Cotonou, Benin. Ever since high school, I knew I wanted to create things that have to power to impact the lives of people around me. In December 2006 I came to the US as I decided to further pursue my education in design.

As an foreign student and recent Graduate from Columbia College Chicago, I still draw inspiration from my cultural background in my personal work while having a universal breadth of styles in terms of commercial graphic design.
Designer? Photographer? Artist? I do not care about titles, all that matters to me is solving problems, creating meaningful things with innovative and creative mediums.

Work Experience

Dossou Design+Photo

Art Director

- Help small businesses and individuals around the world create and design commercial art for marketing and promotion.
- Graphic Design for print, Web design, Photography, Advertising, Branding, Animation, Video
January 2012 - Present

Harold Washington College

Digital Multimedia Design Teaching Assistant

• Assist Digital Media faculty & supplement instruction.
• Help students with design, animation, video editing precepts & projects.
• Consolidate knowledge of creative applications such as Adobe Photoshop,
Illustrator, Flash.
October 2012 - February 2014 Illinois, United States

Columbia College Chicago

Student Worker / Graphic Designer

• Re-designed and maintained website for the office of Research and Planning.
• Designed layouts and interactive PDFs reports and presentations.
• Assist with clerical duties including data entry using Remark Office OMR.
July 2011 - December 2012 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Gazelle Touch

Graphic Designer, Photographer (Temp.)

Designed print Advertising and marketing promotion documentation.
Photographed models and products for advertising campaigns.
October 2010 - December 2010 Cotonou, Benin

Harold Washington College

Student Faculty Assistant / Graphic Designer

- Designed the Applied Science Department Website
- Designed department's programs brochures and posters
- Designed custom documentation (handouts, Covers etc.) for faculty
- Computer and AV technology assistance
July 2008 - August 2010 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Education

Columbia College Chicago

Bachelor of Arts, Art and Design (Advertising Minor)

January 2010 - December 2012 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Harold Washington College

Associate's in Applied Science, Digital Multimedia Design

Honor Student (3.1 GPA)
January 2007 - May 2010 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Haute Ecole De Commerce Et De Management

Brevet de Technicien Superieur, Communication des Entreprises

Business Communication degree.
October 2004 - June 2006 Cotonou, Benin

Languages

French (Fluent),
English (Advanced),

Awards

Chicago Park District

Nature in Chicago Photography Exhibit - Honorable Mention

2010

Harold Washington College

Student Juried Art Exhibition

2008

Skills

Adobe Pagemaker, French, Printmaking, Research, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Creative Suites, Bilingual, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, Indesign, Joomla CMS, Lightroom, Marketing Strategy, Media Planning, Microsoft Office, Multicultural Perspective, Opencart, Photoshop, Wordpress Development,

Extra Activities

Volunteer at CercleSocial.org
Blogger at PixelAfricain.com