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Jason Crouch

Owner J. A. Crouch Design

West Hartford, CT, USA
I am an outgoing creative driven individual. I have a wide range of abilities and experiences from education and social work to military and adventure team building. My goals are to work with a world class design team and continue to develop my own design business as well as maintain my many interests with art and music.

Work Experience

The Gilbert School

Art Teacher

High School Art Teacher. Classes include:
Introduction to Design- Classes focus on Understanding the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. The Elements or Art and Principles of Design are also key concepts further discussed in all art classes.
Drawing & Painting- Students develop an understanding for use of materials as well as application as it applies to several periods of art history as well as cultural influences.
Graphic Design 1 & 2- A main focus for these classes is to develop a strong sense of planning through brainstorming and researching. Students also build skills such as software skills (Adobe Creative Suite), typography, communication and collaboration.
Web Design- Students learn the basics of HTML and CSS. Students all learn how to plan a website for multiple pages, basic interactivity and incorporating a variety of multimedia.
Digital Photography- Students develop basic camera and Photoshop skills and learn how to control the cameras shutter and aperture to achieve desired focusing and lighting effects. Students also learn the fundamentals of using symbolism to communicate through photography.
November 2008 - Present Winsted, Connecticut, United States

Wheeler Clinic

Intervention Specialist

Intervention Specialist and Court Liaison. Responsible for planning and facilitating individual and group training sessions with integrity and fidelity towards Treating Addictive Disorders and Reasoning and Rehabilitation curriculum. Provide Case Management and client assessments. Monitor and document achievement of goals identified in client’s Individual Service Plan. Client’s risk level, criminogenic needs, treatment goals, interventions, urinalysis results and any other pertinent information is reported to the court system.
November 2006 - November 2008 New Britain, Connecticut, United States

Wheeler Clinic

Senior Case Manager

Senior Case Manager for intensive, highly structured outpatient adolescent treatment program. Responsibilities include: Case Management of up to 40 youth at risk, supervising and maintaining hire for four case managers, utilizing Microsoft office to maintain and create program forms and spreadsheets, assisting and running group therapy sessions, organization of recreational programs, academic support, preparation of meals, certified behavior management, journal activities, transportation of clients, and continued communication with appropriate resources including, families, probation, schools, and DCF.
November 2000 - November 2006 Plainville, Connecticut, United States

Education

Paier College Of Art

Bachelors of Fine Arts

At Paier, I focused on realistic drawing and painting. I spent a great deal of time working with life studies and still life. I feel that I have taken much of my fine arts talents to enhance my graphics interests.
September 1990 - May 2006 Hamden, Connecticut, United States

Academy Of Art University (AAU)

Masters of Fine Arts

I am currently half way through my Master's of Fine Arts with a focus on Graphic Design.
September 2011 - Present San Francisco, California, United States

Alternate Route To Certification

CT Teaching Certification

Accelerated teaching certification program for Connecticut teachers.
September 2007 - May 2008 Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Awards

U.S. Army

Army Achievement Medal

2003

Army National Guard

National Guard Achievement Medal

2003

Army National Guard

Armed Forces Reserve Medal

2003

Paier College

Herbert J. Gute Memorial Prize

1993

Portland High School

Annual Principal's Award

1990

Portland High School

Patrick A. Keene Prize

1990

Skills

Drawing, Acrobate, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Edge Animate, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Muse, Adobe Photoshop, CSS, Education, HTML, IMovie, Logic, Pages, Painting, Word,