J.D. Williams

Graphic Designer

Flint, MI, USA
Experienced Graphic Designer and Illustrator with over 10 years experience in a wide variety of visual applications, including but not limited to Corporate Identity, Promotional Graphics, Cartooning and Web Design.
I'm also an accomplished creative writer with numerous published short stories, two published novels ("The Leopoard Man," for which I also designed the book cover and promotional website, and "Double Entry"), and a published graphic novel. For more information on my qualifications and samples of my work, please visit my website at http://www.theseizurecomic.com.

Work Experience

Surplus Today

Lead Graphic Designer

• Create magazine layouts for all articles (adobe CC suite)
• Light editing/proofreading of magazine articles
• Quality check final proofs before printing
• Help with magazine planning
• Design all graphics and pictures for magazine
• Create custom advertisements for select magazine advertisers
• represent magazine at tradeshows (setting up booth, magazine sales, soliciting advertisers and product donations, networking, customer relations)
• Contribute articles and product reviews
• Post articles to magazine websites
• Create eblasts promoting magazine (mailchimp)
• Post magazine updates on Linkedin
• Hand illustrate art for certain magazine layouts
• handle customer service calls with advertisers and writers
• solicit interviews and review products from advertisers
• create masthead and visual identity for new magazines
• create advertisements of various sizes promoting magazines
• train coworkers on software use (Illustrator, Indesign, Mailchimp, Google Docs)
June 2014 - June 2017 Brighton, Michigan, United States

JQW Graphics

Freelance Graphic Designer

• Create Collateral Graphics for clients using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
• Create and update websites for clients using HTML, CSS, Wordpress and Dreamweaver.
September 1994 - Flint, Michigan, United States

MSX International

Graphics Illustrator

• Downloaded, edited, proofread and uploaded documents for ACDelco using Illustrator and Excel.
• Completed project in a timely fashion to the satisfaction of ACDelco.
November 2009 - January 2010 Flint, Michigan, United States

Trader Publishing

Graphic Artist

• Created and updated advertisements for five different Trader Publications using Photoshop and Quark Xpress.
• Contributed to a $35000 profit turnaround within 4 months.
February 2003 - December 2003 Livonia, Michigan, United States


Desktop Publisher

• Created a variety of documents for Kinkos Customers using MS Office, Pagemaker, Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Draw and QuarkXpress.
• Named Employee of the Month for volume and value of work done.
January 2001 - July 2002 Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States

Detroit Media Partnership

Prepress Specialist

Created Advertisements for Detroit News and Detroit Free Press newspapers using Photoshop, Illustrator and MultiAd Creator.
February 2000 - December 2000 Detroit, Michigan, United States


University Of Michigan

Bachelors of Fine Art in Graphic Design

September 1994 - May 1999 Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States


Adobe Flash, Adobe Frontpage, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Photoshop, CSS, Dreamweaver, HTML, Mailchimp, MS Excel, Ms Powerpoint, MS Publisher, MS Word, MultiAd Creator, QuarkXpress, SEO, WordPress,