Kevin Pha

Graphic Designer Open to Freelance Opportunities

Dallas, TX, USA
Graphic Designer / Production Artist with 4+ years of experience in branding, marketing, advertising, pharmaceutical and supplement industries. Specializes in conceptual thinking, creation of eye-catching solutions to various problems, detail oriented and efficient production-ready file preparation and adapting to ever-changing client needs. Filled with loads of knowledge about various design software, pre-press, and latest print/digital trends.

Work Experience

Brookhaven College

Graphic Designer

Assist Marketing Department in design of various media within one of the top schools in the Dallas County Community College District .

• Conceptualize and Design for various forms of marketing
• Adapt to ever changing field of design through job training and applicable projects
• Collaboration with team and clients throughout the campus or at district level
January 2017 - Farmers Branch, Texas, United States

Kvnphadsn

Freelance Graphic Designer

I help clients through various aspects of Visual Communication:

Graphic Design • Lettering • Branding • Illustration • Web Design • Marketing • Print & Digital • UI/UX
January 2011 - Present Dallas, Texas, United States

Mannatech Inc.

Freelance Production Artist / Graphic Designer

Large scale international nutritional health supplement company focusing on improving lives of its customers and employees through sale of Glyconutrients.

• Pre-press, type correction, pre-flighting and packaging files for print/web
• Worked on brochures, flyers, promotional material and internal marketing
• Creation of web banners for social media and company website
• Heavy use of Adobe InDesign CC
• Strong emphasis with Layout Design and Typography
• Updated many files with translations of different languages
October 2016 - December 2016 Coppell, Texas, United States

Nosco Pharmaceutical Packaging

Production Artist / Graphic Designer

Work alongside creative professionals in Pre-Press/Art Department to make sure pharmaceutical artwork from various companies across the world are ready for press. Every detail must be perfect and adhere to strict regulations. Millions of labels are sent worldwide.

• Pre-press, edit artwork, color correction, color separation, pre-flight artwork
• MPS, Letterpress (Sanki & Servo), UV Flexo, and Water-Based Flexo (Webtron)
• Design company wide marketing pieces, employee bios, custom labels
• Mac based work stations, Adobe Creative Suite, and various industry leading software used
• Continued work on various internal design and marketing projects
• Helped team utilize effective ways to use new software
October 2012 - June 2016 Carrollton, Texas, United States

MetroMedia Technologies

Graphic Design Intern

MMT is a large scale printing and advertising agency based in New York

• 60pg brochure sent to 1000’s to show their advertising and printing capabilities
• Developed awareness through various print and digital media
• Increased visual recognition and accessibility of brand identity
May 2012 - August 2012 Dallas, Texas, United States

OfficeMax

ImPress Print Specialist

A large retail chain that sells office furniture and appliances and offers printing services to help customers with their businesses.

• Desktop Publishing ( fliers, business cards, posters, banners, logos, etc. )
• Digital Printing ( Xerox 550, 4112, Canon iPF6300 wide format ) + maintenance
• Handle multiple jobs under tight deadlines, developed speed and technique
November 2011 - November 2012 Lewisville, Texas, United States

Brookhaven College

Graphic Designer

• Assist various campus groups/organizations in gaining recognition for Brookhaven

• Develop designs for various print/digital media initiatives across campus

• Utilize latest design software
January 2017 - Present Texas, United States

Education

Brookhaven College

AAS in Visual Communication: Communication Design Track

August 2010 - December 2013 Farmers Branch, Texas, United States

University Of North Texas

N/A

Attended this university to sharpen my fine art skills.
August 2009 - May 2010 Denton, Texas, United States

Languages

English (Native),
Khmer (Native),

Awards

Brookhaven College

Outstanding Student Scholarship- Visual Communications Dpt.

2013

Brookhaven College

Design Chosen for College Resale Shop

2012

Brookhaven College

2nd Place Winner in Book Jacket Design Contest

2012

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Bootstrap, Branding, Concepting, CSS, Drawing, HTML, Jquery, Layout, Lettering, Logo, Pre-press, Print-Production, Printing, Typography, Vector, Watercolor, WordPress,

References

Jeff Meade
469-644-0547
Pre-press Manager - Nosco

Rock Morris
rmorris@rmorris.com
Designer - Rock Morris Design

Abhi Vyas
214-750-4668
avyas@mmt.com
Marketing Director - MMT

Ray-mel Cornelius
214-946-9405
ray-mel@raymelcornelius.com
VCOM Instructor - BHC