Mitch Vega

vEGGart.com

Seattle, WA, USA
I'm originally from Bellingham, Washington where I first established myself as a commercial artist, and relocated to the Seattle area in 2011. I've worn many hats on these short years around the sun including painter, draughtsman, illustrator, apparel designer, logo designer, web designer/developer, Wordpress and Drupal content manager, musician, tutor, exorcist, DJ, event planner, game designer, animator and probably even more I can't remember right now. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, yoga, riding my bike, cooking, walking in the woods, dancing, hula hooping, long conversations about esoteric subjects, playing video games, running, making large-scale art with friends, swimming, and pounding pounding techno music.

For at least the next five years, I would prefer to stay in the Pacific Northwest, but would consider relocating for the right opportunity.

Work Experience

OHM Seattle

General Manager / Creative Director

Management of a 2,000 sq ft artist live/work studio inc. 7 separate units and shared space, collecting rent and paying bills. Upkeep & maintenance of units, creation and maintenance of website, online calendar and social media accounts, advertising, neighborhood relations, artist booking and class scheduling of busy artists community.
May 2014 - July 2015 Seattle, Washington, United States

VeggART

Freelance Graphic Designer

Illustration for print and web, website design, WordPress and Drupal installation / design / administration, mobile game sprite & interface design, original art print & merchandise sales, portraits & caricatures, t-shirt images, Adobe software tutoring, optimizing & compositing scans, logo design, branding, social media marketing and promotional email buildout for a variety of clients in the Pacific Northwest.
October 2004 - Present Washington, United States

Full Circle

Jr. Web Developer

Development, design and maintenance of Full Circle client facing website built in customized WordPress, edits to member's only site using PHP and jQuery, email template updating and creation using HubSpot, ExactTarget and php sendmail, responsive email design using brand spec colors and flow to draw customers' eye to the CTA, version control using git, banners, sidebars, landing pages and copy, in a fast paced quick turnaround environment.
March 2012 - May 2013 Seattle, Washington, United States

Oysterdome Games

Flash Artist / Web Designer

Backgrounds, characters, UIs, minigame design, online support, troubleshooting, QA and web graphics in Adobe Flash for (now defunct) ZooMyGosh children's educational online game, as well as graphics and HTML/CSS/ASP.Net web design and maintenance for sister company Pacific Health Inc. Landing page and main page design for Pacific Health supplements Corduzin, Lurosil and Claroxan based on pre existing packaging design.
March 2010 - October 2010 Bellingham, Washington, United States

Education

Whatcom Community College

AAS in Visual Communications

Specific areas of study: drawing, art history, computer science, graphic design, psychology, sociology, communications and music.
September 2007 - January 2009 Bellingham, Washington, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Skills

Actionscript, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Bootstrap, CSS, CSS3, Drupal, Git, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript, Jquery, Linux, Mac OS, Microsoft Office, Painter, SVN, Windows, WordPress,