Paul Shryock

Digital Art Director

Bloomfield, NJ, USA
I design websites that help new businesses and startups grow. I also write about web design, marketing and business. Message me for a consultation.

I have 7 years experience designing and developing for the web and print. My work helps people solve problems and reach business goals. I write clean, semantic and well-commented code, and I like to have fun while doing it. I'm easy to get along with, and I always meet deadlines.

Work Experience

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide

Freelance Art Director

Works with Copywriters and account service people as team on assigned accounts to determine client needs, selling concepts and strategies. On concept approval, finds or creates the best visualization of the product within budget limits. Chooses and places all visual elements of the project, including type, illustrations, and photographs necessary to produce the intended image.

Secures approval of layouts and final art from Supervisor and the AE keeping him/her aware of pertinent account activity. Maintains consistent high graphic standards and is aware of the new techniques and trends in graphic arts and desktop publishing.

Checks and approves all visual materials through all stages of pre-production and production. Meets deadlines and informs appropriate authority in advance and obtains extra time in which to complete assignments. Maintains accurate records of time and expenses.
December 2016 - Present Parsippany, New Jersey, United States

McCann Echo

Freelance Graphic Designer

Worked with pharmaceutical client teams to revise and produce digital designs for HCP/patient websites and apps.
October 2016 - November 2016 Parsippany, New Jersey, United States

OSG Billing Services

Graphic designer

Designed and produced graphic materials for both OSG and OSG subsidiaries to meet expected standards and deadlines. Managed and maintained corporate website, including regular design and content updates that aligned with OSG brand intent and corporate visual identity, and reflected industry best practices for design, user interface, user experience and navigation.

Developed concepts and acted as dedicated point person for graphic projects. Configured and generated regular reports from Google Analytics and worked across marketing to assess performance and drive continuous site improvements.

Assisted in the on-going workflow of the department, managing work efficiency, project timeliness and addressing potential problems.
December 2015 - October 2016 New Jersey, United States

Kaast Machine Tools, Inc.

Web designer, Marketing specialist

I design and develop all web and print marketing materials. I also redesigned many sections of their website. I optimized their blog for SEO and write new blog content. I also designed their latest 160-page machine tools product catalog.
July 2014 - Present Pennsylvania, United States

Spirit Media Group, Inc.

Web designer, Graphic designer

Page layout, photo retouching, advertisement design, website design.
July 2012 - July 2014 Pennsylvania, United States

Bay West Graphics

Web designer, Graphic designer

Website design, HTML emails, page layout, illustration, branding.
February 2013 - February 2014 Bowie, Maryland, United States

Sports Reports Press

Graphic designer

Designed monthly newspaper, page layout, advertisement design.
February 2013 - February 2014 Alabama, United States

Barksdale School Portraits

Imaging specialist

Photo retouching and color correction of school portraits.
July 2013 - August 2013 Aston Township, Pennsylvania, United States

Folsom Tool And Mold Co

Web designer, Machine operator

Built website and designed print materials. Also operated lathe and milling machines, producing and inspecting helicopter parts. Occasionally drove forklift.
June 2011 - February 2013 Aston Township, Pennsylvania, United States

The Vine Christian Shoppe

Graphic designer

Designed advertisements, print marketing materials and web graphics.
November 2010 - November 2013 Springfield, Pennsylvania, United States

The Communitarian

Graphic designer, Web designer

Designed a monthly college newspaper, re-designed branding, retouched photos, designed and developed a new website and posted all web content.
January 2011 - May 2011 Pennsylvania, United States

Education

JavaScript For WordPress

JavaScript, WordPress

June 2016 - Present

Treehouse

Front End Development, WordPress

February 2013 - June 2016 Pennsylvania, United States

Delaware County College

Graphic Design

September 2008 - May 2011 Pennsylvania, United States

Skills

Adobe CS, Content Marketing, Copywriting, CSS, Google Analytics, HTML, Illustrator, Indesign, JavaScript, Mailchimp, Markdown, Photoshop, PHP, SEO, Webflow, WordPress,