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Shane C Elkins

Senior Creative Designer

Frisco, TX, USA
MY CAREER, A SHORT PRESENTATION

Graphic designer with extensive print & direct-mail experience, including logo development, branding, brochures, and presentations. Focused, extremely organized, and comfortable working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Expert with page-layout shortcuts, various third-party extensions, prepress, press and bindery issues. I am skilled in creating multi-page die-cuts and producing final output ready files. Hard worker and will work until the job is done. Open minded and have a willingness to learn. Confident that anything is possible when everyone works together. Open to criticism with an attitude that every idea will lead to greater, bigger ideas.

MY SPECIALTIES, WHAT I CREATE
Logos, Typography, Type-Treatment, Photography, Photo-Retouching, Photo-Manipulation, Print Production, Branding, Advertising, Editorial-Design, Packaging, Digital Art, Vector Art, Illustration, Direct-Mail, Flyers
 
SKILLS
Adobe Creative Cloud, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, QuarkXpress, Microsoft Office, Light HTML and CSS Coding, Email Templates, Self-Motivated, Sense-of-Humor, Conceptual Thinker, Attention-to-Detail, Leadership Skills, Friendly Attitude, Professional Behavior, Expert Juggling Skills

Work Experience

Entouch Controls

Senior Graphic Designer

Designed unique print materials, including advertisements, brochures, and logos. Created layouts and drawings in compliance with established templates and standards. Contributed ideas during strategic and conceptual brainstorming sessions. Recommended techniques, methods and media best suited to produce desired visual effects. Prioritized design workload and effectively coordinated multiple projects. EnTouch Controls is an energy management start-up.
October 2015 - Present Richardson, Texas, United States

Elkins Designs

Graphic Designer

Designed unique print materials, including advertisements, brochures and logo designs. Prepared layouts and drawings in compliance with established templates and design standards. Contributed ideas during strategic and conceptual brainstorming sessions. Recommended techniques, methods and media best suited to produce desired visual effects. Prioritized graphic workload and effectively coordinated multiple projects.
May 2009 - January 2016 Texas, United States

Costar Group

Graphic Designer

Prepared layouts and drawings in compliance with established templates and design standards. Designed unique print materials, including advertisements, brochures and logo designs. Designed web pages, graphic elements and infographics for email newsletters.
July 2012 - September 2015 Texas, United States

Teraco, Inc.

Art Director

Created visuals that appeal to leaders in the big data and high-tech world. Created the look and feel of the organization's online presence in social media forums. Developed templates for e-newsletters, presentations and reports. Designed unique print materials, including advertisements, brochures and logo designs. Designed artistic signage for special corporate events. Created all communications collateral, including web pages, brochures and fliers. Developed, designed and produced corporate newsletters and other promotional direct mail items as directed by marketing. Created graphic materials for the company website.
January 2006 - August 2009 Texas, United States

Advocate Publishing

Art Director

Determined styles, size and arrangement of illustrations and graphics. Planned and produced marketing materials, including catalogs, handbooks and charts. Prioritized graphic workload and effectively coordinated multiple projects. Developed creative graphics that simplified complex messages. Prepared layouts and drawings in compliance with established templates and design standards. Contributed ideas during strategic and conceptual brainstorming sessions.
February 2005 - November 2006 Dallas, Texas, United States

Ansira

Art Director

Contributed ideas during strategic and conceptual brainstorming sessions. Designed unique print materials, including advertisements, brochures and logo designs. Collaborated with a team of designers to offer improvements and direction on others’ projects. Adhered to all corporate brand guidelines when preparing graphic materials. Prioritized graphic workload and effectively coordinated multiple projects. Consistently adhered to all internal delivery schedules.
December 2003 - February 2005 Addison, Texas, United States

Hunt Advertising

Art Director

Designed unique print materials, including advertisements, brochures and logo designs. Collaborated with a team of designers to offer improvements and direction on others’ projects. Contributed ideas during strategic and conceptual brainstorming sessions. Recommended techniques, methods and media best suited to produce desired visual effects. Prioritized graphic workload and effectively coordinated multiple projects. Determined styles, size and arrangement of illustrations and graphics.
January 2003 - November 2003 Odessa, Texas, United States

Brown + Partners

Production Artist

Prepared layouts and drawings in compliance with established templates and design standards. Meticulously followed corporate brand guidelines to enable brand consistency across campaigns and marketing programs. Prioritized graphic workload and effectively coordinated multiple projects.
February 2001 - November 2002 Dallas, Texas, United States

RAPP

Production Artist

Prepared layouts and drawings in compliance with established templates and design standards. Meticulously followed corporate brand guidelines to enable brand consistency across campaigns and marketing programs. Prioritized graphic workload and effectively coordinated multiple projects.
January 2000 - February 2001 Irving, Texas, United States

Havas Worldwide

Senior Graphic Designer

Prepared layouts and drawings in compliance with established templates and design standards. Meticulously followed corporate brand guidelines to enable brand consistency across campaigns and marketing programs. Prioritized graphic workload and effectively coordinated multiple projects. Developed templates for e-newsletters, presentations and reports. Coordinated with the content production and delivery managers to launch carrier-approved content worldwide.
July 1999 - January 2000 Addison, Texas, United States

DDB

Print Production Intern

Contributed ideas during strategic and conceptual brainstorming sessions and learned how an award-winning agency operated.
April 1999 - July 1999 Dallas, Texas, United States

Education

Texas A&M University

Bachelor of Science, Journalism

Computer and art design courses, visual communication courses, and studio art courses.
May 1995 - May 2001 College Station, Texas, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Skills

Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Advertising Campaigns, Attention To Detail, Conceptual Thinker, Direct Mail, Email Campaigns, Friendly Attitude, Icon Design, Leadership Skills, Light HTML, Magazine Publishing, Microsoft Office, Photo Manipulation, Pre-press, Print Marketing, Professional Behavior, QuarkXpress, Self-Motivated, Sense Of Humor, Social Media, Strong Design Skills, Typography,

PROFESSIONAL GROUPS

Delta Sigma Pi - Professional Business Fraternity - May 1995 to Present

Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Film/Movies, Animals/Dogs, Music, Photography, Volunteering, Surfing the Web