Cam Wilde

Freelance Graphic Designer

Alamogordo, NM, USA
I’m a multidisciplinary Graphic Designer specializing in logos and brand identity with nearly 10 years of experience. They always say, “do what you love” and “turn your favorite hobby into a career,” and that’s exactly what I’m doing. I have a true passion for most all things design and try to reflect that passion in my work through meticulous attention to detail, consistency, and needs of the client.

Work Experience

Alamogordo MainStreet

Executive Director

October 2016 - Present Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States

Freelance

Graphic Designer

Graphic Design for print & web specializing in visual branding, identity creation and brand consulting.
May 2012 - Present Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States

Viva + Impulse Creative Co.

Visual Designer

- Design printed marketing materials, including advertisements, billboards, brochures, business cards, stationery, posters, catalogs, trade show booth displays, promotional giveaway items, and more.
- Revise, optimize and produce multiple resizes of existing creative concepts.
- Create and implement new concepts for identity, logo, and branding design, including color palettes and style guides.
- Illustrate new concepts by designing rough layouts of art and copy through arrangement, size, typography, negative space, and other related aesthetic components.
- Prepare design files for print based on vendor specifications and attend press checks.
- Design landing pages, microsites, and full websites with an understanding of responsive layouts and grid systems.
- Create graphics and banner ads for social media and digital advertising campaigns.
- Communicate design concepts and strategies with clients and the rest of the team, verbally and visually, while providing and accepting constructive criticism.
- Write creative copy and taglines for use on all advertising mediums.
- Organize and maintain an archive of past and present work.
- Work with an intern and introduce them to the workflow of a graphic designer.
February 2015 - March 2016 Texas, United States

Squidspot

Web/Multimedia/Graphic Design

Co-founder, Designer, Developer, Illustrator

Developed internal corporate presentations for Houlihan's Restaurant franchise headquarters employees.

Created and developed themed branding and designed all print assets for the Kansas City Economic Development Corporation's annual awards banquet for two consecutive years.

Developed and created custom graphics and logo for multiple small business websites.

Designed the infographic/reference print "Periodic Table of Typefaces". Sold thousands of display prints; translated into 2 additional languages; featured in multiple creative magazines, newspapers and websites; design used for endpapers in the bestselling book, "Just My Type" by Simon Garfield.
July 2005 - May 2012 Kansas City, Missouri, United States

U.S. Air Force

Manager/Supervisor

Designed layout and accompanying graphics for geographically separated Air Force group award nomination package; the group won “Best Small Unit Award” at the Department of Defense worldwide-level based on the contents and presentation of the written package I designed.

Supervised and managed up to 100 people at a time, accounted, scheduled maintenance for and was ultimately responsible for over $500 million in Air Force equipment.

Wide breadth of experience as an Air Force Enlisted Airman through Senior Non-Commissioned Officer.

Stationed in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Germany, Alaska, North Carolina, South Korea, Japan, Italy, plus many temporary deployments throughout the Middle East.
March 1991 - April 2012 Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, United States

Education

Full Sail University

Master of Fine Arts, Media Design

April 2016 - Present Winter Park, Florida, United States

Full Sail University

Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design

GPA 4.0

Course Director Awards: Digital Storytelling, Logos & Symbols, Typography & Page Layout, Digital Publishing, Intellectual Property & Law, Corporate Branding, Culture & Society, Psychology of Human Interaction, Interactive Media Design & Usability
September 2012 - November 2014 Florida, United States

College Of The Air Force

Associate of Science, Munitions Systems Technology

July 2008 - July 2010 Montgomery, Alabama, United States

Awards

Mobile Cuisine

Top 10 Best Food Truck Graphic Design

2014

Full Sail University

Interactive Media Design & Usability Course Director's Award

2014

Full Sail University

Psychology of Human Interaction Course Director's Award

2014

Full Sail University

Culture & Society Course Director's Award

2014

Full Sail University

Corporate Branding Course Director's Award

2014

Full Sail University

Intellectual Property & Law Course Director's Award

2014

Full Sail University

Digital Publishing Course Director's Award

2013

Full Sail University

Typography & Page Layout Course Director's Award

2013

Full Sail University

Logos & Symbols Course Director's Award

2013

Full Sail University

Digital Storytelling Course Director's Award

2013

Typography Served

Featured Project

2010

Behance

Featured Project

2009

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Album Covers, Apple, Art, Book Cover Design, Brand Development, Brand Guides, Brand Implementation, Brand Management, Branding, Brochures, Communication, Corporate Branding, Cover Art, Creative, Direction, Flyers, Graphic Design, Identity, Illustration, Image Manipulation, Layouts, Logo Design, Mac, Mac OS, MS Office , Organizational Leadership, Pages/Keynote, PC, Personnel/project Management, Posters, Speaking, Thinking/brainstorming, Visual Communication, Web Design, WordPress,