Will Setzer

Freelance/Open to Full-Time position

Orlando, FL, USA
As a designer, I am only limited by my creativity. A project that I work on has my full attention to make it the best it can be. I believe that visual communication is key to telling the story of life. Insight is a designers most valuable gift. For an artist to fully live he must be creative everyday.

Twenty seven years of graphic design and art direction experience. A demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in multi-design and media environments. Proven supervisory experience, managing employees and contractors. An extraordinary ability to orchestrate team building to fully utilize available resources.

Work Experience

Walt Disney Imagineering

Freelance Graphic Designer

Freelance Independent contractor, design projects consist of wall graphics, displays, print collateral, logos, brand identity, interior and exterior signage, interior and exterior design.
February 2011 - Present Florida, United States

Freelance Art Director/Graphic Designer

Freelance Independent contractor, design projects consist of wall graphics, displays, print collateral, logos, brand identity, interior and exterior signage, interior and exterior design.
February 2006 - Present Buena Vista, Florida, United States

PUSH Advertising

Art Director/Graphic Designer

Design and produce executive award winning graphics for clients. Develop and incorporate brand
image to benefit the client needs and reach their target markets. Responsibilities include managing high-end photography needs, crafted typography and layout direction, organized workflow of design team for creative department. Assist creative director in executing ideas and concepts for presentations. Advanced knowledge in directing photo shoots for optimal digital
retouching. Possess the ability to manage multiple free lancers on multiple projects.
November 2000 - February 2004 Orlando, Florida, United States

Hard Rock Cafe Corporate Headquarters

Senior Graphic Designer

Design and produce award winning graphics for corporate and individual projects. Develop menus, t-shirts, and corporate insignia. Interior display and graphics. Responsibilities include creative direction, photography direction, client presentations, pre-press production and illustration. Received the 1998 Gold Addy Award for Corporate Press Kit Design.
December 1996 - December 1999 Orlando, Florida, United States

Merkel Schleicher Graphic Communications, Inc.

Senior Art Director

Manage art department and staff of four artists. Supervise and coordinate all aspects of design work to maximize resources. Creative and Artistic Direction of all projects. Software and hardware coordination implementation, and upgrade.
July 1995 - December 1996 Orlando, Florida, United States

Education

Flagler College

Bachelor of Arts Degree- Graphic Design

Bachelor of Arts Degree- Graphic Design with a minor in Advertising

I studied under Enzo Torcoletti, Don Martin and Robert Hall in the nation's oldest city, St. Augustine Fl. I don't think they even know how much they influenced my development. St. Augustine is where I discovered who I really am. What I was suppose to be. Coming from a small town in North Carolina it was my chance to see things differently.
August 1985 - May 1989 Saint Augustine, Florida, United States

University Of North Carolina State

Associate of Science & Education Degree - Animal Science

Studying to become a large animal vet.
August 1983 - May 1985 Raleigh, Florida, United States

Languages

English (Fluent),

Awards

IABC Gold Quill

Award in Business Communication 2010

2010

IABC Gold Quill

Merit Award in Business Communication 2009

2009

MACtac World Wide Awards 2008

Winner: Honorable Mentions of the MACtac World Wide Awards 2008

2008

Skills

Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Apreture, Architectural Graphics, Branding, Environmental Graphics, Keynote , Large Scale Graphics, Photo Manipulation, Powerpoint,

Clients I have worked with and completed projects for.

Walt Disney Imagineering, Walt Disney World® Resort, Disneyland®, Disney Casting, Disney’s Worldwide Conservation Fund, Say It Loud Studios, Bonnier Corp., Disney International Marketing, Nickelodeon, Islands of Adventure, Vistana Resorts, Progressive Publishing, Hard Rock Cafe, The Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, PUSH Advertising, YP&B Advertising, Winter Park Historical Museum, Keller Williams, Florida Hospital, Orlando Solar Bears, AT&T Wireless, RCI, Laird Plastics, Mosquito Creek, Tapir Specialist Group, GRACE, HMVP.